Principal Lecturer/Professional Lead in Occupational Therapy

Opening Date:
14 Nov 2019
Closing Date:
1 Dec 2019
Salary Range:

This post will be for a fixed term period of one year to provide cover for an academic team member who is undertaking academic work on sabbatical leave.

Wrexham Glyndwr University seeks to appoint a Professional Lead for Occupational Therapy within the Faculty of Social and Life Sciences.

The Faculty of Social and Life Sciences has a strong reputation in the design and delivery of innovative programmes that reflect today’s health sector employment needs. Our courses are designed to have relevance, with practical applications to real world settings. We aim to ensure that students will gain not only a valuable qualification, but also transferable skills to allow them to fulfil their ambitions.

The Professional Lead will undertake line management tasks as delegated by the Associate Dean as well as developing innovative programmes to grow the portfolio. The post-holders will work collaboratively with other professional disciplines to ensure an appropriately inter-professional curriculum and working practices are developed and maintained.

The portfolio area currently offers undergraduate and taught post-graduate courses with a clear vocational theme. Wrexham Glyndwr University’s commitment to being ’rooted in the community’ is exemplified by the external engagement activities of the faculty areas staff and students and in our exciting new collaborative developments.

The University is interested in applicants who are keen to develop their careers further by taking on an academic leadership and managerial role at an important time in the development of the University. The role will support the development and delivery of innovative, progressive, coherent academic programmes based on authoritative subject knowledge and relevant practice based clinical experience.

The role will require an excellent communicator with proven ability of working with others in a co-operative and collaborative capacity to motivate and lead teams to achieve their objectives. This role presents an exciting opportunity to contribute to the future direction of the faculty. Engagement at national and international level with relevant government, health board and other high level stakeholders is a vital part of the role so the role-holder will need to demonstrate an aptitude for such stakeholder engagement and the ability to see ‘the bigger picture’ regarding strategic initiatives and challenges facing the health and higher education sectors.