Director, Nottingham Institute of Education
City Site and Clifton Campus

Job reference: 06318

Location: City Site and Clifton Campus

Closing date: 24/05/2019

Salary : Head of Department (£67,318 - £72,746 p.a.)

Department: College of Business Law & Social Sciences

School/Section : School of Social Sciences

Post Ref : 06318

The Nottingham Institute of Education is a large and vibrant academic community, with a rich research environment, an extensive portfolio of courses and a wide and diverse partnership. The NIoE has a long and successful history of teacher education and is one of the major providers in the region, preparing teachers for all educational settings from early years to FE. The Institute also offers a wide range of non-vocational courses and both Master’s and doctoral level programmes. The Institute is proud of its rapidly developing and impressive research profile, which underpins high quality teaching as well as a growing international profile in a number of areas. Located in the wider School of Social Sciences, the Institute already contributes to a range of exciting cross-disciplinary projects, with ample scope for further developments in the future.

We are looking for a new Director to take on leadership of the Institute at this exciting stage in its history. You will have the ambition to continue to develop excellence in teaching and learning, world-leading research, external engagement and student experience.  Working purposefully with both external and internal partners, the Director will be responsible for the strategic vision of the Institute and will lead new research and curricula developments and facilitate imaginative ways of partnership working.

We are looking for an entrepreneurial Director to provide strategic and operational leadership for the Institute and its staff.  The Director will continue to shape the Institute’s vision for the future and extend its local, national and global reach and collaborations.  With a background of senior leadership in an academic and/or policy environment, you will have extensive knowledge of education and policy and the changing landscape of Initial Teacher Training.

You will be adept at communicating with, and influencing, audiences within and beyond the academic environment and be skilled at engaging effectively with partners.  You will have experience of co-creating programmes with diverse stakeholders and of valuing and bringing together different forms of knowledge and expertise.

You will work with colleagues across the University, including the Trent Institute for Learning and Teaching and the Centre for Children, Young People and Families, as well as a range of external stakeholders and partners. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain impactful relationships are therefore a key requirement.

Closing date -  24 May 2019

Interview date -  14 June 2019

If you have any specific queries in relation to this position, please contact Kathie Moore,

Successful applicants will usually be appointed to the base of the advertised salary grade, except in justifiable circumstances.

Applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered alongside other applications. However, candidates who require sponsorship cannot be appointed if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EEA applicant is available due to the UK Visas & Immigration requirements. For further information on this please visit the UK Visas & Immigration website.


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