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Professional Lead in Physiotherapy, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Are you a motivated, strategic thinker and leader with a creative and entrepreneurial perspective who can take our highly successful, nationally recognised AdvanceHE CATE award winning (2019) Physiotherapy team into a new era of growth and development as the Professional Lead?

The role will involve working with the Head of School of Allied Health Professions and Midwifery, the professional leads in our other disciplines and to work with key stakeholders to develop new research, education and business partnerships. You will be part of the School leadership team and work across the Faculty, University and externally to further build the profile of the programmes we offer as well as contributing to developing the profession.

You will manage and develop the Physiotherapy team, including oversight of our Physiotherapy and Sport Clinic through liaison with our Clinic lead. The clinic offers substantial number of student placements per year. You will oversee the quality assurance of the progammes, within the portfolio working with the programme lead, HCPC and CSP  alongside the Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching. 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 and for Research and Innovation.

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 latter is supported by high quality new appointments at senior university level many of them in our faculty: Prof Siobhan Reilly, new Director of the Centre for Applied Dementia Studies and lead for Healthy Aging, Prof Rebecca Randell lead for Health Technologies for Quality and Safety, Dr Andy Daly-Smith lead for Healthy Childhood and Physical Activity. We have proven additional strengths in Diversity and Inclusion (Prof Udy Archibong) as well as Radiography and Imaging (Prof Beverly Snaith and Prof Maryann Hardy).

We welcome applicants who identify as being from BAME, LGBT+ who are currently underrepresented across our teaching and research teams who could be positive role models for our students and colleagues.

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.

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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