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 School of Health, Social Care and Life Sciences

Salary range spot salary c £85,000 per annum
Working hours35 hours per week
LocationCentre for Health Science, Inverness
Closing DateMonday 14 June 2021

The University of the Highlands is an ambitious and rapidly growing provider of education and research within the field of health, social care and life sciences, working in close partnership with NHS Boards, and other stakeholders across the North of Scotland. The University is seeking to appoint a new Head of School of Health, Social Care and Life Sciences to this important strategic post on a full-time permanent basis. Reporting to a member of the University’s Executive team the successful applicant will be responsible for all aspects of the School and will lead and implement the next phase of the School’s plans 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.

Informal enquiries are encouraged and Professor Sandra MacRury ( is the point of contact.

Interviews will be held by video conferencing on Wednesday 7 July 2021.

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