Head of Birmingham School of Architecture and Design

Ref: 5018

Birmingham City University

Birmingham, England

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Role Managed by:

Sukhpal Uppal

Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 20 3928 7352

e: Sukhpal.Uppal@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with the seniority of the role

Closing Date: 29/03/2021

Formal Interview Date: w/c 17th May 2021

We are seeking to appoint an experienced senior academic/practitioner with a strong track record of academic leadership, professional accreditation process and subject expertise, delivering enhancements in student experience and satisfaction, employability, access and participation, retention and quality. Our ideal candidate will be change orientated and empathetic: someone who really cares about our students and the important role our academic and professional services staff play in their lives. You will be an innovator, able to shape a compelling offer and vision for the future of the School that builds on its existing strengths and excellent reputation, develops its offer and extends its reach, both domestically and internationally.

Institutionally we are TEF Silver and aiming for Gold and we continue to improve across key performance metrics with, for example, 97% of our graduates moving into work or further study within six months. We have built upon the success of the last REF to create a much more vibrant and extensive research culture and our new Head will continue to develop this culture across research, knowledge exchange and enterprise activity. Our new Head of School will also be committed to building on current initiatives to sustain and enhance the diversity of our student and staff populations in Architecture & Design. As Head of School, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the broader strategy for the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media as a member of the Faculty Executive leadership team with a shared positive and collegiate culture.

This role will be exciting. Higher Education is changing rapidly and Birmingham City is ideally placed to respond – it will be your role to help us to achieve our full potential. If you would like to contribute your expertise and creativity to this wonderful institution, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Your Application

For an informal conversation about the role please contact the University’s appointed advisors, Perrett Laver, by contacting Sukhpal Uppal at sukhpal.uppal@perrettlaver.com or +44 (0)20 3928 7352.

Applications should consist of a covering letter addressing suitability against the person specification and a full curriculum vitae.

Applications can be uploaded at https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies, quoting reference number 5018.

The closing date for applications is midnight GMT on Monday 29th March 2021.

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At Birmingham City University we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.  All staff are expected to understand and enact the University’s commitment to ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion in our employment practice and in all that we do . This commitment is enshrined in our Core Values and is detailed in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Employment Policy. The University values and celebrates the diversity of our staff and students; we welcome people from the many  different backgrounds and life experiences that reflect the students and the citizens we serve.  We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and actively encourage unique contributions, in particular from under-represented groups in respect of age, disability, sex, gender or gender identity, ethnicity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or transgender status.