Director of the Manchester School of Art

Ref: 4649

Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester

Apply Now

Role Managed by:

Perrett Laver

London

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6200

f: +44 (0) 20 7340 6201

e: london@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with the seniority of the role

Closing Date: 19/07/2020

Situated in one of the UK’s best-connected and most culturally vibrant cities, the Manchester School of Art plays a central role in the region’s culture and creativity. Since it was established almost 200 years ago, the School of Art has been at the forefront of art and design education and research, providing a space where experimentation and collaboration across disciplines is nurtured and encouraged.

The School is a key part of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Manchester Metropolitan University, which combines an exciting mix of disciplines that, through research and education, are changing lives. The School of Art is in the Complete University Guide’s Top 10 for Art and Design, ranking 7th in the country last year. We are investing in our facilities and infrastructure, including an exciting £35m new building for the School of Digital Arts. We are passionate about creating innovative teaching and research spaces where we will inspire the next generation. 

The new Director of the School of Art will forge and develop a wide range of strategic partnerships across the Arts and wider Creative Industries on behalf of the School and University. They will be able to articulate a compelling direction for the School and wider University that will leverage our impressive cultural assets, raise our profile with a variety of stakeholders, and enable us to extend our reach and impact to a range of diverse communities – locally, nationally and internationally.

This is an opportunity for a driven and visionary individual to contribute to a world-leading School and play a prominent role in an institution with ambition, drive and international reputation. Successful candidates will have a passion for and understanding of art school education, strong ambassadorial and networking skills, and extensive leadership experience in the arts or have a strong academic record and standing in teaching, research or knowledge exchange.

Protecting your personal data is of the utmost importance to Perrett Laver and we take this responsibility very seriously. Any information obtained by our trading divisions is held and processed in accordance with the relevant data protection legislation. The data you provide us with is securely stored on our computerised database and transferred to our clients for the purposes of presenting you as a candidate and/or considering your suitability for a role you have registered interest in.

As defined under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Perrett Laver is a Data Controller and a Data Processor, and our legal basis for processing your personal data is ‘Legitimate Interests’. You have the right to object to us processing your data in this way. For more information about this, your rights, and our approach to Data Protection and Privacy, please visit our website:

http://www.perrettlaver.com/information/privacy/

To find out more information about how Manchester Metropolitan University uses personal information that candidates provide, please visit:

www2.mmu.ac.uk/data-protection/