Dean of Student Services

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
Attractive Salary and Package
17 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
14 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Staffordshire University  
Dean of Student Services
Attractive Salary and Package

Staffordshire University is an anchor institution which has a fundamental impact on the quality of life of people in our county, wider region, nationally and internationally. We’re committed to social mobility, widening participation and building on our connections to support communities, partners and businesses. 

In a landscape of seismic change in higher education, our new strategy and fundamental reshaping of the way we work has ensured that we are fit for the future and ideally positioned to seize emerging opportunities. In exciting yet undeniably challenging times in higher education, we are proud that we have already seen a step change in our performance. We are delighted to have made great progress in the league tables, rising to 44th in The Guardian University League Tables and 57th in the Times Good University Guide where we were 9th best for teaching quality and 22nd in the social inclusion rankings. In 2018, we entered the Times Higher Education world university rankings for the first time, reflecting an increase in our research activity. This progress has engendered an optimism and energy amongst our staff and students, who are playing a central role in shaping our future.

In 2019 we will be making six senior appointments across the University. This is an exciting programme where we look forward to welcoming leaders with a passion for making a difference and the skills and experience to drive forward our strategic plan. 

As a member of the senior leadership team our Dean of Students will provide leadership and have accountability for the enhancement of quality and the student experience with respect to the full student life cycle which includes: student recruitment, widening access and admissions; library and student support; the Registry; and marketing and communications.

This is a time of great opportunity for Staffordshire University. If you are keen to pursue a stimulating, challenging and professionally fulfilling career, we want to hear from you.  For full information on this recruitment programme and how you can help shape our future and your own, please visit

The closing date for applications is midday on Thursday 14 February 2019. 

Staffordshire University is an equal opportunities employer and positively welcomes applications from candidates who are currently underrepresented at this level.