Associate Head of Department (Criminology)

Opening Date:
14 Jun 2022
Closing Date:
5 Jul 2022
Salary Range:

The Department of Social Sciences is located within the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences. The Department is one of the largest in the University, with more than 160 staff on the Establishment, plus ALs, and over 30 researchers. We have a wide range of programmes from Foundation Year through to Professional Doctorates. We also have a large apprenticeship programme in Policing. The Department’s other subject areas consist of Criminology, Philosophy, Politics & International Relations, Psychology and Sociology. In terms of research, there is the Centre for Appearance Research, the Psychological Sciences Research Group, and the Social Sciences Research Group that align most closely with the Department. We set great store by an excellent student experience and are working hard to reduce the awarding gap and non-continuation. Our work in relation to boosting graduate outcomes is multilayered and pivots around a vibrant Employer Advisory Board.

This executive level role is integral to the Department. You will have responsibility for overseeing the Criminology subject area, which has around 20 academic staff and a range of undergraduate programmes. You will have a key role, working with programme leaders and others, in ensuring Criminology meets the University’s benchmarks in relation to student satisfaction, continuation, graduate outcomes and the awarding gap. In addition, you will assume line-management responsibilities, and will therefore play an important role in supporting staff development and welfare. More broadly, you will help set the strategic teaching, learning and research direction of the Criminology subject area, and play an active role in the further development of the Department.

This is a full-time permanent post.

This post is not available on a job share basis.

In addition to progressive pay rates, we offer a wide range of employee benefits including:

• a generous holiday allowance of 35 days
• up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year
• excellent defined benefit pension schemes
• access to employee assistance programme
• ongoing learning and development opportunities
• family friendly policies and wellbeing initiatives
• onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus.
• Retail savings via the Wider Wallet scheme
• option to participate in the cycle to work scheme

Frenchay Campus: This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give both our staff and students access to everything they need to succeed – £300m has been invested recently on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation while we continue to develop incredible new facilities to enhance our offer even further.

Further information

If you would like an informal discussion, please contact Professor Peter Clegg, Head of Department on 0117 3282376 or email:

We are able to sponsor qualifying candidates for this role under the Home Office Skilled Worker visa route. Please read our Skilled Worker Guidance to assess if you will be eligible to be sponsored under the criteria.

Please also refer to the Home Office Right to Work Checklist which provides details of which documents are acceptable to prove your right to work in the UK. Should you be shortlisted you will be asked to produce your right to work documents at your interview.

Please note that UWE does not cover any visa or health surcharge costs.