Associate Head of School - Nursing and Allied Health (374)

Associate Head of School - Nursing and Allied Health

Buckinghamshire New University

Associate Head of School – Nursing and Allied Health


We are seeking an Associate Head of School, to expand our leadership team in the School of Nursing and Allied Health, in the delivery of the School’s strategic business plan and key performance indicators in line with the University’s strategy. You will play a key role within the School of Nursing and Allied Health and lead a team of Academics as part of the School’s leadership team. You will work closely with the Head of School and other colleagues to play a key role in ensuring the School delivers an outstanding student experience, educational excellence and an effective curriculum and education portfolio. With the Head of School, you will be responsible for ensuring that the School delivers the required strategic priorities and key performance indicators as set out in the University’s strategy.


Reporting to the Head of School, you will actively contribute to the strategic direction of the School and the University, with a strong emphasis on operational delivery. You will assume School-wide responsibility for either the education or research and enterprise portfolios. You will be an effective team player, able to engage with students and staff, to secure engagement and support for the School’s objectives and priorities. You will have experience of leading a team in the Health and Social Care setting.


You will role model our values and bring professional credibility, excellent customer services, and influencing skills to work closely with the School leadership team and colleagues in the School of Nursing and Allied Health.


Buckinghamshire New University is an ambitious, modern university; one that is always open to fresh ideas and thinking. Throughout our 125-year history, we have kept true to our core values of widening participation, social mobility and the transformative power of education. We change lives. Our staff combine the very best professional practice with inspirational teaching and the University is consistently in the top quartile of the NSS for higher education institutions in the UK, exceeding the sector average in almost every area of the Survey (NSS, 2020). An anchor institution, we develop partnerships that shape the social, economic and cultural fabric of our region, including an employment-led approach to learning that ensures students from a wide range of backgrounds achieve their ambitions.


This is an exciting time for the Institution with the implementation of our new University Strategy (Impact 2022), our revised values and the investment we are making in our infrastructure and education offer, including our health-related portfolio. The University is poised for the next phase in its development as we seek to develop our impact further, enrich the student experience through innovative and employment-focused education, and realign our professional services in support of our strategic aims.


We have improved the University’s financial sustainability, agility, responsiveness, student retention and buoyed our student recruitment through a vigorous programme of portfolio growth, including apprenticeship programmes. In addition, we have delivered strong educational outcomes, including TEF Silver and a consistently high performance in the NSS. As a result, we are well-positioned to develop a distinctive and innovative educational offer that resonates with the University’s historical mission and develops a transformative culture where innovation, creativity and enterprise flourish.



If you have the qualities and attributes we seek, we would be delighted to hear from you.  


For an information pack containing further details of this vacancy, including the job description and person specification, please the Recruitment Pack which can be found under 'Documents' on the right hand side


Application procedure:




To apply please send a CV which should include:

• educational and professional qualifications;

• full employment history with the most significant positions;

• responsibilities held, relevant achievements

• information on budgets held and staff managed

• current salary including any relevant benefits.


You should also include a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to meet the job specification requirements.

Please include in a separate document, the names and addresses of three referees. Referees will not be approached until the final stages and not without prior permission from candidates.


These documents should be sent by email to: by 11 November 2020.  Please quote reference no. 20728 for the Associate Head of School position on all correspondence.


For a confidential discussion about the role and the expectations, please contact Karen Buckwell-Nutt, Prof Education and Professional Practice, via email


Interviews for the Associate Head of School position will be held on the 27 November 2020.

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