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Head of Roehampton Law School and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law (1.0 FTE)

University of Roehampton – Faculty of Business and Law

Reports to: Executive Dean Faculty of Business and Law

The Role

We seek a dynamic and talented Head of Roehampton Law School and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law who will support the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law, to provide strategic leadership for this high-performing school. The successful candidate will have a track record of experience delivering successful student outcomes, portfolio development and quality assurance in higher education, specifically legal education. As an experienced and talented leader, they will nurture talent and ensure that academic colleagues in the Roehampton Law School are engaged, flexible and agile, with a desire to achieve and equipped to meet the changing HE agenda.

The Faculty of Business and Law is a vibrant learning community of students and staff who believe that businesses and legal professionals should act with a social conscience and promote excellent citizenship. These values are embedded in our world-class research and the practice-based pedagogy we provide for our students. Our ambition is to be an academic entity committed to social responsibility and the public good through research, teaching, and external relationships. We want our staff and students to be at the forefront of their careers so that they can make a difference in progressing active learning and reflective practice whilst being socially responsible.

The Head of Roehampton Law School and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law reports directly to the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law and sits on the Senior Management Team (SMT). Supported by the Deputy Head of Law, they will achieve portfolio development and growth, strong student success outcomes and a national and international profile. They will also liaise with the Deputy Deans of the Faculty responsible for Education, Research Knowledge Exchange and Academic Development and Partnerships. Responsibilities also include academic appointments, appraisals, and workload management in the Law School.

The University

At Roehampton, we change lives by helping our students to develop the confidence, knowledge and adaptability they need for a successful graduate career and fulfilling life.

We are a supportive, close-knit and inclusive community, with a proud history in higher education stretching back more than 175 years. Our values come from this rich history, built in community, engagement and partnership, with a belief that no matter their background, we can help our students to realise their ambitions.  Our graduates today have excellent employment prospects and are part of a thriving and diverse global community of Roehampton alumni.

We provide an engaging portfolio of courses ranging from creative arts to allied health, from education to psychology in addition to business and law. September 2024 will see the launch of our engineering initiative, Sustainable Engineering and Technological Centre which will provide programmes in engineering, architectural technology and construction. We also have an excellent research profile and we ranked in REF 2021 as tied for first as the best modern university for research. With international reach, our research informs policy, enriches culture and improves people’s lives.  

We are London’s Campus University, based on a beautiful 64-acre parkland campus. This short video will give you a taste of life at our wonderful campus and its excellent facilities. Our staff have access to excellent facilities and a generous range of staff benefits. Our full range of benefits are available here.

How to Apply

University of Roehampton is being supported in the appointment by MAB Research & Consulting.

Please send applications to roehampton@mabsearch.com

Applications should consist of:

  • A concise covering letter (ideally no longer than two pages), addressing the criteria in the Person Specification;
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae;
  • Names and contact details of three referees (although referees will only be approached at the final stage of the process, and only with your express permission).

Applicants for the professorial title are required to read the Academic Promotions Framework (available from mary@mabsearch.com) and provide two sides of A4 addressing how you meet the criteria. Applications received without the additional completed paperwork addressing how they meet the criteria will not be considered.

The deadline for receipt of applications is noon on 1st July 2024.

Longlisted candidates will be invited to initial video call conversations with MAB Research & Consulting between 5th and 11th July 2024.

A final shortlist will then be invited to complete psychometric testing in the week commencing 15th July and will be invited to Interview with Roehampton on 26th July 2024.

Final Panel Interviews – Friday, 26th July 2024 (in person, on campus)

The University is committed to promoting diversity and equality of opportunity and aims to create a culture and environment where students and staff are treated fairly. The University is an equal opportunities and ‘disability confident’ employer.

To find out more information about Roehampton and what we can offer please visit the  Working at Roehampton  section of the website.

Location: London
Salary: Competitive salary
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 4th June 2024
Closes: 1st July 2024
Job Ref: RU04345
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