Assistant Head of Department

Opening Date:
21 Mar 2022
Closing Date:
17 Apr 2022
Salary Range:

We are seeking a suitably experienced and enthusiastic individual to become the Assistant Head of Department in the Department of Nursing and Midwifery at the
University of the Highlands and Islands.

Based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, we have a campus in Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands, and in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. We provide
accessible, evidence informed education for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals including undergraduate and postgraduate students and are committed to supporting our students to make a significant contribution to the care of patients and the public.

The Department of Nursing and Midwifery is part of the university’s School of Health, Social Care and Life Sciences that brings together all health researchers and related
teaching at UHI. This role will provide leadership, support, and academic direction to ensure the quality of delivery and curriculum across the department’s academic
portfolio is continually enhanced and improved. The Assistant Head of Department will provide strategic leadership for the whole student journey and experience across all programmes.

Applicants will be supported to maintain an active academic portfolio with either a research or pedagogical focus that produces high quality outputs.

A detailed job description and person specification for the post can be found

Applicants with informal questions are encouraged to contact Dr Nicola Carey, Head of Department by email to

Pay and Benefits

This role is linked to MG1 on the UHI pay scale. The starting salary for this position will normally be in the range £53,851 to £60,608. This is a permanent role. This post is full time and will involve working 35 hours per week on a working pattern as agreed with your line manager.

A reasonable relocation package up to £3,000 is available for the successful candidate.

The workplace pension scheme we provide to workers at grade six and above is the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS). This is a qualifying pension scheme, which means it meets or exceeds the government’s standards. Full information on the scheme can be found at

Recruitment Process

When completing the application form please ensure that you clearly evidence how you meet the selection criteria identified on the relevant person specification.

The deadline for submitting your application is 17th April 2022 at 11.59pm

Shortlisting will take place the week commencing 18th April 2022

Interviews will be held by videoconferencing on 25th April 2022

If you have any queries regarding our recruitment and selection process, or if you would like to request any reasonable adjustments to either the recruitment process or the prospective job, please contact the HR team as soon as possible.