Head of Department Business, Marketing and Finance

Birmingham, United Kingdom
£55,000 per annum 
08 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
05 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Salary:  £55,000 per annum 
Contract Type: 
Full-time, permanent
Closing Date 05-02-2021 12 Midday
Support/Academic/Management: Academic

University College Birmingham is seeking a new leader for its Business School; reporting to the Executive Dean of the School of Business, Tourism and Creative Industries and leading an outstanding team of around 50 highly experienced and talented lecturers and senior lecturers. The post-holder will look to review our portfolio of Higher and Further Education programmes, refreshing them in line with current industry expectations, trends and student demand. They will instigate cross-university collaboration with other academic and professional departments and work alongside our commercial and apprenticeship teams to ensure a rich and varied curriculum.

The successful candidate will be educated to Masters level, have strong commercial instincts, and will have a proven track record as a highly effective and respected leader. High energy, innovative thinking, the ability to drive through change and an enthusiasm for new and varied ways of developing the curriculum will be of critical importance in this role. They will have an understanding of apprenticeships as well as Further and Higher Education, and be committed to ensuring an outstanding student experience for each of our students. UCB is unique in its HE/FE split (70/30), and a good understanding of each curriculum offer and of market dynamics for each sector is important.

The University has built its reputation and much of its early success on the quality and excellent student experience provided by its courses. As the institution enters a new era, it is now seeking to guarantee, through an experienced and innovative leader, that these courses and all the services provided by the Business School continue to provide excellent outcomes for students.

We are aspirational, high-performing and teaching-focussed, with a clear vision aligned to continuous improvement, innovation and high-quality student experience. Our financial performance is strong and our investment in our estate has been realised by the opening of our new teaching campus in February 2020; the latest phase of a £130 million investment in the University.

In return, we can offer a fantastic working environment in an institution with big ambitions. Our relatively small size means that you can have a significant influence from day one. You’ll also get all of the great benefits of being a member of staff at UCB, including a competitive salary, generous annual leave, private health, generous contributory pension scheme and access to our fantastic campus facilities in the heart of Birmingham.

Closing date: Friday 5 February 2021 at midday 

Interviews: TBC (potentially online in the first instance)

Further information: An informal telephone conversation can be arranged by appointment with a member of the Executive Management Team by emailing

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