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Head of Engineering

Birmingham, United Kingdom
£65,000 per annum
Closing date
1 Mar 2024

Job details

Salary: £65,000 per annum
Contractual hours: 37
Basis: Full Time
Package: Full details can be found here -
Job category/type: Academic, Engineering, Further Education, Higher Education
Job reference: REQ000032
Attachments: attachmentHOD - Eng - JDPS - Sept 22 (1).pdf

Job description

University College Birmingham are looking for an exceptional candidate to support in leading the School of Engineering, Digital and Sustainable Construction and assist the curriculum delivery team to develop and deliver curriculum to meet industry partner’s needs.

This is an exciting time to join the team at University College Birmingham as we develop our partnership with University of Warwick.

You will be the face of UCB Engineering, leading on the student recruitment and enrolment process, collaborating with heads of department in our construction and digital curriculum areas and ensuring our students have the most fantastic student experience that will afford them the greatest life chances and offer a clear line of sight to degree level outcomes.

Our Engineering department opened in September 2022 and we have over 200 Further Education Students studying with us this year. We are developing our Higher Education curriculum which has recently been launched with an MSc and will be followed with a new BEng and HNCs for September 2024. We will also be looking at developing apprenticeships to support employers and a strong skills led adult offer.

You will lead a team of lecturers and senior lecturers and work with our capital projects lead to ensure our newly created facilities are at the centre of the student experience in what can only be described as world class investment, ensuring that our students are completely work ready and can springboard into high value careers when they leave us.

We have recently invested over £2 million pound in labs and industry standard equipment such as hydraulic, pneumatics, PLC trainers, an Industry 4.0 production line, robots and cyber factory alongside state-of-the-art materials labs and testing equipment. Our PC suites have been developed with the latest industry software.

Standard Information:

UCB is an equal opportunities employer.

University College Birmingham is proud to have been voted top in the International category in the prestigious 2023 Whatuni Student Choice Awards. We were also awarded silver in the University of the Year category. The awards are voted for and by students showcasing the incredible relationships we foster here at University College Birmingham between Staff and Students. We are TEF rated Silver, with a Good Ofsted rating. 

University College Birmingham has a unique collaborative partnership with the University of Warwick - Ranked ninth in the 2024 Guardian League Tables and 67th in the World QS University Rankings 2024.

You may need to obtain permission to work in the UK if you don’t already have the unrestricted right to work in any role. There are various types of visa which include the right to work. You can check if you need a UK visa using the Government’s online tool and find information about UK visa routes and the eligibility criteria that must be met for each route Work in the UK - GOV.UK ( All staff are required to prove their right to work in the UK before they start work.

All applicants for employment at the University will be expected to undertake an Enhanced Check with the Disclosure and Barring Service prior to commencement.

All applicants for employment at the University will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of Safeguarding and the PREVENT agenda in the context of further and higher education.

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