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Ref Job Title Salary Contract Type Closing Date Support/Academic/Management
A228 Executive Dean Engineering, Digital and Sustainable Construction £85,000-£90,000 dependent upon experience Full time- Permanent 30-06-2022 12 Midday Management
Based in the heart of Birmingham city centre, University College Birmingham (UCB) is a specialist, aspirational and globally-connected institution offering vocational education and training within a supportive learning community. Our vision is to unlock the talent of our learners to help them achieve their ambitions, maximising opportunities for career progression and personal fulfilment. We have invested over £140m in our teaching and other facilities over the last ten years to ensure an outstanding learning environment. 

We have now invested upwards of £20m in our new Engineering, Construction and Digital Learning spaces and equipment, to be ready to receive learners by September 2022.

UCB is celebrating recently being awarded University of the year 2022 by What Uni Awards? Student Choice awards In January 2022, we have also entered into an exciting new collaborative partnership with the University of Warwick. Ranked sixth in the 2022 Guardian League Tables and awarded the Times University of the Year 2022 for Teaching Quality, Warwick are committed to partnering with us on a full range of projects which will enhance student opportunity, experience and outcomes. They are specifically supporting our new engineering, modern methods of construction and digital centre, utilising their experienced employer stakeholder partners to support future student employment or further Higher Education opportunities. Among these joint pieces of work are aspirations to enhance student employability across the West Midlands region, widen participation in Further and Higher Education and to support regional Ďlevelling upí and key skills priorities.

We are entering into one of the most exciting and ambitious periods of our development and are now seeking to appoint an Executive Dean for the newly formed School of Engineering, Digital and Sustainable Construction. This is a new, exciting and unique position enabling us to expand our curriculum into a new era, creating opportunities with more modern engineering, construction and digital curriculum, from FE level initially but progressing to HE studies via exciting pathways. 

Our investment in world class facilities and resources in which our students will study mirror the investment in cutting edge industries across all aspects of the curriculum, students that graduate or progress into industry will do so with the highest level of work-ready skills available to launch them into high value jobs.

Our new Executive Dean will lead a team of professional engineers, construction and digital experts to ensure our students receive an outstanding learning experience. With line management accountability for a new Deputy Dean, and Senior Lecturers, they will deliver sustained academic growth for both Further and Higher Education programmes. The curriculum they will lead on will be innovative and modern, and they will have the skills to identify opportunities in new and emerging markets, working closely with external stakeholders. With a strong emphasis on partnership-working, they will drive enhancements in reputation and, most importantly, student outcomes. 

To deliver the above, we are seeking to appoint an exceptional individual who has led a successful business, department or college and can evidence strong leadership, innovation and exposure to modern methods, vision, economic growth whilst maintaining the highest quality assurance in delivery. They will play an active role as a member of the Executive Management Team, which fosters a culture of innovation and high performance across all areas of the institution. The postholder will oversee the successful strategy and operation of the school and lead academic teams to ensure high-quality and engaging teaching whilst also ensuring the School is aligned with the wider University strategies and objectives. 

If you are interested in finding out further information regarding this role, including details of how to apply, please email recruitment@ucb.ac.uk requesting an information pack. 

  • 50 daysí paid leave per year
  • Teacherís pension scheme 
  • Private healthcare 
  • Excellent staff development opportunities 
  • Salary sacrifice car leasing, tech and cycle schemes 
  • Heavily-subsidised on-site car parking
  • Hybrid Working Opportunities
  • Free Gym Membership 
  • Employee Assistance Programme 
Closing Date - Thursday 30 June 2022 at midday. 

Standard information: 

UCB is an equal opportunities employer.

University College Birmingham is proud to have been voted UK University of the Year in the prestigious 2022 Whatuni Student Choice Awards. We are also the best university for Student Support. The awards are voted for and by students showcasing the incredible relationships we foster here at University College Birmingham between Staff and Students.

UCB has a unique collaborative partnership with the University of Warwick (Ranked sixth in the 2022 Guardian League Tables and named the runner-up in the Times University of the Year 2022 and the Times University of the Year 2022 for Teaching Quality). 

All applicants for employment at the University will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of Safeguarding and the PREVENT agenda in the context of further and higher education. 


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