Heads of Departments key responsibilities

As stated in the University's Ordinance 9.8, the role of a Head of Department means you " shall be responsible to the Executive Dean for maintaining and promoting the efficiency and good order of the Department, in accordance with the Charter, Ordinances and Regulations of the University, and the policies and procedures determined from time to time by resolutions of the Council and the Senate."

In addition to the day-to-day running of the Department, a Head of Department takes responsibility for many aspects of the University’s mission, goals, policy and procedures as detailed below. HoDs will choose to take direct responsibility for some of these tasks and delegate responsibility for others.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Strategic planning
  • University management
  • Quality assurance
  • The Department’s resources
  • The staff of the Department
  • The students in the Department
  • The research and knowledge transfer activities of the Department
  • Internal and external communications for the Department
  • The management of time