Deputy Dean - Faculty for Business, Law and Social Sciences

Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University (BCU) is a large, dynamic institution that is at the heart of the UK’s second largest city. Through the education it provides to its 30,000 strong student body, the societal contribution of its alumni, the strength of its research discoveries, the impact of its knowledge exchange activities and the contribution it makes to the regional economy, there can be little doubt that BCU is a force to be reckoned with. BCU is moving closer to the completion of its 2025 Strategy and it will soon welcome its new Vice Chancellor David Mba, which means that this is a tremendously exciting time to be joining. 

The Deputy Dean plays a key role in the successful delivery of the faculty’s contribution to the mission and objectives of the University and the delivery of the University’s Strategy 2025 and other, related plans. Reporting to the Faculty PVC/Executive Dean, with a dotted  line to the DVC (Academic), and DVC (Resources), the Deputy Dean manages the Heads of College. They also provide strong and inspirational leadership that operationalises strategic objectives in order to enhance student and staff experiences, thereby ensuring the successful implementation and impact of the Faculty Business Plan.

Applicants should have a sustained record of effective strategic leadership in a university setting. Strong skills related to academic practice and academic development as a key contribution to a high-quality student learning experience are important, as is a sound knowledge and understanding of the changing regulatory environment relating to Higher Education. On account of the managerial aspects of the role, experience of people management, budgetary control, curriculum development and allocation of resources is vital. Candidates should also be committed to a strong and robust inclusion, equality and diversity agenda across all aspects of the role. 

How to Apply

Applications should consist of a CV accompanied by a covering letter addressing the criteria in the person specification.

For an informal, confidential discussion, please contact Lisa Henry, Researcher or Liz James, Partner:



Closing date for receipt of applications: 22/10/2023