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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/04/2020.

Head of UHB School of Nursing, AHPs and Midwifery

Job Reference: 304-A-20-89980

Employer:
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Corporate
Location:
Birmingham
Salary:
VSM

“Defined by our people”

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country, employing over 20,000 staff and treating over 2.8 million people per year. We have more than 2,700 beds across all our sites with the main hospital services being based at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and other services based at Birmingham Chest Clinic and Solihull community health premises.

As the Trust is a multi-site organisation you may be required to work at any of the Trust sites and you may need to change your normal place of work, either temporarily or on a permanent basis, as a result of development or reorganisation of Trust services.

UHB has an international reputation for its quality of care, information technology, clinical education and training and research and provides a wide range of services including highly specialised regional and national services. The Trust is a designated Major Trauma Centre, operates Europe’s largest Critical Care Unit and Organ Transplant Service and, through its hosting of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, provides a full range of medical services to injured military personnel.

Our core purposes are excellent clinical quality, patient experience, workforce, research and innovation and our vision is “To Build Healthier Lives”.

Please apply early as vacancies may close before the given closing date when sufficient applications are received.

For specific enquiries regarding this vacancy, please see the Contact Details section below in the first instance. For general enquiries, please use Switchboard: 0121 627 2000 and for Non-Medical (inc. Nursing) Ext. 16800, Doctors & Dentists Ext. 18384 or 18395, Bank posts 0121 371 8280.

All correspondence will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk/SPAM folders


With the vision to lead an attractive, contemporary, connected lifelong learning experience for learners, University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) has set out a clear ambition to launch the UHB School of Nursing, Allied Health Professionals and Midwifery.

We are looking for an inspirational leader to provide strategic leadership for the UHB School.

With a significant focus on partnership working the Head of School will exercise responsibility on behalf of the Chief Nurse and Director of Education, as part of the senior leadership team, for the strategic and operational development of the School’s curriculum and delivery models.

The UHB School will have a dedicated delivery and governance structure to support the vision of designing, developing and introducing new models of support and clinical education to facilitate positive learning experiences, support health and wellbeing and foster a sense of belonging to UHB.

We are looking for a Head of School who can demonstrate the requisite professional and academic leadership skills to develop, deliver and lead the UHB School of Nursing, AHP’s and Midwifery. A doctorate (PhD, EdD or Professional Doctorate) or academic masters level is a requirement of the role in a discipline aligned to the school.

The Head of School will be instrumental in advancing the ongoing enrichment of the learning environments across the Trust in order to support current, new and future learning that forms the UHB School Portfolio.

Applicants should have a personal track record of excellence in clinical and academic leadership, leading change through strategic partnerships and across networks, high quality teaching, and be able to demonstrate leadership in managing complex projects.

Should you wish to arrange an informal discussion or meeting please contact Manvir Gill on18002 0121 371 4208 or email manvir.gill@uhb.nhs.uk

Please note that interviews will take place on the 1st May 2020, and if you are shortlisted you will need to be available for the whole day.




All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences.

Staff recruited from outside of the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

Successful candidates will be automatically enrolled onto the Trust staff bank UHB+.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced or skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as it is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and aims to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ people by creating an inclusive, inspiring and equal environment for both staff and service users.

Disabled applicants, in line with our commitment to the Disability Confident Scheme, will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the essential criteria and declare their disabled status. The Trust will accept applications in other formats where applicants have disabilities that require a reasonable adjustment for them to be able to apply for vacancies; consideration in respect of additional time for postage/delivery time etc. will be given.

Internal applicants who are interested in accessing professional support for interview preparation should read the attached Aspire document.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.



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