Head of Academic Staff Development (FTC 12 Months)

University of Bristol - Human Resources

The University is recruiting to the role of Head of Academic Staff Development on a maternity cover basis for a period of up to 12 months.

We are looking for an individual with substantial experience of developing academic staff within HE and of working with colleagues at all levels. The role holder will lead a professional and administrative team across a broad remit integrating all aspects of academic practice, namely research staff development, educational development, and leadership development. You will be responsible for ensuring the strategic design, development, delivery, and on-going leadership of this integrated academic development programme for all academic staff across the University. 

The successful candidate will have an academic background and substantial credibility within the academic staff development field. You will have strong leadership skills and experience of leading a team of professionals as well as significant experience and expertise in research staff development and, ideally, leadership development. You will also have the ability to quickly establish strong working relationships with colleagues, their team members, and with staff at all levels across the organisation. The role is a key management position within the HR division and is also expected to contribute to the strategy and overall direction of the Division.

For further information and an informal discussion about the position, please contact Alison Leggett, Head of Academic Staff Development (Alison.leggett@bristol.ac.uk).

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 5th April 2017.

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.

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