Senior Lecturer/Lecturer Child Nursing

Buckinghamshire New University

United Kingdom

October 24, 2021

Description

Senior Lecturer/Lecturer Child Nursing

Senior Lecturer Child Nursing

Salary: £33 797 – £49 553 per annum

Based Uxbridge

Bucks New University is an ambitious, modern university; one that is always open to fresh ideas and thinking. Our staff combine the very best professional practice with inspirational teaching and the University is consistently in the top quartile of the NSS for higher education institutions in the UK, exceeding the sector average in almost every area of the survey (NSS, 2019).

This is an exciting time to join the University, with our new University Strategy – Impact 2022 – and our revised values. The University is poised for the next phase in its development as we seek to develop our impact further, enrich the student experience through innovative and employment-focused education, and realign our professional services in support of our strategic aims.

Role responsibilities: these will involve facilitating learning across different modes, including classroom, web-based media and in clinical settings. There is an expectation of pastoral support for students, academic assessment and the supervision of student projects. You may also be required to undertake module leadership/specific project leadership as appropriate.

Applicants: Need to be a NMC Registered Nurse in Child Nursing. You will be a graduate and have recent experience of dealing with student nurses either in a Higher Education Institution or in clinical practice. You will have demonstrable ability to work within a team and possess effective communications skills. A post-graduate qualification in a relevant area is desirable. A teaching qualification or willingness to undertake one will be essential.

For further information about this role, please contact Margaret Rioga, Associate Head of School – on 01494 522141 ext. 5724 or email margaret.rioga@bucks.ac.uk

All applications are to be made in full and online. The University operates an anonymised shortlisting process and therefore any uploaded CV's or supporting documents must not include your name and personal details.

At Bucks 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.

Bucks 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.

Location

Uxbridge

Contract Type

Permanent

Salary Range

£34,304 - £38,587

Hours per week

37 1/2 hours

Closing Date

24/10/2021

Ref No

606

Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Senior Lecturer

School/Directorate: Nursing & Allied Health

Grade: Ac3

Location: Uxbridge Campus

Responsible to: Head of School

Job Purpose:

  • To teach and support students by adopting a learner-centred approach and being committed to contributing towards delivery of a first class student experience.
  • To contribute towards curriculum development, research and other forms of scholarly activity.
  • To be a team-player and contribute to the wider work of the department.
  • Main Duties & Responsibilities of the role:

  • To design and deliver high quality, innovative and challenging learning experiences, using current theory and practice together in lively debate.
  • To undertake associated activities in connection with the courses taught including module leadership, curriculum development, personal tutoring, recruitment, assessment, review and evaluation.
  • To contribute to the student experience – demonstrating an awareness of the need for ‘customer focus' in respect of resolving issues.
  • To conduct research and scholarly activity of relevance to the lecturing role and / or professional practice and aligns own research with teaching and learning.
  • To engage with business and professional networks to promote teaching and learning and research in a professional context.
  • To contribute to open days, school, college and partnership links and the promotional work of the department.
  • To support students in supervising placements, learning in practice, internships and work-related activities.
  • To deliver pastoral care and project supervision of students.
  • To plan and deliver the curriculum using appropriate media, including the use of IT.
  • To provide effective feedback, support and guidance to students, which promotes improvement of performance.
  • To engage in professional development activities (e.g. CPD, attendance at conferences) relating to teaching, learning and assessment.
  • To maintain and foster the high reputation of the University in practice partner settings.
  • Any other such reasonable duties as required by the Dean / Head of School / Head of Academic Department.
  • PERSON SPECIFICATION

    E – Essential D = Desirable A = Application T = Test I = Interview

    Education, Qualifications & Training

    E / D

    Means of Testing

    First degree in a relevant field

    E

    A

    Postgraduate qualification in a relevant field

    E

    A

    Evidence of recent scholarship and/or continuing professional development relevant to the post

    E

    A/I

    Fellow of the HEA or commitment to work towards achieving HEA Fellow accreditation

    E

    A/I

    Recognised HE teaching qualification or commitment to undertake one

    E

    A/I

    PhD level qualification in relevant field

    D

    A

    Knowledge & Experience

    E / D

    Relevant teaching experience in the UK or European HEI sector

    E

    A

    Proven experience of working effectively within teams

    E

    A/I

    Proven experience in dealing with students at HE level, teaching plans, course and programme management, curriculum development and validation

    D

    A/I

    Ability to, or experience of, conducting research focussed on publishable outcomes or to develop high quality knowledge exchange projects.

    D

    A/I

    Course and module development experience

    D

    A/I

    Experience of supervising postgraduate/PhD students to completion

    D

    A/I

    Experience in caring for patients with complex needs, cross-boundary working and use of digital health technology

    D

    A/I

    Skills

    E / D

    Effective presentation skills

    E

    I/T

    Efficient word, excel and power point skills

    E

    I/T

    Effective communication skills

    E

    I/T

    Special Requirements

    E / D

    A willingness and ability to work in off-site locations

    E

    I

    A willingness and ability to contribute to University Open Days (which may fall on Saturdays)

    E

    I

    ROLE COMPETENCIES (6 most relevant to the role)

    STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

    Agreeing & Delivering Student Expectations

    Level 3 Indicators

  • Sets quality standards for own area
  • Monitors and maintains standards and policies
  • Encourages others to find new ways of improving performance
  • Deals with complex welfare issues where appropriate
  • Uses professionals from other departments or agencies where appropriate to ensure effectiveness of support
  • Presenting & Communicating

    Level 3 Indicators

  • Conveys complex information to non-specialists
  • Uses probing questions to ensure full understanding
  • Shows confidence in speaking publicly
  • Presents in an engaging manner and with authority
  • Adapting & Coping

    Level 3 Indicators

  • Actively embraces change and enthusiastically supports initiatives
  • Revises own views when presented with new information
  • Keeps difficulties in perspective and maintains optimism in the face of challenges
  • Remains focused and productive under pressure
  • Teaching & Learning

    Level 3 Indicators

  • Delivers a series of lectures/workshops to substantively enhance the student experience
  • Develops on-going relationships with students/delegates to achieve learning outcomes
  • PARTNERS / OUTWARD FACING

    Analysing & Researching

    Level 3 Indicators

  • Determines how investigations are to be conducted
  • Analyses and interprets results
  • Probes assumptions to establish the facts
  • Pinpoints key information from a large amount of information and draws well-reasoned conclusions
  • PEOPLE / RELATIONSHIPS

    Applying Expertise / Scholarly Activity

    Level 3 Indicators

  • Acquires knowledge of professional or technical practice and keep up to date
  • Participates in continual professional development
  • Contributes to internal development and external conferences through research, scholarship and knowledge transfer
  • Adhering to Bucks Values

    Level 3 Indicators

  • Challenges inappropriate behaviours that breach the values
  • Maintains high personal ethical standards in approach and decision making
  • Acts as a role model
  • Location

    Uxbridge

    Contract Type

    Permanent

    Salary Range

    £34,304 - £38,587

    Hours per week

    37 1/2 hours

    Closing Date

    24/10/2021

    Ref No

    606

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