The School of Health and Social Wellbeing is situated in the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences at UWE, Bristol. The changing shape of contemporary health and social care requires a workforce that can work across boundaries, requiring the HEI sector to evolve to meet the needs of partners and employers in creating an agile workforce. Drivers for the School include: the health and social care sector move to Integrated Care Systems; an identity that resonates with practice partners; a culture of inclusivity, partnership where staff and students can thrive and flourish; an environment which enhances opportunities for multi and inter professional learning, meeting the challenge of educating the healthcare and social care workforce of the future, aligned to the UWE 2030 Strategy.
UWE Bristol is a future-focused university, locally embedded with global reach. Our students, relevance and impact are at the heart of everything we do. Our priority is to deliver an outstanding university experience for our students through innovative, practice-led, research-informed courses. To enable the UWE Bristol 2030 strategy the ambition is for the School to be a beacon of choice for contemporary health and social wellbeing higher education for the current and a future workforce, employers and partners. To be a leader in the provision of outstanding integrated practice led learning, teaching and research, seamless in its interface with different professions and partners.
The Portfolio Lead for Practice Learning will work across the School holding a key leadership role as part of the School’s Executive team contributing to the development of the School’s values and positive culture. You will contribute to the development and delivery of the School’s Practice Learning Strategy. As part of this you will work closely with programme teams and across the executive to support and enhance practice learning. You will also lead and contribute to a range of projects which relate to practice learning.
The key professional qualifications; knowledge; skills and experience we require to enable you to be successful in this role include: current registration with a health and social care professional body; a Master’s degree; significant experience of academic leadership within a higher education institution; effective leadership and interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop excellent working relationships; motivate teams, and working with people and as part of a team to facilitate and encourage a high level of performance; a commitment to quality enhancement to deliver a high level of service; a good level of knowledge and understanding of the issues and demands facing the sector, University, Faculty and School, as well as a commitment to enhance the University’s widening participation, equality and social inclusion agendas. Please see the job description for further details.
We offer a wide range of employee benefits including:
- a generous holiday allowance of 35 days
- up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year
- flexible working
- excellent defined benefit pension schemes
- access to employee assistance programme
- ongoing learning and development opportunities
- family friendly policies and wellbeing initiatives
- onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus
- savings via the Wider Wallet scheme
- cycle to work scheme