Deputy Director - Faculty of Arts

United Kingdom
£52,560 - £59,135
Jan 11, 2021
Feb 10, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The role

The Centre for Academic Language and Development at the University of Bristol is seeking an exceptional individual with a proven track record of educational leadership to join its senior management team.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an established but dynamic leadership team that is growing thanks to the Centre's success in providing academic development opportunities to all students, irrespective of background, throughout their time at the university. This is in line with the University's desire to recruit and retain academically gifted and highly motivated students from a range of backgrounds and create inclusive learning communities.

What will you be doing?

The Deputy Director will join the four existing members (Director, Deputy Director, Deputy Director and Head of International Foundation Programme, and Centre Manager) as a key member of the Centre's Senior Management Team offering professional, collaborative leadership to a highly motivated team of educators and professional services staff.

Based in the Richmond Building in the attractive Clifton area of Bristol, the Centre benefits from being part of the Faculty of Arts, while working across the whole university. Our vision is to be a cutting-edge Centre that works will all individuals to develop their communication in academic contexts 
  • Developing and sharing expertise 
  • Transforming individuals 
  • Communicating across boundaries 
  • Informing research and research-informed 
  • Putting our principles into practice 

If you share our principles of development, reflexivity, autonomy, collaboration, transparency and transferability, and would like to help others put these into practice, this may be the role for you.

You should apply if

We are looking for an outstanding academic leader who understands the current issues and priorities of the sector and will be able to work effectively with individuals at all levels both within the Centre and more widely to build on past successes and clearly communicate our vision for the future. While contributing to the full range of responsibilities of the senior management team, you will bring particular expertise, passion and leadership in one or more of the areas of assessment, digital learning, or teacher development, and help build the Centre's reputation for excellence and innovation. As development is at the core of everything the Centre does, you will be able to evidence continued professional development and scholarship.

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.