Head of School of Criminal Justice

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Warwick, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 26 Jan 2022

Based in our Coventry/Warwick Head Office or one of our UK Study centres (Manchester, London, Birmingham, Leeds) with an opportunity for flexible working

About Arden: We pride ourselves on being true innovators, disruptors and pioneers, our focus is to promote life-long learning and ensure that everyone, everywhere can access higher education. As a private University we operate at a faster pace, we are more creative and entrepreneurial, and we are not afraid to take risks. We are small enough to be agile, but with grand plans to make a global impact. We have offices across the UK and in Berlin and in the next five years, you will see us in most continents across the globe, but we need you to help us achieve this. 

About the School: The brand new School of Criminal Justice has been created to support students into successful careers in the criminal justice sector. Building on the success of our combined programmes and complementing our existing School of Policing, we are developing new provision in the areas of Cybercrime and Criminology and specialist programmes in Serious and Violent crime. Our UG and PG programmes are designed to enable digital and blended teaching practices to deliver learning which meets the needs of students and employers. Going forward, the School of Criminal Justice will grow its portfolio, including working with international partners.    

The Opportunity: See your vision for criminal justice education come to life in your new School of Criminal Justice. You will have the opportunity and autonomy to build and shape the School from scratch. Set the strategic direction for the School by offering a clear vision of academic and professional excellence in alignment with Faculty and wider University objectives and mindful of the wider context of higher education. You will take accountability for the P&L of the School and deliver substantial growth via development of innovative, practice-focused programmes. 

About You: An ambitious and accomplished academic leader, the successful candidate will be keen to create a successful School of Criminal Justice. Able to provide clear vision and direction, you will contribute to achieving the strategic objectives of the Faculty of Social Sciences and put student success at the heart of everything you do. An experienced educator and leader you will help diversify our offer to students ensuring that they are prepared for a range of careers in the criminal justice sector and beyond. Innovative and entrepreneurial, you will respond positively to new opportunities for growth while ensuring a high-quality student experience through a commitment to continuation and successful graduate outcomes.

Why Arden: At Arden, our people work hard to ensure our students journeys are the best they can possibly be, as such we want to reward our people with our wonderful benefits. We want our colleagues to enjoy both their personal and professional life, and we know work-life balance is at the forefront of everyone’s mind, as such we offer the opportunity for our people to explore agile working and offer flexibility in working pattern to accommodate where we can.

Interviews likely week commencing 31st January 2022

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