Deputy Dean - Faculty for Business, Law and Social Science

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
12 Sep 2023
22 Oct 2023
Full Time


Salary £102,805

Birmingham City University (BCU) is a large, dynamic institution that is at the heart of the UK’s second largest city. Through the education it provides to its 30,000 strong student body, the societal contribution of its alumni, the strength of its research discoveries, the impact of its knowledge exchange activities and the contribution it makes to the regional economy, there can be little doubt that BCU is a force to be reckoned with. BCU is moving closer to the completion of its 2025 Strategy and it will soon welcome its new Vice Chancellor David Mba, which means that this is a tremendously exciting time to be joining. 

The Deputy Dean plays a key role in the successful delivery of the faculty’s contribution to the mission and objectives of the University and the delivery of the University’s Strategy 2025and other, related plans.Reporting to the Faculty PVC/Executive Dean, with a dotted  line to the DVC (Academic), and DVC (Resources), the Deputy Dean manages the Heads of College. They also provide strong and inspirational leadership that operationalises strategic objectivesin order to enhance student and staff experiences,thereby ensuring the successful implementation and impact of the Faculty Business Plan.

Applicants should have a sustained record of effective strategic leadership in a university setting. Strong skills related to academic practice and academic development as a key contribution to a high-quality student learning experience are important, as is a sound knowledge and understanding of the changing regulatory environment relating to Higher Education. On account of the managerial aspects of the role, experience of people management, budgetary control, curriculumdevelopment and allocation of resources is vital. Candidates should also be committed to a strong and robust inclusion, equality and diversity agenda across all aspects of the role. 

How to Apply

Applications should consist of a CV accompanied by a covering letter addressing the criteria in the person specification.

The preferred method of application is online at

If you are unable to apply online please email your application to

All applications will receive an automated response.

All candidates are also requested to complete an online Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form which will be found at the end of the application process.

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Closing date for receipt of applications: midnight Sunday 22nd October