Executive Pro-Vice-Chancellor Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Liverpool, Merseyside (GB)
05 Apr 2017
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03 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

University of Liverpool

Appointment of Executive Pro-Vice-Chancellor Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Ranked in the top one per cent of higher education institutions worldwide, the University of Liverpool is a comprehensive university with global reach, whose activities are rooted in world-leading research excellence and reflect the dynamics of the knowledge economy. Led by Vice-Chancellor Professor Janet Beer, the University is entering an exciting period of strategic development following the launch of their Strategy 2026, as they seek to enhance their dynamic reputation and performance in a rapidly evolving higher education environment. The University is now looking to appoint the Executive Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.
The University of Liverpool is the only UK University with full Life Science coverage in teaching and research, spanning biosciences, clinical medicine, health sciences, dentistry, veterinary science and global health. The Faculty provides, through its eight Institutes, the calibre and critical mass required to tackle major challenges faced by society in health and life sciences. With a research programme that covers the breadth of basic, applied and translational research, the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences comprises over 1,850 staff, an annual turnover of £176 million (including £52 million of research income) and a student population exceeding 6,500 full time equivalents.

As a member of the Senior Management Team, the Executive Pro-Vice-Chancellor will provide strategic direction and leadership for the Faculty to ensure the delivery of the University’s Strategic Plan Key Ambitions. The appointee will be responsible for the development of a research strategy that optimises research performance; the overarching leadership of staff, including leading a strategy of staff engagement; and the oversight of consistently high-quality teaching provision and student experience. The appointee will demonstrate substantial leadership experience at a strategic level in a research-led university, including engaging with NHS partner organisations and key external stakeholders; and a personal track record of high-calibre research and academic engagement internationally.
Informal questions regarding the post should be directed to the University’s appointed advisors, Perrett Laver online at https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference number 3021, or by contacting Lucy Simpson at Lucy.Simpson@perrettlaver.com or on +44 (0)20 7340 6200.

Applications should consist of a full CV detailing academic and professional qualifications, full employment history, latest remuneration and relevant achievement and should be accompanied by a covering letter describing briefly your suitability for the role, your motivation and what you believe you can bring to it.

The deadline for applications for this position is Wednesday 3rd of May at noon GMT 2017. Applications will subsequently be considered by the Selection Committee and Formal first stage interviews will take place on 5th June 2017. Candidates who are successful at the first stage will be invited to a second stage of formal interviews on 3rd July 2017.