Dean of the School of Sport, Health and Applied Science

Twickenham, London (Greater)
29 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Oct 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Sport Science
Contract Type
Full Time

St Mary's University is a friendly, inclusive and intellectually rigorous learning community, which seeks to empower all its students to lead flourishing lives both at St Mary's, as well as in their careers and beyond. Situated in the leafy borough of Richmond-upon-Thames in London, the University has a long and distinguished history stretching back to 1850, wedded to a modern outlook focused on the excellence in its educational offering.

As the largest of the University’s four schools, the School of Sport, Health and Applied Science is an internationally-recognised centre with established expertise and resources in running undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the areas of sport, health and exercise sciences. The School is committed to offering students career-relevant programmes of study and opportunities for undertaking leading research, all set to the highest academic standards.

The University is one of the UK’s top-performing sports institutions with a state of the art sports centre and an environment that has a long history of developing elite athletes, notably through its world renowned Endurance, Performance and Coaching centre.

We are now looking to appoint a new Dean of the School of Sport, Health and Applied Science. As Dean of School the appointee will be a member of the Academic Board and the Senior Management team and they will hold an important role in the overall strategic direction of the University. The new Dean of School will be responsible for academic leadership and management, developing the School's strengths in teaching and research, as well as ensuring the strategic co-ordination of activities in line with the University's mission and management initiatives.

The successful candidate will bring outstanding leadership credentials and a commitment to the successful delivery of all School activities. They will be proficient in managing and achieving strategic growth and will likely have a track record in compatible teaching skills and research. 

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to St Mary’s University on this appointment. A candidate brief with full application details can be obtained from their website at using reference code XAJFE. Alternatively email or telephone 0207 227 0880 during office hours. Applications should be received by noon on Monday 30th October 2017.