Head of Leicester Law School


2nd February 2024

Closing Date

3rd March 2024





Interviews Scheduled

April 26, 2024

We are seeking an inclusive and inspirational strategic leader as Head of Leicester Law School in the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities. As a senior member of the University, you will advance the University’s profile in world-class research, enterprise, and teaching excellence in an increasingly competitive environment both nationally and internationally. Heads of Schools are academic leaders in their disciplines and work with their Head of College and School Leadership Team to deliver University strategic objectives. Headship offers the opportunity to play a transformative role in the future direction of your discipline, School, College, and the University, building on your management and leadership skills. Working closely with the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of College for Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, you will represent and promote the School, College, and University to enable the right environment for us to be at the forefront of global leading research and innovative enterprise whilst attracting students and providing them with an excellent student experience. The Law School has grown substantially in recent years and remains an important growth area for the University, and as Head of the School, you will provide strategic oversight for the School to effectively manage sustainable growth whilst ensuring strong performance in NSS and REF.

As Head of School, you will be responsible to the Head of College for the highly effective operation and development of your School, ensuring that this aligns with the University Strategy. You will be an accomplished communicator who can lead, inspire, and motivate colleagues across the School, and, crucially, you must be capable of leading change and delivering against the strategic priorities of the University. You will be committed to providing an inclusive environment for students and staff focused on realising potential and striving for excellence. The appointment as Head of School will be made for an initial four-year term, which can be extended with mutual agreement.


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Applications should be made via email to alan@dixonwalter.co.uk by midnight on Sunday 3rd March 2024 and should consist of:

  • A curriculum vitae detailing relevant qualifications and experience, full employment history, and achievements.
  • A 2-page cover letter describing briefly how you feel you meet the criteria outlined in the Job Summary Form, your achievements, why the appointment is of interest, and what you’d like to achieve in the role.
  • Details of three referees and notice period (referees will not be contacted without your permission).
  • A completed Personal details form (available from the link above).

The closing date for application is midnight, Sunday 3rd March 2024.

Formal interviews will take place on Friday 26th April 2024, shortlisted candidates will also be asked to make a presentation to members of the School prior to the interview.

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