Associate Head of School / Head of Allied Health

Opening Date:
12 Jul 2022
Closing Date:
28 Jul 2022
Salary Range:

York St John is an ambitious, modern university at the heart of historic York and there has never been a more exciting time to join us.

As one of the fastest growing universities in the U.K over recent years, we have a new strategy for the next decade, emphasising our commitment to widening opportunity through the power of education and contributing our talents to creating a fairer world, and a more prosperous region. We are putting inspirational learning and impactful research at the heart of this strategy, recognising our academic expertise as our greatest asset.

The School

Allied Health is located within the School of Science, Technology & Health, alongside other provision in Nursing, Biosciences, Sport and Computing. The school offers apprenticeships; both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees (including research degrees); as well as a developing CPD Advanced Practice offer.

Allied Health is an ambitious disciplinary area comprised of long-standing provision in Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy and emerging provision in Speech and Language Therapy, Paramedic Science and Advanced Practice. These areas are integral to the school and a fundamental part of the institutional strategy, with high levels of student satisfaction, strong local links and a national reputation. Allied Health boasts an ambitious and friendly team and a welcoming and inclusive ethos.

The role

We are seeking a talented and able academic to lead Allied Health in the next phase of its development. For the right person, this is an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to the shape of Allied Health provision in the region.

The role holder will have principal responsibility for leading the disciplinary areas and will hold line management responsibility for staff across the disciplines. The successful candidate will become a member of the School Academic Leadership Team, and contribute to the overall strategic development of the school.

Key requirements

The successful candidate will have a clear understanding of the Allied Health sector and possess the ability to drive the disciplines forward in order to meet the needs of the workforce and the community they serve. Importantly, the successful candidate will share our commitment to social justice and be fully committed to providing inclusive educational experiences that improve the lives of our students and the wider communities in which they practice. The successful candidate will be a team player who inspires colleagues and leads them with integrity. They will be research active, and a creative and able teacher.

Whilst a doctoral level qualification is desirable, it is essential that candidates can demonstrate professional excellence and continuous professional development in their discipline.

For informal enquiries please contact the Head of School: Dr Rob Sanders at or 01904 876736.

Interviews may take place remotely via Microsoft Teams. Further guidance will be provided to candidates who progress to interview stage.

If you require a reasonable adjustment in order to apply for this position please contact Within the application form there is an opportunity for you to request a reasonable adjustment at the interview stage of the process, however if you wish to discuss this in further detail at any point in the process please do not hesitate to contact us.

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