Head of the School of Social Work, Care and Community – UCLan
The University of Central Lancashire is seeking a Head of the School of Social Work, Care and Community to assume responsibility of an established school within the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing. With approximately 430 staff and over 8000 students, the Faculty includes a rich and diverse range of subjects including Social Work, Social Care and Community Engagement, Nursing, Midwifery, Allied Health, Sports and Exercise Sciences.

The School includes undergraduate and post graduate Social Work Qualifying programmes; programmes focused on children, adults, families, schools, and volunteering and a broad range of Continuing Professional Development.

You will possess a strong record of successful academic leadership in Social Work and Social Care education and management of research, innovation and enterprise. You will have experience of managing both staff and budgets; leading, motivating and partnership working with individuals and teams.

You will have extensive demonstrable experience of working with the QAA, governance systems, and the regulatory processes related to the management of social work and social care education.

Amongst the key essentials required for this post, you must be able to demonstrate substantial academic operational management experience within the HE sector. With excellent leadership, communication and influencing skills, you must have demonstrable experience of building and sustaining excellent working relationships both internally and externally. It is essential you possess a Social Work qualification. A higher degree in an appropriate discipline is essential. For candidates who meet the criteria a professorial title will be considered.
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