Director, The Art of Dying Well 

Twickenham, London (Greater)
£20,852 per annum (Based on the full time salary of £52,132 per annum)
17 May 2018
End of advertisement period
25 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Director, The Art of Dying Well 

Faculty: Education, Humanities and Social Sciences 

Reports To: Head of School of Arts and Humanities 

Responsible for: The Art of Dying Well project 

Grade: L 

Pay Spine: 46 

Salary: £20,852 per annum (Based on the full time salary of £52,132 per annum) 

Hours: 0.4 FTE (2 days a week) 

Term: Three-year fixed term appointment 

School/Service Information 

This is an exciting opportunity to join the University’s multidisciplinary School of Arts and Humanities at a key moment in its development. The School currently offers excellent programmes in creative arts and humanities including BAs in Acting, Screen and Film Media, History and Creative and Professional Writing as well as innovative postgraduate courses in Sports Journalism, Public History, Theatre Directing and Human Trafficking. 

Since 1850, St Mary’s mission has been to provide a high quality academic and professional environment, inspired by its distinctive ethos and values. The University is an inclusive academic community where everybody is welcomed. 

At St Mary’s you will not just be choosing a place of work but an inspiring and welcoming community where you will nurture and educate students to be ready to meet the challenges of today and anticipate those of tomorrow. We place a particular emphasis on character and life skills development in the student experience. 

Job Purpose 

The Art of Dying Well, an initiative aimed at providing hope-filled accompaniment for the human journey, is looking to recruit a Director to take it to the next level. This project began life with the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales and has been transferred to St. Mary’s University. The project has been extremely successful at using new means of communication to engage with the wider public and the media about accompaniment for end of life. St. Mary’s University wishes the post holder to build on and extend this success. 

As Director of The Art of Dying Well you will be responsible for designing, developing and implementing strategic plans for the project. You will also be responsible for day-to-day operations. You will have particular responsibility for developing the initiative’s digital strategy and will collaborate with key internal and external stakeholders. You will have experience of fund-raising and be able to build upon and develop the contribution of the Art of Dying Well to the national and international conversation around death and dying. You will be expected to contribute to teaching on the School’s programmes in Communication and Marketing.

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