Head of Discipline – Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Nursing

Opening Date:
12 Jun 2020
Closing Date:
29 Jun 2020
Salary Range:

About the Role

This is one of two new posts which have been generated as a result of the successful growth and development of our School of Nursing and Professional Practice. The successful applicant will lead and manage a team of highly skilled and experienced academic staff in the delivery of programmes for student mental health and learning disabilities nurses. The post holder will also be expected to be an external lead for mental health and learning disabilities nursing with our practice partners, including fostering and developing new partnerships and supporting our current, valued relationships.

The post-holder is required to hold current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a mental health and/or learning disabilities nurse, as well as current evidence of academic and professional development at doctoral level, or equivalent.

They will work pro-actively with the Head of School and the other Discipline Leads within the School as well as across the wider College and central units of the University to support and develop staff, students and partners in the context of the University’s values and behaviours. They will have devolved responsibility from the Head of School for the line management of staff in the Discipline(s) and for maximising people potential and engagement across the full range of academic activities, by providing strong leadership that is both supportive and challenging. They will work closely colleagues across the University to ensure teaching excellence and to maximise student success and experience. They will maintain high standards of teaching, learning and assessment in all its forms and the development of scholarship and research in the Discipline area; they will lead by example through active engagement with teaching, research and scholarship. In addition they will initiate and ensure engagement with our practice learning partners to ensure excellence in relation to the student experience. The Head of Discipline will benchmark performance against competitors and identify opportunities for further growth and development.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect everyone who works for us to also share this commitment and to treat people with courtesy and respect.