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Interim Associate Dean - Students

School of Health and Social Care

Location:  Stoke or Stafford Campus (To be confirmed)
Salary:   £66,539 to £70,578 per annum pro rata
Tenure:  Full time Fixed Term for 6 months, Working 37 hours per week / 1.0fte
Release Date:  Monday 14 September 2020
Closing Date:   Monday 05 October 2020
Interview Date:   Tuesday 20 October 2020
Reference:  HSC20-04

Staffordshire University is on a journey to become the foremost modern higher education institution in the UK, with an international reputation for excellence, and we are looking for inspirational and effective people to take us to the next stage.

In 2018 we broke into the World University rankings for the first time and were named as a top 50 UK university by the Guardian. The quality of our student experience has placed us in the top 10 for teaching quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and in 2019  we achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

Many of our students come from areas with low rates of participation in higher education and we continually strive to ensure the courses we offer meet the needs of people and employers. We are expanding our non-traditional, flexible study options, particularly in apprenticeships serving the public sector.

You can join us at a time when we begin the next step of our transformation journey. The new £40m Catalyst Building will deliver 6,500 new apprentices in the next decade, boosting both the local and national economy. The development of our offer to new academic areas and geographic locations will see us expand our reach and make an innovative offer to a new generation of students.

We are a university of and for our community: local, national and global. If you share our values and have the skills to deliver our vision, we want to hear from you.

The School of Health and Social Care is seeking a brilliant, friendly, ambitious and inspirational Interim Associate Dean Students (ADS) for 6 months. The key role purpose of the ADS is:

  • To deliver the corporate objectives as determined in the Strategic Plan and the implementation strategies.

  • To ensure that all learning and teaching developments and requirements are delivered across the School in conjunction with Head of Department in line with agreed academic strategy to embed best practice

  • To ensure that the School demonstrably increases performance in a range of key metrics including student satisfaction, achievement, progression, retention, employability against our Key Performance Indicators and external performance benchmarks

  • To lead activities related to the ongoing portfolio of awards including validations, subject reviews and accreditation with professional, regulatory and statutory bodies within the School and with partners, to ensure that the portfolio is market led and attractive to students, and offers a range of modes of study and qualifications.

  • To develop the Schools partnership provision in line with the Partnerships Strategy and ensure that the delivery and performance of this is at the appropriate standards

  • To contribute to the inspirational leadership and management of the School and as part of the School Management Team to ensure a healthy, safe, vibrant and engaged culture with an enhanced capability to increase the pace and implementation of change.

  • To lead and manage proactively, efficiently and effectively within the School and in a range of cross institutional networks.

The successful applicant will have extensive experience and knowledge of all aspects of teaching and learning in a higher education context and will be familiar with the requirements of the ADS role. Effective teamwork and excellent communication skills are essential. Understanding of professional regulatory bodies and fitness to practice processes will also be important.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where all can be ourselves and succeed on merit.

In return for your dedication we have a competitive benefits package available:

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay

  • Starting from 29 days Annual Leave (depending on job grade) plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days

  • Excellent Pension Scheme

  • Access to continued professional and personal development

  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community

  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme

  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus

  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans

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At the University we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background. We particularly welcome applications from Women and Black and Asian Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the University at a senior level.

To apply, you will be required to complete an online application form and submit a copy of your CV quoting the relevant reference number for the role you are applying for.

Please note: All correspondence at each stage of the process for employment within Staffordshire University will be sent to you via the email address you applied from, please ensure you check your emails regularly. Please check your junk / spam email folders for any further communication from us.


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