Reader in Children and Young Peoples Nursing

University of Salford

Are you passionate about  children and young people’s nursing and wanting to lead research and education in this area? The School of Health and Society is looking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the role of Reader in Nursing (Children and Young People). 

Nursing plays a significant role within our School, and we have recently invested considerably in our research infrastructure, as such there is a wealth of experience and expertise within the Directorate to provide a secure foundation for further development in research, innovation, teaching and learning. We are therefore seeking an established nurse academic/researcher to work with us to  contribute to the expansion of research, innovation and scholarship in the Directorate of Nursing and Midwifery. The successful candidate will have a commitment to collaborative working, staff development and have an engaging leadership style.  The post-holder will provide key research leadership within the Directorate, working with other Readers and Professors, being managed and led by the Directorate Professorial Lead.  

As a Reader in Nursing (Children and Young People) you will be supported to advance your own career whilst contributing to our research, innovation and entrepreneurial culture. You will develop plans and deliver objectives that align with the School research and innovation strategy, and the Directorate development plans. The post holder must be a Registered CYP Nurse (those with relevant CYP experience also welcomed, including SCPHN). Whilst we are open in terms of research focus, we would be particularly interested in candidates with expertise in clinically focused/applied health research, public health and working with vulnerable and marginalised groups. 

In recognition of our commitment to create a diverse team that draws from our widest talent pool we would particularly encourage applications from groups who are currently under-represented at this level which includes individuals from Ethnic Minority Groups.

What’s in it for you? – the benefits

· Competitive salary – and excellent pension scheme

· Generous annual leave – plus the option to buy additional holiday days

· Flexible working – we support a culture of both flexible and agile working, to help you find the right balance

· Professional development – a comprehensive package of training and development opportunities to help you achieve your full potential

· Our community – there’s a real sense of belonging here at Salford. We value diversity — in backgrounds and in experiences. Our difference makes us stronger, and together we share a passion for improving students’ lives

· The perks! MySalford, our online employee portal, offers a wide range of lifestyle benefits and discounts

· Wellbeing support –dedicated services and facilities to support your mental and physical health, ranging from an Employee Assistance Programme and counselling, to sports and fitness facilities, including discounted gym memberships

· Sustainable Salford – We embed sustainability in all aspects of university life and have a commitment to becoming NetZero Carbon by 2038

· Greater Manchester – Live and work in one of the most vibrant regions in the UK, a hot spot of digital innovation, excellent schools and colleges, and with affordable city, suburban and rural living options to suit a wide range of lifestyle choices.

Our Peel Park campus is unique and offers lots of green spaces. Our MediaCity campus is at the heart of one of the country’s leading digital and media hubs

· Team Salford – By joining us, you can be part of our ambitious journey and help make a real difference to the people and communities we support

However you identify, whatever your journey has been to get here, come and join us at the University of Salford where we are all proud to belong!

The dates for interview are anticipated to be week commencing 3rd July 2023. Should you be shortlisted, you will be advised which day you need to attend for interview.

For more information, or to discuss this role please contact Professor Vanessa Heaslip (Directorate Professorial Lead) on [email protected] or Trudy Cowan (Head of CYP Nursing) on [email protected]

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