Lecturer in Healthcare Sciences (Children’s Nursing)

Bangor University


The School of Medical and Health Sciences is offering an exciting opportunity for an aspiring or experienced passionate Children’s Nursing Lecturer to join our team. This is an opportunity to use the knowledge, teaching and leadership skills gained in practice to support student learning and the next generation of registered nurses. At Bangor, we are committed to the delivery of high quality, evidence informed academic learning for our Bachelor of Nursing programmes. Recent additions to our programmes at Bangor University means we offer a stimulating environment and support to enable you to fulfil your professional ambitions. The posts are available at Grade 7 or 8 and provide an opportunity for aspiring or experienced registered nurses to join an enthusiastic team to support the delivery of the children’s’ nursing programmes including the campus delivery and distance learning routes.

Candidates will have current professional registration (on the appropriate part of the register) with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (in the child field (RCN 8, RNC). The successful candidate will have a degree (Grade 7) or a Postgraduate degree (or nearing completion Grade 8) in a relevant subject area, and teaching qualification.

The School of Medical and Health Sciences is an interprofessional school which sits within the College of Human Sciences and provides medical, health and care education and research at Bangor University. The School works in partnership with health, social and educational care providers through well-established links to enable a total clinical and academic experience to be provided for children’s nursing students. The School offers a career-spanning portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and short courses for health and care and allied professionals. The School comprises over 200 staff, delivering to more than 1300 students from across the health and medical professions. The School’s portfolio of professional programmes continues to expand, with new programmes in Dental Hygiene and Pharmacology commencing soon, with a programme in pharmacy currently in development. We hold an Athena Swan Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to and progress towards gender equality within the University’s policies, practices, and culture.

The successful candidate will be expected to commence as soon as possible.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post.

This post is available on our teaching and scholarship career track. Here at the School of Medical and Health Sciences, we value the partnership we have with students and prioritise support and encouragement for all our students across their differing programmes. The School offers a supportive culture for our less experienced lecturers to develop their potential and you will be provided with an academic mentor. The successful candidate will have opportunities to contribute to teaching and learning across the School’s portfolio, including in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.


This role will be located on campus at Bangor. Through our Dynamic Working framework , there will also be the option to spend some time working remotely (although remaining in the UK) to support work life balance, which will be discussed further with candidates at interview. 

Applications will also be considered to carry out this role on a part-time or job share basis.

 

Informal enquiries about all posts can be made to Dr Elizabeth Mason, Head of School e-mail: [email protected]

 

Committed To Equal Opportunities


Overview

The School Mission Statement reflects our aims to champion and promote excellent medical, health and social care science, research, scholarship, teaching and learning, quality and values with people who use services, practitioners, and stakeholders.  To promote language and cultural competence relevant to local, national, and international partners, and to provide an inclusive culture and environment for staff and students within the School.

Bangor’s mission is for a research-led University of and for North Wales, providing transformative learning experiences and nurturing a positive impact on society regionally, nationally, and internationally (Strategy 2030). Across the University, research and teaching are closely inter-linked: almost all research academics teach, ensuring that our students benefit from the knowledge created by our research. In REF2021, 40% of our research is considered 4* or world-leading and 45% is 3* or internationally excellent. 77% of Bangor’s research was scored as 4* or 3* in the last REF in 2014. In REF2021 it has increased to 85%. In REF2021, Bangor is 41st for the proportion of our research environment judged to be world-leading and 46th (out of 129 – excluding six single-subject institutions) in the sector for research.


Purpose of the Job

  • To teach children’s nursing at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including supervision of students as they complete formative and summative assessments.
  • To develop ways of teaching to include on-line, blended and in person approaches, teaching materials and assessments.
  • To support module and course design, assessments and develop skills for module co-ordination and module leadership module coordinator.
  • To provide the highest quality pastoral and academic support to children’s nursing undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • To undertake administrative duties as designated by the Head of School to engage in School citizenship and personal development.


Main Duties and Responsibilities

Teaching duties will include:

• Plan, prepare and deliver lectures and tutorials responding effectively to a variety of student backgrounds, learning styles and class sizes.

• Motivate students to proactive engagement in learning and provide meaningful and constructive feedback on the quality of their work.

• Keep abreast of new professional, educational and related social, economic, and technological developments in children’s nursing.

• Supervise undergraduate and postgraduate projects.

• Be personal tutor to undergraduate and postgraduate students providing the highest quality, consistent, advice, guidance, and support.

• Contribute to the development of new programmes and undertaking role of module coordinator or contributing to module co-ordination.

• Maintain and develop Scholarly activities in line with University and College strategies. • Publish and share evidence of scholarship related to learning and teaching in books, articles and/or papers in academic journals.

• Ensure adherence to organisational and professional body (i.e., NMC) requirements in all aspects of academic work, and in personal professional development.

• Engage in scholarly, professional, and improvement-related activities around children’s nursing and nursing education in partnership with students, local stakeholders, and service users.

• Contribute to the growth and improvement of the practice learning circuit capacity and quality, and support students’ learning in practice.

• Actively engage in strategic and project-related activities that maximise student engagement, and that mitigate the risks of attrition.

• Lead the development of new modules, and the re-design and improvement of existing modules.

 

Administrative and Wider Contribution duties will include:

• Participate in the student recruitment and induction procedures of the School (e.g., School and University Open Days).

