Associate Professor / Head of Paramedicine

Buckinghamshire New University
February 21, 2024
Offerd Salary:£56,021 - £64,914
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Associate Professor / Head of Paramedicine

Full Time - Permanent - High Wycombe

Salary - £56,021 - £64,914

Relocation expenses may be available for this position, as well as market supplement for the right candidate. Flexible working is encouraged.

Buckinghamshire New University is an ambitious, modern university that is always open to fresh ideas and thinking. We believe in the transformative power of education, and in doing the right thing by our students, people and local community. That's why our BNU community is a special place to work and study, and where people who want to make a difference can contribute and succeed.

Our University's DRIVE values and are at the heart of all that we do. We are united in being dynamic, responsible, inclusive, visionary and empowering to ensure that we provide the best experience to our learners and offer excellent service to our partners and to each other as colleagues. Our commitment to these values is unwavering and they are central to our mission. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries and we are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments that you require.

BNU continues to experience rapid growth in student numbers, making us one of the fastest-growing higher education providers. This is an exciting time to join the University as we invest significantly in estate developments and welcome Jay Blades MBE as our inaugural Chancellor.

Working in the School of Health and Social Care Professions you will lead our paramedicine provision and be expected to contribute to teaching across a range of modules.

What we offer:

  • a generous holiday entitlement (35 days per annum, plus bank holidays & closure days)
  • training & development support opportunities
  • contributory pension scheme
  • discounted gym membership for our on-site gym
  • a range of staff discounts with major retailers.
  • Please click here to see our wide range of benefits available for employees. Please click here for our behavioural based interview question bank. Please click here to view our employee handbook.

    If you have the qualities and attributes representative of the University's values and ambition, we would be delighted to hear from you.

    For further information and informal discussions about this role please contact Will Broughton, Professor of Paramedicine at [email protected]

    All applications are to be made in full and online.

    BNU is proud to have a diverse community and a strong track record of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our aim is to continue to build an environment where everyone thrives and can be themselves. We therefore ensure that our interview/shortlisting Chairs complete the relevant e-learning and/or inclusive recruitment training.

    We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in BNU'S workforce. These include people from global majority backgrounds, disabled people, and LGBTQI+ people, particularly in more senior roles.

    Closing Date: 21st February 2024

    Interview Date: 5th March 2024 (between 09.30am - 1.00pm)

    If you are successful in securing an interview for the role, you will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

    At Buckinghamshire New University equality of opportunity and diversity is at the heart of all we do and fully integrated into our values. Our aim is to create an inclusive environment where everyone thrives and feels a sense of belonging. We are committed to diversity and welcome applications from different backgrounds and experiences.

    Buckinghamshire New University is a Disability Confident employer and as such you will be given the opportunity to declare a disability as part of the application process. The University is also committed to achieving the Race Equality Charter.


    High Wycombe

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    £56,021 - £64,914

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    Job Description


    Job Title: Associate Professor / Head of Paramedicine

    School/Directorate: Health and Social Care Professions

    Grade: AC4 / I

    Location: High Wycombe campus with travel to other campuses, as required

    Responsible to: Head of School

    Job Purpose:

    Make a significant and demonstrable contribution to Education and Professional Practice or Research within the School and the University focusing on a chosen BAF track.

    Develop and deliver excellence in research-led teaching by strengthening links between our subject-based research and teaching contributing to strong student outcomes and commercial success.

    Lead the design and delivery of high-quality research, fulfilling the University's mission in research.

    Contribute to your discipline, at least regionally and nationally, through participation in conferences, seminars, professional bodies and peer review.

    Practice an inclusive approach and support building an inclusive university community where people can be themselves.

    Main Duties & Responsibilities of the role:


  • Undertake research-informed teaching in the subject discipline, managing all aspects of curriculum delivery and the associated student experience to the highest standards.

  • Undertake and promote cross-disciplinary teaching to contribute to the success of the wider University.

  • Use data to inform practice. Demonstrate continuous improvements as evidenced through external benchmarks such as NSS, TEF and league table position. Influence policy and practice enhancement at School and University levels.

  • Lead work in partnership with students on curriculum reform projects and champion innovative forms of teaching delivery.

  • Lead the design and delivery of a high-quality curriculum at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, achieving external accreditation of programmes and fulfilling the University's mission in education.

  • Contribute, at an appropriate level, to School and University policy and practice in teaching, producing works of scholarship in teaching.

  • Play a significant role in the review of modules and programmes and in quality assurance and enhancement, as required.

  • Maintain an external profile within learning and teaching or own subject area at a level appropriate to the discipline.

  • Lead on the promotion of employability and career progression for our students.

