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Interim Head of School of Built and Natural Environment

As interim Head of School, the key focus will be on the strategic leadership and senior management of the School of Built and Natural Environment assuring that the School delivers on its business plan, is effectively aligned to the University’s institutional success measures, and continues to advance its research and innovation activity, including through KTPs. The School has a broad range of activities, delivering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to students studying on-campus, on-line, via apprenticeships and at partner institutions. As interim Head of School, you will need to ensure that the subject areas are audit ready for internal monitoring and external inspections. The School is engaged in a number of regional initiatives and as interim Head of School you will be externally focused and represent the School at external engagements including those with industry partners and civic leaders.

Working closely with the PVC-Dean and the Deputy Dean, you will contribute to the development of the School’s future-facing business plans that will need to ensure the subject areas are positioned to realise their full potential in line with the University’s objectives and strategic priorities. Where required, whilst working closely with the School’s two Heads of Discipline and Course Director, you will intervene to ensure academic standards are assured, academic practice is of the highest quality, research and innovation projects are delivered and staff continue to strive for excellence.

As a visible leader, and through effective networking, you will embrace change, lead by example and be a highly effective communicator.

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