Dean of Business Programmes

St. Patrick's College London

Do you have experience of designing and leading academic programmes?

Would you be interested in being part of a pioneering new initiative, ‘Experiential Teaching’, which has the student experience at its heart and is designed to cater specifically to adult learners from diverse backgrounds?

Would you enjoy the challenge of bringing your experience to bear within a unique, vibrant, entrepreneurial College in the City of London?

St. Patrick’s College is on a transformational journey, restructuring its existing 4 schools in to two broader, more all-encompassing Departments, in the areas of Health+ and Business+ and overhauling completely the way in which it delivers its programmes to put the student experience front and centre. Two new Deans will be appointed to work alongside a Director in each respective school to lead on the academic provision.

As Dean of Business Programmes, you will be a motivated individual who understands the value of good communications, management and the development of best practice in learning and teaching. You will have relevant experience of developing and managing programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels with the ability to lead the Business+ Department at. St. Patrick’s from an academic perspective. Moreover, you will introduce our new methods of teaching, understand the relevance of innovations and setting the example in close collaboration with your other colleagues and the Vice Principal (Teaching Excellence & Student Success).

You will oversee the quality of the teaching on all programmes within the department, and will work with teams to build best practice and to support high rates of student achievement, engagement and satisfaction. You will seek to involve internal and external stakeholders in supporting and enhancing curriculum development and delivery, and work collaboratively with partner institutions to develop and enhance the curriculum.

The role involves taking responsibility for the management, academic direction and performance of the Business+ portfolio. You will be expected to be a visionary leader who thinks innovatively and creatively, whilst commanding the support and respect of both academic and professional staff. On a day-to-day level you will show leadership, direct operations, develop colleagues and grow the department. You will be target driven, familiar with the implementation and analysis of Key Performance Indicators and demonstrate academic integrity. You will do all of this in very close collaboration with the Director of Business Programmes, to whom you will report.

As a constituent part of Global University Systems Group, St. Patrick’s sits alongside organisations as diverse as the University of Law and London College of Contemporary Arts. The opportunity presents an exciting prospect for the right candidate.

We look forward to hearing from you if this sounds like a challenge that would inspire you.

For further details and a full role profile, please visit our website: To apply, please submit a CV and Covering Letter, setting out how your experience matches the requirements set out on the Person Specification, to

The closing date for applications is: Friday 27 April 2018.

Candidates must have the right to work in the UK. Only applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

St. Patrick’s is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religion or belief.

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