Head of the School of Childhood, Youth and Education Studies
Manchester Metropolitan University
Competitive salary


Manchester Metropolitan University is a great global Institution in a great global city. Home to nearly 40,000 students who benefit from exceptional standards of teaching and learning that is supported by a global research profile.

The School of Childhood, Youth and Education Studies is host to a range of very highly regarded programmes, teaching and research in the fields of Early Years and Childhood, Youth and Community Work and Education Studies. Opportunities for students have a contemporary focus, which will be supplemented by the launch of an Educational Psychology degree in September 2018. The School makes a significant input to the University’s World Leading Education and Social Research Institute, which is one of the leading UK centres for applied educational research and evaluation.

The Faculty of Education is one of the largest of its kind, and is a major contributor to the regional, national and international discourse on issues pertaining to Initial Teacher Education, early years, youth work and communities more broadly. Housed in the £140m state of the art Campus in Hulme, with thriving Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate communities, The Faculty represents an exciting and forward-facing environment.

The Role

The role of Head of the School of Childhood, Youth and Education Studies offers candidates an opportunity to lead a range of provision that has a genuine impact upon communities the world over. Reporting to the Faculty Pro-Vice Chancellor, Professor Keith Faulks, the post-holder will be responsible for leading development in a direction that supports the Faculty’s input to the overall strategy of the University. She or he will be a member of the Faculty Executive Group and also line-manage senior academic staff within the School as well as having a strong external presence.

The Candidate

Candidates should have a strong personal research track record in an area aligned with the School’s focus, and a keen understanding of teaching and learning at both Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate levels. People and partnership leadership experience is important, as is the ability to manage budgets and other resources. Finally, a strong personal commitment to the work of the School, the Faculty and the University will be key.

For an informal and confidential discussion, please speak with our advisors at Berwick Partners; Elizabeth James:

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Closing date for applications: 15 April 2018

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