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Dean of the School of Social and Health Sciences

At Leeds Trinity University, we aspire to make a difference to the people, the professions and the places that we serve. We are looking for talented and enthusiastic people to join our University community.

We are ranked top in Yorkshire for learning community and pride ourselves on being the University where our students are a name, not just a number. The University has a distinctive, employability-focused educational offer; working closely with employers to provide professional placement opportunities to prepare our learners for the world of work or further study and deliver excellent student outcomes.

Our ambition is to have wider impact with our applied research and knowledge exchange engagement, with staff contributing to the University’s growth of quality provision in undergraduate, postgraduate, foundation and degree apprenticeship programmes as we work to become known as a centre for research excellence.

We are committed to improving the representation, progression and success of all staff and students, and we are the first university in Yorkshire to receive the Race Equality Charter Bronze Award. We also offer a wide range of benefits including flexible working opportunities.

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional academic leader as Dean of our School of Social and Health Sciences.  The School of Social and Health Sciences makes up one of the University’s three academic schools and encompasses the departments of Psychology, Social & Behavioural Sciences, Sport Health and Physical Education, Criminology and Policing.  The role is an integral part of the University’s academic leadership team and reports directly to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor

As Dean, you will oversee the development and delivery of the University’s vision and strategic plan at School level and its translation into appropriate policies and operational plans.  You will represent the University and School externally to enhance the reputation and contribute to the University’s development activities.

You will also be responsible for building the depth and quality of the academic disciplines within the School, building the standing and reputation of the School regionally, nationally and internationally, whilst developing a high-performing team focused on the achievement of the University’s Strategic Plan.

The ideal candidate will have the vision and imagination to exploit the opportunities this multidisciplinary environment offers in relation to curriculum development, innovations in learning and teaching, and research and knowledge exchange activity.  This will require a clear strategic thinker with strong influencing skills and an outstanding track record of developing academic provision and delivering change. A Professorial title will be offered if the successful candidate meets our criteria.

To apply for this post or for an informal discussion, please contact Mark Holleran at TalentEdu who have been exclusively retained for this post: or telephone: +44 (0) 203 290 2907.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 4th July 2021.

Interviews for this post are expected to take place on Thursday 29th and Friday 30th July 2021.

Shortlisted candidates will be offered the opportunity to visit the campus for an accompanied tour.

Leeds Trinity University values diversity and inclusion and particularly encourages applications from the following groups as they are currently under-represented at this level within the University: Women, LGBT+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as well as candidates with disabilities, whether hidden or otherwise. The University will consider all forms of flexible working arrangements.

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