Director of Human and Natural Sciences

University of Salford
November 23, 2022
Offerd Salary:£69,461
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Opportunity Closing Date

23/11/2022, 23:55

Primary Location

Salford - Peel Park Campus

School or Business Unit

School of Science, Engineering & Environment

Contract Type

Full Time Permanent




The University of Salford – School of Science, Engineering and Environment

Head / Director of Human and Natural Sciences

Human and Natural Sciences at Salford

We're investing in the people, technology, and facilities to fuel the growth and impact of Human and Natural Sciences at the University of Salford – a powerhouse of industry engaged innovation in Greater Manchester.

Located within the School of Science, Engineering and Environment, The Directorate of Human and Natural Sciences is diverse, incorporating 4 subject areas: Biology and Wildlife, Biomedicine, Chemical Sciences and Physics. Programme delivery ranges from foundation year, through levels 4 to 6 and Level 7 MSc taught/research provision in all areas.

The Directorate is very research active, with a high proportion of colleagues undertaking research and supervising PhD students. The focus on the university strategy of industrial collaboration (IC) is underpinned by courses that are IC-ready with a number of key Degree Apprentice programmes operational and under development. There are 70 academic staff supporting the Directorate and over 1800 students

The Role

You will report directly to the Deputy Dean of School, work collaboratively as a key member of the School executive team, and you will have full responsibility and accountability for the development and operation of the Directorate, including leading on culture, strategy and planning.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for candidates who have a sustained track record of success in leadership and management with a background of substantial personal achievement in research, education and/or advanced practice in a relevant field.

The title of Professor is available if you meet the University of Salford's criteria for Professorial appointment.

What's in it for you?

Competitive salary – Management Scale Negotiable and excellent pension scheme.

Generous annual leave - plus the ability to buy additional holiday days

Flexible, agile and hybrid working - we support a culture of both flexible and agile working subject to business requirements

Professional development - a comprehensive package of personal development opportunities to help you achieve your full potential

Wellbeing support - dedicated services and facilities to support your mental and physical health, ranging from an Employee Assistance Programme and counselling to sports and fitness facilities, including discounted gym memberships.

Greater Manchester - Live and work in one of the most vibrant regions in the UK, a hot spot of digital innovation, excellent schools and colleagues, and with affordable city, suburban and rural living options to suit a wide range of lifestyle choices.

However you identify, whatever your pathway has been to get here, come and join us at the University of Salford where we are all proud to belong

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this opportunity please get in touch with Stacey Winnard-Corlett

Interview Date: Monday 12th December 2022

HANS Director Job Description.pdf – 191KB

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