Head of Engineering

Staffordshire University
April 17, 2024
Offerd Salary:£66,857 to £70,918
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Head of Engineering School of Digital, Technology, Innovation and Business

Location: Stoke Campus Salary: £66,857 to £70,918 Per Annum- Full time Permanent Release Date: Wednesday 20 March 2024 Closing Date: Wednesday 17 April 2024 Interview Date: Wednesday 01 May 2024 Reference: DTIB59-24

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to lead the Department of Engineering, within the School of Digital Technology Innovation and Business.

With a focus on sustainability and renewable technologies the Departments programmes include electrical, electronic, mechanical, aeronautical and transport engineering. The department is showing growth in undergraduate applications and our strategically important apprenticeship programmes are in development for September 2024.

You will be joining a department that has an extensive and developing relationship with the MOD with many serving personnel studying our courses.

As an experienced or aspiring manager and highly capable academic, your industry practice/research experience will inform your work in leading the Department. You will have an inclusive management style and will be able to motivate and support your colleagues and students. You will be leading an experienced team of well-motivated and capable colleagues to deliver an excellent student experience and grow income streams from research and enterprise. We are seeking an academic with an ability to manage budgets and use business intelligence to ensure our ambitious targets are delivered within budget and in a timely manner.

Your understanding of the wider HE landscape will support the Department to identify new opportunities and partners to support ambitious growth targets.

Alongside managing the Department, as a well-rounded academic who excels in an engineering subject, you will develop your academic standing through excellence in teaching, research, enterprise and professional engagement. As a member of the School Management Team, you will make a positive contribution to leadership within the school, supporting colleagues to deliver our strategic vision.

You will have a clear vision for academic excellence and industry relevance, a keen eye for developments and opportunities across a range of academic fields, and an enthusiasm for collaboration across a connected curriculum. You will be confident in representing the Department to potential external partners and stakeholders.

Please contact Philip Lockett - Executive Dean - [email protected]

Who is Staffordshire University?

Staffordshire University is an award winning, teaching-intensive and research- inspired university with a focus on work integrated learning, digital innovation and enterprise engagement. With over 100 years' experience, we are a successful, confident and ambitious modern university, with a foundational purpose of providing higher and applied learning opportunities relevant to our region and beyond.

Spread across three main campuses in Stoke-on-Trent, Stafford and London, our future-focused courses and next-level teaching ensure our students can unlock the potential the world needs now to support better futures.

This is a key reason why we are ranked 2nd in the UK for quality education (Sustainable Development Goal 4, THE Impact Rankings 2023) and why we're in the top 10 of UK universities for career prospects (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2023).

As a university it is important that we are at the forefront of research, delivering impact across the globe and informing how and what we teach. In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, 87% of our research impact is recognised as “outstanding” or “very considerable”, demonstrating how we continue to push further to create a better tomorrow for our local and global communities.

When you join Staffordshire University, you join a highly supportive, supportive, boundary-pushing culture where insight and innovation is celebrated, expertise is valued, and excellence is rewarded. We can't wait to see the contribution that you make to the continued growth and success of the Institution.

Rewards and Benefits

In return for your dedication, we have a competitive benefits package available

• Competitive incremental rates of Pay • 37 days Annual Leave plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days • Excellent Pension Scheme • Access to continued professional and personal development • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans

At Staffordshire University, we believe that every student and staff member need to be carbon literate if we are to help tackle the climate emergency and achieve our One Planet Pledge of carbon neutrality by 2030, and we are proud of our Bronze Carbon Literacy Award status. As part of our ongoing commitment, we particularly encourage applications from candidates who have already completed carbon literacy training, or are prepared to undertake this training as part of their ongoing professional development.

We reserve the right to close any vacancies when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. All applicants are advised to complete and submit your applications as soon as possible.

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  • Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

    We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University.

    We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.

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