Head of Department for Allied Health and Public Health

London (Greater) (GB)
27 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
27 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Hybrid working

The University of East London (UEL) has been pioneering futures since 1898: from the 2nd Industrial Revolution through to where we are now, the 4th. We are a careers-led university, dedicated to supporting our students to develop the skills, emotional intelligence and creativity needed to thrive in a constantly changing world. 

Having experienced substantial growth in recent years, the School of Health, Sport & Bioscience currently has 4 departments with a range of professional programmes, and we are now seeking to appoint a Head of Department for Allied Health and Public Health (AQ1753).

Having invested in cutting-edge, innovative, interprofessional practice and technologies to enhance the career-focused learning of students in the school, we are ambitious for our future and that our students. The Department of Allied and Public Health is based at our Stratford campus which houses the Hospital & Primary Care Training Hub. The department is an expanding and thriving one which is home to around 900 students and has an employability led agenda.

The successful candidate will bring a detailed understanding of contemporary aspects of health and social care practice at regional and national level. They will be an outstanding allied health/public health professional/academic who can inspire and motivate both colleagues and students through their knowledge, experience, values, and attitudes and who demonstrates a strong commitment to achieving excellent outcomes for students.

UEL is one of the most diverse and vibrant universities in the global capital. Our pioneering and forward-thinking vision is making a positive and significant impact to the communities we serve, inspiring both our staff and students to reach their full potential.

As one of the most socially inclusive and international Universities and comprising one of the most diverse staff populations in the UK (50% of our professoriate identify from black or minority ethnic backgrounds), we are hugely proud of our track record in reducing inequalities (ranked 1st in the UK & 2nd globally, Times Higher Education Global Impact Rankings, 2020) and our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of our strategy Vision 2028.

For more information, please go to For an informal and confidential conversation about your possible candidacy, please contact Helene Usherwood at Anderson Quigley on 07719 322 669 or via email at 

CLOSING DATE: Monday 27 March 2023

Final Panel Interviews: May 2023, date to be confirmed