Deputy Director of the Institute for Health and Care Improvement

York St John University

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Department: Health and Care Improvement
Location: York

£54,421 to £64,946
per annum pro rata
Hours: 14.8
Closing Date: Thursday 22 June 2023 at midnight
Interview Date:
Thursday 13 July 2023
Reference: 138-23

Part time permanent 

Location: York 

Salary: £54,421 to £64,946 per annum (£21,768 to £25,978 pro rata)

About the University

Situated in the heart of the historic city of York, and with the addition of our London Campus, York St John University has a long and proud tradition as a distinguished higher education provider. Our success is founded on the quality of academic teaching and research, our thriving campus environments, our professional and pastoral support, and our values of an inclusive, innovative and ambitious community with a strong sense of belonging.

The Team

The University’s new research institute, the Institute for Health and Care Improvement (IHCI), seeks to appoint a Deputy Director.

The IHCI has a remit of advancing research to improve the health and care of the communities we serve. Its role is to enable and accelerate research, support new and productive collaborations, and improve the quality and the impact of our work. See the IHCI webpages for further information:

Launched in 2023, the Institute is in its infancy. Its operational group will initially comprise of several staff, including academics, research support staff, and research fellows. It will have an independent steering group, a wider community from the University’s Schools, research groups and centres, a community of postgraduate researchers, and multiple external partners.

The Role

The Deputy Director will be a key member of the IHCI’s operational group, reporting directly to the Director. The role will involve providing strategic leadership across the Institute’s portfolio of activities, with specific accountability for providing sector insight, the development and maintenance of close links with external organisations and stakeholders, and the coordination and delivery of key change programmes and projects.

Required Skills and Expereience

The successful candidate will have extensive experience of working in a health or social care related organisation where an understanding of health policy and research and their development was required. They will also have extensive experience in strategy development and leadership within a complex organisation. They will be a strategic thinker with excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to balance a large and varied workload and to work independently. To apply for this post, candidates must have a postgraduate research degree in a subject relevant to health and social care. Please refer to the job description for further information.

Further Information

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Garry Tew by email at [email protected].

If you require a reasonable adjustment in order to apply for this position please contact [email protected].  Within the application form there is an opportunity for you to request a reasonable adjustment at the interview stage of the process, however if you wish to discuss this in further detail at any point  in the process please do not hesitate to contact us.

We offer a wide range of employee benefits including – 

– Excellent annual leave entitlement, including five discretionary university closure days over the Christmas period

– Pension scheme

– Health Cash Plan after six months service

– Employee Assistance Programme

– Relocation expenses package for certain roles

– Visa loan scheme

Read more about our culture, working arrangements and benefits for York St John employees here.    

We offer a range of family friendly and inclusive policies and facilities to support staff from different backgrounds. As part of our commitment to providing an inclusive working environment, consideration is given to all requests for job share or flexible working arrangements. 

Please note that CVs are not accepted in place of the application form.

Closing Date –
Thursday 22 June 2023 at midnight

Provisional Interview Date –
Thursday 13 July 2023

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