Head of School of Film and Journalism

University of the West of England, Bristol - Film & Journalism

UWE Bristol is an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people, and transform futures. We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims.

We are a well-established university, with over 27,000 students, 250,000 alumni, and 3,000 staff. Students come to study with us from all over the UK, as well as from 140 different countries around the world, making this a diverse and interesting place to come and study.

Bristol itself is a hub of social and cultural activity. A place with a strong, creative, and fiercely independent mindset. A city with a buzzing music scene, great restaurants, and interesting business ventures. It’s not surprising Bristol is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work in the UK.

The department of Film and Journalism within the Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education seek to appoint a Head of School of Film and Journalism.

Heads of department hold key leadership and management roles within the faculty structures. They are the lead manager for academic provision, share responsibility for achieving faculty key performance indicators, and are required to work collaboratively in delivering objectives, and will develop and deliver a departmental business plan which supports the faculty’s aims and objectives; to contribute to the strategic and operational management of the faculty.

It is essential that you have a substantial record of achievement as an academic and/or practitioner, covering teaching, research, and professional practice in a relevant subject area. A successful track record of academic management within an education-based organisation of comparable size and complexity, together with excellent leadership, inter-personal, and project management skills.

Other benefits, in addition to salary:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 35 days;
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition;
  • flexible working;
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes;
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme;
  • family friendly policies;
  • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus;
  • option to purchase childcare vouchers.

City Campus:

This post is based at our City Campus in Bristol city centre which comprises Bower Ashton Studios, Arnolfini, Spike Island, and Watershed, and is home to UWE Bristol's creative and cultural subjects. Through a combination of University sites and partnerships with creative and cultural organisations in the city, we have developed a network of cultural and creative spaces. These enable our students and staff to develop their professional practice in inspiring learning environments as well as provide opportunities for creative collaboration and networking.

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