Head of Nursing

Buckinghamshire New University

United Kingdom

October 10, 2021

Description

Head of Nursing

Head of Nursing

£51,799 - £60,022 per annum

Uxbridge

Buckinghamshire New University is an ambitious, modern university; one that is always open to fresh ideas and thinking. Our staff combine the very best professional practice with inspirational teaching.

This is an exciting time to join the University, with our new University Strategy – Impact 2022 – and our revised values. The University is poised for the next phase in its development as we seek to develop our impact further, enrich the student experience through innovative and employment-focused education, and realign our professional services in support of our strategic aims.

As Head of Nursing at BNU you will join an established senior leadership team to provide strong leadership for nursing teams for all fields of Nursing, (adult, child, mental health and learning disability) and Nursing Associates to promote innovation in nurse education, enhance quality, and student experience.

You will lead, develop, and champion nursing; grow nursing programmes and enhance the nurse education. In the role of Head of Nursing you will make a significant contribution to Education, Professional Practice and research, develop high quality student centred academic programmes underpinned by academic scholarship (research, knowledge exchange and professional practice). You will strengthen the external profile for nursing at BNU for practice, education, innovation, research and enterprise, maintain and grow their own national profile in nursing in education, practice and /or research, enterprise and innovation.

For this role you will require current registration with the NMC as a nurse, you will be qualified to masters level in a relevant subject and be a highly skilled leader and manager. You will need to have extensive experience and be able to demonstrate depth of understanding of nurse education including current opportunities and challenges.

If you have the qualities and attributes representative of the University's values and ambition, we would be delighted to hear from you.

What you can expect in return are excellent employment benefits including: training, development and research support, a generous holiday entitlement, contributory pension scheme, discounted gym membership and a range of staff discounts with major retailers.

For further information or an informal discussion about this role please contact Lisa Reynolds (Head of School) Lisa.Reynolds@bucks.ac.uk

All applications are to be made in full and online. The University operates an anonymised shortlisting process and therefore any uploaded CV's or supporting documents must not include your name and personal details.

Closing Date: 10 October 2021

Interview Date: to be confirmed

At Bucks New University equality of opportunity and diversity is at the heart of all we do and fully integrated into our values. Our aim is to create an inclusive environment where everyone thrives and feels a sense of belonging. We are committed to diversity and welcome applications from different backgrounds and experiences.

Bucks New University is a Disability Confident employer and as such you will be given the opportunity to declare a disability as part of the application process.

The University is also committed to achieving the Race Equality Charter.

Location

Uxbridge

Contract Type

Permanent

Salary Range

£51,799 - £60,022

Hours per week

37

Closing Date

10/10/2021

Ref No

615

Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Head of Nursing

School/Directorate: Nursing & Allied Health

Grade: I

Location: Uxbridge, Aylesbury campuses

Responsible to: Head of School of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health

Responsible for: Lecturer/Senior Lecturers for Nursing

Job Purpose:

  • To lead, develop, and champion nursing; to grow nursing programmes and enhance the profile of nursing at BNU
  • To oversee the development and provision of nursing programmes within the school of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health
  • To make a significant contribution to Education, Professional Practice and research within the School, with a particular focus on nursing.
  • Develop high quality student centred academic programmes underpinned by academic scholarship (research, knowledge exchange and professional practice).
  • To facilitate, promote and share best practice to promote the enhancement of education, quality and student support.
  • To maintain and grow an external profile for nursing at a level appropriate to the discipline. This will be in the areas such as practice, education, innovation, research and enterprise.
  • To work with the healthcare development teams on the design, development, delivery and management of new innovative academic programmes within the School in line with contemporary trends in curriculum development and stakeholder demand.
  • Main Duties & Responsibilities of the role:

    Education

  • To lead the design, development, delivery and management of new innovative academic programmes, in line with contemporary trends in curriculum development and stakeholder demand which contributes to enhanced student recruitment and retention.
  • To undertake research informed teaching in the subject discipline managing all aspects of curriculum delivery and the associated student experience to the highest standard in accordance with the University's requirements.
  • To undertake and promote cross disciplinary teaching to contribute to the success of the wider University
  • To review student satisfaction data and develop School action plans for continuous improvement evidenced through external benchmarks such as NSS, TEF and league table position.
  • To contribute at a national level to champion selected aspects of disciplinary pedagogy producing works of scholarship of teaching.
  • To lead work in partnership with students on curriculum reform projects and champion innovative forms of teaching delivery.
  • Professional Practice

  • To create and collaborate with networks within the School, across the University and externally to support:

  • The curriculum development of programmes that enhance the student experience and which respond to employer demand.
  • Raise the profile of the School through engagement with key external stakeholders, industry and employers and professional bodies to foster collaboration and generate business opportunities.
  • To maintain an external profile within nursing at a level appropriate to the discipline.

