University of Northampton

University of Northampton

Head of Subject: Nursing

United Kingdom

Closing in 18 days

Head of Subject: Nursing

Job Type

Full Time Permanent


£56,021 - £64,914 per annum


Waterside Campus

Closing Date


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  • Job Description.pdf (PDF, 143.27kb)
  • About the job

    Interview date: 11 July 2024

    The Faculty of Health, Education and Society at the University of Northampton is looking to appoint an experienced and inspirational academic leader to become Head of Subject for Nursing. The subject area includes undergraduate programmes in all four fields of nursing; Mental Health, Learning Disability, Children and Young People's and Adult and as well as post-registration provision including Advanced Clinical Practice, Return to Practice and Specialist Community Public Health Nurse and a range of Continuing Professional Development courses. This is an exciting opportunity to join the Faculty Executive Leadership Team leading the subject area with responsibilities for the academic portfolio, a delegated budget, student recruitment and experience, staff development and liaison with relevant external stakeholders, including regulatory bodies.

    With Smarter Working you can work with increased flexibility, which can facilitate greater freedom and autonomy. We want you to be able to carry out your work in a way that best supports UON and our students, but also you as an individual. We understand this may vary between different areas of the university as well as from one person to another and this role has an expectation of at least three days a week on campus.

    This post is subject to a background disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service before any appointment can be confirmed.

    About you

    You will be educated to at least Master's degree level in an area relevant to the subject and hold registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). You will also have a broad experience in the leadership and management of teams with the ability to shape the academic portfolio whilst working with others to enhance the staff and student experience. You will also have experience of working with delegated budgets and line management. Excellent communication skills are essential as to is the ability to work under pressure, prioritising when required to meet deadlines.



  • Level 7 qualification or equivalent professional experience as an NMC registered Nurse
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council registered Nurse
  • Desirable;

  • A Doctoral qualification related to the Subject Area
  • Professional Recognition as HEA Fellow (D3) and teaching qualification recognised by HESA
  • Faculty

    The Faculty of Health, Education and Society offers a wide-ranging suite of programmes focused on improving the health, education, social care, and wellbeing of people living and working across the county, nationally and globally. The faculty has 6 subject areas: Nursing (all fields of nursing and advanced nursing); Health Professions; Education; Children Young People and Families; Social Therapies and Communities; and Psychology and Sociology. In addition to the academic portfolio, two commercial and enterprise units form part of the faculty overall operations - the NMC Competency Test Centre and the Podiatry Clinic.

    Faculty staff and students form a positive and integral part of the local community. The teams work closely with many external organisations – including local government, schools, health and social care providers and charities, these relationships benefit and enhance the student and staff experience, impacting positively on local and global communities and individuals.

    About Us

    Come to the University of Northampton and you will see that we do things a bit differently.

    We are one of the youngest universities in the UK but we are already leading the way in adding value to society, which we call social impact. We have won multiple awards for our work in this area, among others, but what matters the most to us is ensuring that our students and graduates have the opportunity to make their mark on the world too. That's why we were the first university in the UK to be named as a Changemaker Campus in 2012.

    We want to break the mould of what Higher Education can be. This has led us to build a whole new University from the ground up that is designed to reflect the way that students actually learn rather than the way they are expected to learn. Waterside Campus opened in September 2018.

    Our commitment to transforming lives and inspiring change is at the heart of all that we do.

    Right To Work

    All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.


    We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

    The University of Northampton is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable work, study and living environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion.

    This commitment, along with our legal and moral obligations, provides an inclusive environment for staff, students and the public who may be affected by our activities.

    Together @ UON confirms our commitment to equality and inclusion, underpinned by our belief in taking action. We are dedicated to creating an environment that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity.

    Together @ UON demonstrates our pledge to our staff, students and partners to nurture and develop an environment where equality and inclusion can thrive whilst we Transform Lives and Inspire Change.

    To find out more, please visit: https: // www. us/governance-and-management/management/equality-and-diversity/

    Job details


    Head of Subject: Nursing


    University of Northampton


    United Kingdom


    May 11, 2024

    Application deadline

    June 16, 2024

    Job type




    About the employer

    Based in Northampton, U.K., the University of Northampton is one of the leading public universities. In 1924, Northampton Technical College was established and with constant evolution, the University of Northampton was founded in 2005 after the amalgamation of a host of training colleges. In the same year, it gained research degree awarding powers as well as full university status. It is also amongst those few universities, which have been awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), apart from being the foremost university in the country to be awarded the title of 'Changemaker Campus' in the year 2012. Equipped with contemporary facilities, the university opened a new £330 million campus in 2018, named Waterside.

    The University of Northampton also offers conferencing and business facilities through different centers, namely The University of Northampton Innovation Centre, iCon Environmental Innovation Centre, Sunley Hotel, and Portfolio Innovation Centre. In addition, the university also offers accommodation facilities to the students. The university also takes pride in its Schools Engagement Team and Schools and Colleges Liaison Team, which regularly organize different activities to inspire and motivate youngsters. In April 2016, the university also joined hands with Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation and Northamptonshire County Council in order to launch a new venture namely 'First for Wellbeing'.

    Located in the beautiful town of Northampton, which is well-known for historic sites and museums, teaching at the University of Northampton is taken care of by four faculties in total, namely Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology, Faculty of Health and Society, Faculty of Business and Law and Faculty of Education and Humanities. presently, the university has around 14,000 students. The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in diverse streams, apart from organizing different tutorials and seminars for the comprehensive development of the students. In addition, on an annual basis, over 1000 international students from more than 100 different countries enroll themselves with the University of Northampton for pursuing diverse courses.

    The undergraduate Joint Honours programs, as well as all undergraduate Business, Computing, and Engineering courses offer the possibility of a full year in a work placement. Many courses include volunteering opportunities, study trips, placements, internships, and exchanges as far afield as the USA, Sri Lanka, India, Italy, the Netherlands, Malawi, Nepal, Spain, France, Scandinavia, China, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and Japan.

    The university has a notable list of alumni, some of which are Andrew Collins (broadcaster and writer), Dallas Campbell (stage actor and television presenter), Jane Garvey (radio presenters), Daniel Middleton (writer and YouTuber), Felippe Moraes (independent curator, visual artist, and art researcher), James D. Boys (academic and media consultant) and Will Alsop ( modernist architect).

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