Clinical Lead and Senior Lecturer in Podiatry Teaching and Scholarship

Cardiff, United Kingdom
£45,892 - £53,174 per annum
16 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
15 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date: 15/02/2019
Location: Llandaff Campus
Salary: £45,892 - £53,174 per annum

Job description

Role Summary:

The clinical lead for the Wales Centre for Podiatric Studies is responsible for all issues ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of the podiatry clinical facilities and services as well as its further development.

The post holder will play a key role in the appointment of clinical staff, follow probation procedures with new staff, conduct annual staff appraisals with staff and compile and submit the associated reports according to deadlines.

The Clinical Lead plays a crucial role in the smooth maintenance and of the University's partnership agreement with the NHS Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

To maintain the quality and standards in the Wales Centre for Podiatric Studies the post holder is required to regularly attend strategic meetings such as the National Orthotic Podiatry Operational Advisory Group.

Liaise with the senior lecturer and programme director (BSc(Hons) Podiatry) and produce reports to the Health Sciences Division Management and Planning Team.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Teaching and learning support

  • Design, develop and deliver a range of programmes of study (sometimes for entirely new courses) at various levels.
  • Review on a regular basis course content and materials, updating when required.
  • Develop and apply appropriate teaching techniques and material which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students.
  • Ensure that course design and delivery comply with the quality standards and regulations of the university and department.

Research and scholarship

  • Engage in pedagogic and practitioner research and other scholarly activities.
  • Contribute to the development of teaching and learning strategies.
  • Work in conjunction with others to apply subject knowledge to practice.


  • Disseminate conceptual and complex ideas to a wide variety of audiences.

Liaison and networking

  • Lead and develop internal networks for example by chairing and participating in School andInstitutional committees.
  • Provide professional advice e.g. act as external examiner.
  • Lead and develop external networks for example with external examiners and assessors e.g. professional associations.
  • Develop links with external contacts such as other educational bodies, employers, and professional bodies to foster collaboration.

Managing people

  • Provide academic leadership to those working within programme areas, as course leader or equivalent, by for example agreeing work plans to ensure that courses are delivered effectively or organising the work of a team by agreeing objectives and work plans with reference to the Academic Handbook.
  • Contributing to the development of teams and individuals.
  • Act as a personal mentor to peers and colleagues.
  • Resolve problems affecting the quality of course delivery and student progress within of own areas of responsibility, referring more serious matters to others, as appropriate.
  • Leading/contributing to courses through pedagogy /research activity.


  • Help to lead teams within areas of responsibility.
  • Help to ensure that teams within the department work together.
  • Participate to help resolve conflicts within and between teams.

Pastoral care

  • Responsible for dealing with referred issues for students within own educational programmes.
  • Provide first line support for colleagues, referring them to sources of further help if required.

Initiative, problem-solving and decision-making

  • Resolve problems affecting the delivery of courses within own educational programme and in accordance with regulations.
  • Make decisions regarding the operational aspects of own educational programme.
  • Contribute to decisions which have an impact on other related programmes.
  • Monitor student progress and retention.
  • Provide advice on issues such as ensuring the adequate balance of student population, appointment and student and other performance matters.
  • Spotting opportunities for strategic development of new courses or appropriate areas of activity and contributing to the development of such ideas.

Planning and managing resources

  • Responsible for the delivery of own educational programmes.
  • Contribute through the teams within which you are a member of to the overall management of the department in areas such as resource management, business and programme planning.
  • Lead in setting standards and monitoring progress against agreed criteria for own area of responsibility.
  • Be involved through various routes in departmental level strategic planning and contribute to the Institution's strategic planning processes.
  • Plan and deliver consultancy or similar programmes within the constraints of resources available.
  • Be responsible for quality, audit and other external assessments in own areas of responsibility.

Sensory, physical and emotional demands.

  • Balance the pressures of teaching and administrative demands and competing deadlines.

Work environment

  • Within the context of Cardiff Metropolitan University's H&S Policy depending on area of work (e.g. laboratories, workshops, studios) may be expected to take responsibility for conducting risk assessments and reducing hazards.


In-depth understanding of own specialism to enable the development of new knowledge and understanding within the field.

Essential Criteria

Education and Qualifications

  • An earned doctoral level qualification
  • Masters level study or equivalent.
  • Ability to achieve Fellow Status as part of the Higher Education Academy's Professional Recognition scheme, within agreed timescales (as soon as is practicably possible and definitely within three years of commencement of employment).
  • Membership of Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) with an HCPC registered qualification in Local Anaesthesia and the ability to gain an appropriate registered qualification for the supply and administration of prescription only medicines (POMS) with an agreed timescale.


  • An in-depth knowledge of specialist subject and professional area.
  • An in-depth understanding of pedagogy
  • An in-depth understanding of research/enterprise and scholarly activity
  • Evidence of undertaking continuous professional development (CPD).

Skills and Abilities Relating to Role

  • Ability to design, develop and deliver a range of programmes at various levels.
  • Ability to review programme design on a regular basis to ensure compliance with quality standards and academic regulations and to make alterations where appropriate.
  • Ability to contribute to the achievement of the School Development Plan and the institutions strategic planning processes.
  • Ability to identify opportunities for strategic development/improvement e.g. new courses, consultancy.
  • Ability to identify (through the analysis of appropriate management information) areas requiring improved performance e.g. student numbers, student satisfaction.
  • Ability to take responsibility for a number of key areas such as Chairing and participating in School and Institutional committees, leading projects.
  • Ability to communicate and disseminate complex and conceptual ideas in a variety of ways - presentations, reports, learning materials, results of scholarly activity, feedback etc. to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Ability to lead and contribute to the development of teams to ensure effective and productive working relationships.
  • Ability to lead/develop/work collaboratively with a number of internal and external networks, e.g. professional associations, external examiners.
  • Ability to plan workloads and projects and manage resources effectively.
  • Ability to provide professional advice to a wide range of stakeholders.

Experience Paid/Unpaid

  • Experience of HE teaching or equivalent.
  • Experience of providing academic leadership and first line support/mentoring for other colleagues.
  • Experience of engaging in pedagogic and practitioner research.
  • Experience of contributing to the development of academic strategies for example, teaching and learning, research and enterprise.
  • Experience of managing performance through the setting, monitoring and review of objectives.

Other Requirements

Ability to risk assess and implement policy/strategy in relation to Equality and Diversity, Health and Safety, Quality Standards.

Desirable Criteria

Education and Qualifications

Fellow Status as part of the Higher Education Academy's Professional Recognition scheme.


  • National /international recognition in specialist subject and professional area
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Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.