Practice Education Lecturers
- Full Time
Faculty of Health & Social Care
Salary: GBP32,958 to GBP37,075 per annum
Your discipline. Your passion. Our success, together.
You will enjoy a challenge and thrive on new opportunities and experiences, stretching your talents and developing your expertise in tandem with sound emotional intelligence and a keen drive to work collegiately with peers and students alike. Motivated with a strong record of, and an enduring interest in, supporting and engaging with students. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to be flexible and responsive in a team are crucial.
You will work across a wide geographical area, covering Cheshire and Merseyside for all pre-registration nursing students and Central Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside for all Allied Health Professional students so an ability to travel across these areas is essential. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to work flexibly within a team as well as show initiative to work independently across all aspects of health and social care education.
If you are committed, creative and forward-thinking you will be supported to thrive.
Your Qualifications & Experience
You will be an experienced qualified practitioner or academic with relevant experience within any field of nursing or allied health, but with demonstrable prior experience of supporting learners in practice and within a higher education environment.
To be successful you will have, at minimum, a relevant first degree, current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council or The Health and Care Professions Council, and a commitment to engage in teaching, research and advanced scholarship.
About the Role
The role focuses upon supporting students whilst undertaking practice placement learning. We have an established reputation for excellent nurse education programmes providing a very high quality student experience, as reflected in our exceptional NSS scores.
You will support students in a range of practice learning contexts across a defined geographical placement circuit. You will be expected to make a contribution to research in line with Faculty research themes, but if you're an early career academic you have no need to worry all themes have successful research leaders who play a key role in supporting and developing you to further enhance your research profile.
You will join a team of established Practice Education Lecturers who play a unique role and have a track record of enhancing the student experience Successful applicants will join a dynamic and innovative team and will make a major contribution to the leadership, management and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes.
We want you to feel happy when you come to work and proud when you go home.
From the moment you join us you have the opportunity to enhance your skills. We offer a range of specialist development sessions and academic development opportunities along with an award winning and comprehensive staff health & wellbeing programme (HR Excellence Awards 2017). This means you will receive a full academic induction, be enrolled if appropriate on our PGCTHE, benefit from the Edge Hill University CPD scheme (UKPSF) and our annual University Learning and Teaching day all to support your professional development.
This is just a taste of what we are able to offer you at Edge Hill University.
Excellence is what Edge Hill University is about and having received Gold for the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework Award, of which we are justifiably proud, it's what others think we're about as well. Edge Hill is a dynamic university with a clear sense of direction, a forward-thinking culture with significant resources, 38 million for year 2016, to invest in its, and most crucially, our students' future. Hence, graduate employability and social mobility as well as an overall 225% increase in the volume of academic staff submitting research in the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), are but two areas that serve to reinforce our drive for, and our celebration of our role in 'transforming lives' recognised as our distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.
The University has been ranked Best University Workplace (Times Higher Education 2015), judged Best UK Employer (European Business Awards 2016) and highly commended in Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017 for Workplace of the Year.
Within the Faculty of Health and Social Care around 4,000 health professionals are educated at Edge Hill every year. In order to achieve this the Faculty is housed in a GBP14 million purpose-built building, with an additional bespoke satellite campus in Manchester, each with industry standard simulation equipment to give students as realistic a learning experience as possible. We also have a close relationship with a wide range of major NHS Foundation Trusts and health and social care organisations across the North West of England.
Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire, Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high performing professionals.
For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact:
Alex Vjestica (Head of Nurse Education) at or Phil Crompton (Head of Allied Health Professions)
To apply, please visit our website via the button below.
Closing date: Tuesday 26 September 2017.