Head of School – School of Nursing and Midwifery

Opening Date:
23 Jul 2021
Closing Date:
31 Aug 2021
Salary Range:

The University of Plymouth is home to over 18,000 students, and a further 6,000 plus who are studying for a Plymouth degree at partner institutions in the UK and around the world. Recently ranked in the top 25 Institutions in the Times Higher Education Rankings, the University’s vision is to be a broad-based, research-intensive university, open to all who can benefit from its education, and delivering excellent interdisciplinary research, experiential education and civic engagement.

The University is seeking to appoint a Head for the School of Nursing and Midwifery to provide bold and strategic leadership to the School. Reporting to the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health, the Head of School role is responsible for formulating and operationalising academic strategy, ensuring appropriate plans and resources are in place for their delivery. The Faculty of Health represents 42% of the University’s activities and it is host to a tremendously diverse range of health and social care professional education programmes. At any one time, 4,500 professionals are typically in training across 60 programmes in six schools.

The School of Nursing and Midwifery has an established record of delivering high quality learning, teaching and research, with an extensive portfolio of undergraduate nursing programmes including Adult, Mental Health, and Child at BSc and MSc levels. These are delivered over three sites in Truro, Plymouth and Exeter, it collaborates closely and strategically with NHS partners and Further Education throughout the peninsula.

You will be an established professor and leader in your field. She, he or they will have considerable academic and personal credibility in a relevant discipline, as well as a commitment to working collaboratively and in partnership with staff and students across the School, Faculty, and more widely. Strong leadership and management experience is important, as is an ability to engage staff, peers and students through collaborative work to deliver results. You should have a clear understanding of the opportunities and challenges amidst the context of rapid change within the University and HE sector as a whole.

For an informal and confidential discussion, please speak with our advisors at Berwick Partners; Elizabeth James, Elizabeth.james@berwickpartners.co.uk, 0121 654 6924, 07715 993 443.

This vacancy will involve working with children and vulnerable adults and any appointment will be subject a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

Interviews will take place during the months of September and October and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. Staff appointed within the Faculty of Health may also be able to join the NHS pension scheme subject to eligibility criteria.
This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week, the role will be for five years initially, with the potential to extend for a further two years, at which point you will move to an appropriate substantive post.

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