Head of Programme for Midwifery

Wellington, New Zealand
12 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
16 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Part Time
  • Do you hold a PhD in a relevant discipline with considerable midwifery experience?
  • Are you someone with good interpersonal skills and strong attention to detail?
  • Do you have demonstrated experience in tertiary teaching, research and academic leadership?

Mō Te Herenga Waka - About our University

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.

Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting a permanent Head of Programme for Midwifery (0.8 FTE) to join Te Kura Tapuhi Hauora, the School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Practice. This role will be responsible as a member of the School Executive/Management/Leadership team, providing advice and support to the School Director that aligns with the strategic objectives of the University's strategic plan.

Key responsibilities:

  • Oversee the curriculum development and operation of Midwifery programmes within the school
  • Provide leadership in setting the learning and teaching direction for Midwifery programmes in consultation with the School Director
  • Oversee undergraduate and postgraduate student experience within the Midwifery Programmes
  • In consultation with the School Director and the School Manager, plan and manage appropriate staffing levels
  • Working closely with the School Manager and School Director, maintain accountability for the financial and operational activities of the Midwifery Programmes including facilities management and health and safety in line with Victoria's policies and procedures Support and develop staff who report directly to the Head of Programme for Midwifery to achieve their potential
  • Effectively manage key stakeholder professional and strategic advisory relationships

Ō pūmanawa - About you

You will be a motivated midwifery academic, with demonstrated experience in providing tertiary-level midwifery education and supporting professional learning

You will thrive in this role with an excellent manner with people, and ability to influence and manage conflict, strong attention to detail, and interpersonal skills. This role is busy, challenging, extremely rewarding and interesting for the individual with the right temperament.

The successful applicant will have completed a PhD qualification and be a registered Midwife with the Midwifery Council of New Zealand with at least five years of midwifery experience and a current practising certificate.

Key requirements:

  • Registration with the Midwifery Council of New Zealand and at least five years midwifery experience
  • Current Practising certificate
  • A PhD in a relevant discipline
  • A demonstrated record of commitment to, and performance in quality tertiary teaching, research and academic leadership
  • Advocacy and promotion skills
  • Commitment to working collaboratively with colleagues
  • Evidence of ability to assist the University to meet its obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe - Why you should join our team

Our team is fast-paced, likes sharing ideas, and works in a collaborative style. We offer you flexible working arrangements, and learning and development programs, including for Te reo Māori. You will be part of a supportive team where there is a focus on learning, innovation and new experiences.

Please go to our careers site to view the role description.

Contact details for vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with School Director, Associate Professor Kathy Holloway at Kathy.Holloway@vuw.ac.nz but applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Important - Application steps and information

For applicants who are not NZ Citizens or Permanent Residents, we recommend you check the NZ Immigration website for updates related to Covid19 restrictions on entry to New Zealand: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/covid-19

Click the apply now button at the base of the advert, follow the process to enter your contact details and add your CV in the online form.

Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you're a great fit for this position then email the completed application form, cover letter and any other supporting documentation to erecruit@vuw.ac.nz stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.

Applications close Sunday, 16 January 2022.

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