Head of Subject – Health Professions

Opening Date:
12 Jan 2024
Closing Date:
18 Feb 2024
Salary Range:

Ref. UN4802

About the job

Applications are invited via our job site: https://jobs.northampton.ac.uk/vacancy/head-of-subject-health-professions-548194.html

Interview date: to be confirmed

The Faculty of Health, Education and Society at the University of Northampton is looking to appoint an experienced and inspirational academic to become Head of Subject for Health Professions. The subject area includes Podiatry, Paramedic Science and Midwifery, amongst others. This is an exciting opportunity to join the Faculty Executive Leadership Team leading the subject area with responsibilities for: the academic portfolio, a delegated budget, student recruitment and experience, staff development and liaising with relevant external stakeholders, including regulatory bodies.

We want you to be able to carry out your work in a way that best supports UON and our students, but also you as an individual. We understand this may vary between different areas of the university as well as from one person to another. With Smarter Working you can work with increased flexibility, if you would like to, which can facilitate greater freedom and autonomy.

This post is subject to a background disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service before any appointment can be confirmed.

About you

You will be educated to at least Master’s degree level in an area relevant to the subject and also hold a registration with either The Nursing and Midwifery Council or the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). You will also have a broad experience in the leadership and management of teams with the ability to shape the academic portfolio whilst working with others to enhance the staff and student experience. You will also have experience of working with delegated budgets and line management. Excellent communication skills are essential as to is the ability to work under pressure, prioritising when required to meet deadlines.



  • Level 7 qualification or equivalent professional experience related to Subject Area
  • Registered with the HCPC or NMC


  • A Doctoral qualification related to the Subject Area
  • Professional Recognition as HEA Fellow (D3) and teaching qualification recognised by HESA

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Right To Work

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.


We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

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