Dean of Business School

Preston, Lancashire (GB)
10 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
10 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


Dean of Business School

Bring your clear strategic vision to this role.. and help us achieve our full potential.

At the Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise, we’re passionate about two key areas – enterprise and research. We believe these are the cornerstone of providing a great academic experience for our students, supporting and enhancing their studies, their future capabilities and our standing in the academic world. But more than that, they’re also the reason this school is capable of contributing innovation to the commercial world, shaping the face of business both now and in the future.

It’s because of these beliefs that we’re looking for someone to lead the school who shares this vision, and who will work quickly to implement a business plan that works with our existing strengths and bolsters any areas that need enhancing. In particular, your academic and operational leadership will further the growth and development of the school, so you will be enthusiastic about implementing change. As such, you will seek to establish an environment of continuous improvement, resulting in further accreditation including EQUIS, student recruitment and retention will feature high on your agenda.  Overseeing a budget of nearly £7million and leading more than 90 members of staff, you will use your resources to enhance the student experience with world-class business studies, and you will implement strategies and policies to shape up our research aptitude.

To thrive in this dynamic role, you will have experience of inspiring growth in a Higher Education Institution, with a particular focus on degree apprenticeship and the scope for international franchises. Educated to higher degree or Doctorate level in an appropriate discipline, you will also have knowledge of establishing change – and you won’t shy away from making difficult decisions and implementing them first hand. Confident in overseeing a role of this magnitude, you will be used to handling large budgets and managing a sizeable team, and your innovative approach to developing our programmes will be matched by your prior experience of developing accredited courses. With exceptional interpersonal, communication and networking skills, you will be able to build internal and external relationships for the benefit of the school.

This is a hugely involving role with the scope to take this fantastic business school to a new level. We’re seeking an innovative and inspirational thinker who has the vision to see their propositions through to fruition, so if you’re excited by the extent of this challenge, then get in touch today.

To register your interest in the opportunity please click the apply button attaching your CV and our recruitment partner Suzi Fox will be in contact with you. If you would like a conversation first then please contact Suzi Fox on 0117 910 3015 or email her at to arrange a suitable time to discuss