ALPHAcademy Lead (Preventative Health)

Opening Date:
17 Dec 2020
Closing Date:
14 Jan 2021
Salary Range:

We are looking for someone exceptional to lead the new Applied Learning for Preventative Health Academy (ALPHAcademy).

Focused on prevention, it will offer a portfolio of education and development opportunities for aspiring leaders across sectors and services. Part of a network of Welsh Government funded Intensive Learning Academies (ILA), you will join in the early stages to lead development of ALPHAcademy, influencing delivery, working with a broad network of stakeholders and further develop partnerships. A strategic thinker with strong relationship building skills you will have knowledge and or practical experience of prevention in practice and bring energy, enthusiasm, great communications and people skills to ensure our ambitious vision becomes a reality.

The ideal candidate must have a strong interest in health prevention, in such areas as Innovation, value-based health and care (VBHC), behaviour change and leadership. An interest in rural health would be welcomed.

Applications are invited for the above full time post working in the College of Human Sciences.

Duties will include:

  • Leading the team to develop and deliver a range of impactful programmes and activities.
  • Undertaking an ambassadorial role building and maintaining strong, credible and relevant relationships with key stakeholders, securing commitment, input and resources to develop and support the work of ALPHAcademy.
  • Drive continued development of appropriate processes and structures to ensure successful delivery, working closely with the ILA network to secure an integrated approach to activities.
  • Plan, prepare and deliver elements of the portfolio of education and development opportunities.
    Direct, co-ordinate and build research partnerships enabling translation into practice.
  • To conduct research of an international standard in a relevant field, with substantial evidence of quality and an emerging international reputation.

Candidates should possess a PhD in a relevant subject area relating to health or preventative health and have previous teaching, research and project management experience.

The successful candidate will be expected to commence as soon as possible and the post is available for a fixed-term period until 30/11/ 2023 in the first instance, with, dependant on funding, a possible 2 year extension.

Informal enquires can be made by contacting Professor Nicky Callow, PVC/Head or Professor John Parkinson, Dean, College of Human Sciences via Donna Williams, College Executive Assistant: e-mail: