Head of Department – Pre-Qualifying Practice

Opening Date:
8 Jul 2021
Closing Date:
1 Aug 2021
Salary Range:

Birmingham City University is a large and diverse place to study right in the heart of the city and we currently have an exciting opportunity for an Associate Professor/ Head of Department for Pre-Qualifying Practice. This is a key appointment within the School of Nursing and Midwifery and forms part of the School Management Team.

The post holder will be responsible for the academic leadership of the department which requires the individual to make a significant contribution to the leadership, management and enhancement of teaching and learning strategies, academic standards and leading edge practice.

The post holder will also be responsible for

  • leading and managing a department of academic staff
  • developing, maintaining and enhancing the quality of our apprenticeship provision (Nursing Associate and AP) across all levels
  • managing a budget effectively
  • developing, enabling and delivering research activities and expanding the school’s income generating activity through working closely with our strategic partners locally, nationally and internationally.

It is desirable that applicants will have or be working towards a PhD/ Doctorate.

They must hold a post graduate qualification in a relevant discipline and hold a professional registration with NMC/HCPC. Applicants will also have expertise and experience in apprenticeships plus a developing track record of research/scholarly activity.

Proven academic leadership in Higher Education or Practice Education, excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a clear understanding of the direction of travel required for the development of apprenticeship education for the School and Faculty is also a requirement of the post holder.

Birmingham City University has the drive and ambition to be a leading seat of teaching and research excellence. We are passionate about providing our learners with a transformational journey, enabled by an exceptional and supportive academic community.

With around 26,900 students from 100 countries, Birmingham City University is a large and diverse learning community. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success. The University has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment. Our superb courses, state-of-the-art facilities, first-rate academics, and focus on practical skills and professional relevance all support our graduates’ future employability.

We’re investing £340 million in our estate, including a major expansion of our City Centre Campus at Eastside, providing students with an enviable range of facilities

Our staff and student community is defined by our core values, which outline who we are as a University and how we will work with each other. Our core values are Excellence, People focused, Partnership working and Fairness and integrity.