Assistant Head of School, School of Life Sciences

City of Westminster, London (Greater) (GB)
£68,139 per annum
Friday, 9 July 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 8 August 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Head of School, School of Life Sciences
REF: 50055921

Salary: £68,139 per annum
Hours: Full time 
Position Type: Academic
Department / School / College: School of Life Sciences
Location: Central London

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This post is full time and permanent, working 35 hours per week.
We are seeking an exceptional colleague to join the Senior Management team of the University’s School of Life Sciences. 

About the role
Working closely with the Head of School and fellow Assistant Heads, you’ll be an intrinsic part of the successful delivery the School’s strategic plan.

This senior role involves the pro-active leadership and management of academic and technical colleagues to ensure our programmes are future-facing, innovative and stimulating for all of our students.  

As well as your management remit, which is substantial, and includes resource planning in all its forms, you’ll maintain your own teaching and research profile in your area of subject expertise.   Each Assistant Head of School has a leadership portfolio, and in this role you will lead on championing health, safety and wellbeing, research and teaching laboratory infrastructure and further developing a positive and inclusive working culture within the School.  

About you
You will be an experienced academic colleague, with an established teaching and research/professional practice reputation in a relevant Life Sciences discipline, and you will be very familiar with all aspects of academic administration, particularly in respect of course and curriculum quality and development and research infrastructure. 

You will already have experience of successfully managing people and broader resource management (budget, infrastructure etc), and you will act as role model for your immediate team and wider School colleagues in your evident passion and commitment to creating an outstanding experience for our students, within a collegiate and inspiring working environment.

About the School of Life Sciences
The School offers an exciting range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, short courses and plans to grow its apprenticeship provision. Located within Fitzrovia in Central London, the School supports approximately 2000 diverse, multicultural students, a vibrant research community and important industry sector links.  It plans for further growth and strong reputation building. 

Further Particulars
The successful applicant will be appointed to a permanent contract with the University of Westminster.  The tenure of the Assistant Head of School role is for an initial period of three years, with scope to extend to up to five years in total.  Thereafter, you will revert to  an academic appointment, and re-embrace your academic career within the School.  

For an informal discussion about this role please contact: Professor Brendon Noble, Head of School, on

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At the University of Westminster, diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity are at the core of how we engage with students, colleagues, applicants, visitors and all our stakeholders.  

We are fully committed to enabling a supportive and safe learning and working environment which is equitable, diverse and inclusive, is based on mutual respect and trust, and in which harassment and discrimination are neither tolerated nor acceptable.

Closing date: 8th August 2021

Interviews are likely to be held on: TBC 

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