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Subject Leader: Social Work and Sociology - Northampton

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Subject Leader: Social Work and Sociology

The University of Northampton is one of the few universities to be ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). This has been a result of the University focussing on a personalised learning experience for all students. The University of Northampton has also adopted an ‘Active Blended Learning’ (ABL) approach which places greater emphasis on student-centred activities that support the development of subject knowledge, understanding, independent learning and digital fluency. It is an exciting time to join The University of Northampton as they prepare to relocate to a new purpose-built town-centre campus designed to adapt to 21st century teaching and the ABL model. This relocation is scheduled to take place in September 2018.

Your new role
The Faculty of Health and Society is seeking a highly motivated Subject Leader in Social Work and Sociology. You will be a member of the Faculty’s Senior Leadership Team, working with the Dean and Deputy Dean of Faculty to provide strategic direction and leadership in relation to the subject. As the successful Subject Leader for Social Work and Sociology you will be responsible for the following –
• Taking the lead role in the strategic development and operational management of the Subject, including liaison with linked external agencies and professional bodies, as appropriate.
• Providing leadership and overall management with regard to all the Subject’s programmes, in accordance with Faculty, University and external agencies’ quality requirements.
• Responsibility for appropriate Subject support for all aspects of the student journey e.g. open days/experience days, admissions, personal tutoring, etc.
• Leading the development of new and existing programmes and provision in accordance with University strategy as appropriate.
• Maintaining a personal profile of research, scholarly and enterprise activity in the Subject Area acting as an exemplar to staff.
• Undertaking a level of teaching appropriate to the responsibility of the post and to act as an exemplar to staff in terms of excellence of teaching and of academic achievement.

What you'll need to succeed
As the successful applicant you will have experience as a Social Work and Sociology lecturer or experience as a Qualified Social Worker / experience managing a team of Social Workers. You will have a Professional qualification related to Subject Area or equivalent professional experience. It is essential that you have an expert knowledge and understanding of the Subject’s policy, practice and procedures in the UK, an understanding of the international dimension of HE and previous successful experience in an academic or professional leadership and management role. To succeed in this application you will need to have Self-motivation and innovation, the ability to work under pressure and to deadlines and a commitment to equal opportunities and diversity. It is vital that you have a firm management style and experience working with strong personalities.

What you'll get in return
You will get a Grade 9 salary between £49149 – £56950 per annum. You will also be eligible to join the Teachers’ Pension and have 35 days holiday per annum plus bank holidays and Closed Days.

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  • Northampton
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