Job Title: Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning, Teaching and Digital)
Job type: Permanent, Full Time.
Based in the heart of Birmingham city centre, University College Birmingham (UCB) is a specialist, aspirational and globally connected institution offering vocational education and training within a supportive learning community. Our vision is to unlock the talent of our learners to help them achieve their ambitions, maximising opportunities for career progression and personal fulfilment. We have invested over £160m in our teaching and other facilities over the last ten years to ensure an outstanding learning environment.
The University started its life as a Further Education (FE) College which gained independence through incorporation in 1993 and full university status in 2012. We are immensely proud of our roots in FE and our ability to offer progression routes and career pathways into Higher Education (HE).
It is an incredibly exciting time at the University, with an accreditation agreement in place with the University of Warwick since January 2022, this is the first step in a wider strategic partnership between the two institutions, one which we hope will build on our existing relationship and give us new opportunities to harness the distinctive and collective strengths of our two universities. With 1600 students already on UoW programmes, we are now working together closely on a range of projects designed to enhance opportunities for students and address regional needs in the West Midlands.
We have ambitious plans for the development of our future graduates who we aspire to be digitally enabled, independent, disruptive, and highly employable leaders of the future. To realise this ambition, we are now seeking a Pro-Vice-Chancellor Learning, Teaching and Digital to provide institutional strategic leadership, vision, and innovation to new generation curricular and to deliver on leading edge applied research and informed real-world learning in a global context.
You will have a strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and will strategically drive an inclusive culture of high-quality learning and teaching that embraces the importance of an excellent student experience whilst ensuring our students have core transferable and practical skills that are required to support employability and portfolio careers. In addition, you will have a visionary approach towards technology enhanced active learning and teaching, embedding digital literacy and data analytics as core components of courses. The candidate should have knowledge and experience in articulating how digital skills, simulation, robotics, artificial intelligence, and other immersive technology can be utilised and embedded within the curricular and into employability.
We are seeking an outstanding academic leader, with a proven track record of delivering stretching research informed curriculum and quality improvement targets and who can deliver an attractive academic portfolio whilst ensuring that all key student outcome metrics are met and that this makes a positive contribution to the University's key performance indicators, including TEF, the National Student Survey, graduate employability, student retention and minimising attainment gaps. You will have collective responsibility for the OFS B3 regulations and monitoring this across the University, working with the Quality team and wider EMT.
You will have excellent communication skills for working in meaningful partnerships with academic teams, professional services, industry partners, service users and stakeholders with have demonstrable experience of leading change and empowering others.
You will bring a demonstrable ability to work innovatively and at pace, and be adept at collaboration locally, regionally, and nationally and possess in-depth experience of Higher Education policy, and the regulatory and funding landscape.
- 50 days' paid leave per year (38 days' annual leave plus 12 bank holiday and concessionary days)
- Teachers' pension scheme
- Private healthcare
- Excellent staff development opportunities
- Salary sacrifice car leasing, tech and cycle schemes
- Heavily-subsidised on-site car parking
- Hybrid Working Opportunities
- Free On-site Gym Membership
- Employee Assistance Programme
All applicants for employment at the University will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of Safeguarding and the PREVENT agenda in the context of further and higher education.
Closing Date - Tuesday 4th April 2023 at midday.
Interview Dates - TBC.
Please click APPLY to be redirected to our website, interested candidates are invited in confidence to initially send a CV and maximum two-page letter/expression of interest, very clearly setting out their most relevant experience and how they specifically address the key components of the role as set out in the advertisement.
Candidates with experience or relevant job titles of: Learning Pro Vice Chancellor, Teaching Chancellor, Academic Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, Pro Vice Chancellor, University Chancellor, will also be considered for this role.