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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.

Head of Division of Occupational Therapy & Arts Therapies

Opening Date:
17 Nov 2023
Closing Date:
14 Dec 2023
Salary Range:
We are seeking a dynamic respected and trusted academic leader to lead the Division of Occupational Therapy & Arts Therapies. About the role The Head of Division (HoD) role will manage and lead the advancement of our work in interdisciplinary healthcare education and collaborative partnerships, by further developing the Occupational Therapy & Arts Therapies strategic foci at QMU. The role of the Head of Division has a primary focus of leadership and management of the Division along with maintaining responsibility for specific functions as required by the School/University. The Head of Division along with the other Heads of Divisions and Directors of the School Research Centres form the Leadership Team for the School and collectively work to maintain the values shared across the Divisions and to enhance interdisciplinary learning and working to meet the objectives of the University strategy and the School operational plan. The role will contribute alongside the other Heads of Divisions to the School Leadership and Management Group and University Governance Committees. Key Responsibilities
  • Provide strategic vision, leadership, insight, and in-depth discipline knowledge for the Division that will support the University to deliver its strategic goals in regard to learning academic development, research, innovation, knowledge exchange, entrepreneurialism and commercialization.
  • Effective line management of the academic and research staff.
  • Enhance the profile of the Division in international fora and relevant local and national networks through effective academic leadership.
  • Lead, manage and develop a team of staff to effectively manage and co-ordinate all aspects of the implementation of the School operational plan in relation to the Division.
  • Work with professional services staff, and the Dean to manage the Divisional and School budget, ensuring that future developments are included with appropriate planning and costing.
  • Lead innovative curriculum development, management and marketing of Division pre, post-registration and postgraduate award programmes and short courses.
  • Work with other Heads of Divisions and Directors of the School Research Centres to maintain the values shared across the Divisions to enhance interdisciplinary learning, research, innovation, commercialization and entrepreneurial activity in order to meet the objectives of the University strategy and the School operational plan.
  • Actively promote the work of the Division and engage with statutory and voluntary services, other relevant sector organizations and service users to enhance discipline developments.
  • Undertake administrative, management and other duties as agreed with the Dean of School of Health Sciences and any other duties appropriate to the grade and nature of the post.
  • Participate in the corporate activities of the staff group within and out with the University.
How to apply For any queries about the post please contact Dr Sara Smith, Dean of the School of Health Sciences For more information please visit: Should you wish to apply for this vacancy please visit Vacancy Page, download the job description and complete an application form. The closing date for this position is Thursday 14th December 2023. Interviews to be held Tuesday 9th January 2024.