Deputy Vice Chancellor

Carlisle, Cumbria (GB)
17 Feb 2017
End of advertisement period
06 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

University of Cumbria

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic)

Competitive package

We may be young in terms of our university title, but we are ambitious and have a long and proud history of preparing students, for work, careers and life at whatever stage of their career.  Our professional and practice-based focus is one of our considerable strengths and with sites across Cumbria, Lancaster and London, we also have a unique and challenging operating model, with unrealised potential to capitalise on place.

As we reach our 10-year anniversary this year, we are positioning for future sustainability and growth.  Providing routes into higher education, into and through employment, and across and into the region will be key to our future success; with portfolio and programmes aligned to a range of learner needs and types - on and off campus - delivered with and through a range of strategic employer, educational and stakeholder partnerships.  With small campuses and an emphasis on work-based learning and learners, we expect to deliver an excellent learning experience, environment and outcomes for all our learners, underpinned by our applied research and professional practice.

This appointment has been designed to have considerable potential and scope and is timed purposely to coincide with the next phase of the university’s development under a new strategy.  As the university’s only Deputy Vice Chancellor, it also represents a tremendous leadership opportunity for the right candidate to inspire and innovate across all aspects of the academic portfolio and to deliver success with others, through others and for others.

Are you capable of playing a lead role in building on our academic success to date and in realising our significant potential?  Our needs and expectations are simple.  We are looking for an exceptional candidate with academic standing, proven leadership, shared values, ambition, drive and commitment in equal measure.

For further information and details of how to apply, please visit

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Mike Dixon or Sarah Walker at Dixon Walter Search and Selection at or on 0191 500 5500

The closing date for applications is Monday 6 March 2017

Longlisted candidates will be invited to our Carlisle campuses to meet the Vice Chancellor and senior colleagues on Tuesday 28 March 2017

Final stage assessment and selection will be held on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 April 2017 at our Lancaster and Ambleside campuses.