Deputy Head of School - Postgraduate Education

Job Category
Teaching, Research & Scholarship
Vacancy Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Faculty/Prof Service
Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine & Social Care
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About ARU:

ARU is a vibrant workplace and our University is gaining prominence both nationally and internationally. We have ambitious plans for the future and we are determined that our students and staff will realise their full potential. Our main campuses in the cities of Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough have been transformed with major capital investment. With an annual turnover of over £200m, we are a major force for higher education and one of the largest universities in the East of England.


About the Role:

The Faculty of Health Education, Medicine and Social Care offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses including doctoral level studies.  Our new School of Medicine was established in 2018, and offers a five year undergraduate Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (A100) course.  We also offer a Physician Associate course, as well as a wide range of postgraduate short courses and conferences. Our dynamic approach ensures that our students receive a high quality research-informed educational experience. 


We are looking for a Deputy Head of School who will have responsibility for the development and delivery of our postgraduate portfolio of courses, as well as research and innovation within the School of Medicine. The role is a new one and is part of the rapid expansion of the School of Medicine, which is projected to continue for at least the next three to five years. We have an ambition to see significant growth in our postgraduate operations.


This senior team member will work closely with the Director of Medical Education and Head of the School of Medicine to prepare for regulation of the Physician Associate programme by the General Medical Council from August 2021, which will occur in parallel with the ongoing approval of the MBChB programme.


With a Higher degree, you should have excellent leadership ability and a track record in management of higher education programmes, preferably in medicine or related healthcare. An essential part of the role will be stakeholder engagement at a very senior level, for which you will have highly effective interpersonal and communication skills.


For informal enquiries, please email Prof John Kinnear; Head of School of Medicine at 


Find out more about working with us.

We offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.

We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working. 


Guidance Notes: 

For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification above. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.