Deputy Head of School

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

Deputy Head of School

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: REQ007892

Put new ideas in motion

You have ambitious plans. And - here at Coventry University - so do we. With world-class facilities and a commitment to academic excellence, together we have the opportunity to create a brighter artist future. If you are inspired to lead, this is the perfect chance to take centre stage as a Deputy Head of School, joining 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.

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.

This key role is an exciting chance for a talented and motivated individual to continue developing academically while supporting the Head of School in delivery of an ambitious strategic vision, which defines the future of Art and Design education at Coventry and shapes the future of its disciplines through our national and international collaborations.

As Deputy Head, you will drive forward the School’s contribution to the University’s Corporate Plan, assuming lead responsibility for the School’s day-to-day operational management and requirements. You will represent the School internally and externally and implement policies at School level. Liaising closely with the Associate Heads of School and other school staff, you will support the school’s aims, overseeing staff and resource management, and ensuring colleagues receive the training they need.

As we approach 2021, this role also offers a unique opportunity to play a lead role in the contribution your school and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities makes to Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture. Particularly through its external partnerships with the creative, cultural (and other) industries at a national and international level.

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.

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.

So, if you are passionate about Art & Design leadership and want to put new ideas in motion, join us in shaping a brighter creative future.

Closing date: 19 July 2020.

For informal discussions please contact:

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

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