Veterinary Coach & Mentor (Teaching & Learning)

University of Central Lancashire
February 12, 2023
Offerd Salary:£38,592 - £44,737
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Veterinary Coach & Mentor (Teaching & Learning)

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Preston Campus


Grade: H (£38,592 - £44,737)

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Full time

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Academic, Research



Job description

The University of Central Lancashire is working with local partners to develop a modern, innovative veterinary programme, focussed on producing clinically competent, compassionate, and pragmatic graduates. The School of Veterinary Medicine believes that everyone, regardless of background, has an opportunity to turn their aspirations of a career in animal care into a reality.

We are seeking to appoint a Veterinary Coach and Mentor (Teaching and Learning) to join our Coaching and Mentoring Team, and to help shape our Coaching and Mentoring Program which exists to –

  • Create an environment where our staff, students and practice educators feel aware of their personal and professional development and how to continually improve

  • Develop a school learning community where wellbeing and continual learning is prioritised. Where colleagues, students and practice educators have clarity about how they can support themselves and how and where they can reach out for support

  • Contribute to developing an inclusive learning community where diversity is celebrated and where everyone's perspectives and lived experiences are valued.

  • Design and deliver activities which are research informed and aligned to RCVS day one competences

  • Design and deliver activities which are evaluated to inform continual improvement and the wider research literature around veterinary education and wellbeing

  • We are seeking a passionate, experienced teaching and learning professional. We are looking for someone who has proven impact on the progress of students and colleagues. This person will bring innovative ideas to contribute to our learning community. The person will be confident in utilising learner analytics to aid design, evaluation, and continual improvement of our work. They will have experience of curriculum design, assessment design, academic skills teaching and mentoring.

    The person will be someone who thrives working in a fast moving and changing environment. They will be enthusiastic, collaborative, adaptable and flexible, being willing to step in and help where and when required during the development of our school and in the continual improvement of our school in future. Postholders will require an undergraduate degree in a science related subject, a post graduate certificate in education or equivalent and a coaching qualification or a willingness to achieve. A full driving license or ability to visit students and clinical tutors (regionally and nationally) or clinical placement is also essential.

    We believe diversity should be celebrated and are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and belonging where everyone's perspectives and lived experiences are valued. We are developing multifaceted approaches to identify barriers and address the lack of diversity in the veterinary profession and higher education. Our vision aligns with the wider University's commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion (UCLan's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion statement). As an equal opportunities employer, we particularly encourage applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and people with disabilities. All appointments are made on merit.

    Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston.

    School/Service: School of Veterinary Medicine

    Contract Type: Indefinite

    Interview Date: To be confirmed

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