Interim Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor for Academic Experience Ref C180

School/department:  Vice Chancellors Office  
Hours: part time hours considered up to a maximum of 0.5 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: fixed term until 31st December 2023
Reference: C180
Salary: Grade 10 salary, pro rata
Placed on:  21 November 2022
Closing date:  01 December 2022   Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: Wednesday 14 December 2022
Expected start date: ASAP

Job description

This vacancy is only open to those currently employed by the University of Sussex

Curriculum Reimagined is one of the key initiatives underpinning the Learn to Transform Strategy, and we are seeking an Interim Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Experience) to lead the Architecture and Structure workstream of this project over the next 12 months.

The postholder will have considerable experience of and an ability to lead education change in the higher education sector, with evidence of positive outcomes for the student experience.

The postholder will bring experience of working on institution-wide projects, and extensive knowledge of the current challenges facing Sussex in terms of delivering the aims of Curriculum Reimagined. The postholder should bring to the role imagination, creativity, and innovation, to ensure that our students’ education, learning and experience is world leading and transformative.

This role is offered as an internal only opportunity and candidates will hold a senior academic post at the University, they will devote 50% of their time to the Interim Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellorship.

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact Kelly Coate, PVC Education and Students (

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref C180 [PDF 156.47KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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How to apply

If you wish to apply for the role, you should submit a one-page cover letter of application, plus a summary Curriculum Vitae (no more than 4 sides), outlining the key facts and information about yourself; what you will bring to the role; why you are the right person for it; and your initial ideas about the Curriculum Reimagined project and how Sussex should move forward.

Also please complete a Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

Email your completed application,CV and personal details and equal opportunities form, to  

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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