Head of De Montfort Law School

Leicester, Leicestershire (GB)
11 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
09 May 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of De Montfort Law School

Like the city of Leicester on its doorstep, De Montfort University (DMU) is a vibrant, multicultural hub of creativity and innovation. DMU has significantly improved its ranking position in recent years and offers a distinctive student experience and a firm commitment to the public good and transformational scholarship. De Montfort Law School boasts an excellent reputation for teaching quality across a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional legal courses. The growing student body consists of over 1,000 students of 76 nationalities, making it a truly global school.  With nearly 50 academic and practitioner staff, students are taught in the state-of-the-art £35 million Hugh Aston Building, complete with its own mock courtroom and client interviewing room. 

Building on the School’s strengths and reputation, the University is now seeking to appoint a Head of the School of Law who will provide academic leadership and management to a growing community of staff.   The Head of School will lead the School in further enhancing its teaching, research, consultancy and external profile, and will be a key contributor in the development and implementation of strategic planning and policy development across the faculty as part of its executive team.

Good candidates will bring a strong understanding of academic quality, learning and teaching and the impact of these upon the student experience, in addition to experience of leadership in a large and complex organisation, preferably within Higher Education.  S/he will bring an ability to think strategically and to communicate the faculty/university vision to other members of staff in order to enthuse, inspire and drive change. The appointed candidate will play an important role in linking Law with other disciplines across the University.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to De Montfort University on this appointment.  For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference WDOD.  Alternatively email or telephone 020 7227 0880 (during office hours).  Applications should be received by 5pm on 9 May 2017.