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Coventry University is an award-winning modern university that is innovative and dynamic. In the last few years, we have broken the mould in order to widen the reach and quality of our education offer – opening University Colleges, with a life-shaped approach to learning, in the West Midlands, East London and Yorkshire – and invested hugely, in partnership with business and research bodies, in the facilities and places where our students, graduates and staff work together.

Our awards and successes demonstrate our commitment to quality teaching and learning, outstanding student satisfaction and to producing globally-ready graduates. Recognised as one of the UK’s leading universities, we were awarded Gold for Outstanding Teaching and Learning in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and five stars for Teaching Excellence in the QS Survey 2017.

The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Coventry University delivers high quality teaching and research that inspires future generations of leaders and practitioners to make a valuable impact upon our world. As a faculty, we work together in a high-performing, outcome focused culture to make a difference to individuals, organisations and communities. We value our staff and support and develop them to feel empowered and to thrive, both professionally and in their own health and wellbeing. We recognise the importance of coaching and mentoring to motivate, support and develop our staff to overcome shorter term challenges and to achieve longer term goals. We value equality, diversity and inclusion in our faculty and seek to take actions to further enhance the culture we work within.

Heads of School are expected to have academic credibility and maintain their academic standing and authority.  They will be expected to develop and build a national and international profile for the School and its subjects, furthering growth whilst enhancing the quality of provision.

As Head of School, the post holder is responsible for the continued development, growth and financial sustainability of the School’s portfolio and within agreed limits, the investment into areas of strategic priority. The responsibilities of the post are inherently of a leadership and management nature and therefore the post holder will be an active and engaged member of the Faculty’s leadership team facilitating a positive and productive relationship between School and Faculty in furtherance of the Corporate Plan objectives.

An appointment at professorial level is available if the candidate also meets the relevant criteria.

How to Apply:

Enquiries or applications can be made, in confidence, to Holly Lithgow on +44 7408 836 145 / or Natalie Derry on +44 7408 851 596 /

Applications close on 4 February 2019.

For further information, download the Head of School of Psychological, Social and Behavioural Sciences information pack here




At Coventry we are proud of our diverse student and staff population and commitment to:

Athena Swan Bronze Award

We have Athena Swan Accreditation which is a higher education accreditation for demonstrating commitment and excellence in gender equality.

Stonewall Diversity Champions

We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion which shows that the University is committed to having a positive attitude towards ensuring and promoting equality for LGBT staff and students.