Deputy Head of Health and Social Care

Bristol (City Centre), Bristol (GB)
£60,905 – £70,075
29 May 2020
End of advertisement period
25 Jun 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Deputy Head of Health and Social Care

£60,905 – £70,075

UWE Bristol is one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West, serving a diverse community of over 30,000 students and almost 4,000 staff. Creative, bold and forward thinking, UWE Bristol is an ambitious University on an upward trajectory, as it continues to strengthen its external partnerships, research presence, positioning in the league tables and international reputation.

We are an institution that is renowned for our innovative curriculum and delivery of outstanding education and student outcomes.

Our achievements include TEF Gold status and an impressive 88% overall student satisfaction in the most recent National Student Satisfaction survey. Such recognition highlights UWE Bristol's success in reflecting and anticipating the needs of our students, partners, employers and wider society through high quality teaching and learning.

The Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences is a large, diverse and dynamic part of the University, bringing together experts from Allied Health Professions, Applied Sciences, Health and Social Sciences, and Nursing and Midwifery. With over 450 staff and 9,500 students, we are united by our commitment to providing an inspirational and career-creating learning experience for all our undergraduate, postgraduate and professional students, one that equips them with the skills, knowledge, enterprise, real-world experience and confidence to succeed in a wide range of environments. It is within this context that staff and students thrive, receiving a well-rounded education and student experience that leaves them well positioned for the competitive, global and future workplace.

We are now seeking to appoint a visionary, dynamic and ambitious Deputy Head of Health and Social Care to the Faculty. In this role you will play an important part in supporting the transformation of the Faculty and, specifically, leading the proposed development of a School of Health and Social Care at the Glenside Campus. The Deputy Head will support the Associate Dean for Health, Social Care and Partnerships and contribute to delivering the strategic plan, driving a culture of excellence and providing strategic support for the Faculty.

You will be integral in the development and implementation of the proposed school and as Deputy Head you will hold a key leadership and management role within the Faculty. You will be responsible for academic leadership of the school, ensuring its objectives are aligned to both faculty and university strategy, and will also link with the Deputy Dean for resources and strategic planning purposes.

We are looking for an accomplished manager with experience of leading a team or department and a strong track record of both academic and professional achievement. You will be an individual who exhibits a strong work ethic, inspires others and is motivated to create sustainable change. You will combine effective leadership and change management skills with relevant professional practice experience. An understanding and enthusiasm for all disciplines represented across the health and social care sector is vital, promoting the delivery of high-quality teaching, research and external partnerships.

Please see our website for further details, including job description, person specification and information for applicants.

For any queries about this post please contact Dr Sally Moyle, Deputy Dean, Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences on: or call 0117 328 6550.

To apply, please provide a covering letter and full CV along with the completed application form.

Key dates:

The closing date for applications is 11.59pm on 25 June 2020.

First stage interviews:  9 July 2020

Second stage interviews:  22 July 2020

UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for the success and impact of our practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and our inclusive global outlook.