Appointment Details

Solent University

Job Title: Vice-Chancellor

Job Reference:WAGAFA

Closing Date: Friday 2 Aug 2019

Competitive Salary on offer

Solent University is one of the leading modern universities in the UK. We are at the heart of Southampton city and make a significant contribution to the communities we serve, while putting our students at the heart of everything we do. Working closely with external partners, Solent offers a flexible ‘real world’ curriculum for its c10,000 students, with a people focus and emphasis on employability. We are also research-active, keeping real-world application and research-informed teaching central to our learning approach.

This year, Solent is once again celebrating rises in all the major university league tables, its continued success in the National Student Survey, a TEF silver award and near completion of a £100 million estate development masterplan. In this context, Solent is looking to appoint an innovative, resilient Vice-Chancellor who can maintain this positive trajectory and navigate and lead the University to new heights.

Strong candidates will bring excellent people leadership skills with the ability to inspire confidence and excitement in both our academic and professional services teams. They will be entrepreneurial, commercially minded and financially astute, with a commitment to excellence and innovation in teaching, alongside a firm commitment to the University’s widening access agenda and providing an outstanding student experience

Experience of developing and successfully implementing strategy through visionary leadership and operational management experience gained at a senior level within a comparably sized organisation will be highly advantageous, as will existing knowledge and understanding of higher education. A commitment to Solent’s values and strongbelief in the mission of the University – with the conviction to promote this with energy and enthusiasm – will be critical to success.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Solent University on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference WAGAFA. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on 2 August 2019.


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