Lecturer in Midwifery

University of Plymouth
December 04, 2023
Offerd Salary:£38,205 - £54,395
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£38,205 - £54,395 pro rata per annum - Grade 7/8

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Lecturer in Midwifery


Based in the Faculty of Health, the School of Nursing and Midwifery programmes in the fields of adult, child and mental health nursing and in midwifery have been designed with our students' career and the future needs of the workforce in mind. The School works in partnership with local NHS trusts to drive forward clinical research and support students in their learning to become the best nurses and midwives they can be.

InterCity Place is the first-class new home for our healthcare teaching and research providing students with skills to meet the needs of 21st century careers. The School offers a unique interdisciplinary learning environment, where students from the largest breadth of healthcare disciplines in the South West can benefit from state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, maximising their potential, developing core skills, and preparing them to embark on exciting and rewarding careers. The School offers further support for student career and professional development in the areas of healthcare, surgical care practice, emergency care and general practice nursing.

An interdisciplinary approach to research covers sustainability, the evolution of services, use of new genetic knowledge and technologies, the ageing population, use of internet and mobile technologies, changes in clinical education, contemporary nursing, and how knowledge is translated into practice and policy.

The School is proud of the commitment to student voluntary work, staff–student partnership, strong professional values and our record of student achievement and student satisfaction. State-of-the-art facilities and equipment help students maximise their potential and develop their core skills, preparing them to embark on exciting and rewarding careers. The School holds an Athena SWAN Silver award demonstrating the University's ongoing commitment to advancing gender equality and success for all.

We are looking to appoint an appropriately qualified and experienced Midwife to join the well-established team of midwifery lecturers in the South West of England. You will contribute to teaching excellence related to midwifery care and contribute to the academic and clinical development of Midwifery at the University. This will include the development and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate healthcare programmes. You will also be encouraged to contribute to research within the School and join an appropriate research group.

We offer 3 programmes delivered as both campus based and blended learning options. We offer MSc, BSc and a shortened MSc for registered nurses who wish to become midwives. Research in the School was rated highly in the REF2021 and continues to grow. The University of Plymouth Clinical Schools initiative is an exciting development, through which applied nursing and midwifery research focuses on topics that are timely and relevant to advancing the quality of care.

You should possess appropriate professional qualifications, registration as a midwife with the NMC is essential, relevant post registration experience as a midwife, a Degree in health or a related subject, relevant postgraduate qualifications and a teaching qualification (or be willing to work to achieve this).

This is a secondment opportunity, please discuss this with your employer before applying.

For an informal discussion please contact Rachel Stanyer, Lead Midwife for Education, [email protected]

This is a part-time position working 18.5 hours per week on a fixed-term basis for 12 months to cover a period of absence.

You will be based at the main campus on the University of Plymouth site and may be required to travel to our clinical placements.

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

This role will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check plus a Children's Barred List and Adults Barred List check.

Interviews are likely to take place on Monday 18 December 2023 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

The Faculty of Health holds two Silver Athena Swan Awards and the University holds a Bronze Athena Swan Award which recognises commitment to supporting gender equality within higher education.

You must currently be registered with the following registration board: The Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC)

The University of Plymouth has a strong interdisciplinary research ethos which is supported by our three strategic Research Institutes; the Marine Institute, the Sustainable Earth Institute, and the Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research. As a member of our academic community, you'll be expected to contribute to our recognised research strengths. Working holistically across the University, you will be challenged to innovate, collaborate and deliver impactful research contributions as part of a systems thinking approach to addressing today's global challenges.

The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity & adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages

We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+

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