Person specification

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate evidence of the following skills, qualities, and experience:


  • A strategic outlook with the ability to support and lead the Faculty, fostering teamwork and cross-Faculty collaboration.

  • Prior leadership and management experience in a complex university, within an academic field relevant to the Faculty and with experience of managing budgets and people.

  • A strong track-record in research and of attracting research funding.

  • Role-modelling and championing academic excellence by demonstrating standing and credibility within the academic community.

  • A track record of working with complex academic/healthcare systems and an ability to understand their priorities.

  • A track record in ensuring a diverse, inclusive, and supportive work environment, and the ability to devise and implement appropriate interventions where required.

  • A good understanding of what it takes to fulfil the tripartite mission of providing high-quality research, high-quality education, and high-quality partnership activity at scale.

  • An ability to inspire and empower others from junior members to those in the leadership team.

  • Demonstrates influential, persuasive and motivational skills and the ability to work through others.


  • Understanding and delivery of financial sustainability.

  • Awareness of the overseas and postgraduate student markets.

  • Experience of making strategic, commercial and financial decisions.

  • Experience of innovation and engagement with commercial partners.

  • Knowledge of the UK funding arrangements.