Associate Head of School / Head of Nursing & Medical Science

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

Full time, Permanent

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

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

Nursing and Medical Science is comprised of the ambitious and growing disciplinary areas of Nursing (Adult and Mental Health fields) and Biomedical Science. Biomedical science is highly regarded and holds both RSB and IBMS accreditation, whilst nursing is a relatively recent addition to the YSJ portfolio but fundamental to the institution’s strategic plans. These disciplinary areas boast excellent regional connections alongside a welcoming and inclusive teaching and learning ethos.

The role

We are seeking a talented and able academic to lead Nursing and Medical Science in the next phase of its development. For the right person, this is a rare and exciting opportunity to join an ambitious and motivated team and make a significant contribution to healthcare 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.

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.

Interviews may take place remotely via Microsoft Teams.