Director of Nursing & Midwifery

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

We are looking for a motivated, creative and ambitious leader to take Nursing and Midwifery at Salford forward, building on our strengths and developing new areas of business to meet the demands of a changing world. As the Director of Nursing and Midwifery, you will have expertise in nursing and midwifery education and leadership within a Higher Education setting.

You will be an exceptional leader and collaborator, working with a wide range of key stakeholders across the University, as well as industry partners. You will be a team player and be dedicated to creating the best possible student experience.

About the role

Working closely with the Dean and Deputy Dean, the Director of Nursing and Midwifery will lead and deliver impact in line with the University’s Strategic Plan and initiatives. The role will have a significant focus on delivering strategic initiatives within the School, with a requirement for a high level of outputs and outcomes which deliver significant improvements. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring the directorate of nursing and midwifery is a high performing directorate. The director will be a member of the School Leadership Team.

The Directorate is home to approximately 160 staff and 3800 students and is a vibrant and diverse community of staff, researchers, students and professional services.

The role involves line management of the Deputy Director and Heads of Subjects working closely with staff to ensure alignment to priorities, resourcing and organisation to ensure smooth delivery of the business. In taking forward the strategic elements of the role the post holders will operate with a firm external focus, considering opportunities for partnership working, and interdisciplinary, real world academic practice. The post holder will network across the Greater Manchester Integrated Care System and our strategic partners in the NHS and with other health and social care providers to ensure an outstanding student experience, the programmes deliver on quality and standards and that the Directorate plays a significant role in delivering workforce requirements. This will require having strong knowledge base of academic development and accreditation.

In line with the ‘Salford Behaviours’ and as key posts within the School Leadership Team, the post holder will be a role model in visibly inspiring; aligning; collaborating; co-creating; enabling and evolving colleague’s behaviours across the remit of the post. Success in this influential leadership will be evidenced through the work done both across the School, and externally in collaborating with Associate Deans in other areas of the University, and with external partners.