BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY

Associate Professor in Operating Department Practice

Location
Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
Salary
£56,756 to £61,690 per annum
Posted
28 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
22 Aug 2022
Ref
072022-418
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Associate Professor in Operating Department Practice

Department of ODP and Paramedic Science

Location: City South Campus Edgbaston Birmingham and at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Trust campus
Salary: £56,756 to £61,690 per annum Permanent
Posted On: Monday 25 July 2022
Closing Date: Monday 22 August 2022
Interview Date: Monday 05 September 2022
Reference: 072022-418

This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding, successful and multidisciplinary School of Health Sciences.  The School is a dynamic and diverse academic community, with a strong track record of delivering excellent education at undergraduate, taught postgraduate and research postgraduate levels. We are at the heart of a vibrant and diverse community and have a proud tradition of championing educational opportunities for all.  

We are proud of our established position as a large provider of Operating Department Practice education across the Midlands and in the South West peninsula.  Our existing provision includes a number of pre-registration routes in Operating Department Practice, including apprenticeship provision, in addition to post-registration perioperative provision.

For this new Associate Professor post, we are seeking to appoint an exceptional ODP academic who is innovative, ambitious and inspirational.   You will have an in-depth knowledge of ODP education and the wider professional landscape.  You will have an understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the sector and the passion to move the provision and the profession into its next stage of development.

This role offers an exciting opportunity for an ODP academic to support the research, enterprise and innovation of this growing department.   You will play a key role in the development of a vision to enhance our provision and further develop our research. You will be working alongside our enthusiastic academic team in both the department and the wider School, to build upon our national and international reputation.

You must be educated to post-graduate level and should have or be working towards a PhD/Doctorate, and you will be able to demonstrate the capacity to make a valuable contribution to the body of practice-based research in the discipline.  The successful applicant will be an HCPC registered Operating Department Practitioner with appropriate experience of working in clinical practice and Higher Education.  

The School of Health Sciences at Birmingham City University is a dynamic and diverse academic community, with a track record of delivering excellent education and achieving high graduate employability across our disciplines. Our location at our City South Campus in Edgbaston is home to our Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences and benefitted from a £41 million campus development in 2018. The campus provides a modern, vibrant learning environment which houses superb facilities, including a new perioperative suite and resuscitation suite (opening July 2022), teaching and research laboratories, clinical simulation facilities, a sports therapy clinic, nutrition science labs, subject specific classrooms equipped with the latest teaching technology, a biomedical engineering lab and a sports hall. Across the Faculty we have a wide range of courses in pre and post registration health professions, education, social work, life sciences, and sport.

If you wish to know more about this role, and for an informal discussion, please contact Charlotte Burnside via charlotte.burnside@bcu.ac.uk or 0121 202 4252

For more information about applying and for the job description for the post, please see the current vacancies on the BCU website:   http://jobs.bcu.ac.uk/    

Please note: on occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. If this does happen, we will contact all candidates via email who have started but not yet completed their application, giving 48 hours’ notice.   We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.

Alternatively, if you require the application in a different format please contact the Human Resources Department at hrlifecycle@bcu.ac.uk or on 0121 331 6693.

Birmingham City University holds an Athena Swan Bronze Award and promotes the advancement of gender equality through Representation, Progression and Success for All. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community


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Please be aware that this position will require an Enhanced +Barred List DBS disclosure, please contact HR on 0121 331 6693 for a confidential self-disclosure form should you wish to declare anything in advance.
The University is committed to internationalism and diversity and welcomes applications from all countries, faiths and backgrounds.

It is each individual successful applicants responsibility to ensure that they have permission to work in the UK. Some applicants may require sponsorship from the University and a visa from UKVI to take up the role if successful. More information on this can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa

Some roles are not capable of sponsorship because they do not meet the UKVI criteria relating to skill and salary level. If you are unsure as to whether you would require sponsorship if successful, or whether the role is capable of sponsorship, please contact us: RTinbox@bcu.ac.uk


 
Please note on occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. If this does happen, we will contact all candidates via email who have started but not yet completed their application, giving 48 hours’ notice.  We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.

At Birmingham City University we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.  All staff are expected to understand and enact the University’s commitment to ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion in our employment practice and in all that we do . This commitment is enshrined in our Core Values and is detailed in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Employment Policy. The University values and celebrates the diversity of our staff and students; we welcome people from the many  different backgrounds and life experiences that reflect the students and the citizens we serve.  We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and actively encourage unique contributions, in particular from under-represented groups in respect of age, disability, sex, gender or gender identity, ethnicity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or transgender status

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