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Department Head – Psychology, Counselling & Allied Services

Description of Role

This position will be responsible for leading and managing the department so that it realizes its’ potential and delivers excellence in the full portfolio of academic activity, within the context of the operation and strategic development of the Faculty and the University College.


  • At least a Master’s Degree in Psychology and Counselling, Business Administration, Education, Continuing Education Development or related field.
  • A minimum of five years of successful administrative experience or equivalent managerial experience.
  • Evidence of successful leadership and management experience at appropriate level.
  • Experience of taking successful initiatives in relation to developing the student experience at the departmental level.
  • Credible track record of high quality academic work.
  • Experience in managing budgets and academic programmes (research and/or teaching).
  • Ability to set and communicate clear vision and expectations for departmental and individual programme and to command the confidence of the Department and the Faculty Dean.
  • Knowledge of the University College’s strategic aims and objectives.
  • Knowledge of the management of resources related to teaching, academic quality and development of programmes.
  • Excellent communications and consultative skills.
  • Good appreciation of departmental/collaborative opportunities and how to pursue them.
  • Appreciation of the importance of good relationships with students.
  • Evidence of ability to deal sensitively with concerns/complaints raised by students.
  • Good judgement and decision–making capability.
  • Evidence of willingness and ability to learn and develop as an academic leader and manager.

Interested applicants should send their cover letters and resume to:

The Director, Human Resource Department,
1A Marescaux Road,
Kingston 5


via email to

Kindly indicate in the subject line, the title of the position for which you are applying in your email to us.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

September 4, 2020