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Head of Social Work Education

University of Salford

Location: Salford
Salary: £53,348 to £60,022
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th January 2022
Closes: 8th February 2022
Job Ref: 403

Welcome to the School of Health and Society – a forward-thinking, dynamic school with a commitment to lifelong learning and real world impact.

We are one of the largest educators of nurses, midwives and allied health and social care professionals in the North West, known for our track record of collaborating with a wide range of industry partners across health and social care to produce highly skilled graduates, with real work experience.

We are also experts in the social sciences sector and are known locally, regionally, nationally and internationally for our applied research into the interface between health, wellbeing, housing, criminal justice and social care. We effect social and cultural change by research-informed engagement and practice.

Social Work has a long history at Salford and has one of the largest intakes of students in the UK. It has highly regarded UG and PG qualifying programmes, including an Integrated Practice in Learning Disabilities and Nursing programme and a post-qualifying MSc in Applied Social Work Practice. New initiatives include the development of Social Pedagogy and Family Group Conferencing programmes; development and piloting of the NAAS and PSDP initiatives and local lead for Making Research Count, meeting the needs of the contemporary Social Work and Social Care sector. Salford also pioneered the Step Up to Social Work programme and delivers this to partnerships of local authorities.

Social Work at Salford has excellent community partnerships and is a member of the Greater Manchester Social Work Academy (Teaching Partnership). Research is at the heart of our activities and informs our teaching. We are entrepreneurial and engage with our partners to develop bespoke solutions to their workforce development needs through training and accredited programmes; consultancy and evaluation.

We are looking for a motivated, creative and ambitious leader to take Social Work at Salford forward, building on our strengths and developing new areas of business to meet the demands of a changing world. You will lead a dynamic and highly motivated academic team, delivering excellence in learning and employability for our students. As Head of Social Work Education you will inspire, co-create and enable colleagues to develop our portfolio, aligned with a research and practice-inspired curriculum at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level.

For further information on the role, please contact the Interim Director of Society, Dr Steve Atkins (S.J.Atkins@Salford.ac.uk).

Applications will be via submission of a supporting statement, showing how you evidence the attributes contained within the Person Specification, allied to an up to date CV. Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams. A short presentation will be required.

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