• To contribute to the promotion and external profile of the School (Grade 8).

• Contribute to the School’s management and participate in the administration of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes (e.g., organisation of exams, contribute to accreditation/QA procedures (if module co-ordinator).

• Contribute to the marketing of programmes by participating in School and College link activities and other marketing initiatives.

• Undertake an active role in mentoring less experienced members of staff within the College/School. (Grade 8).

• Undertake other administrative duties and responsibilities as directed by the Head of School (e.g., membership of School boards and task groups, addressing/supporting undergraduate and postgraduate student experience, contributing to community engagement).

• Through the Link Lecturer and other partnership roles, disseminate information about the School’s portfolio, and capture intelligence about stakeholders’ future education and training requirements.


Other Duties and Responsibilities

• To participate in performance review and developmental activities.

• To comply with the University’s equality policies and statements, Dignity at Work and Study Policy and the University’s Welsh Language Scheme.

• To maintain a general and legal duty of care in relation to health, safety and wellbeing and must take all reasonable steps to ensure a safe and healthy working environment for him/herself and for other members of staff, students and visitors affected by his/her actions or inactions.

• To comply with all applicable health and safety policies, procedures, and risk assessments.

• To must comply with relevant legal and financial policies and procedures and be aware of their responsibilities in terms of the legal requirements of their posts.

 


Person Specification

Qualifications/Training

Essential

Grade 7

  • Degree in a relevant subject area.
  • Professional registration (on the appropriate part of the register) with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (in the child field (RCN 8, RNC). 

Desirable

  • PG Cert HE is teaching qualification or equivalent.

In addition to the above to be appointed at the Grade 8 level the following requirements are relevant:

Grade 8

  • Postgraduate degree in a relevant subject area or nearing completion.
  • Professional registration (on the appropriate part of the register) with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (in the child field (RCN 8, RNC). 
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCert HE) or equivalent OR Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow / Recognised by Advance HE as a Fellow against Descriptor 2 of the UKPSF (or minimum of 3 years substantial teaching experience for conversion to HEA Fellowship within 3 years of appointment).

Desirable

Grade 8

  • PhD, or near to completion.

 

Experience/Knowledge – Teaching

Essential

  • A sound knowledge of contemporary policy and practice in nursing and healthcare.
  • Evidence of teaching in clinical or academic settings.
  • Experience of teaching at higher education level with evidence of successful student learning outcomes (for grade 8 appointment).
  • Evidence of good / innovative pedagogic practice (for grade 8 appointment).
  • Experience of module development and delivery in higher education (for grade 8 appointment).
  • Experience of supervising undergraduate and postgraduate projects (for grade 8 appointment).

Desirable

  • Experience of module development and delivery in higher education.
  • Experience of supervising undergraduate and postgraduate projects.

 

Experience/Knowledge – Scholarship

Essential

  • Capability to develop and manage projects, and to disseminate results through presentation at relevant conferences, publication in relevant journals, social and other media.

Desirable

  • Capability to publish scholarship in peer-reviewed journals of international standard, conferences, social and other media.

 

Skills/Abilities

Essential

  • Demonstrate the ability to prioritise workload and work to deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and on own initiative.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Demonstrable computer skills, including MS Office, PowerPoint, Excel. This could also include use of Blackboard and other on-line learning platforms.

 

Other

Essential

  • This post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.
  • An appreciation of the bilingual context of healthcare delivery and University education across North Wales.
  • Able to travel across the placement circuit.

Desirable:

  • The ability to communicate through the medium of Welsh.


General

The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds.  We strive to develop a workforce from all sections of the community regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, trans identity, relationship status, religion or belief, caring responsibilities, or age. We promote and facilitate the use of the Welsh language through our progressive Welsh Language Policy. We comply with the Welsh Language Standards and are committed to equality of opportunity. You are welcome to apply for any job in English or Welsh and all applications submitted will be treated equally.

We are a member of Advance HE’s Athena SWAN Gender Equality charter and hold a Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to and progress towards gender equality within the University’s policies, practices, and culture. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

All members of staff have a duty to ensure their actions are in line with the overall environmental aims of the University and minimise their environmental impact.

All offers are made subject to proof of eligibility to work in the UK and receipt of satisfactory references. 

All candidates must meet the requirements of UK ‘right to work’ requirements *** If you require Home Office permission to work in the UK, or need to switch your visa status in order to take this job  we recommend you use the following link to information about the routes into employment and to check eligibility requirements:  https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration/work-visas .

Please note that we are unable to employ anyone who does not have the right to live and work in the UK legally.   When applying for this post you will be required to explain the basis upon which you believe you will be able to live and work in the UK legally on the commencement date of the role should your application be successful.

Please note that, in the event of applications being received from candidates on the University’s Redeployment Register with a reasonable skills match to the post specification, these applicants will be given prior consideration.

 

Disclosure & Barring Service

This post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

As Bangor University meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, all applicants who are offered employment will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) before the appointment is confirmed. This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions. DBS checks will be updated every 3 years.

Candidates should note that the University uses an external Umbrella body to process  DBS checks.   As such you should be aware that, if successful in your application, your name and e-mail contact details will be shared with the Umbrella body in order that they may contact you to start the application process.

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