Programme Team Leader in BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire (GB)
26 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
08 Mar 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Full Time

Programme Team Leader in BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing
£44,041 - £47,382 per annum                                 REF:  ANF/AVS/021/20

SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe.  Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors.

We are looking for an enthusiastic academic veterinary surgeon/professional to lead a highly respected Degree programme in Veterinary Nursing. Ideally, the successful applicant will be experienced in postgraduate delivery, combined with a drive to impact positively on today’s agricultural industry.  

The successful applicant will also ideally have a significant track record of research in a related field. SRUC is seeking a closer alignment of its research and education activities and it is hoped that the successful applicant will contribute to world class research carried out within SRUC in terms of grant income and publication output.

The main purpose of this role is to work with the Head of Department and teaching team to develop and prepare for the delivery of a new BSc in Veterinary nursing at the Craibstone Campus.  The successful candidate would also teach across the companion animal BSc, Animal care HNC/D and Rural animal health HNC/D, where appropriate.

Main duties:

•    Preparing all teaching and learning provision for a BSc nursing programme - including a wide range of practical skills to a high standard and face to face and virtual teaching delivery in accordance with awarding body standards.
•    Liaising with the teaching team to ensure teaching delivery meets a high standard and is in line with the aims of the overall programme and student experience.
•    Developing and embedding clear, processes, communication pathways and guidelines with our external training practices and teaching team to meet RCVS/QA requirements of the programme.
•    Coordinating and feeding into a marketing strategy for student recruiting for the BSc Veterinary nursing programme.
•    Work with the project team to develop on campus facilities to meet timeframes of programme delivery 2021. 
•    Attending internal and external meetings as required 
•    Integrating subject knowledge and teaching pedagogy to deliver high quality academic practice.
•    Involvement in the development of continuing professional development in relation to teaching and, where appropriate, related professional practices.
•    Line management of lecturing and technical staff employed on the teaching programme.
•    Other duties will include student recruitment; therefore, candidates should have strong people and networking skills.  You will be a well-motivated and enthusiastic team player with a commitment to delivering quality education.

General Teaching Responsibilities:

•    Preparation of learning materials
•    Delivering programme to appropriate academic standards
•    Conducting student assessment in accordance with Awarding Body standards
•    Maintaining appropriate records of teaching and assessment
•    Maintaining appropriate records of attendance
•    Provision of educational guidance, counselling and tutorials as required
•    Attending internal and external meetings as required
•    Maintaining appropriate liaison with the land based industries
•    Updating of personal skills and qualifications.
•    Additional duties as directed from time to time by the Head of Department. 

To be considered for this role it is essential that you are an RCVS registerable Veterinary Surgeon or an RCVS registerable Veterinary Nurse (RVN) with an MSc in veterinary nursing or a related subject.

Further details on the requirements of this role can be found in the Job Particulars document which you must read before applying for this role. 

For further information and to apply, please visit:
Closing Date: 8th March 2021

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