Director of Nursing and Advanced Practice – Competitive Salary

Opening Date:
18 Jul 2022
Closing Date:
31 Jul 2022
Salary Range:

Vac. Ref. 3779

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is a distinctive, unique institution, rooted in the Liverpool City Region and with a global presence. Our students and staff, past, present, and future, are the beating heart of our city and can be found in every corner of every industry and community. We couldn’t exist anywhere else and have shaped the city in which we belong. Working with the people of Liverpool to improve lives and support communities is at the heart of why we were founded and why we exist today.

We are now seeking an inspirational, innovative and enterprising academic to lead on the delivery of excellence in teaching, research and enterprise in the School of Nursing and Advanced Practice which belongs to the Faculty of Health. A positive and creative student experience is critical to the mission of the School.

Our School Director is a senior management role within the University and a key position in the Faculty structure. Reporting to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (PVC) for Health, the post provides a significant opportunity to lead a creative, dynamic and award-winning School, influencing the strategic direction of both the School and Faculty.

The School has an excellent reputation for delivering large numbers of sought after health and social care professionals, and has been publicly commended for its relationships with students, service users and external partners. The research culture in the School is developing with significant gains in terms of the recent REF submission. Students and staff benefit from an increasingly diverse international strategy and enterprise activities. Following a restructure, the School is poised to develop its contribution to health outcomes for the local and regional community.

You will take a strategic role with Health Education England (HEE), the Cheshire and Merseyside NHS structures and deputise for the PVC, Health across a range of regional, national and international activities.

You will have a proven track record in excellent academic leadership delivering a climate which enables individuals and teams to thrive and excel. Committed to inclusion and social justice, you will work with a wide range of internal and external partners. Active engagement with professional and academic bodies and experience of building regional and international relationships and partnerships is essential. You will be adept in managing complex academic areas and have an evidenced ability to think strategically whilst also delivering operational improvements. The successful candidate will join a dynamic and ambitious Faculty leadership team so experience of academic leadership of a discipline relevant to the School is also key.

In return, we offer an excellent benefits package including generous annual leave entitlement, pension scheme, induction and development support as well as family-friendly policies.

For further information and to apply, please visit

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Raphaela Kane, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Health on email, copy to Val Guthrie on email

Interview date: 11th August 2022