RCN Foundation Chair in Adult Social Care Nursing

Opening Date:
24 Nov 2023
Closing Date:
12 Jan 2024
Salary Range:

The RCN Foundation Chair in Adult Social Care Nursing hosted by the University of Salford

With the adult social care sector facing funding challenges, staffing shortages and an aging population, the need for a renewed focus on nurse-led social care provision has never been more important.

The RCN Foundation is working in partnership with the University of Salford to fund and appoint the inaugural RCN Foundation Chair in Adult Social Care Nursing. The role will take a strategic lead in shaping teaching and research in adult social care at a local, national, and international level.

This is a five-year programme, and the Chair will be responsible for developing research collaborations with academic institutions and key stakeholders to expand and promote nurse-led research with a focus on adult social care nursing. The aim of the role is to translate research into clinical practice in order to improve care and develop the next generation of nurses in adult social care. The role will work across the UK, and it will work closely with the Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care in England, Professor Deborah Sturdy CBE.

This is a permanent position and following the 5 year programme, the role will transition to a research/leadership role in the Directorate of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Salford.

Interviews will take place on 8th February 2024.

The School of Health & Society

With over 8,000 students from across the world, we are the largest provider of nursing and midwifery bachelor’s degrees and second largest provider of allied and public health programmes in the north-west.

We offer programmes across a range of subject areas including counselling, nursing and midwifery, allied and public health, psychology, sociology, social work and social policy, policing and criminology, and sport.

Through our interdisciplinary research network and three research centres, we focus on improving health, social and individual outcomes.

Our award-winning facilities give students real-world experience and we have plans to further develop our estate to build on this success.

We are part of the global healthcare community and collaboration is at the heart of what we do, working with a wide range of industry partners locally, regionally and globally.

By joining us, you will become part of a wide network of professionals, sharing knowledge and expertise. Like us, you will be passionate and committed and will be part of our ambitious journey, to shape the health professionals, community and social leaders of the future.

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salary - and excellent pension scheme
  • Generous annual leave - plus the option to buy additional holiday days
  • Sustainable Salford – We embed sustainability in all aspects of university life and have a commitment to becoming NetZero Carbon by 2038
  • Greater Manchester - Live and work in one of the most vibrant regions in the UK, a hot spot of digital innovation, excellent schools and colleges.
  • Team Salford – However you identify, whatever your journey, come and join us at the University of Salford where we are all proud to belong!
  • At the University of Salford, you’ll join a place to be inspired, connect, and thrive.