2018 Senior Recruitment Programme


The University of Hull is on a journey, one that is led by our commitment to delivering excellent research and a fantastic student experience.

I am honoured to have taken up the position of Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hull in August. From the moment I stepped on campus prior to being appointed, the University of Hull just felt right. I felt an instant warmth from colleagues and students, there was a great vibe about the place. Hull was a very attractive opportunity, given its position as a traditional university with some strong research, some really great teaching as well as the very positive impact it has within our communities.

I join at an exciting yet instrumental time. Over the last few years the higher education landscape has altered dramatically, resulting in an increasingly competitive environment. It is therefore imperative as a University that we do not stand still. We are always looking to evolve our approach to ensure that we meet the needs of our students, regional, national and global collaborators and partners, both now and in the future.

Over the last 18 months, the foundations that will pave the way for our continued success have been laid and we are now looking for experienced leaders, with a passion for making a difference, to drive forward our Strategic Plan.

With a keen focus on performance and pursuing excellence in all that we do, we are looking for strong leaders to continue to drive our transformation, working together with colleagues, students and partners to achieve Hull’s bold ambitions.

Our values – open, excellent, and connected, are much more than words on the page – they reflect who we are and how we work to create a culture for success.

This is a time of great opportunity for Hull. I very much look forward to receiving your application for what will be stimulating, challenging and professionally fulfilling roles. Our partners Anderson Quigley are working with us to deliver this recruitment programme please do not hesitate to let us know if you require more information, their contact details in addition to full role information and application instructions can be found on this site.

Yours sincerely,

Professor Susan Lea

Our people

You have the opportunity to join a university where everyone matters, everyone can grow, and everyone can make a difference. This is your place to shine.


Values and Behaviour’s Framework

The University’s future success will be based not just on what we do but how we do it.  We want these positive behaviours to consistently demonstrate how we work with colleagues, students and partners in delivering our research, teaching and commercial services.

While these are not the only effective behaviours linked to our values, delivery through these with allow us to be truly open, excellent, and connected in all that we do.

Assessment at interview stage will use the below model.

Leadership and responsibility

  • Upholding high academic and professional standards
  • Taking responsibility for actions and being resilient
  • Role modelling the Hull values and behaviours
  • Taking an institutional perspective
  • Leading others in a respectful and engaged way based on open, honest and clear communications

Teamwork and student focus

  • Valuing each other’s contribution and the diversity this brings
  • Putting students at the forefront of what we do, engaging with them as co-creators of their student experience
  • Fostering effective team working and interdisciplinary/cross-service working
  • Communicating and involving others in a timely and effective way
  • Nurturing a sense of belonging for all students and staff

Creativity and innovation

  • Developing a working environment and culture that nurtures creativity, imagination and entrepreneurialism
  • Generating ideas and putting them into action
  • Being flexible and adaptable
  • Being energised by change and willing to challenge traditional assumptions
  • Horizon-scanning for new opportunities

Fairness and integrity

  • Being open, honest, consistent and reliable
  • Treating others with dignity and respect
  • Being empathetic towards others
  • Actively looking for ways to make a positive difference
  • Reflecting honestly on own working practices and behaviours

The roles

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Head of School of Arts


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Head of School of Education and Social Sciences

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Head of School of Mathematics and Physical Sciences

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Head of School of Health and Social Work


Terms of appointment

Terms of Appointment and Benefits

The roles will be appointed at Band 10, in the discretionary range (from c£65,000 to c£85,000). Salaries will be negotiated with the successful candidates. Heads of School also receive a £7,500 honorarium. In addition, the University offers a range of rewards and benefits, for more information, please click here.

Heads will have a substantial appointment as an academic in the University, typically on a professorial level (as is the requirement for the role). The duties as Head of School will be additional to the substantial appointment and be of a fixed term nature.

A Head will be appointed for an initial term of four years. At the end of this term, the Head can be reappointed for a second four year term without the need for internal or external advertisement. The decision will be made by the University following an assessment of the Head’s and School’s performance during the term, and will be influenced by the future requirements of the post. At the end of the second term, the position will be advertised internally and externally. The incumbent may then apply if he/she wishes, although the application will be considered with other internal and external applications.

The professorial appointment will be on a continuing contract. When the Head of School role ends, the post holder will revert to the Professorial role (with the associated responsibilities and accountability), and will report to the Head of Subject Group Areas / School.

Hull & East Yorkshire

Your Life in Hull & East Yorkshire

Hull is a city with a spring in its step. As the 2017 UK City of Culture we benefited from huge new investment, especially in the renewable energies sector. The surrounding East Riding of Yorkshire contains some of the country’s most unspoilt scenery. Click here to find out more about living in Hull and East Yorkshire.

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How to apply

Appointment Process & Contacts

The University has partnered with Anderson Quigley to deliver this programme, an executive search process for each role is being carried out in addition to the public advertisements.

The closing date for applications is Noon, Friday 25th May 2018.

Applications should consist of:

Completed applications should be uploaded at www.andersonquigley.com/candidates using the role reference numbers.

Provisional timetable

Closing date Noon on 25th May 2018
Longlisting meeting 11th June 2018
AQ initial interviews with longlisted candidates w/c 11th and 18th June
Shortlisting meeting w/c 25th June
Familiarisation and Interview Days 2nd July and 9th July


Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete the 16pf® Questionnaire.

The 16pf® Questionnaire is a comprehensive measure of normal adult personality that assesses 16 personality dimensions and is based on more than 60 years of research. It is comprised of 185 multiple choice items and takes approximately 40 minutes to complete.

Should you wish to speak to an Anderson Quigley consultant in confidence, please contact Elliott Rae on +44 (0)7584 078 534 or Ed Pritchard on +44 (0)7980 817 927.