Head of Department of Clinical Science and Services

Ref: 3842

Royal Veterinary College


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Role Managed by:

Dr Urvashi Ramphul

Senior Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6280

f: +44 (0) 20 7340 6201

e: Urvashi.Ramphul@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 31/12/2018

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) is seeking to appoint a new Head of Department of Clinical Science and Services. The largest of three academic Departments within the College, the Department of Clinical Science and Services (CSS) combines teaching and research programmes with clinical activities, and comprises more than 410 FTE staff, including 90 academic staff, 24 grant-funded research staff and 77 administrative and support staff. The Department is home to the College's small and large animal hospitals, including the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals, Europe's leading small animal hospital. Sustainable delivery of clinical education, the further development of world-class clinical services and substantial contribution to the science that underpins excellent clinical decision-making are central to the ethos of the Department.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity for an outstanding and ambitious academic clinician to join a world-renowned and forward-looking veterinary school, equipped with state-of-the-art clinical and research facilities. The successful candidate will lead all academic and non-academic members of staff within the College's clinical department and will contribute to the delivery of the College's mission of excellence in veterinary and para-veterinary education and scholarship. The new Head will contribute to the continuing success of the Department and to further improve the Department's international reputation in biomedical and veterinary research through the provision of outstanding clinical services, clinical education and research.

The RVC is one of the leading veterinary schools globally and is a college of the University of London. Ranked first in Europe and in the top three institutions in the world for veterinary science, the RVC has a unique, rich heritage of innovation and leadership in veterinary medicine and science. The RVC has accreditation from all of the major professional bodies worldwide and offers a large variety of professional and scientific educational programmes. In addition to its longstanding commitment to excellence in teaching, the RVC is at the forefront of research into areas that benefit animal and human health and welfare.

Candidates must hold a recognised degree in veterinary or biological science and a PhD or equivalent in a relevant area. Candidates will have an excellent track record of  achievement in research and/or clinical service, together with teaching expertise in a relevant context. Alongside effective communication and interpersonal skills, the successful candidate will demonstrate significant and relevant leadership and management experience.