Head of the Doctoral School Ref: 8436

School/department: Research and Enterprise Services
Hours: Full-time hours considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 8436
Salary: Starting at £51,799 to £60,022 per annum (with a discretionary range dependent upon skills and experience)
Placed on: 27 April 2022
Closing date: 25 May 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: Week of 13-17 June
Expected start date: September 2022


Job description

An exciting opportunity exists to join the University of Sussex in a new leadership role as Head of the Doctoral School. Working alongside the Dean as we relaunch the Doctoral School, you will be responsible for bringing together staff to re-shape the provision of services, to provide a coherent offering for the various stages of the research career from undergraduate research through postgraduate research to early career researchers.

The role will be responsible for developing the strategy of and long-term aims for the Doctoral School alongside the Dean of the Doctoral School, the Director of the Research Staff Office and University stakeholders. It will also involve identifying opportunities and coordinating and promoting large bids for doctoral funding programmes. This will be a highly visible role across the University, leading initiatives relating to research students and early career researchers.

If you have experience of supporting doctoral students and postdoctoral staff, with highly effective leadership skills and the ability to think strategically and develop excellent service provision then we want to hear from you.

Please contact Emma Potts, Interim Director, Research and Enterprise Services (e.potts@sussex.ac.uk) for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download the full job description and person specification (reference number 8436) (PDF XKB)

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to profservicesrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.


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