Head of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions (NMAHP) Partnerships

Lanarkshire Campus
Grade: SS1: £67,542 - £75,627 per annum
23 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
13 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Health and Life Sciences, Adult Nursing and Healthcare

Grade: SS1: £67,542 - £75,627 per annum

Full time, Permanent

THE POST – Head of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions (NMAHP) Partnerships

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, innovative individual with a PhD (or be nearing completion) who has experience in academic and professional leadership and management of the strategic and operational collaborations and partnerships aligned to Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions.

As Head of NMAHP Partnerships, you will provide academic and professional leadership and management of the strategic and operational collaborations and partnerships aligned to Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions controlled and un-controlled programmes, contracts and development activities. You will deliver leading-edge research and enterprise, consultancy and knowledge exchange in relation to NMAHP partnerships. You will act as key contact for NMAHP professional body correspondence. As the post may involve the formal role of Official Correspondent to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), you will require to hold professional registration with the NMC.


UWS was named Higher Educational Institution of the Year in The Herald Higher Education Awards 2022 and is officially ranked by Times Higher Education in the top 600 universities worldwide (2022 World University Rankings) as well as in the top 150 universities worldwide under 50 years old (2022 Young University Rankings).

University of the West of Scotland (UWS) is one of Scotland’s largest and most dynamic modern universities. Our reach across the country, together with our London campus, means that UWS is a significant force in global knowledge creation, innovation, and a leading provider of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree education. Our degrees provide students with a transformational experience; equipping them with highly sought-after graduate skills that set them up for global success in world-leading sectors, industries, and businesses.

With cutting-edge courses, modern pedagogy, and practical knowledge, we enable our students and staff to experience the joy of learning, teaching, research, and innovation, and apply their knowledge for the benefit of others.

The School of Health & Life Sciences at UWS offers innovative teaching and research opportunities, firmly focused on the real-world challenges facing the healthcare and life sciences sectors. The School is involved in the British Council Gender Advancement through Transforming Institutions in India project and the British Council and SEAMAO RIHED Gender Equality and Diversity (GEDI).

The School operates across all five campuses, and has five operational divisions: Adult Nursing and Healthcare; Biological Sciences and Health; Mental Health Nursing & Integrated Practice; Midwifery &Specialist Nursing; and Sport & Exercise. NMAHP programmes within the School sit currently within three of these divisions and include a range of undergraduate and postgraduate, pre- and post- registration programmes – including adult and mental health nursing; midwifery; operating department practice, paramedic science, and specialist nursing (advanced practice and specialist community (SCPHN/SPQ)) programmes. The Division of Adult Nursing and Healthcare (to which this post will be aligned) is the largest healthcare education provider in Scotland, with the current portfolio of programmes including BSc (Honours) Adult Nursing, MSc Adult Nursing, BSc (Honours) Nursing Studies, MSc Nursing and Dip HE Operating Department Practice. The School works in partnership with seven NHS Boards in Scotland, and a number of third sector organisations to deliver a quality assured, contemporary healthcare student experience.

You will join a supportive and committed team, where you will play a key role in continuing to establish the University as a force for good. Our students benefit from studying in modern learning facilities – among the best in the country – and the strong links we have with partner organisations across the private, public and third sectors. Find out more about our School of Health & Life Sciences.

We offer our staff a caring and supportive environment, across five campuses, and a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • 43 days of annual leave, plus a further 12 days for public/university holidays
  • 23% employer’s pension contribution, including death in service benefits on joining the pension scheme
  • A flexible approach to working pattern and work-life balance
  • Employee discount scheme across 3,500 retailers
  • Fitness facilities across our campuses
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing resources, including occupational health, physiotherapy, and access to our Employee Assistance Programme Professional, career and research development opportunities.

Informal enquiries can be made by contacting:

Dr Claire Chalmers, Interim Dean –

Dr Gail McGarvie, Interim Deputy Dean – Email:

Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 13th February 2023

Interview dates: Thursday 2nd March 2023/ Friday 3rd March 2023


The University reserves the right to shorten/extend the closing date of any position where a high/low volume of suitable applications are received. Therefore, if you are interested in this role, an early application would be encouraged.

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.