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Professor and Deputy Director for the Institute of Public Health and Wellbeing

University of Essex - Institute of Public Health and Wellbeing

Location: Colchester
Salary: On the Professorial scale, commensurate with experience and achievements
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th October 2021
Closes: 28th October 2021
Job Ref: REQ05253

We are now seeking to appoint a Deputy Director to support the Director of the Institute of Public Health and Wellbeing, to shape and develop this high performing and ambitious Institute. The successful candidate will provide direction to the IPHW to deliver research; partner and business engagement that has a positive impact on the world and that gives our work real value and a unique sense of purpose. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the academic community and external partners to deliver the strategy of the Institute. They will have a proven record of accomplishment of successfully building constructive and mutually beneficial relationships with new collaborators and new funders. Their substantial contribution will generate significant research impact and in keeping with the REF criteria. They will enhance the scholarly reputation of the Institute and enhance the reputation of their home department/school within both academic and external communities.

Skills and qualifications required

The successful candidate will have a sustained record of strategic leadership in academic development and a proven record in securing and managing substantial research grants. Their professional reputation and strong track record of impactful interactions with local, regional, national and international organisations and partners will mean they can influence, lead and shape the IPHW. An ability to assimilate, interpret and disseminate scientific data and information from different sources and sharing to various audiences to promote the interests of the IPHW is required. The individual’s commitment to helping develop dynamic communities of research at the University, through inter-disciplinary collaboration where appropriate will ensure the IPHW achieves its ambitions.

Communications Relationship management

The IPHW has a high profile within the University and a strong blend of personal and professional qualities will be essential, particularly the ability to work constructively with a wide range of professional and academic colleagues in pursuit of the University’s complex objectives and fulfilment of its plans.  The role-holder will need to demonstrate high levels of competence and integrity. In addition, it will be essential for the role-holder to communicate with a very wide range of external individuals and organisations, including potential funders of research, senior policy-makers in government, private sector and partner organisations.  The role-holder will be expected to represent the University at a senior level and will deputise for the Director of the IPHW and act as the University’s lead representative in external partnerships with international, national or regional bodies when required. Enhancing the impact of the University’s regional higher education relationships through playing a key role in collaborations such as the Eastern ARC, NHS Trusts and other external providers.

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