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Associate Head of Applied Health and Social Care

Applied Health & Social Care

Location:  Ormskirk
Salary:  £53,174 to £58,089 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Wednesday 27 February 2019
Interview Date:  Friday 15 March 2019
Reference:  EHT0117-0219

Your discipline. Your passion. Our success, together. 

About You 

A proven ability as an academic leader together with experience in developing and managing academic programmes in a health and social care related area. You will be aware of contemporary issues concerning the development of health and social care services and diversification of the workforce necessary to deliver these. You will have an innovative approach to learning and teaching with a focus on providing an excellent student experience. You will be committed to research and scholarship and be able to contribute to and support our Departmental research strategy.  

Excellent organisational and self-management skills are essential for this role as is utilising your communication and people skills in furthering and inspiring both the department’s and staffs’ potential. You will enjoy a challenge and see the potential in creative curricula, research and innovation.

About the Role 

You will line manage and support staff to deliver a positive student experience, meet their individual potential and progress their academic careers. Student recruitment, retention and progression are all priorities for the department and you will play an active part in supporting all activity relating to these features. Other aspects of the role will include participating in the department’s growing international activity and strengthening Alumni relationships. There will be opportunities to develop your own research profile through active engagement with the opportunities available within the university and faculty.


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.

About Us

“A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education. 

We are recognised for our outstanding achievements in student satisfaction, staff engagement, graduate employment and innovation as well as our strengthening research profile, investment and growth. The Times Higher ‘University of the Year’ award also celebrated our distinct role in “transforming lives” – reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.

The University has been ranked Best University Workplace (Times Higher Education 2015), judged Best UK Employer (European Business Awards 2016) and highly commended in Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017 for Workplace of the Year.

Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire, Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high performing professionals.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact: Dr Carol Kelly, Head of Department at 

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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