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Interim Head of Department Midwifery and Allied Health

School of Health and Social Care

Location:  Stafford campus
Salary:   £60,905 to £64,605 per annum
Tenure:   6 Months Fixed Term
Release Date:  Monday 06 January 2020
Closing Date:   Monday 27 January 2020
Interview Date:   Monday 17 February 2020
Reference:  HSC19-17

Staffordshire University is on a journey to become the foremost modern higher education institution in the UK, with an international reputation for excellence, and we are looking for inspirational and effective people to take us to the next stage.

In 2018 we broke in to the World University rankings for the first time and were named as a top 50 UK university by the Guardian. The quality of our student experience has placed us in the top 10 for teaching quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and in 2019  we achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

Many of our students come from areas with low rates of participation in higher education and we continually strive to ensure the courses we offer meet the needs of people and employers. We are expanding our non-traditional, flexible study options, particularly in apprenticeships serving the public sector.

You can join us at a time when we begin the next step of our transformation journey. The new £40m Catalyst Building will deliver 6,500 new apprentices in the next decade, boosting both the local and national economy. The development of our offer to new academic areas and geographic locations will see us expand our reach and make an innovative offer to a new generation of students.

We are a university of and for our community: local, national and global. If you share our values and have the skills to deliver our vision, we want to hear from you.

The School of Health and Social Care at Staffordshire University is on a journey to become known nationally for its intellectual contribution to patient safety. The School will be taking a leading role working regionally, nationally and internationally with key stakeholders to ensure that patient safety is addressed as a priority. Our graduates will become known for being the safest practitioners in the sector. We will work with local, national and international bodies leading on patient safety research and development.’

If you are passionate about patient safety and have ambition and motivation to make a difference and help us in our Civic University mission to create healthier and safer communities, we want to hear from you. 

To be successful in securing this inter-rim term post you will be an experienced strategic leader and you must have the ability to lead a team of academic colleagues in delivering high quality healthcare education provision keeping in mind the requirements of all statutory and mandatory bodies that oversee higher education provision e.g. professional regulatory bodies, Ofsted. You will work alongside an experienced School Management Team and you will be expected to be an integral member of this team.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where all can be ourselves and succeed on merit.

In return for your dedication we have a competitive benefits package available

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • Starting from 37 days Annual Leave plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Access to continued professional and personal development
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

At the University we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background. We particularly welcome applications from Women and Black and Asian Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the University at a senior level.

To apply, you will be required to complete an online application form and submit a copy of your CV quoting the relevant reference number for the role you are applying for.

Please note: All correspondence at each stage of the process for employment within Staffordshire University will be sent to you via the email address you applied from, please ensure you check your emails regularly. Please check your junk / spam email folders for any further communication from us.


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