Head of School – Nursing and Midwifery

Opening Date:
3 Aug 2022
Closing Date:
31 Aug 2022
Salary Range:

Challenging, interesting and constantly changing, the University of Derby is an exceptional place to learn and an incredibly rewarding place to work.

Ours is an extraordinary educational environment and because we specialise in identifying and developing individual potential, you can be confident you’ll receive all the help and encouragement you need to build a rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

Our combined higher and further education offering is spread over campuses in Derby, Buxton, Leek and Chesterfield and we have some of the best university facilities in the UK, investing more than £200 million in facilities in the last 10 years.

We achieve outstanding results for our teaching and research and with more than 34,000 people choosing to study with us every year, we depend on the dedication of a team of 2,200 academic and professional services staff.

Financially strong and seriously ambitious we offer our employees a family-friendly, rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

About the role

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to come and join our senior leadership team in the College of Health, Psychology and Social Care here at the University of Derby. We are looking for an outstanding individual who has the vision needed to lead our nursing and midwifery provision forward, thinking creatively and innovatively about the future of the School and its contribution to the College and wider University.

As Head of School, you will be responsible for leading, enhancing and growing the academic, research and academic enterprise of the School, and ensure that its programmes and academic delivery inspire, have impact and support both the College plans and the University’s Corporate aims. Working closely with the PVC Dean and the Senior Leadership Team to develop business plans, you will ensure that innovative programmes and courses are demand led and deliver to the needs of students and the market; that the research environment is vibrant; and new income streams arise from our academic endeavours.

We are looking for an individual who will lead and inspire staff in the School in terms of academic practice and scholarly activity and also to achieve high standards of research outputs, quality and impact through research.

For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit, please contact Dr Denise Baker, PVC Dean (d.baker@derby.ac.uk)

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Whilst this role is eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route, we recommend that you assess your individual eligibility before applying for this position. Visit https://www.gov.uk/skilled-worker-visa for more information.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect everyone who works for us to also share this commitment and to treat people with courtesy and respect.