Vice Chancellor

The University of Northampton


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    Competitive Remuneration Package

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    The University of Northampton

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At the University of Northampton, we do things a bit differently. We want to break the mould of what Higher Education can be. What matters most to us is ensuring that our students and graduates have the opportunity to make their mark on the world, and that’s why in 2012 we were the first university in the UK to be named as a Changemaker Campus. This is a key differentiator for UoN which puts social impact at the heart of everything we do.

The University of Northampton is a place where innovation and being bold about what we do and how we do it is not only encouraged; it is expected.  We have a sector leading track record of doing new and bold things.  Our new CEO & Vice Chancellor will be expected to keep driving us to be even bolder and ambitious.

The Chief Executive Officer & Vice Chancellor reports to the Chair of the Board of Governors and will lead the development and champion the implementation of the next 10 year strategy for the University of Northampton.

Our next Chief Executive & Vice Chancellor will drive the University of Northampton to fully realise the opportunities provided by our new Waterside campus in the heart of Northampton.  The Chief Executive & Vice Chancellor will be expected to lead by example: be a changemaker, be inclusive and embrace diversity, be professional, be collaborative and be proud to motivate and empower the whole University to do things differently and make a difference.

If you would like to know more about this exciting opportunity to lead and inspire our university, or for an informal and confidential conversation, please contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson Tessa Harrison on or Ross Highfield on 07891 138 886.


Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
Midnight, Sunday 12th December 2021

Long listing
17th December 2021

Preliminary interviews
w/c 10th January 2022

Short listing
19th January 2022

Final panel
w/c 31st January 2022

How to Apply

There are three elements to this application. All three elements must be submitted by the deadline for your application to be assessed.

  1. Please submit an up to date copy of your CV (no more than 4 pages at this stage)
  2. Please submit a supporting statement that fully addresses the person specification.
  3. After you have submitted your CV and supporting statement you will be sent a link to record and upload a video of no more than 3 minutes on the following question:

Describe the University of Northampton that you will be leading in 5 years – what will its strengths be, what will it be known for, what will its size and shape be?

PLEASE NOTE All three elements of your application must be submitted by the deadline, midnight on Sunday 12 December 2021.

Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. Please note, we will not approach your referees except with your prior approval.