Deputy Dean (Quality and Partnerships)

Opening Date:
28 Jun 2022
Closing Date:
1 Aug 2022
Salary Range:

About ARU:
ARU is a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. We are ranked in the world’s top 350 HEIs in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and in the top ten mainstream universities in the country for the proportion of UK undergraduates in employment 15 months after graduating. We have campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford, London and Peterborough with around 2,500 staff and 35,000 students from 180 countries. With a focussed civic mission, we are committed to working with others through education, research and knowledge exchange to enhance the economic, cultural and social wellbeing of the communities in which we work and live.

About the role:
The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine & Social Care is the largest faculty in the university with over 9000 students and 500 staff. We pursue innovative approaches to develop and deliver curricula to meet the ever-changing educational needs of the Education, Health and Social Care workforce, offering a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, from foundation degrees to doctoral study including a comprehensive continuing professional development portfolio. Our dynamic approach ensures that our students are well supported and receive a high quality, evidence-informed, educational experience. The recent Research Excellence Framework acknowledges the world-leading education, health and social care researchers in our faculty, and we are seeking to further develop and support research, innovation, and knowledge exchange with further investment.

We are seeking to appoint a Deputy Dean (Quality and Partnerships) with the vision and strategic acumen to support us on our journey to further increase our reputation, profile and the quality of the faculty portfolio. You will be a member of the faculty executive team, with strategic oversight and a leading role in the implementation of associated operational plans related to quality and partnerships, apprenticeships, and international activity.

Bringing exceptional ambassadorial and interpersonal skills, you will represent the faculty to the outside world with a range of stakeholders including but not limited to the Health Education England, Professional Statutory Regulatory Bodies, Integrated Care Boards, NHS Trusts, Local Authorities and Schools. You will ensure our expertise is communicated, relationships are embedded, and the quality of our provision is recognised, whilst leading on the continuous review of our current education-focused partnerships regionally, nationally, and internationally.

You will be a qualified practitioner in one of the discipline areas within the faculty and hold a PhD or Professional Doctorate with extensive experience linked to the faculty portfolio, involving undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and learning. You will possess the ability to think innovatively with an enthusiastic and flexible approach, and demonstrate commitment to our values and development of the faculty.

We are supported in this appointment by executive search firm, Perrett Laver. For further details, including the job description, person specification and information on how to apply, please visit our website or quoting reference 5905.

We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.