Head of Department of Law and Finance
Salary: £55,000 - £70,000 per annum – Full-time, Permanent
The University of Bedfordshire Business School is at the forefront of expanding opportunity and access in higher education. With a strong focus on the student experience, we are committed to excellent, inclusive teaching that prepares our students for professional employment and inspires them to achieve their ambitions. We deliver across a range of business, management and law subject areas and are currently expanding provision through new partnerships and a developing portfolio of higher and degree apprenticeships. Our teaching, research and civic engagement makes a real impact across business, public services and our community and in acknowledgement of this we have recently become the first Business School in the UK to be recognised by the EFMD for their prestigious Business School Impact System (BSIS) label.
Following significant investment by the University in transforming the student experience, we are now seeking a Head of Department to provide strategic leadership for the Department of Law and Finance. The Department has been successful in transforming both its postgraduate and undergraduate portfolio, in enhancing the student experience, in developing TNE and academic partnerships and in demonstrating impact across research, enterprise and teaching delivery across the local, regional and global communities it serves. With new and enhanced PSRB accreditations and a strong track record of community engagement, the new Head of Department will provide leadership to drive further progress and development.
As Head of Department you will have strategic responsibility for shaping and delivering an innovative, research informed curriculum that connects students to a broad range of learning, employment and research opportunities. You will work with our delivery partners across distributed campuses both in the UK and overseas and with PSRBs and other external stakeholders to drive our external engagement.
As a member of the Faculty Executive Group, you will work closely with the Executive Dean to develop and implement your portfolio of activity. With outstanding leadership qualities and an ability to motivate and inspire teams you will have a strong track record of academic management in the HE sector, experience of line managing staff, of partnership development and ideally higher and degree apprenticeship development and delivery. Target and performance driven, you will also be a good communicator, collaborator and networker, capable of working flexibly to support the School’s diverse operations and markets and travelling to a range of UK and international locations in line with the requirements of the post. As a senior member of staff you will also contribute to cross University activities.
Due to the Home Office and UK Visas & Immigration requirements on immigration and Right to Work in the UK, the University of Bedfordshire can only accept job applications from Non EEA applicants who hold a current Tier 1 or Tier 2 (in country) visa and their status allows them to work and reside in the UK with no restrictions.
To apply please log on to our website www.beds.ac.uk/jobs and complete the online application.
Please quote reference number and job title. Please note CVs will only be accepted in addition to a fully completed application form. Closing date: Midnight 15 January 2019. Interviews will be held on 6 February 2019. All applications must be received by midnight on the closing date. Applications will not be accepted after this deadline. The University is committed to equality of opportunity and values the diversity of all its workforce and student population.