Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Leadership)

  • Job Reference: WBKNA
  • Date Posted: Friday, 15 September 2023
  • Application Closing Date: Friday, 27 October 2023
  • Location: Preston Campus
  • Grade / Salary: Competitive salary
  • Basis: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Indefinite
  • Job Category / Type: Management
  • School / Service: Vice Chancellors Group
  • Hours: 37.00 hours per week
  • Interview Date: To be confirmed

We are a leading modern and international university. We transform lives through innovative practice-based education, an excellent student experience, and a research profile with real-world impact, all within the context of one of the UK’s largest universities. As a global community, we are home to more than 38,000 students from over 100 countries. We raise aspirations and empower people to flourish, ensuring that our graduates emerge with highly employable skills, ready to make their mark on the world.

We are seeking an exceptional individual as its Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Delivery) who will play a key role in ensuring UCLan’s continued success. Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor and working closely with the members of the Vice-Chancellor’s Group, the postholder will be responsible for translating University strategy into delivery through our ten schools. The Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Delivery) line manages the School Deans and will work closely with professional services and academic colleagues at all levels. This is an integral post for the University, and the role will require a collaborative approach operating across the University’s campuses in Burnley (East Lancashire), Westlakes (West Cumbria) and Cyprus.

The appointed candidate will bring an excellent track record of academic and strategic leadership. Evidence of significant management experience either at school, college or faculty level will be highly advantageous. Delivery of high-quality teaching and research activity, the improvement of the student experience, demonstrable growth and partnership working, and an affinity with our values will be important attributes.

UCLan is committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion in all our activities, and we invite candidates from under-represented groups to consider applying for this opportunity. Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to UCLan on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference WBKNA. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on 27 October 2023.

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