Professional Lead in Physiotherapy

£51,034 - £60,905
Town/City Hatfield AL10 9EU
Payment type Per annum
Region England
Contract type Permanent contract
Closing date
Hours Full-time
Job reference 026735
Type of employer Private provider
Name of employer University of Hertfordshire

Other benefits

The University offers a range of benefits including:

  • A pension scheme
  • Professional development
  • Family friendly policies
  • Fee waiver of 50% for all children of staff under the age of 25 at the start of the course
  • Discounted memberships at the Hertfordshire Sports Village
  • Generous annual leave.

Vacancy details

Professional Lead in Physiotherapy

Hatfield, Hertfordshire

£51,034 pa with potential to progress to £60,905 pa based on annual increments


An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint a Professional Lead in Physiotherapy within the Department of Allied Health Professions, Midwifery and Social Work, School of Health and Social Work due to the promotion of the current post holder.

Main duties and responsibilities

You will be required to line manage academic staff within the area. It will require you to convene and chair meetings, appraise staff within the area and identify staffing needs of the subject group and advising on the utilization of resources related to teaching and research. You must also allocate the duties for all staff directly managed including managing staff fairly and objectively in accordance with the University’s employment policies and procedures. You will be expected to assist the Head of Department in the development, academic control, quality and standards of the portfolio of programmes. In addition to this, you will serve as a full member of the relevant Programme Board of Examiners and as chair of Module Boards if so, appointed by the Dean of School.  You will also work with the relevant Associate Deans in support of their aspect of responsibility in the School. Through regular practitioner activity you will be expected to maintain experience in academic delivery across teaching, research or enterprise at a minimum equivalent to 0.2fte which may include being a module lead.

You will also have profession-specific duties, which will include the following: to liaise with the professional body, regulator, practice partners and other stakeholders as appropriate; advise on strategic developments in their profession e.g. currency of curricula, and the appropriate learning environments including practice placements; and ensure that staff maintain their registration with the appropriate regulator. 

Skills and Experience

You will need a broad experience of physiotherapy practice, demonstrating a sustained interest and knowledge of contemporary issues and experience of partnership working with key stakeholders, commissioners and provider organisations. You will be expected to understand and have experience of working in the higher education sector and its political, national and international context. With regards to higher education you will be required to have a philosophy of teaching and learning and advancement through research in harmony with the government, higher education sector, NHS and professional body strategies.

You will need expertise within physiotherapy practice as well as experience of chairing programme and/or other committees. You must have proficiency in English Language and the ability to work to deadline; setting the standards to be able to monitor other team members. You will be expected to have proven leadership skills, and the ability to lead and manage others. This will require excellence in people management skills, communication, negotiation and exercising influence. In addition to this you must be able to demonstrate a commitment to personal development and professional publication.

Qualifications required

You must hold a Minimum of a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy or a related subject. You will also be required to be registered with the HCPC and hold membership of CSP.

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How to apply

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Karen Beeton, Head of Department of Allied Health Professions, Midwifery and Social Work on 01707 284114 or

A DBS will also be required upon being appointed into the role.

To apply, please visit our website.

Closing date: 5 April 2020.

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