Professional Community Lead

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

The new 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.

You will work across the School holding a key leadership role as part of the Executive team contributing to the development of the School’s values and positive culture. You will contribute to the School strategy for teaching, learning and research and will be responsible and accountable for the strategic oversight and decision making of curriculum development and delivery that upholds professional identity across the School. You will work collaboratively with Professional Community and Portfolio Leads to develop the School’s operational, ensuring achievement of the School’s key performance indicators and ensuring alignment with the Faculty and UWE 2030 strategy, whilst being a People Manager for academic staff within the School.

The key professional qualifications; knowledge; skills and experience we require for 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; knowledge and understanding of the issues and demands facing the sector, University, Faculty and School, a commitment to enhance the University’s widening participation, equality and social inclusion agendas. Please see the job description for further details.

Further information

If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Professor Dave Clarke on 0117 328 7070 or email: or Rakhee Rankin on 0117 328 8839 or email:

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

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

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.

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 different backgrounds who share our ambition as a university recognised for success and impact of our practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and inclusive outlook.