Head of Mental Health/Learning Disability Nursing and Workforce Development - #35192
Edge Hill University
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About the Role
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, skilled, and ambitious academic leader to join the School of Nursing & Midwifery Senior Academic Management Team at Edge Hill University. The Head of Mental Health/Learning Disability Nursing and Workforce Development has responsibility for contributing to the development and leadership of the school and Faculty. Specific responsibilities reside in the leadership and sustainability of the nursing educational portfolio, in relation to mental health and learning disability nursing and the growth of wider workforce development associated with all fields of nursing and midwifery, working in collaboration with Heads of Nursing and Lead Midwife Education. By providing visionary leadership and well-honed emotional intelligence, you will assist in the further development of a culture of high performance, providing leadership, vision, and direction to staff within the school.
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. You will also provide leadership direction with a strong focus on further enhancing the student experience, teaching, learning, and research for all nursing and midwifery programmes and workforce development.
You will lead our CPD offer to develop and ensure an innovative and sustainable nursing portfolio that is responsive to workforce development needs, achieved through engaging with internal and external stakeholders to identify skills gaps and workforce needs and collaborating with Heads of Department to plan, develop, and evaluate workforce programmes, in accordance with university strategy, policy, and procedures. The post holder will complement the Lead Midwife Education who will continue to take the lead for midwifery workforce development.
You will push forward priorities for research, knowledge exchange and for teaching excellence. You will engage in research activity, enterprise and will influence contemporary mental health and learning disability nursing practice and wider nursing workforce development.
For informal enquiries about this vacancy, you may wish to contact: Professor Jacqueline Leigh, Director of Nursing and Midwifery Education at ******@edgehill.ac.uk.
You will be an inspirational NMC registered nurse with a passion for leading a mental health and learning disability department of nursing and who has extensive experience of operational, strategic, and professional management and leadership used for the development and growth of our nursing portfolio that includes CPD activity linked to workforce development.
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 drive forward field identity of mental health and learning disability nursing locally, nationally, and internationally.
You will be willing to engage in research activity and knowledge exchange, influencing the delivery of contemporary and cutting-edge mental health and learning disability nursing practice and wider nursing and midwifery programme and workforce development.
To succeed in the role, you will further enrich our student’s experience through your academic leadership, expertise, subject knowledge, and passion to drive forward the field identity of mental health and learning disability nursing as evidenced through your qualifications as an NMC registered nurse and professional experience. In return, you will join a forward thinking Senior Academic Management Team that pushes the boundaries of nursing and midwifery experiences, for the benefit of future and current NMC registrants.
It is important to note that the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and that this will form part of the conditions of offer of employment.
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.
Rewards & Benefits
- A minimum of 48 days annual leave per annum, pro rata (inclusive of bank holiday and University closure days)
- Access to a range of CPD to support your career development, with three defined pathways for progression.
- Employee assistance programme with access to free confidential counselling sessions, legal & financial advice, and as health & wellbeing resources.
- Automatic enrolment into the Teacher’s Pension Scheme with our employer contribution of 23.68%
- Discounted membership to our onsite state-of-the-art sport and leisure facilities
- Beautiful award-winning on-campus working environment.
- Staff benefits scheme, which provides you with discounts across the high street, supermarket shopping, cinema tickets, dining out and more.
At Edge Hill University we believe in the life changing opportunities knowledge can create. Since 1885, we’ve been creating access to knowledge for those who may not have had the opportunity to before.
Today, the effect we have has a far-reaching impact, not just for those who come to study here but for those who work, invest in, and live in our local communities too. So, if you’ve ever wondered if one person can make a difference, simply speak to our alumni, students, and award-winning staff.
Because for us education isn’t about how much you take in. It’s about what you take out into the world.
Inspiring minds and changing futures since 1885, Edge Hill University is “A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education.