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Lecturer - Practice Education Coordinator, Social Care, 1FTE, Special Purpose Contract, Contract Type A

The Discipline of Health Promotion invites applications for a special purpose full-time contract to cover a period of leave for a Practice Education Co- ordinator post in Social Care (Discipline of Health Promotion).

The successful applicant will co-ordinate practice education placements on the BA Social Care part-time degree programme within the Discipline of Health Promotion. Practice placements are an integral part of the programme and students engage in practice education in each year of the 4 year programme. Placements will be managed to ensure an optimum match of students' learning needs and placement availability. In addition to organising placements, the postholder will prepare students for practice education, through workshops and on-line learning and run preparation courses for Practice Educators. The postholder will liaise with Practice Tutors and Practice Educators to ensure effective practice education. Teaching, assessment and administration related to the programme will also be required.

Candidates for this special purpose full-time position must be eligible to register with CORU Social Care Workers Registration Board (see https: // www. for further information).

In addition candidates must possess: • A PhD in social care or related area OR • A relevant postgraduate research qualification in social care (e.g. Masters); PLUS a minimum of 5 years' relevant professional experience to include: o A professional qualification in the area of social care, or evidence of significant contribution to the field of social care; plus o Third-level teaching experience in Social Care or a teaching qualification (the third-level teaching experience will be counted towards the total 5 years “relevant professional experience”).

In addition to the above, experience of Social Care practice education coordination and formal experience of teaching are required and current and past involvement in research and a history of publication will be an advantage.

The candidate will contribute to the development of practice education on the BA Social Care Programme in line with the professional standards for Social Care, the competencies required for practice and accreditation of the programme by the Health and Social Care Professional Council (CORU).

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Verna McKenna, Social Care Programme Director, Email [email protected]

Additional information on the Discipline of Health Promotion is available at: https: // www.

Salary: €59,801 to €95,401 pro rata p.a. (applicable to new entrants effective from January, 2011) (This appointment will be made on the Lecturer scale in line with current Government pay policy and in accordance with the terms and conditions of the University's Remuneration policy.QA321-Updated-PP-Remuneration.pdf (

Closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00 (Irish Time) on Thursday, 15th February 2024. It will not be possible to consider applications received after the closing date.

Job sharing may be considered for this post if 2 suitable candidates can be identified from interviews.

Garda vetting may apply.

Appointments will be conditional on work authorisation validation. Further details are available at www.

For more information and Application Form please see website: Jobs - University of Galway Applications should be submitted online. Please see further information on how to apply here: E-Recruit - University of Galway and Guidelines for On-line Applications (

Please note that appointment to posts advertised will be dependent upon University approval, together with the terms of the Employment Control Framework for the higher education sector.

University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

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