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We are recruiting new members of our executive team to help us achieve the remarkable. Find out all you need to know about applying for one of our senior leadership positions: read our recruitment pack for job descriptions, person specifications and application information.

Senior Vice-President (Academic)

This is a new role that will be essential for bringing colleagues and areas together to ensure that our working and planning is efficient and joined up. The Senior Vice-President (Academic) will be the standing deputy to the President and Vice-Chancellor, working to ensure all activity is aligned and efficient, and acting as the key link between the centre of the University and the faculties.

This role will help to establish Southampton as an exceptional place to carry out multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary work, as well as working to ensure that we become a digitally leading institution.

Find out more and apply.

Vice-President (Operations)

The new Vice-President (Operations) will instil a culture of high performance within our Professional Services teams, ensuring that Southampton is established and renowned as an innovative, entrepreneurial and international university. They will play a key role in delivering the University’s vision and academic mission alongside the President and Vice-Chancellor and the senior leadership team.

This position will be responsible for leading, organising, aligning and delivering the coreservices that are essential for the University’s mission and strategic ambitions.

Find out more and apply.

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How to apply

For a conversation in confidence or details of how to apply, please contact Mark Holleran.


Tel No: 020 3290 2907

The closing date for receipt of applications is midnight (GMT) on Tuesday 30 June 2020.

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