Head of Subject: Social, Therapies and Communities

Opening Date:
30 Mar 2023
Closing Date:
8 May 2023
Salary Range:

Full Time Permanent
Salary : £54,421 – £63,059 per annum
Location: Waterside Campus
Ref No  UN4482

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 Social, Therapies and Communities. The subject area includes Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Public Health and Social Work programmes, 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.

About you

 You will be educated to at least Masters degree level in an area relevant to the subject and also hold a registration with either Social Work England (SWE) 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.



  • Professional qualification related to Subject Area or equivalent professional experience
  • A Masters qualification related to the academic provision of the subject
  • Professional Recognition as HEA Fellow (D3) and teaching qualification recognised by HESA, or willingness to obtain within a reasonable period


  • A Doctoral qualification related to the academic provision of the subject


The Faculty of Health, Education and Society offers a wide-ranging suite of programmes focused on improving the health, education, social care and wellbeing of people living and working across Northampton, the wider county and globally.

Faculty staff and students form a positive and integral part of the local community. The teams work closely with many outside organisations – including local government, schools, health and social care providers and charities – for the benefit of students, staff, patients and service users.

Our students, with course-based work placements and voluntary activities lend support to organisations at home and abroad, flying the University’s Changemaker flag wherever they go.

Closing date: 08-05-2023

Interview date: 25/05/2023

Apply link: https://jobs.northampton.ac.uk/vacancy/head-of-subject-social-therapies-and-communities-520278.html