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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 (International)

As part of a truly global institution, the new Vice-President (International) will carry out all the strategic and critical thinking for international strategies, while acting as the key contact for our international office, and the initial point of contact for all new international activities.

While all Vice-Presidents have a role in the internationalisation of our institution, this position will lead the focus on our international strategy.

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.

Chief of Staff and Associate Vice-President (Strategy)

This position will play a vital part in making and managing positive strategic changes throughout the University. The Chief of Staff and Associate Vice-President (Strategy) will be the professional lead on a range of major strategic projects, providing institutional direction and leadership to support crossfunctional co-ordination and implementation, and driving specific transformational projects of institutionally strategic significance.

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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