Head of School - Strategy and Leadership

Coventry, West Midlands (GB)
Friday, 11 September 2020
End of advertisement period
Monday, 12 October 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of School - Strategy and Leadership 
Coventry University 
Competitive salary + benefits 

Coventry University is achieving an unprecedented level of success. Having earned a place in the 2020 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings' world top 250, secured 26th spot in the 2021 Guardian league table, and achieved a gold rating in the UK government's Teaching Excellence Framework, our vision is to continue to enhance our position as a leading provider of innovative education and impactful research both nationally and across the world.  With 8,500 students the Faculty of Business and Law is a key part of this dynamic and innovative university group, with excellent links to major national and international organisations and close partnerships with universities around the world. 

With 130 staff and 2,500 students, the School of Strategy and Leadership is the largest of the four Schools in the Faculty and specialises in courses relating to business and management, at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level. The School is also home to Coventry’s highly successful suite of MBA courses. Our contemporary offer is both large and complex, delivered through multiple modes and platforms with three entry points throughout the year.  The School and wider Faculty has a collaborative and supportive ethos which builds a strong community of academics and makes it a place where people want to work. 

Our new Head of School will provide strategic and academic leadership to further develop the teaching and learning, research and partnership activity. Reporting to, and working closely with, the Academic Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law, our new Head will take ownership of the continued growth and development of the School across a wide and developing portfolio of activities. Candidates will bring experience of managing a relevant academic operation at scale as well as a strong track record in enhancing the student experience. As we continue to grow both externally and in collaboration across the University candidates must be adept at partnership working and recognise the power of a connected Faculty. 
The role represents an opportunity to take the School’s reputation to the next level. If you share our values and ambition and want to be part of this vibrant academic community, we look forward to hearing from you. 

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The closing date for applications is midday, Monday 12 October 
At Coventry we are proud of our diverse student and staff population and encourage applications from all sections of the community.