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RGU Garthdee, AB10 7GJ
£51,799 - £60,022 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Summary

The School of Health Sciences aims to provide dynamic and transformational teaching, learning and research that makes a significant contribution to improving the health and wellbeing of local, national and global communities. We pride ourselves on producing people-centred, capable and professional graduates who positively impact on the lives of individuals and the health of society.

We are looking to appoint an Academic Team Lead for Public Health. This post will support the Head of School and undertake delegated line management responsibilities for staff and any other delegated sub team and assume accountability for their performance. The post-holder will effectively develop and deploy staff, co-ordinating the work of the team.

This post in subject to the individual being required to join the PVG scheme. For more information, visit:

Salary on first appointment is normally to the bottom of the scale, although in exceptional circumstances an appointment further up the scale may be considered.

Relocation assistance may be available, subject to conditions.

For informal enquiries, please contact Laura Binnie, Head of School on


Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: Head of School (delegated to) Academic Strategic Lead.

RESPONSIBLE FOR: Public Health Team.


Delegated line management responsibility of staff members in the subject group, appraising staff performance including EPRs, day-to-day staff management (timetabling, workload allocation, annual leave approval, sick leave processes etc.).

Ensure the team are effectively communicated with in terms of wider School information.

Undertake responsibility for the ongoing maintenance and future developments of the team in line with the School Strategic Plan.

Carry out teaching (e.g. via lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, field trips etc.), and associated assessment duties, or as otherwise required by the Head of School/Academic Strategic Lead.

Participate in the promotion and marketing of the School and its courses to local, national and international clients, including student recruitment activities.

Supervise undergraduate and postgraduate projects.

Engage with other staff in and out with the University, in research and professional activities relevant to the post.

Develop and maintain personal expertise in specialist subject areas.

Provide academic and personal guidance for students.

Provide leadership relating to curriculum development, innovative new course/CPD developments, teaching and learning, research, knowledge exchange and consultancy.

Manage and implement key projects and strategic initiatives, leading teams and delegating responsibilities as necessary.

Lead and mentor groups of academics in achieving the KPl's that determine success across the sector.

Make a significant contribution to pedagogical scholarship, research impact through outputs, knowledge exchange and consultancy.

Manage performance, development and deployment of staff. This includes having the delegated responsibility for carrying out EPR's and first line responsibility for dealing with informal performance issues.

Co-ordinate the work of the team with other teams and the Head of School. Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School/Academic Strategic Lead.

Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School/Academic Strategic Lead.

Person Specification


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

Educated to Masters Degree Level


Specialist knowledge in public health and health promotion.


Significant experience of aspects of development and delivery of teaching, learning and assessment in a University setting.

Significant experience of course/programme leadership and/or staff co­ ordination. E

Experience of providing leadership relating to teaching activities.

Experience of managing and implementing projects and strategic initiatives.

Experience of managing deployment, performance and development of staff.

Demonstrable authority in communicating the UK-based higher education context, in particular the relationship between key University KPIs, policies and requirements, and the broader obligations placed on institutions by government, etc.

Evidence of leading and participating actively in internal and external networks, professional bodies, committees, national working groups and external partnerships.


Behaviour 1 - Communication - Ability to receive, understand and convey information requiring careful explanation and information of a complex or conceptual nature, in a clear and accurate manner

Behaviour 2 - Team Development - Experience of providing advice or guidance to new starts delivering training or instruction to others on specific tasks or activities 

Behaviour 3 - Service Delivery - Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customers’ expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards 

Behaviour 4 - Teaching and Learning Support - Experience of providing standard information or delivering teaching or training, designing content or learning materials within existing frameworks and developing innovative approaches to learning experience and the curriculum

Behaviour 5 - Decision Making - Experience of using own judgement to make decisions, making collaborative decisions with others to reach conclusions and providing advice or information that will influence the decisions of others

Behaviour 6 - Pastoral Care and Welfare - Experience of calming and reassuring those with work/study related problems who may be experiencing distress and dealing with difficult welfare situations or confidential matters 

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