Salary – Competitive
Based – London/hybrid
The University of East London (UEL) is one of the most diverse and vibrant universities in the global capital. Our pioneering and forward-thinking vision is making a positive and significant impact to the communities we serve, inspiring both our students and staff to reach their full potential.
UEL is a careers-led university, dedicated to supporting our students to develop the skills, emotional intelligence and creativity needed to thrive in a constantly changing world. Our ambitious but achievable goal is to become the leading careers-focused, enterprising university in the UK, one which both prepares our students for the jobs of the future and provides the innovation to drive that future sustainably and inclusively.
The Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Careers & Employer Engagement) is a newly established role, reporting to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Careers & Enterprise). The successful candidate joins the University at a transformational time, where they will play a critical role in leading the delivery of the aspirations set out in the University’s corporate strategy ‘Vision 2028’ to become the leading careers-first university.
This is a university-wide, senior academic leadership role, with responsibility for driving the development and delivery of the University’s strategy for employer engagement and employability. This is a perfect opportunity for an ambitious and enthusiastic professional willing to make a difference to the lives of our students. Having recently been shortlisted as University of the Year in Times Higher Education Awards 2023, it is an exciting time to be joining UEL.
The successful applicant will be a senior academic leader with experience of operating strategically within a higher education environment. They will have the ability to build strong and purposeful internal and external stakeholder relationships with partners and potential partners, playing a key role in enabling the University to fulfil its potential. They will have experience of developing and embedding careers and employability strategies in higher education, as well as business acumen and a track record of working with industry.
As one of the most socially inclusive and international universities and comprising one of the most diverse staff populations in the UK (50% of our professoriate identify from black or minority ethnic backgrounds), we are hugely proud of our track record in reducing inequalities (ranked 1st in the UK & 2nd globally, Times Higher Education Global Impact Rankings, 2020) and our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of Vision 2028.
The closing date is noon on Friday 3rd November 2023.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.