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Executive Dean - School of Engineering

University College Birmingham
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Job Title: Executive Dean - School of Engineering, Digital and Sustainable Construction
Location: Birmingham
Salary: £85,000 - £90,000 per annum (experience dependent)
Job type: Permanent, Full-time.
UCB has a unique collaborative partnership with the University of Warwick - Ranked sixth in the 2022 Guardian League Tables and named the runner-up in the Times University of the Year 2022 and the Times University of the Year 2022 for Teaching Quality.
UCB is proud to have been voted UK University of the Year in the prestigious 2022 Whatuni Student Choice Awards. We are also the best university for Student Support. The awards are voted for and by students showcasing the incredible relationships we foster here at University College Birmingham between Staff and Students.
The Role:
We are entering into one of the most exciting and ambitious periods of our development and are now seeking to appoint an Executive Dean for the newly formed School of Engineering, Digital and Sustainable Construction. This is a new, exciting and unique position enabling us to expand our curriculum into a new era, creating opportunities with more modern engineering, construction and digital curriculum, from FE level initially but progressing to HE studies via exciting pathways.
Our investment in world class facilities and resources in which our students will study mirror the investment in cutting edge industries across all aspects of the curriculum, students that graduate or progress into industry will do so with the highest level of work-ready skills available to launch them into high value jobs.
Our new Executive Dean will lead a team of professional engineers, construction and digital experts to ensure our students receive an outstanding learning experience. With line management accountability for a new Deputy Dean, and Senior Lecturers, they will deliver sustained academic growth for both Further and Higher Education programmes. The curriculum they will lead on will be innovative and modern, and they will have the skills to identify opportunities in new and emerging markets, working closely with external stakeholders. With a strong emphasis on partnership-working, they will drive enhancements in reputation and, most importantly, student outcomes.
To deliver the above, we are seeking to appoint an exceptional individual who has led a successful business, department or college and can evidence strong leadership, innovation and exposure to modern methods, vision, economic growth whilst maintaining the highest quality assurance in delivery. They will play an active role as a member of the Executive Management Team, which fosters a culture of innovation and high performance across all areas of the institution. The post holder will oversee the successful strategy and operation of the school and lead academic teams to ensure high-quality and engaging teaching whilst also ensuring the School is aligned with the wider University strategies and objectives.
The University has invested £140 million in new teaching and other facilities over the last ten years, including several new campus teaching buildings.
* 50 days' paid leave per year (38 days annual leave plus 12 bank holiday and concessionary days)
* Teachers' pension scheme
* Private healthcare
* Excellent staff development opportunities
* Salary sacrifice car leasing, tech and cycle schemes
* Heavily-subsidised on-site car parking
* Hybrid Working Opportunities
* Free On-site Gym Membership
Extra Information:
All applicants for employment at the University will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of Safeguarding and the PREVENT agenda in the context of further and higher education.
Closing Date - Thursday 30th June 2022 at midday.
Interview Dates - TBC.
UCB is an equal opportunities employer.
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Candidates with experience or relevant job titles of; Dean, Head of School, Head of Year, Year Head, School Lead, Head of Faculty, Education Manager, Head Teacher, School Dean, Associate, Campus Dean, Deputy Dean and Interim Dean may also be considered for this role
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