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Sessional Lecturers for Post Graduate Health Related Courses

We are looking for expert teaching staff for our growing programme of healthcare development programmes, which includes the Masters in Advanced Clinical Practice and MSc Physician Associate and the Masters in Health Professions Education programme.

The successful candidate will join a team of enthusiastic, committed and friendly staff within the Allied Health and Social Sciences Academic Unit of the Institute of Health and Society and will work collaboratively with colleagues across the Institute and wider University. Successful applicants will be placed on a register of sessional teachers and will be notified when suitable teaching vacancies arise. 

The academic unit offers a wide range of continuing professional development opportunities from study days to BSc and Master’s degrees, which include the BSc (Hons) Health Sciences, MSc Advancing Practice, MSc Public Health, Masters in Health Professions Education, BA and MA Social work, Occupational therapy, Physiotherapy, Nutritional Therapy, Physician Associate, Paramedic Science, Foundation degrees and BA Youth and Community. 

The Institute of Health and Society upholds the overall mission of the University by providing high quality, accessible learning opportunities; promoting academic enquiry and the advancement of knowledge. User and carer involvement in course development and delivery is an increasingly important aspect of our work, as is inter-professional and interagency working. 

If you are successful at interview you will invited to join a pool of sessional lecturers and the institute will contact you if suitable work becomes available (your contact details will be shared with them for this purpose). We are not able to guarantee employment as it will be subject to student numbers. The number of hours available may be limited and may be offered at short notice. The University does not pay home to work travel expenses. If you have any queries regarding this please contact us on 01905 855425 or discuss it with us at interview.
*if only an element of this work is offered which doesn’t involve additional preparation and administration a standard hourly rate will apply, currently £16.87 plus £3.71 holiday pay. 

Selection methods:
Candidates invited to interview will be asked to “Deliver a 15 minute teaching session on one specific aspect of Advanced Clinical Practice, Health Professions Education or the Physician Associate role.” 

This session should be prepared as if being delivered to postgraduate students. This will be followed by 5 minutes of questions relating to the teaching session and an interview of approximately 30 minutes duration.

For an informal discussion please contact:
MSc Advancing Clinical Practice/Masters in Health Professions Education: Dr Kerry Gaskin: Principal Lecturer in Advancing Clinical Practice on 01905 855156 or by email:

MSc Physician Associate: Mr Neil Howie (, Course Leader on 01905 542208 or Dr Janina Iwaszko (, Principle Lecturer in Medical Education.

In the supporting statement of your application form please give evidence to demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria listed in the person specification; you are advised to address each item on the person specification in turn and give specific examples of activities you have undertaken.

Closing date: Sunday 25 Feb 2018

Reference number: IHSAC1801-3528

Job details

Job details

£42.18 per contract hour including holiday pay of £7.60 per hour and preparation, marking and course administration *
To be agreed
As soon as possible
Responsible to
Head of Allied Health and Social Sciences
Responsible for
Interview date
To be confirmed

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The Location 

Worcester is a beautiful city situated in the heart of England on the banks of the River Severn, which combines a number of historical associations with all the modern amenities of a city. Located close to the M5 motorway and with direct rail links with Birmingham and London, Worcester is easily accessed yet is still close to the Malverns, the Welsh borders, the Wye Valley and the Cotswolds. 

The University 

The University of Worcester is one of the fastest growing HEIs in the UK and is as the most improved University in REF 2014. It is a progressive, friendly institution, which currently welcomes over 12,000 full time and part time students a year. It offers excellent courses with flexible study options evidenced through the high standards of educational quality achieved. As the only University in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, it is committed to values-based education and enjoys strong vocational links with the business, creative, education, health and social care communities. 

The Institute 

The Institute of Health and Society is one of six academic departments at the University of Worcester, based on the Henwick Grove Campus. It has a growing course and research portfolio and is increasing its student numbers year on year. It works collaboratively with the other departments of the University, in particular with the Institute of Education and the Institute of Sport and Exercise Science, as well as external partners. There are strong international links and world-wide opportunities for student and staff exchanges.

Main duties

Main duties

1. To facilitate the educational experience of learners at Post Graduate level on the Masters in Advanced Clinical Practice and/or Masters Physician Associate/Masters in Health Professions Education or other programmes by agreement and as appropriate. 

2. To in accordance with quality assurance procedures contribute to the assessment process for students that could include the marking and moderation of student work, including dissertations, as part of a module team. 

3. To support the development and delivery of innovative and inspiring learning materials and assessment, including written and practical examinations. 

4. To undertake scholarly activity concerning medical, nursing and allied health education, higher education and clinical research. 

5. To contribute to the support of student learning and module activities. 

6. Any other appropriate duties as directed by module leads or the course director. 

*Maintain personal and professional development to meet the changing demands of the job; participate in appropriate training activities and encourage and support staff in their development and training. 

*Take steps to ensure and enhance personal health, safety and well being and that of other staff and students. 

*Carry out these duties in a manner that promotes equality of opportunity and supports diversity and inclusion, and takes into account the University's commitment to environmentally sustainable ways of working.

Person specification

Person specification

Please provide evidence of how you meet each of the essential criteria.

Essential Criteria: 

1. Recent experience and clinical expertise either in Advanced Clinical Practice, as a Physician Associate or as a Doctor to include the skills of health assessment, prescribing, health professions education and leadership. 

2. Educated to Master’s Degree level in Advanced Clinical Practice or as a Physician Associate or in an appropriate subject, such as allied health, biological/biomedical science, pharmacology, pharmacy or equivalent professional qualification (such as FRCS/MRCP/MRCOG/MRCGP). 

3. If clinically qualified, then registration with the appropriate regulatory body. 

4. Experience of teaching clinical students, either in higher education or in a clinical setting. 

5. Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate confidently and clearly with a range of people including students, tutors, managers, representatives of external organisations and the public, both orally and in writing. 

6. Teaching qualification such as PG Cert in Health Professions Education or Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (for the Masters in Health Professions Education). 

7. The ability to work effectively within a team. 

8. Evidence of on-going CPD. 

Desirable Criteria: 

1. PhD or other doctoral qualification. 

2. Non-Medical Prescribing qualification/Independent Prescriber. 

3. A teaching qualification (e.g. PG Cert or Master of medical education or higher education).

4.Evidence of scholarly activity consistent with career stage.

Applications from Non EEA Workers:

Prospective applicants are advised to ensure that they are eligible to work in the UK without restriction. 

Prospective applicants in points-based system immigration routes should assess their circumstances against the published criteria, which are set out on the GOV.UK website at

Visit for more information on how you can use a qualification from outside the UK to meet the requirements of the immigration rules. 

Unspent convictions, cautions and bind-overs

The University is strongly committed to the fair treatment of its staff and potential staff, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, responsibility for dependants, age, physical/mental disability or offending background. 

In line with the University's policy on the Recruitment of People with a Criminal Record, shortlisted candidates are required to provide information of any unspent convictions, cautions and bind-overs. Applicants are advised to seek independent advice if there is any doubt about the status of a previous conviction, caution or bind-over. Disclosures will only be considered at the point when an offer of employment is made. The existence of a criminal record will not in itself prevent you from gaining employment. 

This is a description of the job as it is presently constituted. This job description is intended to enable a flexible approach to be offered working across the University as required. It is subject to review and amendment in the light of changing needs of the University and to provide appropriate development opportunities. Members of staff are expected to participate fully in discussions about changing requirements and it is the University's aim to reach agreement to reasonable change. If agreement is not possible, it reserves the right to require changes to the job description after consultation with the individual concerned.

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