Opening Date:
7 Mar 2022
Closing Date:
3 Apr 2022
Salary Range:

School of Health and Social Work / Centre for Research in Public Health and Community Care (CRIPACC)

1 FTE (37 hours pw)
£61,437pa to £75,896pa depending on skills and experience
College Lane Campus, Hatfield

We are a committed equal opportunities employer and candidates wishing to work part time or on a role share basis should state this when applying. We welcome applications from individuals who identify as male and from BAME candidates, as these groups are currently under-represented in the senior academic team.

Are you an established research leader with national or international links within your area of research? The Centre for Research in Public Health and Community Care (CRIPACC) in the School of Health and Social Work (HSK) is seeking to appoint a senior academic to provide strategic direction, cohesion and research leadership, thereby contributing to the ongoing success of CRIPACC and the School more broadly. More information is available in the attached JDPS and Annex on our website.

As an established research leader the successful candidate will sustain and develop a reputation and a research team at the forefront of health, public health or social care research and significantly contribute to broader agendas locally, nationally and internationally with relevant stakeholders. They will develop plans and deliver ambitious research objectives, enabling and supporting growth in research capacity and programmes of work that align with the School’s research strategy.

They will lead and generate substantial research grant income through local, national and international collaborative projects and regularly publish research in internationally recognised high impact journals to enhance the University submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). Effective management, mentorship and leadership skills will be needed to support colleagues within CRIPACC and HSK, including supporting early career researchers. The appointee will be committed to undertaking research-informed teaching and learning activity within HSK, for example, supervising post-graduate research students and delivering occasional research Master Classes.

Candidates must have proven academic research and management experience together with evidence of public engagement and/or research impact activities. Evidence of utilising extensive networks to inform and disseminate research within the UK and internationally is expected.

The person appointed will be ambitious and engaged with the vision of the University and HSK, with a demonstrable understanding of the integrated health, public health and care landscape and commitment to working with and shaping the research and impact agenda at the University.

Proficiency in English Language and the ability to communicate at a high standard to a variety of stakeholders together with a range of advanced IT skills (including software such as SPSS or NVIVO) is essential. The postholder will be able to multi-task, overseeing the workload responsibilities of their direct reports whilst managing their own activities efficiently. Confidentiality, tact, empathy and adaptability to workload and team requirements are all key requirements.

A PhD in a relevant area (e.g. nursing, allied health, public health or social science) is required.

Contact: Professor Wendy Wills, Director of CRIPACC by contacting her Executive Assistant, Tina Saunders.

Reference: 040275