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Head of Medway School of Pharmacy

Faculty of Engineering & Science

Location:  Medway Campus
Salary:  £72,605 to £84,755 per annum
Contract Type:  Permanent
Release Date:  Monday 11 July 2022
Closing Date:  Friday 19 August 2022
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  3291

This is an exciting opportunity to take a leading role in the development of one of the country’s most successful and innovative Pharmacy schools. The Medway School of Pharmacy is a unique collaboration between the University of Greenwich and the University of Kent and is based on the historic Chatham Maritime campus in the Medway region of Kent.  Since opening in 2004 it has become recognised as an established school of pharmacy, by the regulator The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). 

The Medway School of Pharmacy’s mission is “to produce, through innovative teaching and research delivered in a supportive and caring environment, high-quality professional graduates committed to lifelong learning”. Student care and support is therefore an essential part of the School’s culture 

The changing role for pharmacists and other healthcare professionals continues to allow the School to also develop and refresh a portfolio of postgraduate courses, including a multidisciplinary Postgraduate Certificate in Independent and Supplementary Prescribing and a Master’s programme in Medicines Management and the MSc in General Pharmacy Practice for hospital pharmacists.  As a dynamic school it has a commitment to the provision of lifelong learning and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and it offers a range of short courses for pharmacists and other health care professionals.

Do you have a track record of academic achievement across teaching, research and/or professional practice in a relevant subject area? Do you have significant experience of strategic and operational leadership in education or industry? If so, we want to hear from you.

We are seeking an outstanding individual to join our Faculty Senior Team as Head of School of Medway School of Pharmacy. Reporting to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (PVC/Executive Dean) / Deputy Dean, you will provide strategic and operational leadership for the School that covers a wide range of disciplines. You will provide strong academic leadership and vision for your School driven by a commitment to Teaching and Student Experience, Research and Knowledge Exchange. Working to embed and represent the values of the collaboration between the Universities. Promoting and fostering strong inter connected relationships. 

Successful candidates will act as an advocate for change and will have significant experience at senior manager level within an education or industry -based organisation of comparable size and complexity. 

We look forward to receiving applications from candidates who are able to demonstrate a passion for and a clear commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, as well as the vision, values and aspirations of the parent Universities of Greenwich and Kent.

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Peter Griffiths, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Engineering and Science, email: P.Griffiths@greenwich.ac.uk 

Should you have any queries please contact the HR Recruitment Team on hrsr-fes@gre.ac.uk 

We are looking for people who can help us deliver our mission of transforming lives through inspired teaching and research, through our values. The university welcomes people from diverse and underrepresented communities who can help the university to achieve its mission. 

We do this through taking positive action such as encouraging applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Time to Change Employer Pledge/Mentally Healthy Universities, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion. 

We encourage applicants to disclose experience of mental health problems so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Any information disclosed will be kept confidential and separate from the job application form. 

We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. 


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