Vice-President (Strategy & Planning, Equality & Diversity)
Salary: Competitive, commensurate with the seniority of the role.
City, University of London is a global university committed to academic
excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable
central London location.
City is in the UK’s top twenty (Guardian University Guide) and the world’s top four per cent (Times Higher Education World University Rankings). City attracts around 19,500 students (35% postgraduate), is well above the sector average for graduate employability in most subjects, is in the top ten in the UK for starting salaries and is second in London for student satisfaction. City joined the University of London in 2016.
In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.
Led by President Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in academic staff, estate and systems and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university: it has recently agreed a new Vision & Strategy 2026.
Reporting to the President, the Vice-President will be a member of City’s Executive Team; will lead the implementation of Vision & Strategy 2026; will oversee the annual planning and risk management processes; and will provide strategic leadership for institutional developments related to equality & diversity. He or she will be responsible for the preparation, coordination and presentation of strategic and other relevant matters to Council and its sub-Committees. In addition, the Vice-President has line management responsibility for the Strategy Planning & Performance; Information Technology; and Library Professional Services.
The appointed candidate will demonstrate a strong academic track record, ideally including research of world-leading or internationally excellent quality; success in senior academic leadership and financial management in an environment of relevant scale; outstanding strategic, planning, interpersonal and communication skills; a strong personal commitment to and knowledge of key issues, challenges and opportunities in equality and diversity, especially in higher education; the judgement and maturity to manage complex relationships; and the personal standing to oversee key academic initiatives, to act as an ambassador for City and to contribute to the leadership of the institution.
City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and other benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.
Application deadline: 31st March 2017
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