Vice-Principal (Curriculum and Students)

Ref: 4835

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

London

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Role Managed by:

Dr Mary Beale

Researcher

t: +44 (0)20 7340 6231

e: mary.beale@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Arts, Culture and Sports

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 13/10/2021

Founded in 1906, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama is a globally renowned institution of the theatrical and performing arts. An independent federal member of the University of London, we inspire, educate and train the performers, practitioners and change-makers of tomorrow to shape the future of theatre and the performing arts. Our areas of specialism cover performance (acting, voice, movement), creative, design and production (theatre practice), and drama and applied theatre.

Central’s students consistently achieve and excel within the profession and lead innovation and creativity across the performing arts.  Students benefit from a large number of visiting industry professionals, dedicated technical support and first-class facilities. Our graduates are producing and starring in television, theatre, films and festivals around the world, and consistently demonstrate wider impact through enterprise and activity in the creative  industries and the community. Core to our identity is a genuine commitment to pedagogic excellence and innovation, as recognised in our Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold status. In 2014, our research ranked top amongst UK drama conservatoires in the Research Excellence Framework. The diversity of our offer, and internationally-leading strength of our teaching and research places us uniquely amongst the landscape of the UK’s top theatre and performing arts institutions.

Central is now seeking to appoint an exceptional individual as Vice-Principal (Curriculum and Students), a newly created post to replace and build on the former role of Dean following an organisational restructure. Applications are sought from individuals with an outstanding track record of strategic leadership and achievement in teaching, learning and student experience from a relevant discipline within higher education. They must also have experience in curriculum innovation and a proven ability to pre-empt future industry needs and respond accordingly. Candidates should be an inspirational leader with excellent sectorial and industry knowledge and engagement. They must also have a strong commitment to equity and inclusion.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 13th October 2021, Midnight BST

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