Head of School of Sport & Exercise

  • Gloucester
  • 22nd November 2020

Employer: University of Gloucestershire

Salary: From £77,107 to £84,244

Contract Type: Full time, permanent

Full Description:

The University of Gloucestershire has a long and distinguished record in Sports and Exercise. Our teaching portfolio covers a broad range of sports and exercise sciences, sports therapy, physical education, sports coaching, and sports leadership and business. We have a substantial programme of applied research, submitting to both the 2014 and 2021 REF exercises. We have invested in excellent facilities. We have over 800 students, studying programmes from undergraduate to PhD, achieving high levels of student satisfaction and improved rates of employability. We have an outstanding network of strong partnerships with sports national governing bodies, professional bodies such as CIMSPA, and a variety of professional sports organisations locally and nationally. 

We are looking to appoint a new Head of School who can build on these strengths, working with colleagues to create a thriving, successful, distinctive future for the School in a challenging and competitive environment for higher education. 

You will have an academic background related to one or more of the academic elements of the School, and a strong track record of academic leadership, management and delivery. You will be enthusiastic about developing a portfolio of courses that is high quality and innovative in developing across disciplinary and professional boundaries. You will have a keen 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 demonstrably inclusive leadership style. 

Reporting to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, the Head of School is a member of the University’s Academic Leadership Group, which in partnership with the University Executive provides academic leadership for the University. As such you will play a significant part in the senior decision making of the University. 

At the University of Gloucestershire, we pride ourselves on being an academic community which values positive human relationships, promoting belonging, and supporting individuals to flourish. In challenging times for the university sector, we continue to thrive, achieving real progress and success in student satisfaction, graduate employment and community impact. 

If you are interested in developing your career at a forward-thinking, ambitious University with a real commitment to our students and our community, we look forward to hearing from you. 

If you would like to organise an informal discussion, please contact jwain@glos.ac.uk

Interviews: Tuesday 8th December 2020 

The University understands the benefits of recruiting a diverse range of people and welcomes applications from under-represented sections of the community. 

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader, guaranteeing to offer an interview to anyone who meets the definition of disability set out in the Equality Act 2010 and who meets all of the essential criteria contained within the person specification 

To apply please visit www.glos.ac.uk/jobs You will need to register to create an account in order to apply for this vacancy. Please download and save the Application for Employment Form and complete this form as part of the online application process. Your application will not be considered without this form. 

Please quote reference number: SM107 

Email: hradmin@glos.ac.uk 

Telephone number: 01242 714111

The University of Gloucestershire celebrates diversity and is committed to providing equal opportunities for all staff and students. The University of Gloucestershire is committed to sustainability.


BASES stands for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.



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