Deputy Vice Chancellor 

Plymouth, Devon (GB)
28 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
27 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Deputy Vice Chancellor 
Competitive Salary 

Plymouth Marjon University has a proud history as a small university, centred on student success. We have been making available transformative education to students from all backgrounds for around 180 years, with origins in London in the late 1830s and then moving to Plymouth in 1973. We have highly developed programmes in teacher education, sport science and health and well-being, with exciting new programmes including acting and the performing arts, criminology, psychology, and business. Our new Business School engages extensively with partner businesses across the region. Our sports facilities have been ranked fourth best in the country. The LEO data reported that our teachers, five years after graduation, are the highest paid in the South West or Wales; we like to describe this as being not just job ready, but promotion ready. Our campus is undergoing an ambitious major refurbishment over the next few years, and the setting is spectacular: we have a very green campus, with views to the sea and the moors, and a deer herd runs free. Marjon was granted university title in 2013, and REF 2021 will be our first REF submission. In 2018-19 we are projecting a 20% increase in the number of our on-site undergraduate students.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) will work with the Vice-Chancellor in providing leadership within the University and delivering the University strategy. The DVC is unambiguously seen as the deputy to the VC in all respects, such that when the VC is absent, the DVC acts on his behalf. 

Working in a highly collaborative and ambitious team, this post will be equally suited to someone who is most at home as second-in-command or to someone who sees this as a three to five-year career enhancement and developmental role, in preparation for becoming a Vice-Chancellor.

Application Process and How to Apply

For more information about this role please visit and to apply please send a cover letter and CV to by no later than Friday 27th July 2018.

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Interview date: Thursday 13th September 2018