Associate Dean, External Engagement
Kingston University is a thriving modern Institution with significant ambitions. Under the leadership of its new Vice-Chancellor, Professor Steven Spier, it is poised and ready to adopt its new corporate plan, which will herald a new chapter in its history. Having won the 2017 Guardian Award for Teaching Excellence, Kingston University is seeking to develop the extent to which it further enhances the life chances of its diverse student body and contributes to society as a whole.
The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education is a joint enterprise between Kingston University and St George’s, University of London. Led by the Dean, Professor Andy Kent, the Faculty is home to over 7,000 students and operates across three sites in South West London. The breadth of disciplines include nursing, midwifery, social work, education, radiography, rehabilitation sciences, and paramedic science, which creates a healthy culture of interdisciplinarity that enhances both learning and research. Innovative, practice-based learning creates very high levels of employability, which in turn benefits community infrastructures relating to health, social care and education in London and beyond.
The post of Associate Dean, External Engagement is an exciting senior opportunity that comes at a critical time in the University’s evolution. This is a critical post for the Faculty; the extent to which it can maintain and build upon its diverse range of partnerships is integral to the quality of learning, which in turn helps create the highest quality graduates and practitioners. The ever-changing interface of the NHS and other regulatory and community bodies provides a complex backdrop to teaching and learning in all of its forms.
With a strong personal academic track record, the successful candidate will have experience of building and sustaining relationships with a diverse range of external stakeholders. Whilst they may have a background in any of the disciplines within the Faculty, they will have an understanding of the range of activities represented, and the personal credibility to be an ambassador and agent for the breadth of teaching, learning and research. They will also have a proven track record of delivering change within an ambitious environment that is linked to exceptional outcomes for both students and society more broadly. Finally, they will have a real opportunity to make a significant impact to the reputation and growth of the School and the Faculty, and the delivery of the overall university corporate plan.