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Dean of Partnerships


Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £86,763 to £92,038 Salary to be negotiated with the successful candidate
Tenure:  Full time Full time permanent
Release Date:  Thursday 29 August 2019
Closing Date:   Thursday 26 September 2019
Interview Date:   Thursday 17 October 2019
Reference:  P19-01

Staffordshire University is on a journey to become the foremost modern higher education institution in the UK, with an international reputation for excellence. We are therefore looking for inspirational and effective people to take us to the next stage. We are driven by our values which underpin everything we do, and our colleagues live our values every day. We are daring, curious and proud of our region and people.  

Our transformation has been externally recognised and in 2018 we entered the World University rankings and are a top 50 UK university in the Guardian league tables. We are in the top 10 for teaching quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. 

As a Connected University, Staffordshire is student focused and civically engaged. Our partnerships operate at local, regional, national and global level and are of critical importance to our Connected University Strategy. The Dean of Partnerships will be a member of the University Senior Leadership Team and will provide strategic leadership for the current and future development, delivery and impact of our University Partnerships.

Reporting to the Pro Vice-Chancellor(Place and Engagement), this role will provide strategic direction for our partnership activity ensuring effective engagement of our Connected University with external partners to deliver positive impact for our students and our civic stakeholders aligned to agreed KPIs. The Dean will line-manage staff in Partnership Services, fostering strong and effective working relationships across our University for partnership development and delivery. The Dean of Partnerships will work closely with the Dean of our Staffordshire Business School ensuring strong alignment of our engagement with local and regional businesses, maximizing the place-based impact of our new Catalyst Building. 

Possessing strong leadership skills and experience, you will have a successful track record of developing and delivering effective higher education partnerships with public and private sector employers, UK and international education and training providers, as well as having significant experience of strategic business planning.

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. 

It is anticipated that interviews will take place in mid-October.

Applicants to apply with CV and covering letter outlining why interested in the role and their relevant experience

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

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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