Dean of Students

University of Derby

Location: Kedleston Road, Derby

Inspire, Innovate, Impact.

At the University of Derby, people are at the heart of everything we do. As a major, local employer we not only offer one of the region’s most competitive reward packages, but we are also constantly recognising and rewarding individual contribution, as well as helping to develop colleagues both personally and professionally. We take pride in being a really friendly, supportive and innovative workplace and we are genuinely committed to offering colleagues the opportunity to develop a fantastic, long-lasting career here with us.

We encourage applications from a diverse workforce who can help us achieve our desire to be the ambitious student’s natural choice for quality, support and achievement.

About the role

Reporting directly into the PVC – Student Experience, you will be part of the Corporate Management Team (CMT) and will play a full role across a whole range of activity at this level. 

As part of the Student Experience senior team you will be directly responsible for putting our students at the heart of everything we do, promoting the academic and pastoral/personal welfare of students and increasing student satisfaction to enable students to meet their full potential.  You will work collaboratively across the institution, with both academic and professional staff and facilitate the partnership between the University and the Students’ Union to further enhance the student experience. You will deliver tangible outcomes, ensuring that the practice is sector leading and supports both academic outcomes and the well-being of students.

Combining strategic and operational leadership the role holder will ensure that the University can respond flexibly to our student’s needs and enable students to maximise their time and potential.  With excellent leadership, communication and influencing skills, you must have demonstrable experience of building and sustaining excellent working relationships with stakeholders, both internally and externally. 


  • Accessible location; Derby is a thriving, multi-cultural city with easy access from any location within the UK
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Competitive, family friendly reward packages
  • Opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme
  • Discount savings scheme and extensive staff discounts on accredited courses for yourself or family to study here at the University
  • Cycle2Work scheme and subsidised travel
  • Vast programme of training courses and secondment opportunities
  • Local recognition scheme

Application procedure

For more information and to apply on-line, please click the “Apply” button below.

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