BUCKINGHAMSHIRE NEW UNIVERSITY

Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery 

Location
Uxbridge, London (Greater) (GB)
Posted
19 May 2022
End of advertisement period
24 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery 

Competitive remuneration and benefits

Buckinghamshire New University (BNU) is a modern university, with a proud 130-year history and heritage of transforming our students’ lives. Our richly diverse student body has a high proportion of students drawn from ethnic minorities and from low participation areas. We build social capital as well as skills and competences to help our students reach their full potential and succeed in their chosen careers and professions. We have a distinctive, high-quality educational offer coupled with well-developed regional, national and international partnerships.

We are now seeking to appoint the Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery. The School of Nursing and Midwifery is the University’s largest in terms of student numbers, reflecting significant growth in recent years, and a strategic decision to provide a London base for the School to cultivate strong relationships with relevant NHS Trusts. This work has continued, ensuring that the School is well placed to continue strategically-driven expansion and improvement against quality metrics. Alignment with trusts’ workforce planning has helped ensure growth in the School’s partnership and apprenticeship programmes, including success in winning (c.£8m) nursing apprenticeship tenders across London and the Home Counties. Our Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship and Nursing Associate Apprenticeships are highly successful, with in excess of 450 apprentices on these programmes.

This is an exciting time to join the University, and to lead the work of this vitally important School. It will afford the postholder the opportunity to influence the provision of health care education in the University, help develop a thriving research culture, and help shape the health agenda in the county and across London and the South-East.

You will be an established and ambitious academic leader with experience of managing a portfolio of nursing or midwifery programmes, and a relevant personal academic profile. You will bring the skills and experience to deliver the School’s strategic business plan and key performance indicators in line with the University’s strategy. You will build on the quality and successes already achieved by the School and continue to lead cultural change to deliver high levels of performance and an outstanding student experience.

If you are excited by the opportunity to lead this growing and dynamic School, we would be pleased to hear from you. You can download the candidate pack at https://andersonquigley.com/candidates/ quoting reference AQ1485

For a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultant at Anderson Quigley, Elliott Rae on +44 (0)203 457 0948 or elliott@andersonquigley.com

Closing date: noon on 24 June 2022

Final Interviews: w/c 18 July

At Buckinghamshire New University being inclusive is at the heart of all we do and fully integrated into our values. Our aim is to continue building an inclusive environment where everyone thrives and feels a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from different backgrounds and experiences, particularly from underrepresented groups including ‘BAME’, LGBTQ+ and disabled candidates. 

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