Head of School of Management and Marketing

Ref: 5765

University of Westminster

Central London

Role Managed by:

Matthew Justice

Research Associate

t: 020 3928 7359

e: matthew.justice@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 16/05/2022

Formal Interview Date: Interviews and informal stakeholder panels on Marylebone Campus - Thursday 14th July 9am-6pm.

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The University of Westminster has a long and distinctive history. Founded over 180 years ago as London’s first polytechnic institution, it has become known for the many ways in which it helps students to realise their full potential, regardless of background. Westminster’s founding values are to be inclusive, progressive and compassionate, with a spirit that reflects the University’s global reach and location at the heart of a world city which is home to diverse communities. Its teaching is practical, relevant, and contemporary. Providing grounded, holistic education with wide horizons and opportunities, it develops graduates who will help fuel growth and prosperity, and who become responsible citizens of the world.  

The University now seeks a Head for its School of Management and Marketing. With nearly 90 full and part-time staff and 2,000 students, this is the largest of the four Schools that make up Westminster Business School (WBS). Distinctive and globally-connected, WBS is based in the heart of London’s political, media and financial services and is widely recognised as a provider of choice for applied and professionally-accredited management education. Multi-disciplinary and with a growing portfolio of courses, the School of Management and Marketing provides a transformative platform for students from a wide range of backgrounds. It enjoys strong links with professional bodies and its faculty are actively engaged in applied research and executive training.

A key member of the WBS Executive Group, the postholder will be required to bring strong and visionary leadership to this diverse and dynamic School as well as contribute to the management and strategic development of WBS and the University more broadly, to realise the University’s strategic objectives. A reputable and inspiring leader, the new Head of School will be focused on leading change by championing a strong and bold vision. They will be required to drive quality in teaching and learning, continue the innovation in, and expansion of, market leading programmes, and deliver enhanced income and impact from research and knowledge exchange activity. A skilled communicator, with exceptional people and management skills, they will bring a track record in successful resource planning and implementation. Prospective candidates should demonstrate the ability to think and act strategically; engage and motivate staff; and will possess a high level of analytical and administrative ability. Critically, they will evidence a passion for the School and align with the values and mission of the institution.

Westminster will be delighted to hear from those who share their ambition, energy and commitment, who take ownership and lead by example, and who embrace their culture of support, encouragement, and responsibility.

The University of Westminster will be supported in this appointment by executive search firm, Perrett Laver. For further details, including the job description, person specification and information on how to apply, please visit: https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference number 5765.

The closing date for applications is 9:00am (BST) on Monday 16th May 2022.

Please see candidate pack for details of other key dates.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further or have any questions about the role, please contact Research Associate, Matthew Justice at matthew.justice@perrettlaver.com or +44 (0)20 3928 7359.

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