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Ref Job Title Salary Contract Type Closing Date Support/Academic/Management
D1 Dean - School of Education, Health and Community Competitive salary commensurate with skills and experience Full-time, permanent 15-01-2018 12 Midday Academic

The School of Education, Health and Community has a strong vocational focus and has undergone a period of growth over recent years.  It has a portfolio which provides progression from Level 2 to Level 7, and includes full-time, part-time and apprenticeship provision.


The successful candidate will be able to provide leadership, support and direction to ensure the effective operation and development of the School.  Experience of leading and managing within a higher and/or further education environment is essential.  You will have a proven track record of engagement with employers for the benefit of students, staff and the curriculum.  Your engagement with employers will maintain a vibrant, effective curriculum and enhance the student experience including placement opportunities.


You will also have a postgraduate qualification and a recognised teaching qualification.

Closing date: Monday 15 January 2018

Interview date: The selection process for short-listed candidates will be held on Thursday 1 February and Friday 2 February 2018.  Accommodation will be arranged.

Additional Information:


The School of Education, Health and Community consists of the Dean, 4 Assistant Deans who take responsibility for the areas of: Education, Community, Further Education and Apprenticeship and Partnership Provision. 2 Senior Lecturers, 2 Senior Curriculum Leads, 36 Lecturers, 3 Practice Lectures, 3 assessors and 3 administrators.


All programmes within the School of Education, Health and Community have a strong vocational focus to ensure theory is relevant to work-based practice. Work placements are an integral feature of all courses. With a number of courses leading to nationally recognised accreditation, for example: Early Years Practitioner Status, Senior Practitioner Status, Advanced Practitioner and JNC recognition which is embedded within the Masters Youth Work and Community Development Programme, in addition students who complete the Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Vocational Subjects can apply to become Fellows of the HEA. Within the School progression is available and encouraged from Level 2 to Level 7.


The School offers a growing portfolio of apprenticeships, including Early Years, Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, Clinical Healthcare, Health and Social Care and higher level apprenticeships in Care, Leadership and Management and Assistant Practitioner at Level 5.


The School are currently developing the Associate Nurse programme in conjunction with the University of Birmingham.


The School have recently developed a fully on-line top up degree in Childhood Studies which will be available for partnership delivery as well as being offered nationally and internationally by UCB. Within further education successful partnerships are in place with a number of Schools and Children’s Centres who deliver the Supporting and Learning in Schools programmes and functional skills in Maths and English.


Within the School the majority of BA Degrees, Foundation Degrees and Postgraduate Degrees are accredited by the University of Birmingham, with a minority of programmes being accredited by University College Birmingham.


All programmes within the School are subject to a number of regular external quality evaluations. Ofsted review the university’s Further Education and Skills provision and Initial Teacher Education on a regular basis. In 2017 the further education provision of the university was subject to a full Ofsted inspection. The grade given was Grade 2 (Good). Inspectors commented positively on the effective partnerships with community organisations and staff use of their industry expertise to set demanding professional standards. The personal development, behaviour and welfare of students was judged to be Grade 1 (Outstanding). The most recent Ofsted Inspection of Initial Teacher Education concluded in 2015 and was also rated Grade 2 (Good) overall. Strengths highlighted within the report are the good quality support given to trainees by their tutors, the effectiveness of training programmes in producing high quality teachers, the strength of the partnerships approach and the students understanding of equality and diversity.


The School has high levels of student satisfaction with many of the results of the National Student Survey (NSS) placing student satisfaction in the top quartile for all Higher Education Institutions. Results of FE Choices and the Post-Graduate survey also indicates high levels of student satisfaction. These levels of satisfaction are achieved by providing high quality teaching and learning and listening to the student voice.


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