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£36,386 - £51,805 per annum - Grade 7/8
Lecturer in Paramedic Science
Whether you simply wish to support the development of the next generation of
Paramedics - or are also seeking broader academic opportunties in a thriving
university - this is the role for you!
Based in the Faculty of Health, the School of Health Professions has something
for everyone interested in health and care-related professions and is
committed to shaping our students into the best health professionals they can
be. The School offers a unique interdisciplinary learning environment, where
students can benefit from excellent skills and research laboratories,
research-informed teaching, stimulating practice placements and teaching
delivered by professionally registered academic staff. 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 Bronze award
demonstrating the University's ongoing commitment to advancing gender equality
and success for all.
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join the well-established,
progressive Paramedic team at the University of Plymouth. Working within the
team provides a unique opportunity to contribute to teaching, learning and
research within the Paramedic Science degree.
Our philosophy focuses on developing contemporary autonomous practitioners who
have high quality professional and life-long learning skills.
The approach to learning is skills development based on sound theoretical
We enjoy a strong partnership approach to inter-professional learning;
therefore, a number of modules throughout the undergraduate programme are
shared with a range of professional groups.
The research potential within the School is extensive as we have collaboration
possibilities within the Faculty of Health as well as other faculties at the
The School of Health Professions is primarily situated in purpose built high
quality accommodation in the Peninsula Allied Health Centre, which is based
within the campus of the University of St Mark & St John (Marjon). The
paramedic team also have access to a ‘skills building' at Plymouth Science
Park. We also use a range of facilities in the main campus on the Drake Circus
site. There are advanced plans to relocate the School and all of its teaching
activities to the main campus during 2023.
As a lecturer at the University of Plymouth, you will contribute to the high
quality education and support of paramedic students and encourage the
generation of knowledge through research. The position will require teaching
and assessment at all stages of undergraduate and potentially postgraduate
study. One of the strengths of our Faculty is the interprofessional learning
opportunities for students, so you may be required to teach across the
disciplines of the School of Health Professions and wider Faculty of Health.
Practice-based learning is at the heart of the programme and we anticipate the
candidate will be heavily involved in supporting practice placement activity.
You will be a registered professional with appropriate academic and/or
professional experience, preferably from a paramedicine or nursing background,
or other appropriate profession. You will have an in-depth understanding of
contemporary emergency and urgent care provision and be committed to quality
education and research.
You will value your own professional development and ideally hold, or be
working towards a higher degree qualification.
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.
For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact
Tristan Henderson: by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
This role will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check plus
Adult and Children Barred List checks.
You must currently be registered with the following registration board: Health
and Care Professions Council (HCPC): excluding social workers in England.
Interviews are likely to take place on Thursday, 13 October 2022 and you will
be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.
This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a permanent basis.
Flexible working options including job share will be considered.
We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday
scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development
The Faculty of Health holds a Silver Athena Swan Award and the University
holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing
women's careers in STEMM academia.
Staff appointed within the Faculty of Health may be able to join the NHS
pension scheme subject to eligibility criteria.
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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