Head of Speech and Language Therapy

Opening Date:
18 Oct 2023
Closing Date:
10 Nov 2023
Salary Range:

School: School of Education
Job title: Head of Speech and Language Therapy
Grade: RU10 Associate Professor
Salary: £60,046.00 to £68,939.00 pa inclusive of London
Weighting Allowance

Applications are invited for a full-time, without term, Head of Speech and Language Therapy (Associate Professor). We are seeking applications from highly motivated candidates who will lead the development and delivery of new programmes in speech and language therapy at the University of Roehampton This is a unique opportunity to create brand new provision at this renowned institution, launching new pre-registration speech and language therapy programmes.

This role will be based in the School of Education, but with close links to our School of Life and Health Sciences, which has programmes in nursing and will shortly launch physiotherapy and occupational therapy.

To meet the growing demand for qualified speech and language therapists, we are expanding into this new area. We are looking for applicants with experience of this field either as a practitioner or in Higher Education who have the skills to work at pace to create high-quality provision. The role will initially focus on the creation of employer-led academic programmes, gaining accreditation with the relevant public sector bodies, creating a network of partnerships for placements and recruiting a strong team of lecturers. Once launched, the role will include programme leadership and teaching related duties.

You are expected to have a current HCPC registration and have a well-rounded understanding of speech and language therapy and healthcare education policy and practice. You will also contribute to the development and profile of Allied Health Professional education at the University through engagement with relevant research or knowledge exchange (this could include a range of activities such as engagement with clinical practice providers or professional bodies), and scholarly activity.

The School of Education has a long-established international reputation for high-quality teaching and research, and it is positioned as one of the principal providers of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) nationally. Our mission is to develop and apply world-class research, practitioner skills and knowledge to improve outcomes and achievements for all children and young people, both at home and abroad. Further information can be found on the School’s website: https://www.roehampton.ac.uk/education/

We are based on a beautiful 54-acre parkland campus, located in the heart of south-west London. Our staff have access to excellent facilities and a generous range of staff benefits.

For an informal conversation, please contact Professor Peter Flew, Dean of the School of Education: peter.flew@roehampton.ac.uk

To find out more information about the role and what we’re looking for, visit the Working at Roehampton section of our website where you will find full details, how to apply, as well as further information about the benefits of working for us. https://www.roehampton.ac.uk/Working-at-Roehampton/

The closing date for completed applications is: Friday 10 November 2023

It is expected that interviews will be held on: w/c 20 November 2023

The University is an equal opportunities and ‘disability confident’ employer.