Senior Vice-Principal, Academic Strategy, Partnerships and Resources

London (GB)
01 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
02 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Vice-Principal, Academic Strategy, Partnerships and Resources

One of the country’s leading research-intensive universities, Royal Holloway, University of London is ranked in the top 30 in the UK.  Through the dedication of our teachers, discoveries that change the world and the feel of the Royal Holloway experience, ours is a community that inspires students and staff to succeed academically, socially and personally.  Royal Holloway is home to some of the world’s foremost authorities in the arts, humanities, sciences, business, economics and law.  We are strengthened by diversity, and welcome students and academics who travel from all over the world to study and work here, ensuring an international and multicultural perspective within a close knit and historic campus.

Royal Holloway is looking to appoint a new Senior Vice-Principal, Academic Strategy, Partnerships and Resources.  The role is in the Principal’s senior team, and is of vital importance to the success of the institution.  The appointed candidate will be responsible for developing and disseminating Royal Holloway’s academic strategy, renewing our commitment to academic excellence and inspiring individuals to succeed. S/he will also develop and deliver a broad framework to coordinate Royal Holloway’s international educational links and partnerships.  The successful candidate will lead growth in terms of research success, teaching excellence and increased student numbers, capitalising on the significant investment we are making in both infrastructure and to enhance the student experience. 

Candidates should bring experience of effective strategic leadership in a senior academic role, such as Head of School, Dean or Pro Vice-Chancellor, and will have made a tangible impact in post. S/he will be comfortable providing leadership in both academic and professional service contexts, and will ideally have overseen a period of growth in their institution or department.  Demonstrable experience of effective delivery of change management projects combined with the ability to motivate and encourage staff to deliver high levels of performance are highly desirable attributes.

Saxton Bampfylde is acting as an employment agency advisor to the University on this appointment. Candidates can find out more and apply through our website at using reference WXFG.  The closing date for applications is 09:00am on Friday 2nd March 2018.  If you are unable to apply through the website, please email quoting reference WXFG.