Head of Department – Allied Health Professions

Opening Date:
13 Feb 2023
Closing Date:
13 Mar 2023
Salary Range:

Sheffield Hallam is distinctive, we are a place where innovation is sparked by curiosity, and collaboration means working together to solve problems and challenge the status quo. An open-minded place, where everyone can thrive and belong. We have an ambitious strategy and we are committed to transforming lives through excellent teaching, compelling research, dynamic partnerships and civic impact. We design programmes and teach in ways which provide students with the experience, skills and knowledge they need to succeed; and we do so in an environment in which all can thrive – whatever their background or characteristics.

Sheffield Hallam University is one of the largest providers of allied health professions education in the UK, providing education and training across diagnostic radiography and ultrasound; physiotherapy; occupational therapy and vocational rehabilitation; operating department practice
paramedic practice; radiotherapy and oncology; end of life care. We play a prominent role in the local healthcare ecosystem, with our students and staff recognised for their work supporting a region we are proud to be part of.

We are an outstanding group of more than 80 academic colleagues, and teach over 2,000 students annually. We have a strong commitment to research that underpins equitable care, and increasing research capacity, capability, and impact in nursing, midwifery, allied health professions and social care. Our research is supported by strong local and regional partnerships and national collaborations and attracts diverse funding including significant major awards from NIHR and UKRI. The Department plays a pivotal role in the flagship Sheffield Hallam Health Transformation, a multi-disciplinary initiative which will see us achieve greater multi-disciplinary integration, increase the quality of our programmes, and innovate our curriculum and methods of delivery.

We are seeking an outstanding and strategic individual to lead the Department of Allied Health Professions and support the leadership of the College of Health Wellbeing and Life Sciences, working with the Dean and other Heads of Department. As the sector moves beyond the pandemic, we are seeking an energetic, effective and people-centred leader, with the vision and ability to harness the collective energy of the department and motivate colleagues and students. You will offer experience of leadership within a relevant setting and be excited by the prospect of growing the department, developing our relationships both externally and across the breadth of academic disciplines at Sheffield Hallam.

The successful candidate will bring intellectual standing and evidence of successful leadership of impact within a relevant setting. They will bring vision and commitment to furthering the development of the Department, fostering a positive culture in which our students and colleagues excel. In addition, we are seeking individuals who can demonstrate experience of building partnerships internally and externally and of collaborative working right across an institution.

Recruitment for this position is being handled exclusively by Perrett Laver.

To apply, please visit https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference 6342.

The closing date for applications is 11.59pm (GMT) on 13 March 2023.