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Associate Director - Academic

York St John University - London Campus

Closing date: Sunday 28th November 2021 at midnight

Interview date: Friday 17th December 2021

To achieve York St John University’s Strategy 2026 a progressive operating model underpinned by a distributed leadership ethos has been implemented within our five School and YSJ London structure. We have recruited a number of Associate Head/Deans to join the School Academic Leadership Teams (SALT) within each School in York and we are delighted to now be recruiting for a new Associate Head/Dean for our York St John (YSJ) London Campus.

YSJ London opened in 2019 and offers a range of Postgraduate Taught programmes and Apprenticeships in the disciplines of Business and Computer Science. We have 700 Master’s students and Apprentices and are set to grow our portfolio further over the next few years to attract 1000 learners. The campus is situated in a self-contained, five storey building right in the heart of central London with a contemporary and innovative environment.

The Role

As Associate Director (Academic) you will be the academic lead at YSJ London for defined disciplines within the campus and will be accountable to the Director for the long-term strategic development and operational success of the relevant programmes and courses. The Director of YSJ London, Louise Donaghy, reports into the Pro Vice Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Transfer, Professor Rob Mortimer, is part of the university’s Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and works closely with the Head/Dean of each school in York.

As an active part of the campus Senior Academic Leadership Team (SALT), you will be instrumental in building a culture of student achievement, innovation, research, and scholarship; enabling academic colleagues to thrive and develop within a supportive, collegiate and academically ambitious environment.

In the immediate term, you will be involved in the continued development and implementation of the distributed leadership model and, with SALT colleagues, will be involved in shaping the London Campus performance outcomes, measures of success and strategic plan.

Key Requirements

As a current senior lecturer, you will bring depth and enthusiasm for your subject and a commitment to the future sustainability of our London Campus, with experience of inspiring and empowering others.

For informal enquiries please contact Louise Donaghy, Director of London Campus at 

In addition to a competitive salary, YSJ employees enjoy access to a superb range of benefits including –

  • Generous annual leave entitlement (plus additional leave days during our Christmas closure period)
  • Pension scheme
  • Health cash plan
  • Training and development
  • Discounts at a range of local companies, including shops, cafes and restaurants.

The University is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff networks and a multi-faith space to support staff from different background 

As part of our commitment to providing an inclusive working environment, consideration is given to all requests for job share or flexible working arrangements.

Please note that CVs are not accepted in place of the application form.

Interviews may take place remotely via Microsoft Teams. Further guidance will be provided to candidates who progress to interview stage.

Please note that this vacancy may close early if a large volume of applications are received to ensure that we can meet the above timescales. Any applications currently in progress at this time will be notified and given the opportunity to complete their application prior to closure.

Location: London
Salary: £51,800 to £61,818 per annum (plus London weighing) - Grade 9 with remission from teaching contract up to 50%
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 9th November 2021
Closes: 28th November 2021
Job Ref: 148-21-R
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