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					                             EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY

  Principal and Vice Chancellor: Professor Dame Joan K Stringer, CBE, BA (Hon), CertEd,
                                  PhD, CCMI, FRSA, FRSE

Director of the Edinburgh Institute of Leadership and Management Practice

                            Salary Grade 9 £62,999 - £77,481

                            Full Time Fixed Term for Two Years

Edinburgh Napier University is a dynamic, innovative and forward-looking
institution dedicated to supplying educational services relevant to the needs of
today's students and employers – both at home and overseas. The University is
located in Edinburgh, Scotland’s vibrant capital city, which is a major international
centre for finance and the arts, and the seat of the Scottish parliament.


Edinburgh Napier Business School is seeking to appoint a Director to lead the Edinburgh
Institute of Leadership and Management Practice (EILMP). The Edinburgh Institute of
Leadership and Management Practice is a commercial, client-facing enterprise within the
Business School at Edinburgh Napier University. It combines applied research and
practical understanding to deliver practical evidenced based business solutions through
experienced practitioners, academics, consultants and advisors. It brings together
businesses and academic expertise to build strategic partnerships with organisations,
locally, nationally and internationally.

The successful candidate will work closely with clients and external and internal partners
to develop, plan and implement initiatives to help individuals and organisations achieve
their full potential across a number of business areas.

The post holder will lead the EILMP in developing initiatives, meeting commercial and
research targets, and managing the operational requirements of the unit. The post holder
will be part of the executive group appointed to oversee the work of the EILMP and its
associated Institutes, including Hong Kong. In addition the post holder will make a
significant contribution to the internal and external reputation of the EILMP, the Business
School and the University.

Excellent leadership, communication skills and teamwork are essential requirements of the
post together with the ability to develop collaborative links with external partners. In
addition, the successful candidate will have an existing track record of expertise in leading
a successful business development in the public and/or private sector and will be
comfortable in a client-facing role.

Candidates will have an academic or professional qualification at undergraduate degree
level in the area of Business, Management or related discipline or extensive related and
relevant experience with a proven track record of achieving results. The post holder may
be considered for a professorial appointment if they meet the University criteria.

Application packs are available from:

Ms Mary Lally, Edinburgh Napier Business School, Room 2/57 Craiglockhart Campus, Edinburgh,
EH14 1DJ.

Telephone: 0131 455 4332 or email:

This post is offered as a fixed term contract for two years subject to satisfactory
performance, attendance and conduct and to funding availability.

Salary Grade 9: £62,999 - £77,481

NB: If you have not heard from us within 5 weeks of the closing date you have not
been successful in obtaining an interview


Principal & Vice-Chancellor: Professor Dame Joan K Stringer, CBE, BA (Hon),


By 2015, we will be established as one of the leading, modern, professional universities in
the United Kingdom. We will have an international reputation for the employability of our
graduates and for expertise which can be used directly to enhance the lives and prospects
of people and their communities.


We will provide socially, culturally and economically relevant higher education to people
who can benefit from it and will support student achievement. We will make available the
product of our research and scholarship to businesses and organisations which are able to
use our intellectual capital to become more effective and successful. We will do this
without regards to social and cultural barriers and boundaries and will serve all of the
communities we touch. We will value creativity and innovation in the pursuit of excellence.
We will value the potential of every person. We will be accessible and flexible to deliver a
high quality student experience to the widest possible range of students: to enhance
learning, build confidence and create opportunity. We will value the skill and expertise of
our staff and will support and reward their contribution to our success. |We will value
responsiveness and will be demand-led and customer – focussed. We will value
partnership and will form strong and enduring collaborations where we can achieve more
by working with others than we can alone.

Since 1964, when it was first established as a centre of learning, Napier University has
become one of Scotland’s largest universities with over 14,000 students and 1,700 staff. It
offers 102 undergraduate and 70 postgraduate programmes in arts, business, computing
and information technology, health care, engineering and science in addition to a growing
programme of       continuing   professional    development     programmes      for   working

Napier is located in the City of Edinburgh – the UK’s top tourist destination after London.
We have three main campuses in Edinburgh itself, as well as smaller campuses within the
city at Comely Bank and Canaan Lane, and campuses at Melrose and Livingston.


