Deputy Head of School of Science

Medway, United Kingdom
£53,353 to £61,823
08 Dec 2022
End of advertisement period
04 Jan 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Engineering & Science

Location: Medway Campus
Salary: £53,353 to £61,823
Contract Type: Permanent
Release Date: Tuesday 06 December 2022
Closing Date: Wednesday 04 January 2023
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 3652

With a brand-new University of Greenwich #Strategy 2021-2030 focusing on Student Success; Inclusivity and Culture; Global Research & Knowledge Exchange, Impact, and Connected and Sustainable Campuses, we are excited that the School of Science is expanding for the future. 


The School of Science is part of the highly successful Faculty of Engineering and Science which boasts an international focus that fits perfectly with today’s global priorities. It offers dynamic courses that combine academic learning with hands-on experience, preparing students for successful science and leadership roles. The faculty is located on the beautiful Medway, Maritime campus in Chatham. With a rich naval history, the campus boasts amazing learning spaces with state-of-the art laboratories and lecture theatres. 

The School has a large, diverse and energetic community with students and staff from all over the world. True to our philosophy of Inclusivity and Culture we invest in supporting and developing our staff, continuously striving to create a culture where everyone feels valued and given equitable opportunities. Our values are to be inclusive, collaborative and impactful and we embed equality, diversity and inclusion throughout all of our structures, processes and behaviours.

Our philosophy of Education without Boundaries means that we are committed to supporting our academic teams to deliver the highest levels of student success; providing excellence in both teaching and learning and research and knowledge exchange, leading to the finest employment outcomes for students from all walks of life. The School enjoys high levels of student engagement, fostered by a strong team of internationally recognised staff who work in partnership with professional bodies, industry and research and academic networks. We are equally proud of our vibrant network of successful Alumni. 

We are looking for someone to support the Head of Science by providing strategic and operational leadership for the School, acting as an adaptable advocate for change, capable of setting and meeting challenging targets and with the ability to influence staff to deliver strategic priorities.

The successful candidate will have experience at senior management level within education or an industry-based organisation of comparable size and complexity, they must also hold a PhD or equivalent professional practice in a relevant subject. 

Academic Career Pathways 

The university welcomes people from diverse and underrepresented communities who can help the university to achieve its mission. 

We do this through taking positive action such as encouraging applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Time to Change Employer Pledge/Mentally Healthy Universities, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff, and removing barriers to improve inclusion. 

We encourage applicants to disclose experience of mental health problems so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Any information disclosed will be kept confidential and separate from the job application form. 

We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

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