The University of the Highlands and Islands is the United Kingdom’s leading integrated university encompassing both further and higher education. Based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, our distinctive partnership of 13 independent colleges and research institutions is locally based and rooted in communities, but with national and international reach, as part of a regional university structure.

To support our work we are recruiting to the following role:

Head of Nursing

Salary range Spot salary of circa £65,000
Working hours35 hours per week
LocationInverness or Stornoway
Closing DateSunday 30 May 2021

The University of the Highlands is an ambitious provider of nurse education and research, and works in close partnership with NHS Boards, and other stakeholders across the North of Scotland. The University is seeking to appoint a new Head of Department to this important strategic post. The successful applicant will be responsible for all aspects of the department and will lead and implement the next phase of the department’s plan for further growth and development. They will have demonstrable leadership skills, with the ability to motivate and influence their colleagues to achieve tangible positive outcomes.

Offered as a 5 year fixed term position, the successful applicant will revert to an appropriate substantive role within the department at the end of their tenure as Head of Department.

Informal enquiries are encouraged and Professor Annetta Smith ( is the point of contact.

Interviews will be held on Monday 21 June 2021, by video conferencing.

If you have any queries about the application process please contact the Personnel Office at or on 01463 279239.