Thank you for your interest in this new leadership role at Richmond, The American International University in London. We are looking for someone to work alongside me and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic to lead the University at a time of change and growth.
Richmond is a unique institution, global in outlook and in practice, diverse and cosmopolitan in its cultures. A leading private not-for-profit institution, we are accredited in the United States by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and registered with the Office for Students in the UK, with taught degree awarding powers. Awarding both UK and US degrees, we bring together the best of British and American higher education and are the first university to have met the highest benchmarks of two of the world’s leading educational systems and therefore occupy a unique standing in global education. This remarkable achievement recognises the excellent quality and standards of the higher education provided by Richmond. This excellence is further underlined by the partnerships we have developed with leading American, European and Asian universities.
Operating in London since 1972, the university is true to its vision of being a leading liberal arts university, and of delivering its mission to educate and inform future generations by providing them with the knowledge and support to think critically, the freedom to challenge assumptions and the skills to work with others. We are also pleased to have signed a significant partnership agreement with the China Education Group (CEG) in 2020, enabling us to grow and flourish as we approach our 50th anniversary. Our Anniversary will also see Richmond move from its current home to a new campus building within the innovative and award-winning Chiswick Park in west London. The move to this new location during our 50th year will offer the University significant opportunities, allowing us to develop new relationships with both local businesses and the community and reimagine our future as the UK’s pioneering liberal arts university.
The new Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Finance and Operations (DVC) will play an instrumental role in delivering our ambitions. A member of the senior Executive, reporting to the President and Vice-Chancellor, the DVC will provide leadership of the University’s Finance strategy and function, together with oversight of Student Services, Marketing and Recruitment, HR, Estates & Facilities, IT, and International Programmes.
You will be an inspiring and energetic individual with a track record of successful strategic leadership, finance and operational management and service transformation across a diverse and complex organisation. You will demonstrate the capacity to translate your professional experience effectively into our academic environment and work collaboratively with colleagues to deliver a cohesive and agile service. Above all, we are seeking a highly motivated professional who shares a deep commitment to our values and will be a positive catalyst for change.
If you have any queries regarding the role or Richmond University, our advising consultants at Anderson Quigley would be pleased to have a conversation with you and their details can be found in this microsite.
I look forward to receiving your application.
From the University’s inception almost 50 years ago, more than 15,000 students from over 100 countries have graduated from Richmond, creating a vibrant global network of alumni.
Our graduates are highly employable. Richmond students not only achieve a qualification, but leave the University equipped with life-changing skills. We ensure our students graduate as confident and career-ready individuals prepared to make a difference in their chosen field.
Ever since Richmond was established as a community with ‘a scholarly yet social purpose’, the University has offered an international experience and a global outlook. This is more important now than ever.
Students who come to Richmond become part of a vibrant and diverse international student community, where students are encouraged and supported to flourish in a mix of diverse cultures, backgrounds and perspectives.
Richmond aims to educate and inform future generations, be a leading Liberal Arts university and provide the best UK & US education to all our students.
To be a leading liberal arts university.
Our mission is to educate and inform future generations by providing them with the knowledge and support to think critically, the freedom to challenge assumptions and the skills to work with others.
The University is committed to:
A new home
From September 2022, Richmond’s undergraduates will be based in a new campus building within the innovative and award-winning Chiswick Park in west London.
Everything about this state of the art campus building in a beautiful parkland location has been designed with students in mind. It is set in a vibrant community offering a gym, cafes, bars and restaurants, with easy access to everything the world’s number one student city can offer – learning and employment opportunities, shops, museums, attractions and sporting and cultural events.
Masters students will continue to be based at our Kensington facility in the heart of London, a vibrant location which is home to some of the capital’s most famous free museums, two Royal Parks and a huge range of shops, cafes and restaurants.
For more details on the new Chiswick Park campus, please visit: https://www.richmond.ac.uk/about-richmond/a-new-home/
Stategic plan 2021 – 2026
Our Strategic Plan 2021-2026 sets out our ambitions and intentions, focusing on three themes of:
You can read and download our Strategic Plan here.
Reports to: President and Vice-Chancellor
Expected direct reports:
Complementing the academic leadership and working as part of University’s senior management, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Finance and Operations (DVC) provides leadership to the finance function and all professional services within the University.
At a time of significant change and opportunity for the University, driven by our Strategic Plan and a relocation to a new state of the art campus, our new DVC will create a professional services vision, establishing new standards and driving service delivery. With a primary focus on finance (and being financially qualified) the DVC will drive a high-performance culture to maximise the strengths and expertise of the variety of teams within the newly established portfolio.
As a small university all senior executives are expected to play a central role in the whole of university leadership and be supportive of each other; and be exemplars of our values.
Qualifications and experience
Able to demonstrate
The expected salary will be circa £150,000 and the University offers a generous benefits package including USS pension, BUPA and family study discounts.
Anderson Quigley is acting as an advisor to the University. An executive search process is being carried out by Anderson Quigley in addition to the public advertisement.
Should you wish to discuss the role in strict confidence, please contact Stephanie Crossland on 0113 268 0704; email@example.com or Ed Pritchard on 07980 817 927; firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 14 February
Applications should consist of:
Completed applications should be uploaded at https://andersonquigley.com/candidates/ using the reference AQ1307