Head of Department for Engineering and Construction

Docklands, United Kingdom
starting from £70,913 per annum inclusive of London Weighting
19 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
16 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Docklands Campus
Salary: starting from £70,913 per annum inclusive of London Weighting
Post Type:  Full Time
Post Type:  Permanent
Closing Date: Monday 16 October 2023
Reference: 2466-23-M

University of East London

We’re the University of East London (UEL) founded in 1898 and proud to change lives through education. Our goal is to advance industry 5.0 careers-first education and provide a clear path to the jobs and opportunities of the future. We’re committed to driving diversity in the 5.0 talent pipeline, working in partnership to promote talent wherever it is found and crafting a balanced, inclusive, and green future.

About Us

The School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering is an award-winning, multidisciplinary hub that offers a groundbreaking education built on outstanding applied research and encouraging customer relationships that crafts the lives of our communities locally and globally. The School has a proud history of offering industry driven and career-focused vocational courses, from architecture, art and design, computing and digital technologies, construction and surveying, to a range of engineering disciplines. Over the past 125 years, the School has produced tens of thousands of graduates of a very diverse background, with an estimated over 15,000 professionals currently playing key roles in industry and businesses, making significant contribution to national economies in the UK and across the world.

About the Job

The successful candidate will lead and manage academic staff in the subject area of Engineering & Construction. You will have responsibility for budget, for operational matters, and for the development of staff and the subject area. You will assist in the development of the School’s strategic and operational plans and to be an active and positive member of the School Executive Team (SET), engaged and leading on cross-School and University initiatives as appropriate. To engage personally in high quality teaching, research and external engagement and relationships that further the strategic aims of the University and School. You will facilitate and encourage best practice with reference to learning, teaching and student engagement.

Benefits Package

Here at UEL we understand it’s about more than just a salary. It’s about the entire package on offer along with our excellent work environment and inclusive culture. We know the market rates for this vacancy and will offer a genuinely competitive salary dependent on experience.

We care deeply about your wellbeing and our benefits includes: Pension of 31.08 to 35.38% You’ll contribute 7.4 to 11.7% (depending on your grade) and we contribute 23.68% to maintain the scheme, 30 days holiday (plus 3 days closure over Christmas) plus bank holidays, hybrid working for most positions, and we’re always open to consider flexible working arrangements. We have a shared success bonus of £4,250 pa, subsidised gym membership, 3 times base salary life assurance, a cashback healthcare scheme and wide variety of other generous benefits including discounts on; Apple and Samsung products, holidays, clothing, fitness, lifestyle, dining out and weekly shopping.

Equal Opportunities

UEL is an inclusive equal opportunities employer and are proud of our Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity achievements, including: zero gender pay gap, members of Stonewall and have won Athena Swan awards. We expect all employees of UEL to accept our EDI policy and will not tolerate discrimination in any form.

We're a disability confident employer and value all applications. Please let us know if you require any reasonable accommodations throughout the recruitment process.

To discuss the role further or for informal enquiries, please contact Professor David Tann, Dean of School, at

Further details:    Job Description & Person Specification     Job Description & Person Specification    

To contact the recruitment team please phone +44 20 8223 3000 x 4600 or e-mail

CVs without a completed application form will not be accepted.

At UEL we are committed to working together to build a community which values diversity in both our staff and student populations, is representative and inclusive, enabling all to progress and thrive.

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