Associate Dean Enterprise, Engagement
University of Hertfordshire School of Education
United Kingdom

Post Title:                Associate Dean (Enterprise, Engagement and Partnership)
SBU:                         School of Education
Salary:                      £58,293-£59,822
Grade:                       AM1
FTE:                          1.0 FTE
Duration:                  Permanent
Starting date:          3rd September 2018

We are looking to appoint an outstanding and ambitious individual to join one of the most exciting and innovative universities in the country as the Associate Dean (Enterprise, Engagement and Partnership) for the University of Hertfordshire’s School of Education. The University is one of the region’s largest employers with group staffing of 2,900, and a Group turnover in 2016-17 of £263 million. We have a student community of over 24,600 on UK based programmes including more than 3,800 international students, and more than 6,400 students studying our courses outside the UK. We are one of the top 150 universities in the world under 50 years old.

Reporting to the Dean, the Associate Dean will join a highly esteemed, dynamic learning community with a clear commitment to transforming lives through education withoutstanding,research informed learning and teaching, innovation and creativity and strong partnerships with students, across the education sector and beyond. 

This is an opportunity for a qualified teacher with Higher Education experience to join our friendly and student focusedSchool of Education in a senior role focusing on student engagement, providing leadership of the School’s work with UK and international partners and securing new international opportunities. Our Associate Dean (Enterprise, Engagement and Partnership) will work with the Dean as part of the Strategic Leadership Team and School Executive Group and will take a lead role in overseeing the work of the School, as well as supporting the portfolio of work of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Business and International Development). The Associate Dean(Enterprise, Engagement and Partnership) will also teach on the School of Education’s doctoral programmes and support the development of the School’s research clusters and its REF submission.

We are looking for someone special with excellent inter-personal and communication skills and the ability to lead and develop teams and individuals. Our Associate Dean(Enterprise, Engagement and Partnership) will have an excellent track record of teaching in schools and Higher Education and experience of supervision of student research. We are looking for someone who has worked with national and international organisationsand has successful experience of contract negotiation and has Qualified Teacher Status and a Doctorate.

We particularly encourage applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds who are under-represented in the University in this discipline.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries:
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact:Dr Lyn Trodd, Dean of the School of Education

C/o Executive Assistant to the Dean: Mrs Haleema Ahmed


Tel: +44 (0)1707 285603


Closing Date:                     Wednesday4thApril 2018

Interview Date:                   Tuesday 24th April 2018

Reference Number:          016091

Date advert placed:          Tuesday 13th March 2018




This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 as amended. The University requires that the successful applicant who is offered employment will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed. An Enhanced Disclosure will be required and this will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings, as well as convictions. The University of Hertfordshire complies with the ‘Code of Practice for Registered Persons and other recipients of Disclosure Information’. 

Overseas applicants and UK applicants who have lived abroad

Successful applicants from overseas will be required to produce a criminal records check, or ‘Certificate of Good Character’, from any country in which they have been resident, consecutively or cumulatively, in the previous 10 years.

The University offers a range of benefits including a pension scheme, professional development, family friendly policies, a fee waiver of 50% for all children of staff under the age of 21 at the start of the course, discounted memberships at the Hertfordshire Sports Village and generous annual leave.

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