School Director for Learning and Teaching

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

About us:
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.

About you:
You will work across the School holding a key leadership role as part of the School’s Senior Executive team. You will implement the university and faculty teaching and learning strategy by developing a school implementation plan for learning and teaching, based on the achievement of the School’s key performance indicators. Through strategic leadership, you will be responsible for ensuring the successful implementation of that plan, including delivery and staff development.

You will be accountable for outputs and impacts related to Learning and Teaching and ensure alignment with the Faculty and UWE 2030 strategy. You will be part of the team leading the development of the School’s values and positive culture and manage a team of senior academics within the School.

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/public or environmental health professional body; a doctoral degree (for appointment at professor level); significant experience of effective academic leadership within a higher education institution; excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop exceptional working relationships to motivate teams, and enable 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 on 0117 328 1300 or email:

This is a permanent and full-time post and is based at our Glenside Campus.

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.

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

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 who share our ambition to be a university recognised for the success of our practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and inclusive outlook.