Director of Veterinary Partnerships – Harper & Keele Veterinary School, remote/office

This role offers a unique opportunity to develop the impact of our ground-breaking Vet School.  Working with the Head of School, this senior leadership position provides the appointee with a chance to realise the potential for contemporary education and innovation across a huge network of animal health businesses locally, regionally, and internationally.

Together these provide our students and staff with wonderful opportunities for learning and development.

Further, the role will be key to contributing to the long-term financial sustainability of HKVS, working with colleagues at both universities in the development of income streams from commercial partnerships, new courses, and novel innovation and entrepreneurial activities.

If you have led successful business development projects, excel in forming strong working relationships with colleagues across a variety of settings and are keen to play a pivotal role at a different kind of vet school, then please come and talk to us.

The Benefits

The School recognises that its success depends upon the contribution and dedication of its talented staff. In return, we have a competitive benefits package available, including:

  • Competitive rate of pay with annual increments within the grade  (Keele Spine)
  • Generous annual leave entitlement with opportunities to purchase additional leave
  • Excellent staff pension scheme
  • Access to continued personal, professional and career development
  • On site ‘outstanding’ nursery (on Keele campus)
  • Discounted health & fitness facilities on site
  • Cycle to work scheme (subject to eligibility)

Agile working (blend of home and office based) would be considered

Grade 9.  Starting Salary £54, 949 (Incremental progression)

Full Time.  Indefinite

The School

A unique joint venture between two outstanding universities, the Harper and Keele Veterinary School brings together two distinctive institutions with a track record of excellence in teaching and student experience to provide an exciting new opportunity for veterinary students to train within rural Staffordshire and Shropshire. Staff and students are able to make use of resources at each campus and at partner sites including a network of veterinary practices and farms.

Together Keele University and Harper Adams University have 186 years of heritage in the animal and human health areas. Both institutions are recognised for their strengths in employability, student satisfaction and first class teaching and have a shared commitment to research in food security and sustainability. The joint veterinary school provided students with the opportunity to take advantage of both institutions with a common commitment to excellence and complementary skills.

The School values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.

Location: Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire.

 For full post details and to apply, please visit:

For an informal discussion regarding this post, enquiries may be addressed to Professor Matt Jones, Head of School.   Applications to this address will not be accepted.

Closing Date: 13th November 2022

Post reference: KU00002936

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