  • Demonstrate inclusive practice in curriculum design and delivery. Work to eliminate attainment gaps.

  • Professional Practice

  • Enhance University links with industry, employers and professional bodies to enable research and teaching collaborations and knowledge exchange.

  • Develop and deliver funding opportunities and to secure bids for external funding for research, teaching and/or innovation in the relevant area of practice in accordance with the University's strategies and objectives.

  • Create and/or support internal and external partner groups linked to research and innovation.

  • Develop, design and promote the University's professional practice, activities and reputation, including in research, teaching and/or innovation, internally, and at least regionally and/or nationally.

  • Make significant contributions to relevant professional practice groups or committees at regional and/or national levels or equivalent in external bodies.

  • Contribute to policy development at regional and/or national level within the relevant area of academic expertise.

  • Research

  • Pursue, develop and lead research, innovation and impact at an appropriately benchmarked level and of regional and/or national standing.

  • Develop and lead the strategic direction within own research area.

  • Maintain a high-quality record of regular and original research publications of at least national standing as appropriate to the field or discipline.

  • Work with Professors and Research colleagues to grow funded international research and innovation collaborations.

  • Supervise to completion a number of research students, as appropriate to the discipline

  • Deliver research to be included in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and, where appropriate, KEF submissions for the University

  • Maintain an active contribution to research active communities

  • Leadership and Management

  • Contribution to the strategic direction of the University by representing the School at internal management committees and actively promoting and implementing University policies.

  • Line manage and develop academic employees in the School in accordance with the University- and School-wide KPIs and BAF.

  • Ensure the effective implementation of quality assurance and validation processes and policy development within the School, including compliance with professional body regulatory requirements.

  • In collaboration with the relevant Head(s) of School, inform and develop the research and innovation skills and competencies of academics, including applied/pedagogic research.

  • Involvement in, or leadership of, demonstrable cultural change within a discipline or School.

  • Act as an ambassador for the University's DRIVE values and demonstrate strong academic citizenship.

  • Comply with relevant legislative and other requirements (e.g., the Data Protection Act 2018 and GDPR; Health and Safety; UKVI; and Equality and Diversity) in all working practices

  • Such other duties as may be required by your line manager.
  • For roles with line management responsibilities:

  • Line management responsibilities including recruitment and selection, performance management, professional development, motivation, health & safety and wellbeing.
  • For roles with supervisor responsibilities:

  • Supervisory duties including motivating and supporting team members, giving direction and feedback and ensuring adequate staffing cover.

    A = Application T = Test I = Interview

    Education, Qualifications & Training

    Means of Testing

    Graduate and postgraduate qualification in a discipline-related field


    Doctorate (or nearing completion) or equivalent professional standing in paramedicine / paramedic practice


    Recognised HE teaching qualification and/or Fellow of the HEA


    HCPC registration as a paramedic


    Knowledge & Experience

    Expert knowledge in discipline/field


    Extensive experience of academic delivery in HE using different modes of teaching


    Significant evidence of effective engagement and impact with the wider student stakeholder communities to include influence of educational practices.


    Demonstrable experience of delivering strategies to meet key performance indicators related to NSS, graduate outcomes and HESA returns


    Evidence of scholarship and proven capability and engagement within practice or policy within either research, enterprise or professional practice


    Proven experience of developing, leading and managing teams to achieve and deliver key strategies and KPIs.


    An in-depth understanding of the relevant subject-based curriculum and principle requirements of any relevant Professional Statutory and Regulatory Body(ies).


    Evidence of developing and leading key partnerships to achieve strategic aims and to enhance professional practice.



    Excellent presentation and communication skills


    Excellent writing skills, particularly in the context of writing bids or formal documents


    Excellent leadership and management skills


    Digitally able and proficient in Microsoft tools


    Special requirements

    Willingness and ability to work flexibly at other sites on and off campus, as required


    Committed to the aims, ethos and values of the University.


    BBF (Top 3 key behavioural categories most applicable to the role)

    The BNU Behaviours Framework (BBF) is a framework for all University staff that sets out the key behaviours that exemplify the DRIVE values and ethos of the University. The nine categories provide a clear steer on behavioural expectations that will help support a step change in the performance and culture of the University. The three key behavioural indicators for this post are as follows:

    Finding Solutions:

    Taking a holistic view and working enthusiastically to analyse problems and develop workable solutions. Identifying opportunities for innovation.

    Engaging with the wider context:

    Enhancing your contribution to the University through an understanding of organisational values, its students, customers and stakeholders

    Developing self and others:

    Showing commitment to own ongoing professional development. Supporting and encouraging others to develop their professional knowledge, skills and behaviours to enable them to reach their full potential.


    High Wycombe

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    £56,021 - £64,914

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