Director of the Business School for the Creative Industries

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Epsom, Surrey (GB)
Competitive Salary
16 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
19 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

UCA is The Times / Sunday Times ‘Modern University of the Year 2019’ and the No.1 Specialist Creative University in all three major University league tables. Ranking 13th of all UK universities in the main Guardian League Table 2020 the University is also proud to hold the TEF Gold award for teaching quality from the Office for Students.

As the UK’s No.1 specialist creative university for employment of graduates* and the second largest provider of creative education in Europe, the University has been producing exceptional graduates for the global creative sector for over 150 years. 96.9% of UCA’s graduates were either in employment or further study within 6 months of graduation in the most recent DLHE* survey released in 2018. We have more than 7,500 students studying on 120 creative arts, business and technology courses at campuses in Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Rochester, Hampton Court and Maidstone as well as by distance learning. Our exceptional team of world-class teaching and research academics are equipping the next generation of creators, innovators and leaders with the skills they need to thrive in the creative industries.

* Destinations of Leavers in Higher Education (DLHE) July 2018

Director of the Business School for the Creative Industries


Full Time Post: 36.25 hours per week 

Salary: Competitive Salary          
Ref: 20-AAAA1296B-0229-1

UCA’s Business School for the Creative Industries combines innovation, creativity and idea generation into the heart of business education. With our specialist focus on the creative industries, the Business School is continuing to expand its international reach, collaborating with employers, educational partners and global leaders of the creative industries to understand their needs for the future.  We are focused on cultivating graduates with the skills in leadership, management, creative problem-solving and entrepreneurship that will support the creative industries to cement their place as some of the largest contributors to economic growth globally.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the next phase of the School’s development.  With a focus on positioning the School for future accreditations and developing education and employer partnerships to underpin the continuing success of the ambitious future strategy, you need vision and expertise to see this through.  As the School has nearly doubled in size over the last academic year, you will also be responsible for embedding the enhancement of learning and teaching, research and consultancy across the School, and will be expected to demonstrate significant capability in all these areas within a business school setting. 

We are looking for an exceptional candidate who can develop a compelling vision and take forward an ambitious strategy for the business school, bringing experience and strategic vision to the role and demonstrating a track record of high-quality leadership, research and consultancy. Candidates will need to demonstrate they are capable of achieving high level outputs through a sustainable, resilient and engaged approach to a senior leadership role with an empathy for a small specialist institution context.  We are looking for a leader to take the business of the global creative industries to the heart of the discussions of Business Education of the Future.

For further details and to apply for this post please visit our website

Closing date: Sunday, 19th July 2020.

Interviews: Monday, 27th July 2020.

We value the diversity of our organisation and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

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