Head of School of Nursing and Deputy Head of School of Nursing

Kingston University London offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses for UK and international students. We are currently ranked in the top 50 institutions in the county in the Guardian University Guide league tables for 2022 and No 1 in London for our nursing and midwifery programmes.

Our Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education is a joint partnership between Kingston University and St George’s, University of London.  This unique faculty brings together the internationally recognised research of St George’s with Kingston’s reputation for practical teaching excellence. We have three schools, School of Nursing, School of Education, Midwifery and Social Work and the Centre for Allied Health, offering undergraduate and post graduate programmes in nursing, midwifery, rehabilitation and paramedic science, physiotherapy, education, radiography, social work and social care.

Our ground-breaking partnership offers opportunities for inter-professional work across the health and education sectors.

We are looking to recruit two key senior leadership roles in our hugely successful School of Nursing, Head of School of Nursing and Deputy Head of School of Nursing. We are looking for experienced, highly motivated leaders to take our School of Nursing to the next level and to inspire the nurses of the future. Passionate about nursing, we support our students to develop the skills and knowledge they need to make a positive and lasting impact on society in the fields of adult, child, learning disability and mental health.

In return we offer a competitive reward package including

  • Generous annual leave allowance 
  • Cycle to work scheme

We have a dedicated consultant working in partnership with us on this opportunity. If you would like to arrange an informal chat before considering applying, please visit the individual job below and click on the ‘Apply Now’ button.

Closing date for applications in midnight Sunday 24th October.

  • Role: Head of School of Nursing

    Location: Kingston University [Campus needed]

    Contract: Permanent

    Salary: £81,000

    About us

    Our School of Nursing is a high-performing part of Kingston University that offers some of the best nursing courses in the UK. We’re also a research-focused institution known for academic leadership. We’re now looking for a dynamic, innovative and strategically minded Head of School to drive transformation across the board, bringing new ideas and initiatives to the table. In turn, you’ll be helping protect and build on a unique reputation.

    About your role

    The role is a great opportunity to really make your mark on the school. We’re also undergoing an exciting period of change, as next year we’ll be part of a significant redesign which will see new schools join us at the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education. Simply put, there’s never been a better time to join.

    Your role is both strategic and operational. We need a confident, capable leader who can make our transformation a success, building crucial relationships and acting as a key member of our leadership groups while articulating our vision to our teams.

    Your leadership will be underpinned by significant nursing experience, which you’ll use to bring fresh ideas and opportunities into the school. As well as managing our resources and activities, you’ll be accountable for our student experience and income generation. To advance our research, you’ll foster a collaborative culture and obtain funding for a range of scholarly activities.

    About your experience

    The role is ideal if you’re already in a similar role and want to stretch your capabilities. You should have a relevant PhD and a recognised teaching qualification, with a thorough understanding of nursing on a national and international level.

    Along with significant experience in higher education, you’ll be a capable manager and strategic leader, able to use resources effectively and motivate teams. You should have a good track record in research and ideally combine this with experience in supervising students.

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  • Role: Deputy Head of School of Nursing

    Location: Kingston University [Kingston Hill campus]

    Contract: Permanent

    Salary: £67,500

    About us

    Ranked by the Guardian University League Table 2022 as the top nursing school in London and one of the top 5 in the country, Kingston University’s School of Nursing is an exceptional place in which to further your career. With a reputation for delivering sector-leading teaching and research, we are now on an exciting path of growth and transformation as we embark on the next stage in our development. As such, we are looking for a dynamic, innovative and strategically minded Deputy Head of School to help us build on our reputation and achieve our bold ambitions. In turn, you will find an unparalleled opportunity to work alongside a dedicated team who are committed to educating and developing the skills of tomorrow’s Nurses.

    About your role

    The role is a great opportunity to make your mark on the future of the school, and to develop your leadership skills with the backing of a supportive team. We are immensely proud of what has already been achieved within the school and what is to come, and as such, we are currently undergoing an exciting period of change in the faculty. With your support, we will make this a seamless transition, and go on to deliver an even better education to our students.

    Specifically, you will lead on the management of our pre-registration nursing programmes from recruitment through to graduation, making sure that our quality standards, regulations and contract targets are met. As a key member of our leadership team, you will make a vital contribution to our wider strategies and the overall growth of our programmes.

    On top of this, you’ll oversee our course planning, resourcing and student experience, chair course committees and work with our marketing teams to effectively promote our courses.

    About your experience

    Your natural leadership skills will be underpinned by significant nursing experience, with a relevant PhD and a thorough understanding of nursing on a national and international level.

    Working closely with our Head of School to develop our curriculum and provide a clear vision for the future, we will expect you to have a strong background in academic leadership and developing educational programmes within a higher education setting. You will also be a motivated and inspirational individual who can use resources effectively. With a good track record in research, you will bring a flexible approach to all that you do, and you will have fantastic communication skills.

    We have a dedicated Consultant working in partnership with us on this opportunity. If you would like to arrange an informal chat before considering applying please click Apply.

    Closing date for applications in midnight Sunday 24 October 2022.

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