Head of Department (Healthcare Workforce Development & Apprenticeships)

Opening Date:
5 Jul 2023
Closing Date:
21 Jul 2023
Salary Range:

University College Birmingham is looking for a talented, experienced, and driven academic to join our rapidly growing Department of Healthcare Workforce Development & Apprenticeship as the Head of Department.

Over the past 2 and half years, the provision of Nursing apprenticeship programmes within the Department has grown significantly, as well as a very successful pre-registration Physiotherapy apprenticeship. We are now at a point where we have an ambitious plan to grow and diversify our provision further

If you are an experienced academic with a track record of developing curriculum and an appreciation of the role of apprenticeships in the health care sector and workforce then this is an exciting time to join us. It will afford you the opportunity to work with a growing team, within a School committed to working inter professionally, as we well as developing new provision with outstanding teaching facilities.

For further information or an informal discussion about the role please contact Marina Kendrick Director of Healthcare Workforce Development and Apprenticeships at m.kendrick@ucb.ac.uk

Closing Date – Friday 21 July 2023 at midday


Generous allocation of annual leave
38 days’ paid leave per year
12 Bank Holidays & Concessionary Days
Excellent Teachers’ Pension Scheme
Employer Contribution – 23.6%
Subsidised private healthcare provided by Aviva including a Digital GP Service.
Employee Assistance Programme inclusive of counselling services, financial wellbeing support and bereavement support
Annual health MOTs with our Registered Nurse
Excellent staff development opportunities including professional qualification sponsorship
A variety of salary sacrifice schemes including car, technology and cycle.
Heavily-subsidised on-site car parking in central Birmingham
Hybrid working opportunities
Free on-site gym membership

Standard information:

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