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Professional Lead for Occupational Therapy

Are you a motivated strategic thinker and leader with a creative and entrepreneurial perspective? We are looking for someone who can see the big picture and apply this strategically to develop our Occupational Therapy provision across teaching and research. As professional lead you will join the School of Allied Health Professions and Midwifery management team and work across the Faculty, University and externally with our partners and stakeholders, building your own networks and portfolio.   The Occupational Therapy programme has been consistently within the top 10 CUG guide from 2016-2020

You will work with the programme lead, and with our Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching as well as the HCPC and RCOT. You will also work with the team to decolonise curricula and current provision alongside the Associate Dean for Equality, Diversity and inclusion, and you will also work with our Associate Deans for International business, as we undertake international recruitment and would like to develop this further and you will work with the Associate Dean for Research and Innovation. You will demonstrate enthusiasm for your speciality and a willingness to be innovative and creative while making use of development opportunities to improve yourself.

The University empowers and encourages staff to develop and maintain their own research profile, and to participate in internationally leading, interdisciplinary research and innovation that will shape and benefit future societies. Our internationally renowned applied health research undertaken in partnership with the NHS is impacting positively on health outcomes locally and regionally and is contributing to knowledge of international significance. Colleagues from our faculty helped to establish the Born in Bradford cohort study and continue to lead many of its recent developments. The University has invested significantly in high quality research facilities and space such as the Digital Health Enterprise Zone (DHEZ, in collaboration with the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council), and the Wolfson Centre for Applied Health Research (CAHR, in collaboration with the University of Leeds, Bradford Institute for Health Research, and the Wolfson Institute).

The University offers an attractive range of staff benefits, including a career development framework ‘The Bradford Academic’, discounted Gym membership and will support relocation assistance subject to policy guidance.

We welcome applicants who identify as non-binary or who identify as having a heritage within the BAME acronym or who identify as LGBT+ and who are currently underrepresented across our academic, research and teaching teams.

Due to the sensitive nature of this post, applicants will be required to disclose details of any criminal record including convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings and any other information, which may have a bearing on their suitability for the post. The University of Bradford is an equal opportunities employer and disclosure need not necessarily be a bar to obtaining the position.

You can either submit your details and a short CV or work history as the basis for further discussion about the role, or you can apply in full by submitting your details and attaching a full academic CV and supporting statement.

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