Thank you for your interest in the Dean of Students role at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Goldsmiths is proud of its reputation for innovative and challenging thinking across its range of disciplines. Our Strategic Plan for the next five years was agreed by Council in January 2018 and sets out an ambitious vision to shape our portfolio of academic programmes and research, respond to the full range of students’ needs and expectations, equip graduates with the skills and flexibility to make a difference to the world around them and support research that addresses local, national and global challenges.
The Dean of Students is a new cross-institutional role, created to provide strategic vision, academic leadership and co-ordination of activities supporting our students’ academic experience. Reporting to the Deputy Warden and working in collaboration with the Academic Registrar and Director of Student Experience, Students’ Union Sabbatical Officers and staff and academic departments, the Dean of Students will support our endeavours to deliver a high quality and consistent academic experience for all students, improving student academic outcomes and well-being.
Goldsmiths staff are encouraged to be ambitious, committed to the university, but also to their own career development. We foster an environment that is oriented to the best in learning and research. We are looking for motivated and talented people to work with us to achieve our ambitions.
You can find out more about Goldsmiths and the role of Dean of Students on this website. Our advising consultants at Anderson Quigley would be pleased to discuss the role with you – their details can be found on this site.
I do hope you will express an interest in joining us at this most exciting phase in our development.
Goldsmiths has recently refreshed and updated its strategy for 2018-2023, consulting across the College community and beyond. While our mission and values remain unchanged, the revised strategy seeks to respond to the changing environment and reshape our priorities for the next five years.
You can download our full strategy document here.
Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy
Our Learning, Teaching, and Assessment Strategy (LTAS) was developed with the commitment and focus of colleagues and student representatives from across Goldsmiths who contributed their ideas, suggestions, and vision.
Our students, past and present, and the Students’ Union deserve particular acknowledgement for their pioneering work that has enabled the “liberating our degrees” strand to become part of our LTAS.
The LTAS 2017-2021 aims to:
You can download the Learning, Teaching, Assessment Strategy 2017-2021 here.
We offer a transformative experience, generating knowledge and stimulating self-discovery through creative, radical and intellectually rigorous thinking and practice.
Our Mission is underpinned by the following values:
Achieving academic excellence
Radical and innovative thinking
Respecting the individual
Promoting access and diversity
Supporting our students and staff
Creating change, locally and globally
Department: Warden’s office
Reporting to: Deputy Warden
The Warden is the principal academic, administrative and executive officer of the College (equivalent to the Vice-Chancellor at most other universities), and is the Accounting Officer responsible to the Office for Students for the sound management of the College. The Warden is assisted by Goldsmiths’ Senior Management Team (SMT) which meets regularly to formulate and approve strategic policy and practice. The Warden’s office is a fast-paced responsive environment, providing high quality administrative support to the Warden. The office deals with a high volume of correspondence and enquiries, bringing the team into contact with a stimulating range of people and issues including high profile national and international people, press and social media, government and regulatory bodies.
To view the structure chart, please click here.
The Dean of Students is a cross-institutional role which provides strategic vision, academic leadership and co-ordination of activities supporting the student’s academic experience. The role is key to supporting the quality and enhancement of the student’s academic experience through driving activities to improve academic outcomes and enhance the well-being of students. This is an attractive leadership opportunity for someone committed to, and experienced in, promoting and improving the student academic experience in its widest sense.
Working in collaboration with the Deputy Warden, Academic Registrar and Director of Student Experience, Students’ Union Sabbatical Officers and staff, and academic departments you will support the College’s endeavours to enable a high quality and consistent academic experience for all students. You will be expected to lead in the following areas:
A competitive salary will be agreed with the successful candidate depending on experience.
If you choose to work with us, you’ll become part of a learning organisation that is committed to professional and personal development, with a comprehensive and innovative staff development programme.
You’ll also have access to frequent lunchtime and evening talks, seminars and performances, and annual performance and development reviews.
Our other benefits include:
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.
Should you wish to discuss the role in strict confidence, please contact Elliott Rae on +44(0)7584 078 534 or Carolyn Coates on +44(0)7825 871 944.
The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 25th November 2019.
Completed applications should be uploaded at www.andersonquigley.com/candidates using the reference AQ877.
|Closing date:||Monday 25th November|
|Longlisting:||Wednesday 27th November|
|Preliminary Interviews with AQ:||w/c 25th November and 2nd December|
|Shortlisting:||Thursday 5th December|
|Final Panel Interviews:||Monday 16th December|