Unit : Pro-Vice Chancellor (Students) Salary : Competitive Location : Milton Keynes Please quote reference : 20277 Milton Keynes- Hybrid working will be considered with ad-hoc travel to Milton Keynes when required Closing Date : 14 October, 2022 - 12:00
Be Inspired, Be So Much More
The Open University was established by Royal Charter in 1969 with the mission is to be ‘open to people, places, methods and ideas’. It is a national university, working in all four nations of the UK as well as globally, employing around 11,000 people across a range of academic, associate lecturer and professional services roles. Pioneering higher education by distance learning over 2 million people have studied with the OU, predominantly part-time and often while in paid work.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Students) has executive responsibility for the University’s policies and processes supporting student access, continuation, completion, and employment outcomes. This is a real opportunity to make a difference to the largest body of students in the UK at a time of great challenge and opportunity across the HE sector. The appointment is made by a joint committee of the University Senate and Council.
This is a critical leadership role reporting directly to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and sitting on both the Vice Chancellor’s Executive and the VCE-Academic teams. Working very closely with the faculty Executive Deans and our nations Directors you will deliver success through collaboration and influencing, achieving this through direct and indirect authority. You will act internally as the ultimate student voice and representative, and externally as the face of The Open University for student matters with regulators and other Higher Education sector organisations.
The appointment is initially for five years with eligibility for re-appointment. A permanent academic appointment in an appropriate Faculty may be made if the successful applicant is an external candidate. The role holder is seconded full-time from their academic appointment to the PVC role
Skills and Experience
Candidates will need to meet the following criteria:
The full summary of duties and person specification can be found within the Job Description attached.
What you will get in return
Benefits include an inclusive and supportive working environment, flexible working arrangements, 33 days holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days and an attractive pension proposition.
How to apply
Unless otherwise stated in the advert, all applications are completed online via the OU Job’s page and following the instructions below and clicking the “APPLY NOW” link below. Applications submitted via 3rd party websites will not be considered.
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Closing date: 14 October, 2022 - 12:00
Interview date: 9/10th November with Stakeholder meetings being held w/c 31st October
Please note ahead of the final interview panel you will be invited to prepare a brief presentation to share with the panel.
The Open University is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which is reflected in our mission to be open to people, places, methods and ideas. We aim to foster a diverse and inclusive environment so that all our staff can reach their potential and attract diverse candidates. We recognise that different people bring different perspectives, ideas, knowledge, and culture, and that this difference brings great strength.
We offer a range of inclusive employment policies which include family and carer friendly flexible working arrangements and have many supportive staff networks and wellbeing services. We also endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity. We are also open to the possibility of this role being undertaken on a job-share basis.
Our Staff Benefits page under Employment provides further links and information.
Job related information :
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Posting Date : 13 September, 2022 - 10:15
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