Lecturer (Academic Education Pathway [AEP])

London (Greater) (GB)
£45,026 - £54,534 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
Friday, 20 November 2020
End of advertisement period
Friday, 18 December 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Job description
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Midwifery teaching team at King's College London teaching students on our innovative pre-registration BSc (Hons), MSc and CPD programmes and modules.

Passionate about midwifery and education, the postholder will demonstrate an ability to inspire the next generation of midwives. Devoting 80% of their time to focus on educational excellence they will be knowledgeable about different forms of teaching and learning and confident in their clinical skills and experience.

Academic citizenship through academic related activities that underpin excellence in education will be an expectation of the role as well as the promotion of education research conducted within the Department and Faculty.

The Department of Midwifery comprises staff who are actively engaged in education, research, and service development across a range of areas relevant to the field. We have a diverse team of clinical teachers, teaching fellows, lecturers, senior lecturers, and an internationally renowned professor. Our staff specialise in a range of areas including caseloading, maternal complexity (obstetric and medical), arts and humanities and Newborn care. Their varied experiences give students a unique insight into the day-to-day challenges and achievements of Midwifery practice. Although many staff have decades of experience, we also have more recently qualified midwives in the Department bringing fresh ideas, challenging our thinking and helping us move forward.

The department delivers innovative and creative evidence-based education as part of continuing personal and professional development to a large number of trusts and independent health care organisations across London. A number of departmental staff are members of national and international bodies committed to the development of midwifery research, education and policy. Clinical experience for undergraduate and post-graduate pre-registration midwifery students is provided in partnership with leading NHS Trusts in London.

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract.
This is a full-time post - 1.0% full time equivalent.

Key responsibilities
The post holder will:

  • develop educational content and engage in progressive methods of delivering programmes in order to promote the Faculty's national and international educational strategy.
  • have responsibilities for developing education that is clinically relevant across different settings
  • have a clear forward plan for developing pedagogy within the Faculty in line with the College Education Strategy.
  • act as a personal tutor and link lecturer for students
  • contribute to critical review, audit and other quality assurance issues.
  • commit to actively contributing to enhance a positive, enthusiastic learning culture for all staff and students.
  • demonstrate a desire to further develop their individual profile in
  • professional practice in line with College and Faculty education strategies.

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Skills, knowledge, and experience
Essential criteria

  • Educated to Masters Level
  • Has a qualification in education or a track record of teaching/education in midwifery
  • Current professional registration as a midwife with the NMC
  • Knowledge and credibility in midwifery
  • Able to lead and manage change
  • A flexible, energetic self-starter able to engage actively with students, team members, the wider College and other potential collaborators in developing a programme of teaching and education research
  • Has a vision for the future of midwifery and educational preparation of the next generation of midwives

Desirable criteria

  • A teaching qualification or a willingness to undertake a teaching programme during probationary period.
  • Knowledge and skills in curriculum development
  • Knowledge of educational theory and practice
  • Experience of participating in simulation as a teaching method
  • Experience of working as a midwife in a clinical leadership role
  • A developing profile of academic publication in recognised journals
  • Experience of teaching UG/PGT students in a University environment
  • Experience of University governance and academic administration
  • Prepared to teach outside UK for short periods, in line with the Faculty's international strategy

Further information

Interviews will be planned for mid-January.

This advertisement does not meet the requirements for a Certificate of Sponsorship under Home Office regulations and therefore the university will not be able to offer sponsorship for this role. 

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