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Executive Dean, School of Health and Medical Sciences

City St George's
London (Greater)
The salary is commensurate with the market, the seniority of the post and the calibre of the appoint
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Department of Health
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City, University of London and St George’s University of London seek to appoint an inaugural Executive Dean for the future School of Health and Medical Sciences within the newly merged institution, City St George’s. The merger will create a ‘health powerhouse’ for students, researchers, the NHS and partners in uniting a world-leading specialist health university with City’s excellence in a breadth of disciplines including health, business, law, creativity, communications, science and technology. The new School will be one of the UK’s largest health educators and its most comprehensive.

This role offers the successful candidate a career-defining opportunity to bring together two academic and student communities in one School. They will contribute to the broader realisation of the benefits arising from the combination of the two institutions and across the wider University and will play a critical role in maintaining and enhancing partnerships with NHS trusts and healthcare partners.

Reporting to the President, Professor Sir Anthony Finkelstein, for strategic matters, the Executive Dean will be a member of the institution’s Senior Leadership Team; working strategically and collaboratively to drive the School’s performance and achievement, and contribute to the broader leadership of the University. With responsibility for over 11,000 students and over 1000 staff, the School will offer an outstanding breadth of expertise in research and education across medicine, pharmacology, biomedical science, radiography, allied and global health, nursing, midwifery, speech and language therapy, optometry, counselling and psychology. The School will be at the forefront of changes to treatment, population health, innovative healthcare workforce development, leadership, policy and advocacy.

We are seeking a highly motivated academic leader who shares a deep commitment to our values and will be a positive catalyst for change. You will have strong academic credentials in a relevant discipline, alongside a genuine passion for quality and innovation in healthcare education. You will have a commitment to practice and the professions. You will bring experience in providing senior leadership and achieving success in complex organisational environments. You will be adept at representing your organisation with a broad range of stakeholders. You will care deeply about nurturing outstanding talent, attracting the best talent from around the world, carrying out world-class impactful research and educating future healthcare professionals.


We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion in all activities, processes, and culture for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors. We welcome applications, regardless of background, belief, identity or protected characteristic. We encourage and welcome applications from diverse candidates. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants.  We particularly welcome applications from black, asian or ethnic minority candidates who are currently under-represented at the leadership level.


We offer a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and other benefits including a comprehensive package of staff development.


Closing date: Wednesday 5th June 2024


For an application pack and details on how to apply, please visit:, quoting reference 7266.


For a confidential conversation about the role, please email Danielle Willard-Kyle on


Shortlisted candidates will be invited to visit St George’s and City on 9th and 10th July, with final interviews on 22nd July 2024.


City, University of London


St George’s University of London


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