Academically the University is organised in three Faculties as follows:

       Faculty of Health, Life and Social Sciences
       The Business School
       Faculty of Engineering, Computing & Creative Industries

Our graduates are confident and valued by employers, for their job skills as well as their
subject knowledge. Our student body is diverse and cosmopolitan, and is made up of
about 11% international students, 10% UK students and 79% Scottish students. As well
as encouraging international students to study in Scotland, Edinburgh Napier University
has students studying on a number of Napier programmes in Hong Kong and Malaysia.
Edinburgh Napier was the first UK university to open a representative office in Beijing and
is currently planning to establish joint campuses in mainland China.

About 25% of our students study at Edinburgh Napier University on a part-time basis. We
also have a growing community of students who are in full-time employment and update
their professional and technical skills by attending one or more of a wide variety of courses
on offer at the University which provide opportunities for continuous professional


Edinburgh Napier University employs 1,700 staff including 850 academic staff, 70 research
staff and 800 support staff. In addition to the three Faculties, a variety of University
Services provide direct support for the academic life of the University in areas such as
Academic Development, Lifelong Learning, Learning Information Services, Communication
and IT Services and the Research Office. In addition, Registry Services and Student
Services provide a direct and front line service to Napier University students through
effective management of student information and providing advice and guidance to
support the student experience.

The University is committed to ensuring that all of its staff have the opportunity for
personal and professional development and this is reflected in our achievement of
Investors in People status in January 2001 and re-accreditation in 2004. All staff
participate in a Review process every year to assess performance and highlight their
development needs. Our Corporate Learning & Development Unit (L&D) organises a
range of development opportunities for all staff and Educational Development Services
(EDS) is responsible for specialist training for academic staff. EDS is also the driving force
behind the major development of flexible learning opportunities including those
programmes developed with our strategic Commercialisation partners.

ENBS is a broad-based, full-service business school which benefits from a world-class
campus at Craiglockhart in Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland.

The Business School offers a full range of programmes at undergraduate and
postgraduate levels in business and management, law, economics, accounting and
finance, marketing, tourism, hospitality and event management and languages. It has a
good reputation for providing student ‘access’ at undergraduate level and is known for the
work of its Entrepreneurship Centre. It performs at slightly above the sector norm in terms
of research and has developed some areas of excellence in the Employment Research
Institute and HRM&D. In addition there has also been considerable development in the
areas of accounting, finance, economics, marketing and tourism.

The Business School has a strong international presence and has operated successful
offshore programmes with leading Universities in Hong Kong for a number of years. It is in
the process of expanding its presence into the PRC and Malaysia and has developed
collaborative programmes in Europe. The School has also successfully passed through
the pre-accreditation phase of EPAS and is expected to gain full accreditation within one


The Edinburgh Institute of Leadership and Management Practice is a commercial, client-
facing enterprise within the Business School at Edinburgh Napier University. The EILMP
brings together businesses and academic expertise to build strategic partnerships with
global organisations in Scotland and Asia. We combine applied research and practical
solutions to deliver results through experienced practitioners, academics, consultants and

The Edinburgh Institute of Leadership and Management Practice brings together
academics, practitioners and clients to develop practical evidence based solutions. Our
core business model is the transformation of knowledge into practice and best practice into
new knowledge.

The Edinburgh Institute of Leadership and Management Practice adds value through:
    Research which informs business advisory and consulting services;
    Executive education, programme accreditation and degree awards;
    CIDP, work-based learning and bridging programmes;
    High quality applied research



At the heart of the Craiglockhart campus is a B-listed building which was a former
hydropathic hotel and, at one time, home to the First World War poets Wilfred Owen and
Siegfried Sassoon during their recuperation from shell shock. A new multi-million pound
purpose-built development for Napier University Business School, which incorporates the
original historic site, opened here in autumn 2004. The response from staff and students
suggests that expectations have not only been met, but exceeded by this exciting new
campus. It creates a cutting-edge teaching environment in which to bridge the gap
between business education and successful business practice, shaping tomorrow’s
entrepreneurs and business leaders.


For an informal discussion about the post please contact Dr. Sandra Watson, Associate
Dean Academic Development, Edinburgh Napier Business School. Tel: 0131 455 4309
Application forms should be returned to Mary Lally, Edinburgh Napier Business
School, Room 2/57 Craiglockhart Campus, Edinburgh EH14 1DJ or by email on

The closing date for the receipt of completed applications is .

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