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Office of Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Planning and Resources): Notice

The Council wishes to make an appointment to the post of Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Planning and Resources from 1 August 2009, following the retirement from that office of Professor Tony Minson on 31 July 2009. Professor Minson has been the senior member of the team of Pro-Vice-Chancellors and the Council wishes, through this appointment, to appoint someone who will also be the senior member of this team and can lead and co-ordinate the activities of the other Pro-Vice-Chancellors.

The role of the Pro-Vice-Chancellors is to take forward strategy and policy development and to support the Vice-Chancellor in providing institutional leadership to the University, particularly in their particular areas of responsibility. The Pro-Vice-Chancellors work closely with the Chairs of Schools and senior professional administrators. Pro-Vice-Chancellors are appointed from senior academic officers respected by the University.

The senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor who will take responsibility for Planning and Resources will be appointed by the Council, after consultation with the General Board, for a period of three years from 1 August 2009. The Council will be advised by a Nominating Committee chaired by the Vice-Chancellor and with the following members: Professor Tony Badger, Dr Liba Taub, Dr Don McDonald (members of the Council) and Professor Philip Ford and Professor Sir Tom Blundell (members of the General Board).

The senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor will be appointed for up to 80% of full time on secondment for three years in the first instance. There is the possibility of reappointment to a maximum tenure of six years. The stipend payable is £106,981 (as at 1 May 2008) pro rata.

The Nominating Committee welcomes expressions of interest by and suggestions of suitable persons who hold a senior post in the University or a College with extensive experience in higher education and a demonstrable interest and significant experience in planning and resource matters. Expressions of interest and suggestions should be communicated to the Vice-Chancellor, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN, by 5 November 2008, from whom a fuller description of the role may also be requested.

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Cambridge University Reporter 15 October 2008
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