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  • Ref no: RGU03514
  • Published: 30/9/2020
  • Closes: 18/10/2020
  • Location: RGU Garthdee, AB10 7GJ
  • Salary: £34,804.00 - £49,553.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time & Part Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Summary

We are pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for an experienced Midwife or Midwifery academic to join the School. This is an exciting time for Midwifery education where the School continues to deliver innovative approaches to teaching and learning, maintains UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative accreditation with a pre – registration programme achieving 97% in the NSS 2020. In addition to this the School will implement a new pre – registration Midwifery programme in 2021 based on the new NMC Standards. As a lecturer you will join a team of innovative, enthusiastic and committed Midwifery academics in a School with strong partnerships with health and social care providers.

With knowledge, experience and skills as well as a degree in a relevant subject (achievement of MSc or PhD or working towards desirable), you will also be expected to contribute to the wider School portfolio which includes undergraduate and postgraduate Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic education as well as the School’s commercialisation activities. There are also opportunities to undertake applied health research in health and social care policy, education and clinical practice which impacts on the health and wellbeing of people, families and communities.

The School of Nursing,  Midwifery and Paramedic Practice is a vibrant academic community and the main provider of nursing education in the North East of Scotland. The School is housed in a state of the art building designed to simulate both clinical and community settings providing a stimulating learning environment.

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.

This is a full - time position but we will consider different and flexible contract types, such as part-time working. Whilst we are focussed on educating the next generation of Nurses, Midwives and Paramedics, we also appreciate the need to retain skills in the health profession, so we may consider part and full time secondments from your current role.

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

Grade 7 Salary Scale: £34,804 – 40,322
Grade 8 Salary Scale: £41,526 – 49,553
Salary on appointment will be dependent upon experience.

Candidates with limited or no prior experience as an academic will be placed on the first point of the Grade 7 scale. Consideration will be given to offering an Academic Attraction Payment (adjusted annually) for those candidates who have specific industry knowledge, skills or, expertise which are required for the position.

Please see the job attachments for further information regarding the Grade 7 and Grade 8 criteria and further guidance on Academic Attraction Payments.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Heather Bain, Academic Strategic Lead at or Fiona Gibb, Academic Team Lead and Lead Midwife for Education

Relocation assistance may be available for this post.

Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: Academic Strategic Lead

RESPONSIBLE FOR: No line management responsibility

PURPOSE OF THE POST: The lecturing role is predominantly to contribute to the School portfolio which includes undergraduate and postgraduate education, post registration CPD, scholarly activity and research.


The responsibilities of the post holder will be to:

  • Participate in the development and preparation of teaching materials
  • Provide tutorial and personal guidance for students
  • Supervises undergraduate and postgraduate projects
  • Develop and maintain expertise in subject areas
  • Participate in subject and course development
  • Participate in curriculum development and in particular contributes to the introduction of new methods of teaching, learning and assessment
  • Assists in the supervision of students as appropriate during their clinical learning experience
  • Promotes and markets the School and its courses to local, national and international clientele
  • Other activities as deemed appropriate by the Academic Strategic Lead or the Head of School

Candidates with limited/no lecturing experience can still be considered but will work to the Developing Academic. Full details of both roles can be found in the attached PDF.

Person Specification


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

Degree in a relevant subject area
Current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) 


Knowledge and awareness of current policy and priorities relevant to professional practice

Knowledge of relevant NMC Standards for education and training


Recent relevant clinical and/or educational experience


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

PhD or Higher Degree e.g. Masters in relevant discipline
PGCert in Teaching and Learning or equivalent willing to work towards achieving this.


Evidence of contribution to Professional Body Activity e.g. locally or nationally

Evidence of teaching and learning/practice education in Midwifery


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

Behaviour 5: Analysis and Research - Experience of identifying or designing data gathering and analytical methods appropriate for each investigation, and producing reports that identify key issues and findings

Behaviour 6: Liaison and Networking - Experience of circulating information in an accurate and timely manner, working across team boundaries to build and strengthen working relationships, leading and developing internal networks to pursue a shared interest and leading and building external networks to enhance the work of the organisation


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