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Faculty Heads manage the educational and administrative aspects of departments, faculties or schools within universities or other tertiary education institutions.


  • co-ordinates the educational, administrative and financial affairs of an educational institution or department within the institution
  • researches, develops, implements, reviews and evaluates educational and administrative policy
  • liaises between educational institutions, parents and the wider community
  • provides advice on policy and procedures to staff and students
  • consults with academic and administrative staff to co-ordinate educational programmes
  • identifies and addresses present and future needs for student and staff development
  • researches educational systems, as well as monitors and evaluates new developments
  • researches and reports on students' needs arising from curriculum implementation
  • develops and delivers training programs for teachers.


  • stressful.

To become a Faculty Head

Skills employers are looking for

  • Research

  • Communication Skills

  • Planning

  • Teamwork / Collaboration

  • Building Relationships

  • Budgeting

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