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About the Role:

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
School of Health Sciences

Dean of Health Sciences

Ref: ATR/ATS167

A competitive salary is available for an outstanding candidate
 
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Dean of Health Sciences within the Faculty. The Dean will provide visionary strategic leadership through the continued development of the School of Health Sciences (HSC) in the design and delivery, of high quality teaching and innovative education approaches in a family of interrelated disciplines; midwifery, nursing (adult, children and young people, mental health), operating department practice, paramedic science, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dietetics and speech and language therapy. The School is a key part of the health ecosystem in the East of England, and also has a growing portfolio of post qualifying continuous professional development and multiprofessional programmes and is accredited to deliver Advanced Practice courses.
 
The School is part of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMH). Working with the Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancellor and the Faculty Associate Dean of Research, you will encourage high quality research within the School, building on existing strengths in the three Faculty research centres – metabolic health, lifespan health and population health.
 
To deliver this leadership in Teaching and Research, the Dean will develop and work effectively with teams within the School and with colleagues with generic responsibilities (including Associate Deans, University Directors and Research Institute Directors and Clinical Leads in partner NHS Trusts). You will promote expansion and drive innovation in curriculum delivery and course design across our programmes. You will maintain networks across the region and beyond working with NHS England workforce, training and education directorate and Integrated Care systems. You will be a member of the FMH Executive and will also contribute to the development and delivery of Faculty strategy, shaping investment decisions and Faculty policy.
 
This appointment will be at Professorial level and is available from 1 September 2024 on an indefinite basis.  The role of Dean is for an initial period of 5 years, renewable for a further term with agreement. The role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and appointment will be subject to a criminal record check at Enhanced level from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
 
Benefits include:
  • 44 days annual leave inclusive of Bank Holidays and University Customary days.
  • Family and Work-life balance policies including hybrid working and considerable maternity, paternity, shared parental leave and adoption leave.
  • Generous pension scheme with life cover for dependants, plus incapacity cover.
  • Health and Wellbeing: discounted access to Sportspark facilities, relaxation rooms, 320 acres of rolling parkland, wellbeing walks, Wellbeing Ambassador network, medical centre, Occupational Health and a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Campus Facilities: Sportspark, library, nursery, supermarket, post office, bars and catering outlets.
  • Exclusive shopping discounts to help cut the cost of household bills, childcare salary sacrifice scheme, Cycle to Work scheme and public transport discounts.
  • Personal Development: unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning courses, specialist advice and training from our Organisational Development and Professional Learning Team.
Closing date: 19 June 2024

The University holds an Athena Swan Silver Institutional Award in recognition of our advancement towards gender equality.

Further Information

For further information, including the Job Description and Person Specification, please see the attached Candidate Brochure.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Professor Charles ffrench-Constant, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences via [email protected]

 

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