Person specification

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


How identified
and assessed*

*For ‘How identified and assessed’:  AP - application, AS - assessment, I - interview, P - presentation, R - references  
PhD in a subject relevant to the School’s research fociAP
World-class research capacity evidenced by a substantial record of high-quality research publications and externally funded projects, making significant contributions to the advancement of their own discipline

Strong alignment with research conducted in one of the School’s research centres

Demonstrable evidence of successful academic leadership experience, including having led large teams, having managed sizeable budgets, and having formulated and implemented academic strategyAP/R
Evidence of an inclusive and enabling leadership style with a proven commitment to fostering collaboration and teamwork, and of forging positive and productive relationships with colleagues and senior managementAP/R
Strong affinity with the School’s values, embracing its commitment to collegial ways of working, inclusivity and social justiceAP/I
Evidence of experience of productive engagement with external partnersAP/R/I
Outstanding communication and relationship building skillsAP/R/I
Evidence of a clear understanding of the current issues, opportunities and challenges facing Higher Education, and of potential responsesAP/R/I
Experience as Head of Department or Head of SchoolAP
Experience of the UK Higher Education sectorAP
We particularly welcome candidates from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds to reflect the community we serve