Vice-President and Head of Faculty of Engineering


3rd January 2023

This is one of five Vice-President and Head of Faculty roles in the University, reporting to the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor. The role sits on the University Executive Board (UEB), chaired by the President and Vice-Chancellor, and comprising the Provost and Deputy Vice- Chancellor, four other Vice-Presidents and Heads of Faculty, three cross-cutting Vice-Presidents (Research, Innovation and Education), the Chief Financial Officer, the Chief Operating Officer and the Director of Human Resources.

As Vice-President and Head of Faculty, you will, in collaboration with other members of UEB, work to ensure the development and delivery of the University Strategy and Vision, and through leadership of the Faculty will ensure alignment of Faculty priorities with University strategic aims.

You will have, devolved accountability for the leadership and management of success of the Faculty of Engineering. The post holder will also ensure close collaboration between the Faculty and the AMG, to strengthen our capacity for world-leading research and knowledge exchange.

Key duties include:

  • Playing a key part in the development and delivery of the University’s vision and strategic plan.
  • Leading the development and delivery of Faculty strategic priorities, ensuring alignment to the University vision and strategy.
  • As part of the University’s wider leadership team, working collaboratively to contribute to sub strategies and enabling action plans as part of the University’s vision and strategic plan.
  • Taking a visible corporate leadership role on issues assigned and agreed by the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor.
  • Championing the University values of ambition, excellence, collaboration, inclusivity, responsibility, and transparency.
  • Representing the University at a local, national, and international level.

In return we offer a highly competitive pay and pension package along with reward and recognition opportunities linked to performance. We also offer comprehensive selection of benefits and offers to suit your lifestyle needs under the umbrella of The Deal. This includes a generous annual leave entitlement of 41 days (including Bank Holidays and closure days) with the option to purchase more. Our staff wellbeing offering, encourages and supports staff to maintain their own positive health and wellbeing through a range of accessible, inclusive and supportive services and activities. We provide access to extensive development and training opportunities. Our award-winning equality and diversity action which enhances working life for all. A generous removal/relocation expenses package, will also be offered, subject to the terms of the scheme.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and University.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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