Associate Head of School – Quality and Accreditation

Coventry, West Midlands (GB)
£51,044 to £63,684 per annum
18 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
19 Jul 2020
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities
Contract Type
Full Time

Associate Head of School – Quality and Accreditation

Coventry University - Faculty of Arts & Humanities

School of Art and Design

Salary: £51,044 to £63,684 per annum

Mode: Full Time, Permanent

Ref No: REQ007890

Ready to make your mark?

It's not every day you get chance to implement real change but as an Associate Head of School at Coventry University this is your moment to do just that. This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and ambitious individual to continue developing academically by leading a key activity at the university while acquiring further managerial skills along the way.

You will join a vibrant community of scholars, researchers and practitioners in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities which has a global profile and a heritage of quality built up over 175 years. And, over the last five years, we are proud to have invested over £250million in our academic capability while further developing our world-class facilities so that both our staff and our students remain in great hands.

Our School of Art and Design is a dynamic environment which embraces innovation in teaching, research and professional practice. Offering a broad range of exciting courses across subjects such as fine art, graphic design, fashion and architecture, the School is internationally recognised and award-winning, with a tradition of innovation since 1843.

As Associate Head, you will lead the development of Art and Design courses and innovative provision across the School; ensuring portfolio objectives are met effectively. With guidance, you will apply the Faculty’s portfolio review strategy throughout the School’s activities - working closely with colleagues to ensure that courses meet quality standards. You will work pro-actively with the University’s planning, recruitment and Marketing teams to identify new course opportunities, and with external bodies to ensure that provision secures appropriate creative industry input and endorsement. This position will require you to represent the School internally, externally and internationally and to ensure best QA practice across the University.

To fulfil this role, you will need a PhD (or an equivalent level of professional standing alongside a postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject), and have experience in a relevant subject area, with a track record of academic excellence and innovation relevant to the Quality and Accreditation portfolio.

In return for your skills and commitment, Coventry University provides opportunities for both career and personal development in the form of a tailored development programme. In addition, our comprehensive benefits package includes a generous holiday allowance and pension, as well as flexible working options. We will also consider assistance for those wishing to relocate to the Coventry area.

Join us on our journey to be the best we have ever been.

Closing date: 19 July 2020

For informal discussions please contact:

Catherine George - AD QA  (T: +44 7974984084, E:

Shaun Hides - Academic Dean FAH  (T: +44 7974984109, E:

Nick Gorse - Head of School  (T: +44 7557425773, E: