Job offer in england Head of School of Health & Social Care at University of Lincoln



Interview Date: Wednesday 17 April 2019 

The University of Lincoln has established a reputation as one of the most dynamic, fastest growing universities in the UK. Situated in the heart of a beautiful and historic city it has built an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research. Lincoln is currently ranked 22nd overall in the UK in The Guardian University Guide and 42nd in the Times Good University Guide 2019.

We are seeking an inspirational leader for our School of Health and Social Care. The successful post-holder will be a member of the College Management Team, which is comprised of Heads of School, and other senior academic and professional services staff, and will report directly to the PVC/Head of College.

The School offers a range of undergraduate, post-graduate degrees and post qualifying and post registration stand-alone programmes that can contribute to professional Masters Degrees. In excess of 1200 students are currently registered on the School’s programmes. The majority (around 900) are undertaking qualifying programmes towards professional registration, in Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Paramedic Science by full or part time mode, and at undergraduate and post graduate levels, whilst a further 90 are studying for the vocationally related degree in Health and Social Care. The remaining students are undertaking part time CPD programmes at a post registration, post graduate level in relation to their professional development. The School also includes the Community and Health Research Unit, renowned for its publicly engaged and transformational research in primary and preventative health and social care practice.

The successful candidate will join a team committed to enhancing the health and social wellbeing of people across Lincolnshire and further afield. The School works with providers across Lincolnshire with the aim of transforming services for the benefit of people accessing the service and their families. The new Head will lead the School and play a key role in shaping its future in line with the University’s and College’s broader strategies. The Head will be responsible for ensuring excellence in external assessments such as the REF, TEF and NSS, overseeing the School’s portfolio of programmes, maintaining and building new academic and research partnerships, coordinating and facilitating its research and income generation activities, as well as enhancing the national and international reputation of the School.

The post would suit someone who would relish an opportunity to make a difference in an ambitious institution, and to take the School to the next level in its development. We are looking for a candidate with experience of leadership within their discipline and applications are particularly welcomed from those whose research, scholarship or professional practice interests fit broadly within our existing areas. The post may attract professorial status for suitably qualified applicants. 

For more information please visit www.minervasearch.com/Lincoln

To apply please send a cover letter and CV to lincoln@minervasearch.com 

For a confidential conversation about the role please email lincoln@minervasearch.com  

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