Head of School of Engineering Academic — STEM · Agile / Remote · Hybrid Remote

Arden University


Head of School of Engineering
£Competitive plus excellent benefits.
Hybrid working with base from our Coventry Head Office or one of our Study Centres – Manchester, Birmingham, London or Leeds

Growth and autonomy focused, we’re a university like no other. And we’re growing. Really growing.

Thanks to the fresh thinking, bold decisions, and ambition of our people, we’re making education more accessible for all. It’s what drives us. As Head of School of Engineering – we hope it will inspire you too. Join our ambitious Academic Leadership at Arden University and you’ll turn your ideas into reality, make big things happen and secure a brighter future for yourself, as well as our students.

Find your spark – and empower others to find theirs.

The new School of Engineering will deliver degree programmes, apprenticeships and CPD training to enable learners to enter or progress in the engineering profession. The Arden delivery model of distance and blended learning enables learners who otherwise may not have been able to access higher education to study in parallel with their work and/or family commitments. This academic delivery will be supplemented with opportunities for practical experience through live project briefs, group work, authentic assessments and residential experiences that will provide learners with a portfolio of engineering work.

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding individual as Head of School of Engineering. Reporting to the Dean of STEM and working closely with other senior colleagues, you will shape and implement the vision for this new School whilst aligning with Arden University’s academic strategy, ensuring it achieves the highest possible standards of excellence in learning and teaching as well as research and knowledge exchange. Your leadership and collaboration skills will be tested as you strive to deliver multidisciplinary and industry-focused programmes within the design, technology, and engineering sectors. 

The new Head of School will need to grow the school, explore previously untapped markets, and continue to develop our presence in the higher education market.

Why Arden:

At Arden, you will become a part of a passionate and dedicated team who are committed to removing unnecessary barriers to learning and making education more accessible. Our people work hard to ensure our students journeys are the best they can possibly be, as such we want to reward our people with fantastic benefits. Employees benefit from: 

  • 30 days holiday, add the bank holiday on top, and we even throw in Christmas closure 
  • A generous Aviva pension plan, our contributions start at 7% 
  • PMI
  • Study any Arden course for free, with generous discount for all family and friends 
  • Our ‘Golden Ticket’ which allows you to gift anyone in your life a free Arden education 
  • Plus, other competitive benefits !

Arden’s values:  

Stand out, Progressive, Accessible, Resourceful, Kindness, reflect who we are as an institution, a team and as individuals. If they also reflect you and you are excited by the chance to be the driving, creative force within a growing business, we want to hear from you. 

There has never been a more exciting time to join Arden University, as we expand into new disciplines and locations. For the full job description, click here, or to start your journey with us, click apply!

Closing Date: Thursday 8th June 2023

We reserve the right to close this vacancy before the specified closing date should we receive sufficient applications or in order to respond to business needs. In order to avoid missing an opportunity to apply please submit your application as early as possible.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we recognise, and studies confirm, that often underrepresented candidates in the work place are less likely to apply to roles unless they meet all skills and experience of the position. At Arden we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, therefore we make sure that our recruitment and selection processes never discriminate based upon age, race, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, or pregnancy, and actively welcome applications from all groups.

So, if you want to be part of Arden and our journey, but you feel that you’re missing some of the skills or experience the role requires, then we encourage you to apply anyway as you may make a great candidate for this role or others!

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