Professional Community Lead

Opening Date:
13 Apr 2021
Closing Date:
28 Apr 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.

The Professional Community Lead 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. Working with the other Community Professional Leads, you will contribute to the School strategy for teaching, learning and research. You will be responsible and accountable for the strategic oversight and decision making of curriculum development and delivery that upholds professional identity, whilst ensuring consistency of performance for the Professional Community you lead and working with other Professional Community Leads, across the School. As a senior member of academic staff you will work collaboratively with Professional Community and Portfolio Leads, the Head and Deputy Head of School, 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. In addition, you will be a People Manager for a group of academic staff within the School.

About you:

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.

Further information

If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Professor Dave Clarke, Associate Dean for Health, Social Wellbeing and Partnerships on 0117 328 7070 or email:

Alternatively, please contact Rakhee Rankin, Deputy Head for Health and Social Wellbeing on 0117 328 8839 or email:

This is a permanent post and is fulltime. This post is available on a job share basis for applicants wishing to work part time.