  • Represent and promote the interests of the University at a senior level to external policy making, funding and other bodies at a regional, national and international level in your subject area to enhance the reputation of the University.
  • To contribute to technological, economic and cultural developments which enhance the community and also society as a whole.
  • Research

  • To produce and disseminate high quality innovative research publications.
  • Contribute to knowledge through peer reviewed outputs.
  • To publish in the field, maintaining a national and increasingly international external profile
  • Develop research, innovation and impact at an appropriately benchmarked level supporting research clusters across the University.
  • To enable research within own School and to collaborate with Senior Researchers to ensure this is integrated into the curriculum.
  • Participate in research and collaborative partnerships with external bodies.
  • Leadership and Management

  • Significant contribution to the strategic direction of the University by representing the school at internal management committees and actively promoting university policies.
  • To line manage academic employees in the School in accordance with the University and School wide KPIs and BAF
  • To ensure the effective implementation of quality assurance and validation processes and policy development within the School, including compliance with professional body regulatory requirements.
  • To co-ordinate and lead on aspects of administrative functions and systems developments as they relate to the School and wider University
  • Involvement in, or leadership of, cultural change within a discipline or School.
  • To adhere to the Bucks Values and advance Equality Diversity and Inclusivity for students and colleagues.
  • To manage and lead on major initiatives/areas of work which facilitate school or University performance.
  • Demonstrate involvement in the development of staff and act as a mentor to colleagues to include contributing to the recruitment of talented academic colleagues.
  • To promote the University values within the academic community.
  • Liaison and Networking

  • Lead and develop internal and external networks to foster collaboration and share information and ideas to promote the subject and the University.
  • Participate in relevant internal and external networks
  • Promote and market the work of the University in the subject area both nationally and internationally.
  • Contribute to the enhancement of education quality and thinking in the field by being involved in quality assurance, external decision making bodies, groups and subject associations.

  • Any other such reasonable duties as required by the Head of School of Nursing and Allied Health

  • PERSON SPECIFICATION

    E – Essential D = Desirable A = Application T = Test I = Interview

    Education, Qualifications & Training

    E / D

    Means of Testing

    Masters level qualification in a subject relevant to nursing

    E

    A

    PhD or equivalent professional standing in nursing

    E

    A

    Recognised HE teaching qualification/ HEA fellowship or equivalent

    E

    A

    Current NMC registration as a Nurse

    E

    A

    Knowledge & Experience

    E / D

    Demonstrated extensive experience of academic delivery in HE education within different modes or equivalent education delivery in health care setting

    E

    A/I

    Significant evidence of effective engagement and impact with the wider student stakeholder communities to include influence of curriculum enhancements.

    E

    I

    Proven experience of working strategically across schools and directorates in coordinating best practice in enhancing and maintaining quality processes for health/social care courses and across Midwifery discipline.

    E

    A/I

    Demonstrable experience of delivering strategies to meet key performance indicators related to NSS, graduate outcomes and HESA returns or equivalent

    E

    A/I

    Evidence of scholarship and proven capability and engagement within practice or policy within either research, enterprise or nursing professional practice.

    E

    I

    Proven experience of developing, leading and managing teams to achieve and deliver key strategies and KPIs.

    E

    I

    An in depth understanding of nursing subject based curriculum and principle requirements of associated Professional Statutory & Regulatory Bodies (e.g. NMC, GPhC)

    E

    I

    Evidence of developing and leading key partnerships to achieve strategic aims associated with nursing or allied health apprenticeship developments and enhancement of health/social care professional practice.

    E

    I

    Evidence of external engagement and university representation at local and national level in nursing or allied health professional practice forums.

    E

    A/I

    A detailed understanding of the ‘user and stakeholder involvement' agenda within nursing practice.

    D

    I

    Skills

    E / D

    Excellent presentation and communication skills

    E

    I

    Excellent word, excel and power point skills

    E

    I

    Excellent writing skills, particularly in the context of writing bids or formal documents

    E

    I

    Excellent leadership and management skills

    E

    I

    Excellent IT skills

    E

    I

    Special requirements

    Willingness and ability to work flexibly in other sites on and off campus as required

    E

    I

    ROLE COMPETENCIES (6 most relevant to the role)

    STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

    Agreeing and Delivering Expectations

    Level 4 Indicators

    • Sets standards across different areas/departments

    • Seeks to overcome poor practice

    • Identifies and resolves issues affecting overall productivity and levels of service

    • Monitors student expectations and implements changes required to meet future demands

    Teaching and Learning

    • Integrates a series of topics/syllabus/curriculum in order to achieve long term development of the whole curriculum

    • Ensures quality audits are carried out regularly

    • Promotes and mentors colleagues in teaching and learning

    • Creates and promotes learning communities

    PARTNERS / OUTWARD FACING

    Influencing and Networking

    Level 3 Indicators

    • Builds relationships across faculties and departments

    • Collaborates with other departments and faculties to deliver goals

    • Relates well to different types of people and deals confidently with senior levels

    • Handles objections from others convincingly

    • Identifies objections and constructs counter arguments

    • Uses humour to create enjoyable relationships

    PEOPLE / RELATIONSHIPS

    Adhering to Bucks Values

    Level 3 Indicators

    • Challenges inappropriate behaviours that breach the values

    • Maintains high personal ethical standards in approach and decision making

    • Acts as a role model

    Applying Expertise/Scholarly Activity

    Level 4 Indicators

    • Contributes to internal development and external conferences through

    research, scholarship and knowledge transfer

    • Identifies appropriate goals and direction for others in specialist area

    • Acts as ‘expert' for consultation internationally

    • Maintains ‘expert' status through professional development

    PERFORMANCE

    Achieving Personal Objectives

    Level 4 Indicators

    • Shows determination to increase contribution to own and others' goals

    • Identifies development strategies for self and others to assist in attaining career goals

    • Uses appropriate media to keep others up to date

    • Benchmarks to improve University's performance

    Location

    Uxbridge

    Contract Type

    Permanent

    Salary Range

    £51,799 - £60,022

    Hours per week

    37

    Closing Date

    10/10/2021

    Ref No

    615

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