Pro Vice-Chancellor – Student Journey & Academic Registrar


29th May 2024

Closing Date

28th June 2024




Lancaster or Carlisle

Interviews Scheduled

19th August 2024

We are the University of Cumbria, for and from Cumbria and our localities, rooted in and serving our communities. We are a university for our region with people, place and partnership at our heart.  We are also a university that is growing.

Diversification of our academic portfolio and activities, an expanding apprenticeship offer, bold campus developments, and strategic partnership working are driving this growth, informed by both regional and national sector skills needs. Our University Strategy: Towards 2030, articulates our ambition to deliver inspirational, inclusive and accessible higher education to students and communities for generations to come, and from a robust financial position we look forward to the future with excitement and confidence.

To help us deliver against our ambitions we are thrilled to be recruiting for three new Pro Vice Chancellor positions to enhance our senior leadership capabilities and expertise in research & knowledge exchange, portfolio management and innovation, and the student journey.

In our Pro Vice Chancellor – Student Journey & Academic Registrar, we are looking for an experienced senior, strategic professional to lead on all aspects related to the student journey (from application to graduation), and the quality assurance and enhancement of our academic provision. You will provide strategic development and leadership to the Student Services and Academic Registry functions, and associated staff, to ensure an excellent student journey in furtherance of the University’s strategic intentions and ambition.  As a strategic advisor to the Vice Chancellor and the Executive, you will also be required to support the Vice Chancellor in matters relating to strategy, leadership, and management of the University, and in the consideration of policy issues and new initiatives.

As an inspirational leader, you will demonstrate success in areas relevant to the responsibilities of the role, substantial experience in effective people and project management across multidisciplinary groups, and a proven track record in developing systems and policy enhancements that deliver impact and positive outcomes.

Key to your success will be your commitment to an excellent student experience, your ability to set strategic direction for the university, and a breadth and depth of higher education experience necessary to deputise for the Vice Chancellor/Deputy Vice-Chancellor.

Now is a very exciting time to be joining us. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Emma Wilkins at

We encourage applications from the broadest range of society, including all under-represented groups with particular emphasis on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented in our University and in comparison, to the sector

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Applications should be made via email to and must include on separate documents:

  • a letter of application setting out your interest in the role and details of how you match the person specification
  • a comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV)
  • details of three referees and notice period (referees will not be contacted without your permission)
  • a completed Personal Details Form (available above)

Closing date for applications is Friday, 28 June 2024.

Longlist interviews will be held with Dixon Walter via Microsoft Teams between Thursday 11 and Tuesday 16 July.

Final interviews will take place on Monday 19th August 2024 on Campus (likely Carlisle).

In making an application for this role we ask you also to view our Privacy Notice which outlines our compliance to General Data Protection Regulations and the use and storage of your data. Personal Data is held and processed on the lawful basis that such action is in the Legitimate Interest of the company in pursuing the purposes described and has been considered through the use of a Legitimate Interest Assessment utilising the Balance Test to not be outweighed by risks to the rights, freedoms and interests of the Data Subject.

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