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Vice Dean - Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

School of Humanities (Central)

Location:  Egham
Salary:  Allowance of £4,000 per annum in addition to normal salary (until 2025)
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Friday 10 February 2023
Reference:  1222-544

Please note: this opportunity is only available to current employees of the University

Fixed term internal appointment for three years

Allowance of £4,000 per annum in addition to normal salary (until 2025)

Applications are invited for the post of Vice-Dean Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, in the School of Humanities.

It is intended that this role commences on 1 April 2023 (negotiable). This is a .4 FTE post that sits alongside the appointee’s substantive appointment.

This is a senior leadership position and an opportunity to work alongside Executive Dean and other School Executive members to support the delivery of School and University strategies. The Vice-Dean is responsible for leading the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion portfolio across the School (and where appropriate across the University) and for ensuring excellent outcomes and consistency in provision. They will contribute towards reviewing institutional submissions to external accreditation schemes, including Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter, and lead on School-level submissions and renewals as required. The Vice-Dean will drive embedding equity and inclusion across the School, collaborating to create a culture of empowerment, mutual challenge and accountability.

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate excellent leadership, planning and organisational, strategy development and implementation skills in an academic context. This Vice-Dean position requires a successful academic track record demonstrated by promotion to Senior Lecturer or Professor, as well as HEA Fellowship and a demonstrable commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. 

The post holder will receive an annual allowance of £4,000 per annum in addition to normal salary. The allowance operates as part of a University-wide scheme. 

The post is based on the main campus in Egham. It is a fixed term appointment which will normally be for a period of up to three years with the possibility of renewal. 

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact the Executive Dean, Professor Giuliana Pieri: .

To view further details of this post and to apply, please visit queries on the application process, the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at:

Please quote the reference: 1222-544

Closing Date:   23:59, 10 February 2023

Interview Date: TBC

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. 

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The university has adopted hybrid working for some roles therefore some remote working may be possible for this role.

Royal Holloway is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), and encourages applications from all people regardless of age, disability, gender, marital status, parental status, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or trans status or history. More information on our structures and initiatives around EDI, including information on staff diversity networks, can be found on our Equality and Diversity Intranet page.



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