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Applications invited for Head of School (SAPD)

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The University is inviting applications for the post of Head of School of Agriculture, Policy and Development for a term of six years. 

The role is open only to internal candidates and offers a good opportunity for colleagues within the school, and across the University, to develop their careers by taking on academic leadership and managerial role.

The Head of School is responsible for providing the School's academic leadership, and will also contribute to the broader leadership within the wider University.

In a message to potential applicants, Mark Fellowes, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Planning & Resources) says, "The role of Head of School is quite simply both highly challenging and highly rewarding. There is no underplaying just how important it is. A Head of School must be many things to many people, providing support and guidance, but directing where necessary."

Job details and how to apply

More information on the roles, including job description and person specification, is available in the link below:

Head of School – Agriculture, Policy and Development

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and we welcome applications where a flexible working pattern and/or a job share is proposed. Specifically, we welcome applications where it is proposed to take up the role as half of a job share (and no indication is needed as to who the other half might be). We also welcome coordinated applications from two separate members of staff proposing to undertake the role as a job share.

Your application will require the submission of a statement of suitability and interest (1000 words max) and the attachment of an up to date CV by Friday 24 January

Shortlisting and interview date:

  • Shortlisting on 3 February 2020
  • Interviews on 12 February 2020

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to make a presentation to members of the School, which will take place on 7 February 2020.

For any informal conversation about the role, please contact Mark Fellowes.

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