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Director of the Institute of Health and Community




Reference: A4527Description: The Institute for Health and Community (IHC) is a multi-disciplinary institute with a vibrant research culture and a focus on innovation and enterprise. The IHC acts as a gateway to those undertaking important areas of research and innovation in the areas of health, social care and community related disciplines. It promotes and builds the work of the University's Research Centres, clusters, units and individuals across the University. Through a critical focus on the life-course and key life-course events and experiences our aim is to develop and extend the national and international reputation for impactful research and related activity that informs solutions to the critical dilemmas that society faces and which are of relevance to business, government, civil society and the broader community. The IHC has three associated research centres:
- The Centre for Culture, Community and Society- The Centre for Health, Social Care and Innovation- The Centre for Methodological Innovations
The IHC has at its core a desire to utilise its expertise, experience and resources to provide solutions and services of genuine impact and benefit for partners, stakeholders and the wider community. The facilitation of links between Higher Education Institutions and organisations delivering products and services to the community has been a focus for many international and funding bodies; funding which has helped support many of our partnerships.
The role of Director is an exciting opportunity to lead the Institute and drive forward the Institute's national and international profile. It is expected that this appointment will be made at Professorial level.
Some key duties include:
- Providing strategic leadership to ensure that the Institute delivers an agreed strategy- To liaise effectively with the Joint Health, Medicine and Social Sciences Leadership Board, Faculty Deans and other senior leaders to ensure that the institute is delivering value across all disciplines.- To provide the "public face" of the Institute, through attending meetings, events, networking and media work.- To lead and coordinate funding for research and other projects from a variety of external sources
It is expected that an appointment will be made to a permanent Professor, undertaking the role of Director of IHC on a fractional and fixed term basis.
As an excellent communicator and collaborator, you will have relevant qualifications and possess a successful track record of academic and research leadership that is recognised internationally. You will have experience in managing cross-disciplinary research initiatives and individuals and have demonstrable experience in managing projects, people and finances.

This is a full-time post working 37 hours per week on a permanent basis.

For an informal discussion on the role please contact Professor Graham Sewell, Associate Dean (Research) and Head of School of Health Professions, on email gjsewell@plymouth.ac.uk or telephone 01752 588847.
Plymouth University is committed to an inclusive culture and respecting diversity, and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is a Stonewall diversity champion.
The University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women's career in STEMM academia.

Job Description

For further information on the Institute of Health and Community please refer to the Publications section on our website. Region: Location: PlymouthSalary: Senior Manager ScalePackage: Full-time, Permanent

Posted 76 days ago

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