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  • Ref no: RGU03055
  • Published: 30/3/2020
  • Closes: 12/4/2020
  • Location: RGU Garthdee, AB10 7GJ
  • Salary: £51,034.00 - £59,135.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Job Summary

The School of Nursing and Midwifery is a vibrant academic community and the main provider of Nurse and Midwifery Education in the North East. The School is housed in a state-of-the-art building, that includes accommodation that simulate both clinical and community settings providing a stimulating learning environment. Paramedic Practice is new addition to the school’s portfolio with a course commencing in September 2020; this post is designed to provide discipline leadership with the school and university.

This exciting post carries a significant degree of responsibility to promote excellence in Paramedic Practice education through innovative teaching, learning and research in collaboration with academic and clinical colleagues across the health and social work professions. You will provide leadership for the Paramedic Practice Team as well as supporting the operational educational provision across the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

You will be required to engage with national agendas relating to Paramedic Practice to ensure the on-going provision of contemporary Paramedic Practice education within the School.

Our vision is to provide dynamic and transformational learning, teaching and research that makes a leading contribution to improving the health and well-being of local, national and global communities. We aim to engage with key partners to develop, deliver and disseminate high quality research that is of value to society, those using health and social care services, and the professions of nursing and midwifery.

Research within the School of Nursing and Midwifery is underpinned by two central core themes: Person, Family and Community Focussed Health and Wellbeing and Organisation and Delivery of Health and Social Care/Services.

The aim of the School’s research groups is to undertake applied health research which impacts upon policy, education and practice and fits with RGU’s mission to ‘transform people and communities.’ Each group is organised around a portfolio of internationally recognised research with a transdisciplinary focus conducted in collaboration and partnership with multiple stakeholders: women and men; families and carers; members of the public and our communities; academic, clinical and voluntary sector partners; policy makers; funders and, community and health service leaders.

This post in subject to the individual being required to join the PVG scheme. For more information, visit:

Salary on first appointment is normally to the bottom of the scale, although in exceptional circumstancesan appointment further up the scale may be considered.

Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: Academic Strategic Lead, Academic Programmes

RESPONSIBLE FOR: Paramedic Practice Team 

PURPOSE OF POST: To support the Academic Strategic Leads within the school in delivering quality assured Paramedic Practice Education.


    • Lead the development of Paramedic Practice discipline in line with professional standards and University academic and quality regulations.
    • Demonstrate leadership through effective co-ordination and organisation of designated areas of school wide responsibility, relating to teaching and learning, research, knowledge exchange and consultancy.
    • Effective management and implementation of key projects and strategic initiatives, leading teams and delegating responsibilities as necessary.
    • Play a lead role in the development of teaching and learning activities of the School. 
    • Take responsibility for the quality of the design of existing courses and programmes, continually monitoring, evaluating and revising them to ensure excellence and coherence, identifying areas where current provision needs revision or improvement.
    • Develop and maintain internal and external networks in order to support the Schools strategic vision and to promote excellence in Paramedic Practice education.
    • Act as internal and external examiner for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
    • Develop links with external contacts such as other educational bodies, employers and professional bodies to foster collaboration, both nationally and internationally.
    • Be responsible for supporting the Paramedic Practice team to recruit students onto Paramedic Practice course, meeting annual target numbers, provide advice on operational issues to students and the course; and provide support in relation to retention, attrition and evaluation of students throughout their course.
    • Act as a coach and role model for teaching excellence locally through excellent practice and mentoring.
    • Make a significant contribution to pedagogical scholarship, research impact through outputs, knowledge exchange and consultancy is an expectation of this level. Represents the School at relevant committees internally and externally to the University.
    • Demonstrate operational leadership, creativity, innovation, and flexibility, as well as proactivity, objectivity and sound judgement.
    • Contribute to the efficient management and administration of the School by performing personal administrative duties as allocated by the Head.
    • Any other duties as allocated by the line manager following consultation with the post holder.
  • Internal and external relationships 
    • Member of the School Academic Board and Examination Board, and of such School committees relevant to your administrative duties.
    • Teaching and administrative duties will be allocated by the relevant ASL, within the context of the teaching programmes agreed by the School Learning and Teaching Committee.
    • May collaborate with colleagues in other institutions on original teaching and learning practice.


Person Specification


Qualifications & Professional memberships

HCPC Registration

MSc or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in Paramedic Practice

Teaching qualification (PGCert or equivalent)

Fellow of Higher Education Academy


Well-established national reputation in providing Paramedic Practice in a range of settings.

Extensive track record of achievement within Paramedic Practice

Extensive track record of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level

Extensive track record of developing and disseminating successful learning approaches



Qualifications & Professional memberships

PhD in Paramedic Practice related area


Emergent international reputation in Paramedic Practice

Involvement in national and international events


Behaviour 1: Communication - Ability to receive, understand and convey information requiring careful explanation and information of a complex or conceptual nature, in a clear and accurate manner

Behaviour 2: Pastoral Care and Welfare - Experience of calming and reassuring those with work/study related problems who may be experiencing distress, dealing with difficult welfare situations or confidential matters and providing support for those in considerable distress or requiring long-term complex support

Behaviour 3: Team Development - Experience of providing advice or guidance to new starts, delivering training or instruction to others on specific tasks or activities and identifying the training and development needs of the team and carrying out performance appraisals 

Behaviour 4: Service Delivery - Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customers’ expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards 

Behaviour 5: Teaching and Learning Support - Experience of providing standard information or delivering teaching or training, designing content or learning materials within existing frameworks and developing innovative approaches to learning experience and the curriculum

Behaviour 6: Analysis and Research - Experience of developing hypotheses and concepts to explain data, events and phenomena, and reporting findings to a wider community

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