Person specification

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate evidence of the following skills, capabilities and experience: ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • A strategic outlook with the ability to support and lead the Faculty, fostering teamwork and cross-School collaboration

  • Significant leadership experience in a complex university and from within life sciences and/or medicine, with experience of managing budgets and people

  • Role-model and champion of academic excellence by demonstrating standing and credibility within the academic community
  • A strong track-record in research and of attracting research funding

  • Good understanding of the breadth of biosciences/ biomedical sciences and King’s strengths in these disciplines

  • An understanding of the principles behind strong governance, with extensive experience of participating in decision-making

  • Experienced and knowledgeable about how to bring success to joint initiatives

  • Understanding and delivering financial sustainability for the Faculty and King’s

  • An ability to inspire and empower others within the Faculty from junior members to those on the leadership and management teams

  • A persuasive and motivational leader with the ability to work with and through others

  • Being a strong communicator with excellent interpersonal skills

  • Excellent ambassadorial skills with significant experience of innovation and engagement with external partners

Skills and experience

  • Outstanding academic profile and credibility 

  • Track record of leadership and senior management in higher education

  • Experience of working with research councils and other funding bodies

  • Evidenced experience of successfully attracting, supporting and retaining world-class academics, educators and researchers 
Biomedical engineering
  • Collaborative and skilled in empowering others 

  • An advocate of diversity, equality and inclusion

  • Experience of engaging external partners and successfully working across national boundaries