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Head of the Work and Employment Relations Division

Do you have the ability to provide the strategic vision and leadership necessary to lead the division to successfully develop and deliver the Division’s plans through inspiring, motivating and developing staff to achieve their full potential?

Are you passionate about delivering world-leading research and an exceptional student experience in an international and interdisciplinary context?

You will lead and manage the Work and Employment Relations Division, maximising strategic opportunities arising from the changing landscape of higher education and the University’s strategic plan, whilst leading and delivering excellence in research and education.

You will be an active member of the University’s Leadership Forum and the Faculty of Business Executive Leadership Team, promoting a coordinated approach to delivering innovative strategic academic development. You will be taking on a significant and complex leadership role in the Faculty, and must be able to lead with a clear vision, engaging others across the Division, Faculty and University.

You will have the leadership skills, ambition and creativity to take forward the development and delivery of the School’s academic strategy and objectives. You will thrive on working collaboratively in a busy and dynamic environment to enhance the reputation of the School with a focus on quality and excellence.

Academic credibility is essential. You will have a sustained track record of excellence in research and/or student education, combined with excellent skills in team working and collaboration.

The appointment will be from 1 July 2020 (or as soon as possible thereafter).

To explore the post further, or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Julia Bennell, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 0612, email:


Professor Keith Glaister, Interim Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Business
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 1909, email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Business
School/Institute:  Leeds University Business School
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 9 to Grade 10
Competitive salary.
Working Time:  37.5 hours
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Friday 24 January 2020
Closing Date:  Monday 24 February 2020
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  LUBSC1469
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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