Executive Recruitment

Dean of School

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University of Brighton
Closing date:
28th February
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Closing date
28th February 2021

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As part of a reconfiguration of our academic Schools a new School comprising architecture, built environment,  computing, engineering, interior and product design and mathematics is being established on our Moulsecoomb campus.

As part of the process, we are looking to appoint a new Dean to establish the vision for the new School in the context of the University Strategy ‘Practical Wisdom’ and reflecting the University values of creativity, inclusivity, sustainability and partnership through its culture, academic portfolio and research.

The Dean will play a pivotal role in the strategic development, operation and academic performance of the School in relation to education, student experience and research. The Dean will provide academic vision and direction to the school, effective leadership of staff and management of resources.

Furthermore, as a senior leader of the University, the Dean of the school will be collectively responsible, with the University Executive Board, for shaping the academic strategic direction, development and performance of the university through specific institution-wide responsibilities. 

The Dean will represent the School and the University externally to build strategic partnerships, enhance reputation and contribute to relevant regional, national and international developments of the associated subjects and professions.

We are, therefore, looking for candidates who will bring truly inspirational leadership and a pioneering, transformative outlook to teaching, learning and research activities, as well as the ability to negotiate and navigate complex situations.

If you feel you have the skills that we are looking for and share our belief and passion for the organisation, we would be delighted to hear from you.

If you would like to know about this exciting opportunity please click apply, or for an informal and confidential conversation please contact our advising consultants: Ross Highfield or Alison Elton on 07891 138 886.


Closing date:  28th February 2021

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How To Apply

University of Brighton has engaged the services of GatenbySanderson to whom applications should be sent by the closing date of 28th February 2021.

To discuss the opportunity further please contact Alison Elton or Ross Highfield at 07891 138 886 or ross.highfield@gatenbysanderson.com  

Candidates should submit a comprehensive CV and answer the attached Competency Questions in the first instance via www.gatenbysanderson.com/job/GSe70819 - GatenbySanderson will then send you a link to our simple video application process to record a two minute introductory video. You should receive this email the next working day. The CV, competency questions and video response will form the complete application for this position.

Your CV should provide your home, mobile and email contact details. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Should you have questions on the application process or require support with your application, please contact Chloe Marshall at GatenbySanderson chloe.marshall@gatenbysanderson.com

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