Director of the Institute of Community and Society


University of Wolverhampton
GBP Grade: Senior Post/Head


The University of Wolverhampton holds a distinctive place within the higher education sector, and is one of the most successive modern universities, delivering excellence in teaching and research, widening access, and in business engagement.  Having begun life nearly 190 years ago to enhance education and skill base of the workforce in what is today a major industrial conurbation, we have continued to fulfil and develop the role to meet the needs of the region we serve.  Today as the ‘University of Opportunity’, the University of Wolverhampton is an integral part of economic growth and social change within the West Midlands and Beyond. 

The Faculty is one of the largest within the University comprising the Institute of Sport and Human Sciences, the Institute of Health and the Institute of Community and Society.  With over 400 staff and 9,000 students, the faculty has a diverse range of programmes. The Institute of Community and Society covers the areas of public health, social work and social care.  

We are seeking candidates for the role of Director of the Institute of Community and Society (Associate Dean) to lead our Institute.  The successful candidate will demonstrate leadership within the area of public health, social care or social work and have knowledge and understanding of these areas in higher education.  They will have experience of providing strategic leadership and management and contribute to achieving the Institute, Faculty and University strategic vision and aims, whilst developing and delivering on the relevant strategic plans. 

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Recruitment timetable

Timetable of the recruitment process
Closing date 1st December 2017
Longlist meeting w/c 11th December 2017
Preliminary interviews w/c 8th January 2018
Shortlist meeting 25th January 2018
Psychometric testing - TBC w/c 29th January 2018
Final panel interviews w/c 5th February 2018

As part of the application process you will be asked to provide:

A covering letter setting out how you meet the requirements of the role as set out in the person specification.

A full curriculum vitae (CV)

A one page vision statement for the Institute

A one page strategy document for the Institute. 

Contact details

Penny Cunningham
0113 205 6297
Jude Watters
07594 250060

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