Portfolio Lead: Workforce Development

Opening Date:
12 Jul 2021
Closing Date:
1 Aug 2021
Salary Range:

The new School for 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.

The Portfolio Lead: Workforce Development will work across the School holding a key leadership role as part of the School’s Executive team to contribute to the development and implementation of a strategy and operational plan to address specific issues relevant to the achievement of the School’s key performance indicators. You will contribute to the development of the School’s values and positive culture, whilst being accountable for outputs and impacts related to workforce development business opportunities ensuring alignment with the Faculty and UWE strategy. In addition, you will be responsible for people management within the School.

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 skills, including the ability to 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 job description for further details.

Further information
If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Rakhee Aggarwal on 0117 328 8839 or email: Rakhee3.aggarwal@uwe.ac.uk

This is a permanent, fulltime post and requires enhanced DBS clearance. This post is based at our Glenside Campus.

The University will be implementing a hybrid way of working once restrictions from Covid 19 end, therefore you will be expected to come onto campus to work for part of your working week.

We particularly encourage applications from BAME applicants as we are currently under represented in these areas – although all appointments will be made on merit.

UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for the success and impact of our practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and our inclusive global outlook.