SHSS048 – Deputy Head of School

University of West London

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School of Human and Social Sciences

£68,983 to £76,134
per annum

Release Date:  

Tuesday 07 March 2023

Closing Date:  

Friday 17 March 2023

Interview Date:  

To be confirmed



The University of West London (UWL) is ranked the best modern* university (non-specialist) in London in the Complete University Guide 2023.

We were also named University of the Year for Student Experience and Teaching Quality in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023, being described by the editor as “regularly among the top-performing universities” and proving that “it is possible for a London-based institution to achieve outstanding levels of student satisfaction beyond other universities”.

*University status awarded in or after 1992

The School

School of Human and Social Sciences offers a full range of awards from foundation degrees to undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees. Our courses and areas of expertise include Criminology, Psychology, Education, Addiction Studies, Forensic Science, Nutritional Therapy, Politics and International Relations. Our courses are accredited by professional bodies in the sciences, for example, The British Psychological Society (BPS), Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals and the Nutritional studies course by Nutritional Therapy Education Commission (NTEC).

The Role

The Deputy Head of School will pro-actively support the Head of School and other senior staff in providing overall leadership, management, vision and direction for the School. Key areas of responsibility involve managing agreed areas of the School’s activities and resources and overseeing the delivery of courses in one of the 3 subject areas (Psychological Sciences or Criminology and Forensic Science or Education and Interdisciplinary Studies), through management and leadership of Course Leaders. This post will also lead on development, and ensure high quality, of specified areas of the provision of teaching, research, knowledge exchange, enterprise and external markets in the UK and overseas as required.

The Person

You will have a higher degree in a subject relevant to any subject within the School and Fellow/Senior Fellow status with the HEA and/or equivalent demonstrable experience/qualification.

The successful candidate will need to have a collegiate and facilitative leadership style which motivates colleagues and gains their trust and respect. You will also have significant curriculum development and Quality Assurance/Enhancement experience. In addition, it is expected that the post holder will have significant and demonstrable experience of line management, financial management, strategic planning and academic leadership.

Team working and commitment to excellent student experience are critical components to this post. Experience of delivering strategic change and of supervising doctoral students to completion is desirable.

How to Apply

To apply click on ‘Apply Online’ and send us your CV and supporting statement. Further information about the application process can be found here:

Please email [email protected]   if you need any assistance with the application process.

For informal enquiries about the position, please contact Dr Jennifer Mayer, Head of School of Human and Social Sciences on [email protected] ..

Interviews are expected to be held in the week commencing 20th of March 2023. 

Additional Information

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UWL is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter, and is a Disability Confident Employer as well as a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly those mentioned above to increase diversity in our workforce.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

Please be advised that it is expected that appointment within a grade will normally be at the minimum point.

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