Academic Director - Allied Health Professions

University of the West of England, Bristol - Allied Health Professions

Job overview:

An exciting opportunity has arisen to apply for a newly created Academic Director post in the Department of Allied Health Professions. Managed by the Head of Department (HoD), you will have Departmental and Faculty wide accountabilities for a range of discrete responsibilities, particularly focused on enhancing the student journey and on staff development.

The AHP Department is increasing rapidly in size as it seeks to work with clinical partners to develop programmes to address shortages in the healthcare workforce. The aim of this new role is to ensure the Department maintains and, where necessary, improves its key performance indicators in relation to the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), Research with Impact (including the REF), and across all other areas of its activities. We are looking for an exceptional individual to take on this new role and be part of shaping the future of the Department activities. You will join a visionary department and, in order to fulfil our aims, will be dynamic, adaptable, innovative and creative.

The Academic Director will work with the Head of Department to set and help manage the Department of Allied Health Professions annual strategy and the key goals underpinning it, framed by the Faculty’s strategy. In particular, the Academic Director will work with the HoD to manage strategically the Student Journey from marketing, outreach recruitment and admissions to progression, retention, graduation and alumni engagement. The Director will also work closely with the HoD to oversee the effective day-to-day operation of the Department.

We're a dynamic and modern university proudly responsible for preparing 27,000 students from 140 countries to take their next steps. With strong global and local connections, we offer an inspiring, diverse work environment where you can develop your skills and experience alongside over 3,000 staff members passionate about higher education.

Other benefits, in addition to salary:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 35 days
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition;
  • flexible working;
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes;
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme;
  • family friendly policies;
  • option to purchase childcare vouchers.

Bristol itself is a hub of social and cultural activity. A place with a strong, creative and fiercely independent mindset. A city with a buzzing music scene, great restaurants and interesting business ventures. It’s not surprising Bristol is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work in the UK.

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