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Head of Mental Health & Learning Disability Nursing

Nursing & Midwifery Education

Location:  Ormskirk
Salary:  £62,636 to £64,298 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Friday 19 August 2022
Reference:  EHM0248-0722

Your discipline. Your passion. Our success, together. 

About the Role

As the Head of Mental Health and Learning Disability Nursing you will be required to make a significant contribution to the delivery of our school, contributing to the delivery of our modules on mental health and other areas of our core curriculum depending on your areas of expertise and experience. 

You will ensure that mental health and learning disability nursing maintains and enhances its excellent reputation and position as a leading provider of high-quality health care education. The post-holder will also provide the leadership direction with a strong focus on the further enhancing the student experience for all nursing programmes, having oversight of all aspects of the student experience, teaching, learning, and research. 

About You

You will be an inspirational individual with an academic and clinical background in mental health and/or learning disability nursing and extensive experience of operational, strategic, and professional management and leadership used for the development and growth of our nursing portfolio. 

You will contribute to the further development of a high-performance culture through staff engagement and providing leadership to staff within the school.

You will be willing to engage in research activity, enterprise, influencing the delivery of contemporary and cutting-edge mental health and learning disability nursing practice.

To be successful you will further enrich our student’s experience through your expertise and subject knowledge as evidenced through your qualifications and extensive experience of professional practice. In return, you will join a forward thinking and dynamic team that pushes the boundaries of curriculum development within the school.

Rewards & Benefits

We want you to feel happy when you come to work and proud when you go home.

From the moment you join us you have the opportunity to enhance your skills. We offer various routes for progression, a range of specialist development sessions and academic development opportunities along with an award winning and comprehensive staff health & wellbeing programme (HR Excellence Awards 2017). This means you will receive a full academic induction, be enrolled if appropriate on our PGCTHE, benefit from the Edge Hill University CPD scheme (UKPSF) and our annual University Learning and Teaching day all to support your professional development. 

This is just a taste of what we are able to offer you at Edge Hill University.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact Professor Jacqueline Leigh, Director of Nursing and Midwifery at 

Please note, DBS checks will be carried out at any point during your employment if your work requires this.

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society.


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