Leicester City Football Club Professor in Child Health

Leicester, Leicestershire
23 Aug 2018
26 Sep 2018
Career Level
Contract Type


College of Life Sciences

Together our staff and students are discovering innovative ways to change the world for the better and there has never been a more exciting time for you to join us. We are one of the top universities worldwide and have a long-held international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Based on an award-winning campus in the heart of the UK, we pride ourselves on
our diverse and supportive academic environment.

This is a strategically essential post which will lead a programme of research, teaching and health interventions to improve children’s health and well-being, and the adults that they will become, by discovering new ways to treat and cure children’s illnesses and to prevent them from occurring in
the first place.

You will lead initiatives designed to improve the health of children; these may include establishing ways to reach into the community and bridge the discovery and outreach activity at the University with the clinical work at University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) NHS Trust. The work of the Professor may include opportunities to involve Leicester City players (with the prior agreement of the Donor), supporters, and all of their families. There would also be opportunities to work jointly with the Foxes Foundation and the Community Trust (in coordination with the Donor and with its prior agreement), to build on what they are already achieving in the community and add value to their activities through involving our students and professional staff.

You will contribute to the University’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) return and be a significant research income generator, supervising a team of clinical and non-clinical postgraduate and undergraduate researchers and will make a significant contribution to the College’s learning and teaching strategy. There will be the potential to expand any research programme internationally, including dedicated, tailored work in Thailand to discover innovative ways to improve the health and well-being of children and families there.

In addition you will be required to undertake consultant duties to support the paediatric service within UHL, contributing to direct clinical service delivery within the acute paediatric services depending on your skills, knowledge and expertise. By contributing to direct clinical paediatric service delivery at UHL you will play a prominent role in shaping and developing the future of the
Children’s Hospital.

You will have an established track record of high quality, clinically relevant research and a strong plan for its continuation.  We encourage research that extends or complements existing areas of strategic priority within the University and the NHS, including in cardiorespiratory disease, lifestyle and prevention, multi-morbidity, ethnicity, genomics and health data analytics.

Your will be committed to delivering world-class, discovery-led and discovery enabling teaching. Through collaboration with School of Medicine and School of Allied Health Professionals colleagues, you will influence the curricula to promote the child health perspective.

You will have strong management skills to effectively deliver the objectives for your specialist area.    

In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is 
committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity.

We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme, a generous annual leave allowance and an online portal that offers a range of lifestyle benefits and discounts. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities.

Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is 
available here.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Kevin Harris on krgh1@le.ac.uk

The closing date for this post is midnight on 26 September 2018.

We anticipate that assessments will take place on 26 October 2018.

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