Head of School – Public Health, Midwifery and Social Work

Canterbury, England, United Kingdom

Job description

The School of Public Health, Midwifery and Social Work has approx. 80 academic staff, 25 professional service and technical support staff who deliver undergraduate and postgraduate courses to over 1,400 students. The School has a structure of three sections: Public Health, Midwifery and Social Work

Our School is one of the leading centres for the provision of academic and professional higher education for people who wish to enter, or to advance, their careers in Public Health, Social Work and Midwifery.

The Role

We would like to invite applicants for consideration in the post for Head of School Public Health, Midwifery and Social Work. This vacancy presents an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated person to lead and manage the School in delivering an exceptional student experience, deliver internationally excellent research and knowledge exchange and ensure an outstanding work environment for staff. The post holder will also be required to make a research and/or teaching contribution to one area of the School’s portfolio.

The Person

We are seeking an ambitious and experienced academic, with a relevant professional background. Essential experience within research and/or knowledge exchange in a relevant area and a full appreciation for the complexity and operations required in a contemporary health and care environment and Higher Education.  The post holder will possess excellent leadership skills and abilities, reflecting the qualities set out in the University Leadership Framework.

Consideration given to conferring the title of Professor provided the applicant meets the University’s published criteria.

Additional Information

Canterbury Christ Church University is located in the world famous Cathedral city amongst stunning history and heritage. Canterbury is a thriving international destination, with many students and staff choosing to study and work here, making this historic, cosmopolitan city vibrant and culturally diverse.

Our staff enjoy competitive salaries and a great working environment with a number of benefits ranging from the occupational pension scheme to use of the University’s facilities including the library and fitness centre. We are strongly committed to equality and recognise the value of a diverse workforce.

We offer generous holiday entitlements plus eight bank and public holidays, as well as discretionary days over the Christmas period.

Closing date for applications: Monday 6th February 2017
Interviews are to be held:       Tuesday 17th February 2017

How to apply

Apply online

For posts of this nature you will be required to fill in the main details section as well as upload your CV, covering letter and any supporting documents.

Informal enquiries to the Dean of the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Debra Teasdale, on 01227 922822 (strictly no agencies, thank you) quoting reference number FHH0831

If you require further information regarding the application process please contact the Recruitment Team quoting reference number FHH0831. Please note applications must be made online via the University website; details sent directly via email cannot be considered.

Prior consideration will be given to applicants in the University’s redeployment pool. No agencies, thank you.

Canterbury, with four other campuses throughout the beautiful county of Kent, the University offers excellent teaching facilities in unique and inspiring locations.