Professor of Health and Social Care & Director of the Health and Social Care Workforce Research Unit

London (Central), London (Greater)
14 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
23 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

The Health and Social Care Workforce Research Unit (HSCWRU) is a multidisciplinary research Unit that is located within the renowned Policy Institute at King’s College London.  The HSCWRU undertakes a wide range of research on health and social care workforce policy and practice in England; provides evidence for policymakers, service providers, patient, service user and carer groups, and directly to the workforce itself. Other research funders from government and charities support further studies on health, homelessness and adults’ and children’s social care studies.

We are currently recruiting a Professor of Health & Social Care, who will lead the HSCWRU. This prestigious opportunity has the potential to make enormous impact at all levels, engaging with policy makers, politicians, professions, managers, frontline staff and their representatives – as well as people needing treatment, care and support. The Unit’s work spans health and social care research and is underpinned by core values of independence, social justice, and being of service to society. Our work benefits from being embedded in practice – at all levels and in all sectors, and our close attention to engaging with diverse publics. We are proud to produce impactful and constructive analysis and recommendations.

Interested candidates should have an outstanding research or advocacy profile in applied policy research. We particularly welcome candidates who have led research units, have gained substantial research funding, and can evidence impact. A proven record of inspiring, managing and supporting research teams is essential, together with talent for developing capacity and income generation.  Research areas might include, but are not limited to, evidence-based interventions and policy evaluation in adults’ and/or children’s services in health and/or social care/social work; social administration and/or human resources in health and care, health and care systems and policies; demography and equalities; and in multi-disciplinary methods.

We particularly welcome applicants who have disabilities, identify as LGBTQ+ and/or are from a minority ethnic group, as they are under-represented at this level at King’s.

For further information about the role please visit and to apply for this role please go to the King’s College London Job Opportunities page and submit the specified documentation.

Confidential enquiries may be made to the King’s Search Team at

The application deadline is Sunday 23rd April 2023.
Interviews will take place in June 2023.

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