R360 Head of Discipline for Public Health and Social Care: Visa sponorship available

Head of Discipline for Public Health and Social Care: Visa sponorship available


University of Derby

Salary: £57,427 to £71,784 per year
Additional salary information: (For exceptional performers, there is scope for further progression up to £82,552 per annum)
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 07 April 2024
Location: Derby, Derbyshire
Company: University of Derby
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 0100-24


Challenging, interesting and constantly changing, the University of Derby is an exceptional place to learn and an incredibly rewarding place to work.

Ours is an extraordinary educational environment and because we specialise in identifying and developing individual potential, you can be confident you’ll receive all the help and encouragement you need to build a rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

Our combined higher and further education offering is spread over campuses in Derby, Buxton, Leek and Chesterfield and we have some of the best university facilities in the UK, investing more than £200 million in facilities in the last 10 years.

We achieve outstanding results for our teaching and research and with more than 34,000 people choosing to study with us every year, we depend on the dedication of a team of 2,200 academic and professional services staff.

Financially strong and seriously ambitious we offer our employees a family-friendly, rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

About the role

This is an outstanding opportunity for the right candidate to join the University of Derby in an area that is ambitious about expansion and enhancement of its current portfolio and contribution to health and social care research.

The Head of Discipline for Public Health and Social Care (PHSC) is a key role within the academic governance structure of the School of Allied Health and Social Care and the College of Health, Psychology and Social Care at the University of Derby.

The Public Health and Social Care Discipline consists of 30+ staff members engaged with related teaching and research activity. The Discipline has a range of professional or professionally oriented programmes, including Social Work and Public Health. In addition, there is a growing suite of Continual Professional Development (CPD) provision and the potential for further development across the Discipline area. We also anticipate strengthening our apprenticeship provision in this discipline.

Our ambition is to recruit a high-profile academic with extensive experience in academia and an ambitious plan for development of health and social care research and community engagement. Working collaboratively across the wider university and with our practice, third sector and industry partners is critical to the success of the role.

In this role, you will assume responsibility for the overall success of Public Health and Social Care and will work closely with the Head of the School of Allied Health and Social Care and others in the College of Health, Psychology and Social Care. You will contribute to the wider leadership of the College and University to ensure that corporate and strategic aims are met.

As Head of Discipline (PHSC), you will have devolved responsibility from the Head of School for the line management of staff and budget, providing strong leadership that is both supportive and challenging. You will work closely with the Programme Leaders and other colleagues to ensure teaching excellence and to maximise student success and experience.

For further information and informal enquiries regarding the role, please contact Mel Lindley, Head of School and Allied Health and Social Care via m.lindley@derby.ac.uk.

For enquiries regarding your application and for sponsorship eligibility, please contact the recruitment team via recruitment@derby.ac.uk

If you are successful, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The post for which you are applying is exempt from Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 requiring any spent convictions to be declared. Any information you provide will be treated in confidence and only used when considering your suitability for the post.

To enable us to process your DBS check please ensure you are able to supply the documentation listed on the DBS website at interview stage.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Whilst this role is eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route, we recommend that you assess your individual eligibility before applying for this position. Visit https://www.gov.uk/skilled-worker-visa for more information.

To be eligible for sponsorship you must evidence that you hold all essential qualifications listed on the job description. Please note, equivalent experience will not be accepted as evidence of the essential qualifications.

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.

To apply for this job please visit findajob.dwp.gov.uk.