Senior Professional Practice Fellow / Academic Lead in Physiotherapy

Opening Date:
13 Apr 2022
Closing Date:
2 May 2022
Salary Range:

At Leeds Trinity University, we aspire to make a difference to the people, the professions and the places that we serve, and we are looking for talented and enthusiastic people to join our University community. We are ranked top in Yorkshire for learning community and pride ourselves on being the University where our students are a name, not just a number. The University has a distinctive, employability-focused educational offer and works closely with employers to address the skills needs of today’s workforce. Applications are invited for the following post:

Senior Professional Practice Fellow / Academic Lead in Physiotherapy

Hours of Work: Full-time (1.0fte)
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: The starting salary will be from £51,799 up to £60,022 per annum in
Grade 9, depending on qualifications and experience

Leeds Trinity University has embarked on the delivery of a strategic ambition to provide a range of Nursing and Allied Health Professions’ programmes to support local, regional and national workforce demands. As such, we have an exciting opportunity to be instrumental in developing and leading a new programme in Physiotherapy. Located within the growing School of Health, Sport & Life Sciences (HSLS), this post will form part of a leadership group for Health and Life Sciences subjects.

Initially focusing on providing an undergraduate degree programme, there will be opportunities to grow apprenticeship routes, postgraduate provision and CPD, co-created alongside a range of other relevant Allied Health Professions and Nursing curricula. This is an exciting time for Leeds Trinity University and this role will play a key part in the developments in our Health provision.

The role will require you to engage and collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders to develop a programme that aims to drive the widening participation agenda at Leeds Trinity University, delivering ambitious, competent, confident, compassionate and effective health professionals into graduate employment.

The School is well-equipped with a range of sport and exercise science laboratory, clinical and practical spaces, as well as a state-of-the-art Movement Analysis Suite and Strength and Conditioning room. Coupled with new facilities for Health and Life Sciences that you can contribute to shaping, this will create an excellent teaching and research environment for Physiotherapy students and staff.

As an experienced Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Physiotherapist practitioner and educator, you will have experience of innovative curriculum design, and of working closely with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). You will have extensive experience of teaching in higher education and ideally of programme management. You will be expected to contribute to teaching on the programme, as well as engage in research/knowledge exchange and/or professional practice commensurate with the post to which you are appointed.

You will be educated to Masters level, preferably having completed or soon to submit a PhD (or equivalent qualification or practice-based experience/qualification). You will also have, or be willing to undertake, a recognised teaching qualification (i.e., PGCHEP / PGCAP) as well as Senior Fellowship of Advance HE.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Chris Sellars, Head of School: Health, Sport and Life Sciences

Please note that this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Closing date for applications: Extended to Monday 2 May 2022

Interviews for this post is expected to take place on Wednesday 11th May or Friday 13th May 2022

Further details and the online application are available at:

If you have any queries about the application process, please email or call 0113 283 7130.

Leeds Trinity University values diversity and inclusion and particularly encourages applications from the following groups as they are currently under-represented within the University: LGBT+, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as well as candidates with disabilities, whether hidden or otherwise. The University will consider all forms of flexible working arrangements. All appointments will be based on merit.