Dean of the Institute of Health

Opening Date:
3 Apr 2023
Closing Date:
2 May 2023
Salary Range:

With campuses in Carlisle, Lancaster, Ambleside and London (and Barrow from 2024), our University is moving forward and at some pace. The key to our growing success is making the most of our three most valuable assets; people, place and partnerships. New types of provision, portfolio areas and strategic partnership working are driving this growth, informed by regional and sector skills needs spanning visitor and rural economies, professional services, advanced manufacturing, supply chain and logistics, medicine, nursing & midwifery, allied health, social care, teacher education, science and environment, culture and creative industries, computing and engineering. Our new University Strategy: Towards 2030, sets out our continued ambition and we can look forward to the future with confidence.

Our Institute of Health has more than doubled in size since it was created in 2018. With an income of £38m and over 3500 students across UG, PG, CPD and Apprenticeship provision, it is our biggest Institute. Key to our success in this competitive area has been our ability to respond to a rapidly changing environment to both influence and seize opportunities as they arise. Plans are also well underway for commencing the Cumbria School of Medicine a joint partnership with Imperial College London to open in 2025 which will sit alongside, but also impact on the growth of the Institute.

Reporting to the DVC (Health, Environment & Innovation) as a key member of the Vice Chancellor’s Executive Deans & Directors Group, your will have a clear remit to provide academic and managerial leadership to the Institute liaising as appropriate with external partners and internal departments to ensure and enhance the quality of all provision, progress student experience and outcomes, further grow the Centre for Research in Health and Society within the Institute , and to grow income streams in line with the Universities Strategy 2030.

You will be an experienced academic leader in a relevant area, with an understanding of the changing policy landscape particularly in relation to Nursing and AHPs, which may be underpinned from experience of working directly in an associated setting. This should include proven experience of developing and delivery of regional, national and international partnerships with health-related industry, business and commerce alongside experience of leading the achievement of high-quality learning and teaching, research/scholarship with a strong commitment to enhancing the student experience. The role is also envisaged as a Professorial appointment in keeping with our professorial criteria.

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Mike Dixon at