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Head of the School of Law

Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester is one of the most extensive higher education centres in Europe and the most popular city for students in the UK. We are at the heart of it, delivering cutting-edge skills to people from 120 countries – 94% of whom go into work or further study within six months of graduating. Since 2006, we have invested £350 million into our exceptional campus to deliver our vision of being the best modern university, and we continue to achieve and innovate every day.

Based in the UK’s second largest legal hub – at the heart of our diverse and vibrant city - Manchester Law School, within the Faculty of Business and Law, is one of the UK’s largest law schools, and an important part of the legal and educational life of our city, with more than 1,200 current students and over 20,000 graduates across the globe. We are proud of our applied research and the socially progressive agenda for which the school has become renowned and we seek a new Head of School - appointed for four years and substantively as a Professor within the school - to provide strong academic leadership in support of the wider University’s stated aim to be the leading modern university in all that we do.   

Candidates will bring a strong academic track record in a relevant discipline and combine this with an excellent leadership profile, evidencing experience of improving key performance metrics and effective management of organisational change. 

As we look to the future and the changes in legal education, our new Head will have the opportunity to refresh our vision and reimagine what our provision could be, as such, candidates must be both innovative and be encouraging of innovation.  In addition, you must bring a desire to engage externally across the private and public sectors to help drive the ambition of the University.  

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Closing date for applications is midday Friday 1st February 2019.

Manchester Metropolitan University is an equal opportunities employer and positively welcomes applications from candidates who are currently underrepresented at this level.

Location: Manchester
Salary: Attractive Salary and Package
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th December 2018
Closes: 1st February 2019
Job Ref: AQ383
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