Appointment Details

Regent’s University London

Job Title: Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive

Job Reference:KARPD

Closing Date: Wednesday 6 Mar 2019

Regent’s University London is seeking an exceptional leader to succeed Professor Aldwyn Cooper as Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive, who is retiring after twelve years of dedicated service. This is an opportunity for an outstanding individual to help shape the future of this unique and special university, at a very important moment in its history. Candidates will be motivated by the prospect of providing inspirational leadership to Regent’s internationally minded, enterprising, cosmopolitan and independent community.

Established in 1984 as Regent’s College, the institution gained full university status in 2013. The university campus is located in the heart of Regent’s Park, with additional specialist facilities in nearby Marylebone. With a student body representing some 140 different nationalities, 20,400 alumni in 164 countries worldwide and a study abroad network of 158 partner institutions, Regent’s is one of the most international university communities in the UK. As a small, independent and not-for-profit University with enormous potential, Regent’s is proud to provide a broad portfolio of courses, with a personalised teaching, entrepreneurial and employer focus.

Building on its growing success and profile, the University now seeks to appoint a dynamic and creative Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive. The successful candidate will have significant experience of, or particular interest in, the higher education sector and a demonstrable understanding of the business needs of a university. An effective listener and an excellent communicator, you will be able to gain the trust and respect of academic and professional colleagues, whilst building and maintaining external relationships in order to meet strategic objectives. With a proven track record of strategic leadership and management of change, you will bring a collegial, confident, and commercial approach that aims to raise the University’s profile nationally and internationally. You will convey a strong sense of vision, purpose and identity for the University, ensuring that it is able to respond to an ever changing higher education environment, including opportunities for enhancing student recruitment, developing new markets, and generating additional income streams.

Regent’s University London values diversity in all its aspects. We particularly welcome women and BAME applicants and guarantee an interview for people with disabilities whose applications meet the selection criteria for the post.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Regent’s University London on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference KARPD. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on 6 March 2019.


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