Dean of Hertfordshire Law School

26 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Mar 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Dean of Hertfordshire Law School

SBU:  Hertfordshire Law School

Salary: Competitive Salary plus Performance Related Variable Pay

Grade: Personal Pay

FTE: Full time position

Duration of Appointment: Permanent

We are looking to appoint an outstanding and ambitious individual as Dean of Hertfordshire Law School to join one of the most exciting and innovative universities in the country.

Reporting to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, the Dean will join an established dynamic School with a clear commitment to developing excellence and confidence in teaching, learning and research. The School couples a traditional, academic approach to teaching with a strong focus on vocational skills development that students will need in future legal and non-legal careers.   

The role of the Dean of School embraces academic management and leadership, ensuring the highest standards of teaching and learning, research, knowledge transfer, scholarship and student experience within the subject(s) or discipline(s) for which the School is responsible. The Dean will be innovative and creative in developing the School’s reputation and will take forward the People agenda developing a culture that embraces the University values. The Dean will manage all aspects of the school academically and operationally, including financial management and business planning.

You will have a postgraduate qualification as well as significant leadership experience at a senior level and extensive professional experience in an educational setting. You will share our values, recognising that people are at the heart of what we do. 

The post holder will be an outstanding individual with a proven track record of leadership and academic credibility in one or more discipline areas within the School. The person will also be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key strategic goals of the University, as well as understanding the legal economy, employability and social engagement relevant to HE and experience and understanding of relevant accredited bodies and key financial procedures.

Applicants are invited to note the range and strengths within the two main academic programmes namely: Law, which includes undergraduate, post graduate and vocational study and Criminology.  

The University is one of the region’s largest employers with group staffing of 2,900, and a Group turnover in 2016-17 of £263 million. We have a student community of over 24,600 on UK based programmes including more than 3,800 international students, and more than 6,400 students studying our courses outside the UK. We are one of the top 150 universities in the world under 50 years old.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Thelma Egunjobi at  or on 01707 284649

Interview Date: Week commencing: 23 April 2018

Closing Date: 25 March 2018

Reference Number: 016031

The University offers a range of benefits including a pension scheme, professional development, family friendly policies, a fee waiver of 50% for all children of staff under the age of 21 at the start of the course, discounted memberships at the Hertfordshire Sports Village and generous annual leave.

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