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Head of School and Associate Dean, School of Sport

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The University of Wolverhampton holds a distinctive place within the Higher Education sector, delivering excellence in teaching and research, widening access and business engagement. Having begun life over 190 years ago to enhance the educations and skills base of the workforce of what is today a major industrial conurbation we have continued to fulfil and develop the role to meet the needs of the regions we serve. As the ‘University of Opportunity’, the University of Wolverhampton is an integral part of economic growth and social change within the West Midlands and beyond.

Part of the Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing, the School of Sport was established in November 2021 and provides accredited professional courses including foundation year, undergraduate and postgraduate courses and a wide variety of CPD and knowledge exchange. Our vision for the School is further development of education in Sport and Exercise Science, Sport Business Management, Strength and Conditioning, Sports Coaching and Physical Education and School Sport, research and practice.

We are now seeking to appoint a new Head of School who can build on our strengths, working with colleagues to create a thriving, successful, distinctive future for the School in a challenging and competitive environment for higher education. As Head of School and Associate Dean, you will also play a key role in the senior Faculty Executive Team and will be responsible for overseeing education, research and knowledge exchange and leading the ongoing development and quality assurance of the School.

This is an exciting time to join the University of Wolverhampton as we are embarking onto the next stage in our journey and we are seeking an inspiring leader. You will have a strong academic record and standing in one of the disciplines within the School as well as experience of positive leadership, performance management and delivery. You will be enthusiastic about developing a high-quality and innovative portfolio of courses and a strong understanding of how to succeed in the competitive climate in which sports education operates, with a proven ability to drive student recruitment, retention and satisfaction. You will also have a track record in building motivated teams of academic staff committed to ensuring a great student experience, with a commitment to authentic inclusion.

Key to the Faculty’s strategy is increasing the diversity of senior leadership and so we particularly welcome applications from Black and Global Majority candidates who are under-represented at this level.

For further information about the role, please download the Candidate Information Pack under Supporting Documentation below:





Closing date for applications is: 17:00 on Friday 25 February 2022