Programme Director/Professor of Nursing Education

University of East London - The College of Applied Health and Communities, School of Health, Sport and Bioscience

At UEL, we pride ourselves on the real-world relevance of our courses and research and the impact we are making in our east London community and the wider world. We are an open and inclusive university that is focused on transforming the lives of our students. Our corporate plan sets out an ambitious agenda for our future success, which focuses on the delivery of high-quality teaching and learning and excellence in research. UEL has almost doubled its output of world-leading research in recent years and 94 per cent of the research UEL submitted to the Research Excellence Framework 2014 was deemed to be of an at least internationally recognised level. In the last two years, we have risen 79 places in the National Student Survey league table, and we achieved our highest ever student satisfaction score in 2017.

The School of Health, Sport and Biosciences has recently successfully validated an innovative new degree in adult nursing with local NHS partners, and this programme will form the basis of the new academy, which is also intended to be the hub for developing:

  • Health-related programmes at all levels
  • Opportunities for continuing professional development and short course provision
  • The future workforce of East London and the UK in health and social care

The Programme Director/Professor of Nursing Education will be a key position both within the School and the wider College, and will be responsible for developing nursing as a key subject area and working as part of the School’s leadership team to further develop further nursing and health and social care educational provision and research activities within the university.

The successful candidate will have extensive experience of developing evidence-based nursing and health-related programmes and working collaboratively with NHS partners such as Trusts, Academic Health Science Networks to develop evidence based practice with an emphasis on improving patient outcomes and experience.

It is envisaged that the post-holder will spend approximately 25% of their time with the university’s key NHS partners to develop appropriate programmes to support the wider health and social care workforce transformation agenda within East London. This is a management position with competitive salary and time commitment is subject to negotiation.

The School of Health, Sport and Bioscience forms part of the College of Applied Health and Communities, along with the School of Psychology. It is one of the largest Schools in the University and brings together innovative research and teaching in the Fields of Bioscience, Sports, Allied Health Professions (Professional Health Sciences) and Health Studies. Based at the Stratford campus, the School has experienced considerable growth over the last 5 years, approximately 10-15% per annum, and has grown to over 2,300 students.  In addition, we are rapidly developing our post graduate and research programmes, involving wide collaboration in the UK and overseas.

For further information and to apply for this position please contact Julia Roberts at or telephone on 02075699529.

The closing date for applications is 12 October 2017.  Interviews will take place week commencing 30 October 2017.

CVs without completed application forms will not be accepted

We are working actively to improve the diversity of our staff


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