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Sessional Lecturers Pre and Post Registration Midwifery

The Department is interested in sessional lecturers who can teach a range of topics and subject matter to both pre and post registration midwifery students.

The 3 year full time programme will provide the student with a qualification enabling them to apply for registration as a midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Responsibilities for the post will include teaching students, liaison with practice partners to support students in practice and recruitment and selection. In addition, the post holder will be expected to play an active role within the Midwifery team, which will include involvement in the delivery of continuing professional development activity, course review and curriculum development.

We are also particularly keen to hear from candidates who are interested in teaching clinical skills in our Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre. Simulated learning is highly regarded by students and fulfils an essential regulatory requirement in the development of competent graduates.

Core duties are outlined below however individual roles will vary according to the subject taught and needs of the department. 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 inter-agency working.
Institute staff, have a growing research and publication profile. The staff teams are committed to building on achievements in learning, teaching and research and it is anticipated that new appointees may contribute to these activities.

Successful applicants will be placed on a register of sessional lecturers and will be notified when suitable vacancies arise.

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: Wednesday 10 Jan 2018

Reference number: IHSAC1704 - 3486

Job details

Job details

£42.18 per contact hour [including holiday pay of £7.60 per hour and preparation, marking, course administration]
To be confirmed
By arrangement
Responsible to
Head of Department
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. It offers excellent courses with flexible study options, and as the only University in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, it 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 Institutes at the University of Worcester, based on the Henwick Grove Campus. It has a growing course and research portfolio, with increasing 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. There are strong international links and world-wide opportunities for student and staff exchanges.

The Department

The post sits within the Department of Nursing and Midwifery which is one of three departments within the Institute of Health & Society. The Institute offers courses ranging from foundation degrees in various specialities in health and social care, to honours and PhD level study in a number of disciplines.
Students on the programme undertake practice placements in Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire. The department is also developing a range of new continuing professional development provision. The department has an exceptional reputation for excellence and the appointee will further develop the quality of our provision through strong collaboration with our practice partners.


Main duties

Main duties

1. To prepare for teaching by developing an understanding of the content, learning outcomes and modes of delivery for the relevant sessions. This may involve research and reading in the subject area, and/or adapting existing materials and methods.

2. To prepare course materials, including setting assignments, producing reading lists, and course outlines and handouts, and ensuring that information is available to students in advance of the course and taught sessions.

3. To teach the sessions by tutorials, seminars and any other relevant form of learning method.

4. To be available for tutorial support to students at specified times.

5. To undertake marking, and other forms of assessment; ensure work is second marked and grades submitted, and provide assignments for reassessment.

6. To ensure regular contact with relevant Programme Leader and to keep them informed of progress through the semester.

7. To undertake other administrative duties related to the teaching.

8. To educationally support students in the practice environment as appropriate.


*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. A first degree or equivalent in the subject area.

2. NMC registration as a Midwife

3. Sign off mentor qualification and active status as a mentor

4. Evidence of ongoing CPD

5. Currently studying towards a higher degree in a related area or aspirations to do so.

6. Relevant and successful experience of teaching.

7. Experience of clinical teaching and /or supporting students in practice

8. A commitment to interactive teaching methods with a learner centred focus.

9. Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate confidently and clearly with a range of people including students, tutors, managers, both orally and in writing;

10. The ability to work well in a team context when required.

11. ICT competence (for teaching purposes).


Desirable Criteria

1. A higher degree in a related area (or near to completion).

2. An appropriate teaching qualification.

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 .

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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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