Director of Nursing and Midwifery

  • Edge Hill University
  • Ormskirk, Lancashire
  • Oct 13, 2021
Full time Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology

Job Description

Director of Nursing and Midwifery

Nursing & Midwifery Education
Salary: £72,608 to £77,598 per annum
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: Tuesday 26th October 2021
Reference: EHM0231-0921

Make a difference, every day, to the lives of our staff and students.

About You

You will be an experienced academic with substantial experience in the development and delivery of high quality education in areas relating to nursing and midwifery and of research. You will have excellent leadership skills with significant and successful experience of leading, managing and motivating academic staff and supporting them to reach their full potential. 

You will have an excellent and established track record of acting as an ambassador and building and sustaining successful partnerships and collaborations with healthcare providers, commissioners and educators.  

You will also have substantial experience of quality and academic governance and in leading and managing high quality learning and teaching programmes, compliant with NMC standards and requirements. 

You will be an NMC registrant and have a strong academic profile.

The title of Professor may be offered to successful candidates who meet the current Edge Hill award requirements.

About the Role 

Joining our Faculty Leadership and Management Team you will have shared responsibility for developing and leading the Faculty and specifically for providing strategic direction and support for the Nursing and Midwifery portfolio to ensure long-term sustainability.

Providing visionary and inspirational leadership you will assist in the further development of a culture of high performance and develop a cohesive, effective and efficient team where all staff in Nursing and Midwifery feel valued and supported to reach their full potential.

You will provide strong leadership and work closely with the Heads of Department for Nursing and Midwifery to ensure excellent academic and placement learning, high levels of support and outcomes for students. You will lead the team to ensure effective and efficient delivery maximising resources and expertise and high-quality learning and teaching

Acting as a brand ambassador to enhance the external reputation of the Faculty, you will build and sustain effective partnerships with external stakeholders of relevance to ensure continuous programme improvement, and that future development is informed by the needs of providers and commissioners. 

Working with senior research colleagues you will play a key role in leading the further development of research capacity and capability within nursing and midwifery ensuring appropriate support, time and development opportunities for staff and embedding a culture of research enquiry and activity within nursing and midwifery.

The post holder will provide inspirational leadership and develop a cohesive, effective and efficient team where all staff in nursing and midwifery feel valued and are supported to reach their full potential.

The post aligns to the appointment of the new Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine and supports the continued expansion of the Faculty.  


Working at Edge Hill means working in a distinctly empowering environment, where culture and collaboration are valued above traditional process-driven thinking. This is a workplace where you can really make a difference.

As a senior colleague at Edge Hill University you will have access to a generous pension scheme and extensive development opportunities.

About Us

We want you to feel happy when you come to work and proud when you go home. Edge Hill University is "A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year" - Times Higher Education. 

You'll be working for a multi award-winning institution that has been named University of the Year in the Educate North Awards (2021) in recognition of our continued commitment to deliver an exceptional student experience and the exceptional progress we have made to deliver investment and innovation over the past 12 months, while placing students at the heart of everything we do.

We are recognised for our outstanding achievements in student satisfaction, staff engagement, graduate employment and innovation as well as our strengthening research profile, investment and growth. The Times Higher 'University of the Year' award also celebrated our distinct role in "transforming lives" - reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.

The University has been ranked Best University Workplace (Times Higher Education 2015), judged Best UK Employer (European Business Awards 2016) and highly commended in Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017 for Workplace of the Year.

Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire, Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high performing professionals.

In your application, please also upload a copy of your CV.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact:
Clare Austin, Pro Vice-Chancellor & Dean (Faculty of Health, Social Care & Medicine) at  

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society

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