Dean of School of Health and Social Care

Edinburgh Napier University
March 03, 2024
Offerd Salary:£85,000 - £110,000
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Dean of School of Health and Social Care

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£85,000 - £110,000 per annum


Excellent Benefits Package

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Edinburgh Napier University

Dean of School of Health and Social Care

About Napier

Edinburgh Napier University is a leading, modern university based in an iconic, prosperous city and a stunning, ambitious and forward-thinking country. The #1 modern university in Scotland (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023), the #1 university in Edinburgh for student satisfaction (NSS 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023), a top 10 UK modern university (Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023), and the top Scottish modern university for research power and impact (Research Excellence Framework 2021).

We pride ourselves on being the home of difference makers—an enterprising and innovative community, renowned internationally, with an unrivalled student learning experience. The University comprising six schools, each committed to building careers, growing networks and advancing knowledge. With more than 300 undergraduate and postgraduate courses and nearly 20,000 students from over 140 countries studying on campus in Edinburgh, online and at partner universities worldwide, we deliver meaningful, difference-making education and research for a rapidly changing world.

About the School

The School of Health & Social Care is a vibrant academic community for over 3,400 students and 120 staff. We are structured into four subject disciplines: Nursing, Midwifery, Allied Health Professions & Social Work, and Health & Social Care Sciences.

We are one of the largest providers of midwifery and nursing education in Scotland and we have an international reputation for excellence in these disciplines. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to make a real difference and lasting impact on our University as we are currently in the process of finalising the development of the new strategy. It is clear that it will seek to build on the Strategy 2020 journey and remain true to our essence as an applied, relevant, inclusive and international University.

The role

This role will be responsible for leading the large diverse school, driving forward and building on our current achievements and providing strategic direction for growth. This is a rewarding and challenging role that will require someone with the ability to lead ongoing organisational development, with exceptional planning and leadership. We are looking for someone with ambition and vision to lead a student-centric School into an exciting new period.

As a Dean, you will be part of the Senior Leadership Team of the University and play a key role in delivering our ambitions both at School and University level.

The Dean will be an outstanding leader in their field, with a strong record of achievements in line with our academic pathways, relevant to the School's subject disciplines. The Dean must meet the professorial criteria in line with our Academic Leadership Framework in any pathway.

For a detailed list of the requirements, you can read the full role profile here.

Your Application

For an informal conversation about the role please contact the University's appointed advisors, Perrett Laver, by contacting Research Associate, Arshya Dayal at [email protected] at or +44 (0) 20 3928 7392.

Applications should consist of a covering letter addressing suitability against the person specification and a full curriculum vitae.

Applications can be uploaded at https: //, quoting reference number 7111.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 3 rd March 2024.

The appointment panel will convene following this to decide upon a shortlist. Shortlisted candidates will subsequently be invited to first stage interviews on 17 th April 2024 and successful candidates will then be invited to final stage interviews on 29th April 2024.

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