Director of School of Public and Allied Health

Opening Date:
15 Aug 2023
Closing Date:
4 Sep 2023
Salary Range:

Liverpool John Moores University is seeking an inspirational, innovative and enterprising academic to lead on the delivery of excellence in teaching, research and enterprise in the newly formed School of Public and Allied Health, within the Faculty of Health. A positive and creative student experience is critical to the mission of the school.

As this is a new school, the Director will provide the necessary leadership to ensure cohesive team development and to recognise and enhance the synergies between the component parts.

The School Director is a senior management role within the University and a key position in the Faculty structure. Reporting to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Health, the post provides a significant opportunity to lead a creative, dynamic and successful school influencing the strategic direction of both the School and Faculty and the local/regional public health, healthcare and social care agenda.

While the school unit is new, the disciplines and activities are well established and have a successful track record. The school benefits from significant partnerships nationally and internationally and embraces its relationships with service users. The University’s Place and Partnership strategy and goals are key elements of the work within the school.

We are student focussed with a strong and dynamic research culture. We have excellent partnerships locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally, and are proud of the deep engagement we have with partners and the benefits this drives for our city region. This post will provide leadership, working with colleagues, to deliver an excellent, and truly transformative, experience for all students. The successful candidate will provide strategic leadership for an exciting portfolio which is research informed, aligned with professional requirements, internationally facing and inspirational.

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. 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.

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.

This is an exciting time to join LJMU as we celebrate our bicentenary year and launch our new strategic plan.

If you feel that this is the role you have been looking for and your skills and experience can make a real difference at LJMU, we look forward to hearing from you.

Minerva is supporting Liverpool John Moores University with the recruitment to this post. Further information is available here

We would encourage applications from all individuals who meet the advert criteria, but would particularly encourage applications from ethnically diverse groups, LGBTQ+ groups and disabled people. The University is proud of its commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and endeavours to cultivate a staff base that is representative of society. Please let us know if you require reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process.