Thank you for your interest in these exciting academic leadership roles at Coventry University’s Faculty of Business & Law. As a recent arrival myself to this wonderful institution I am aware how exciting a new job application can be.
Coventry is an award-winning modern university that is innovative and dynamic. In the last few years, we have broken the mould in order to widen the reach and quality of our education provision- opening campuses in the West Midlands, Central and East London, and Yorkshire, that offer a different, life-shaped approach to learning. We have invested significantly, in partnership with business and research bodies, in the facilities and places where our students, graduates and staff work together.
This is a stimulating, diverse and enthusiastic organisation that is committed to delivering the very best experience for our students and staff alike. That’s where you come in: if you would like to achieve the personal satisfaction of making a real difference to people’s lives through your own individual contribution then we’d like to hear from you.
You can find out more about the university and the roles on this website, and our advising consultants at Anderson Quigley would be delighted to discuss the opportunities with you.
We are a unique institution with a unique approach to our activities. We recognise that our staff are central to the university’s success and are committed to supporting our people to deliver teaching and learning, research outputs and impact, and enterprise development which will enhance our ability to operate globally. Our approach is partnership driven, entrepreneurial and sustainable. You can take a look at our Corporate Strategy and find out more about our vision for 2021 here.
Our teaching, staff, facilities and student experience have received a variety of awards and accolades in recent years, and our future is looking bright too, including #26 University in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2021, and University of the Year for Student Experience by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
We’re proud of our achievements and how the university’s global reputation is flourishing. We’re committed to continuing to deliver quality teaching and learning, outstanding student satisfaction, and our objective of making our students into global ready graduates.
Coventry gained its university status in 1992. Since then we have worked tirelessly to become a global enterprise, establishing multiple campuses and initiatives across the world, including the Coventry University Group.
The Coventry University Group is an umbrella term for Coventry University and all of our locations owned and governed by Coventry University. You can view our structure chart for a more detailed overview.
We are one of the top-rated universities for working with business and are proud to be seen as a ‘business-facing’ University. Many of our commercial activities are delivered and supported through our trading subsidiaries: Coventry University Enterprises and Coventry University Services. We also have other subsidiaries around the UK that offer education and business support services.
Teaching & Learning
We aim to deliver a teaching and learning experience that encourages, inspires and develops our students into graduates who are globally employable.
Our students benefit from state-of-the-art equipment and facilities in all academic disciplines, including Europe’s largest academic trading floors, mock courtooms, hospital wards, design and engineering laboratories, performing arts studios and computing centres.
We’ve also been awarded an overall QS Stars rating of 5 stars and have scored top marks in the following areas:
We are continually evolving to give our students the best opportunities and experiences.
As a global University that ranks strongly in national and worldwide league tables – as well as for positive feedback from our students – we’re aiming to set ourselves apart as the university of choice for a great experience while studying.
Conveniently situated in the centre of Coventry, the university enjoys excellent public transport links and close proximity to major road networks – London is just over one hour by train and the city is easily connected to the surrounding countryside of Warwickshire. Easy commuting to Coventry means that you will have a wide choice of areas to consider living if you need to relocate to join our team – there is the city itself with many multicultural suburbs, thriving towns and villages located in beautiful nearby countryside.
The teaching of business studies and economics began at the Lanchester College of Technology in 1966, before the creation of Coventry Business School. Since then the University has created the Faculty of Business and Law, winning awards for innovation and setting up teaching in countries worldwide.
Based centrally on campus in the George Eliot building, law has been taught at Coventry University for nearly fifty years and we pride ourselves on the good relationship we have with our students and in providing friendly, accessible staff that will support and guide you through your studies.
Heads of School are appointed to provide strategic direction, academic and discipline/subject leadership, and line management for staff within the School.
The post carries responsibility to the Academic Dean and thus to the Vice-Chancellor for the implementation and execution at School and Faculty level of the University’s Mission Statement, Corporate Plan KPIs and targets (including KPIs in relation to NSS, Attainment, Publications), and institutional policies and procedures. They also line manage the Deputy and Associate Heads of School who retain particular and specific responsibilities in alignment with Associate Dean / Deputy Vice-Chancellor portfolios, and therefore they form a key means to manage performance in all areas underpinning the implementation of the Corporate objectives.
Heads of School are expected to maintain their academic standing and authority through teaching, research and scholarly activities. They will be expected to develop and build a national and international profile for the School and its subjects, furthering growth whilst enhancing the quality of provision.
As Head of School, the post holder is responsible for the continued development, growth and financial sustainability of the School’s portfolio and within agreed limits, the investment into areas of strategic priority.
The responsibilities of the post are inherently of a management nature and therefore the post holder will be an active and engaged member of the Faculty’s leadership team facilitating a positive and productive relationship between School and Faculty in furtherance of the Corporate Plan objectives.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
AND such other duties as are within the scope and spirit of the job purpose, the title of the post and its grading.
The Post holder will be directly accountable to the Academic Dean of Faculty and will be required to work closely with the Associate Deans.
Academic staff within the School.
All staff across the University Group, students and external contacts/bodies.
Experience (paid and unpaid)
Research/ External Funding
Job-related skills and capabilities
The salaries will be agreed with the successful candidates for each role depending on experience.
We offer benefits including pension schemes, generous holiday allowances, flexible working, a childcare vouchers scheme, training, personal and professional development and discounted membership to the university’s bespoke £4m sport and recreation centre.
In addition, we have a number of lifestyle benefits, such as our cycle to work scheme and our Coventry University car share scheme, all designed to support your career, wellbeing and the environment. The university is also primarily based in the centre of Coventry, allowing great access to the road and rail networks.
A summary of our benefits can be found by clicking here.
Anderson Quigley is acting as an advisor to the university, an executive search process is being carried out by Anderson Quigley in addition to the public advertisement.
The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 12th October 2020.
Applications should consist of:
Completed applications should be uploaded at www.andersonquigley.com/candidates using the following corresponding reference numbers:
Should you wish to discuss either of these roles in strict confidence, please contact Ed Pritchard on +44(0)7980 817 927 or Elyse Turner Pearce on +44(0)7808 648 559.
|Closing date:||Monday 12th October|
|Longlisting:||Wednesday 21st October|
|Preliminary Interviews with AQ:||w/c 26th October and 2nd November|
|Shortlisting:||Thursday 12th November|
|Final Panel Interviews (to be conducted virtually):||Monday 23rd November (Head of the School of Strategy & Leadership)
Friday 27th November (Head of Coventry Law School)