Help identify the priorities and attributes of our new Vice-Chancellor


We’re asking staff and students to get involved and complete this short survey by 5pm on 25 January, to help develop the role description and person specification.

To give your feedback on what the priorities of our new Vice-Chancellor should be, and the attributes that we should seek when selecting a new Vice-Chancellor please complete this short survey.  All responses will be treated confidentially.

The appointment of our new Vice-Chancellor must be approved by the university's Governing Body, which has established a Selection Committee to oversee the recruitment process.  You can find further details on the search process and the Selection Committee's remit using the appropriate links.  Professor Susan Lea, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hull (previously Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at the University of Greenwich) has agreed to act as the external member of the Selection Committee.

Membership of the Selection Committee will be finalised this month and a role description and person specification for our new Vice-Chancellor will be prepared using the feedback you provide through the survey.  The role will be advertised in February 2019.

Come along to open meeting at either Greenwich or Medway campus (staff)

The meetings for staff will take place on Tuesday 29 January, for more details and to book your place on Eventbrite, please see open meetings for staff.

Apply to be on the Selection Committee (staff)

We are seeking applications from members of staff to fill two positions, one academic and one Professional Services, on the Selection Committee.

Applicants should:

  • Show a good understanding of the strategic challenges and opportunities facing the University and the higher education sector;
  • Show that they understand and are focussed on the priorities of the institution as a whole;
  • Be able to commit the time required (around five working days should be assumed);
  • Show a good understanding of the importance of confidentiality;
  • Have been directly employed by the University on a permanent basis for at least two years, to ensure that they have the necessary level of experience;
  • Ideally, have been involved in recruiting to senior roles (although this is not essential).

To apply to be part of the Selection Committee, please send an application letter and an up-to-date CV to  by 5pm on 25 January 2019. 

The successful candidates will be selected by the Chair of the Governing Body and a panel chosen by the Chair.

If you have any questions or comments on the search for our new Vice-Chancellor, please contact