Senior Teaching Fellow

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Grade 7, £48,737-£57,353 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
12 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
12 Feb 2023
Academic Discipline
Clinical, Pre-clinical & Health
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Job description

This is a developmental opportunity for a talented individual who wishes to advance excellent and innovative education in the field of diabetes. We are seeking an individual to be part of the adult nursing teaching team and the programme team for the MSc Diabetes Clinical Care and Management.   


The successful candidate will also be pivotal in the support of diabetes education in the pre-registration UG and PG curriculums. The focus of the role is to deliver outstanding education with a focus on the pre-registration optional module for diabetes and contribute to the MSc programme.  


Why choose us

  King’s College London is a leading University with nine Faculties. As part of   King’s Health Partners, we have an excellent environment for health care interaction and a strong focus on mentoring and career development.  


The 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF2021) placed King’s applied and allied health research, which includes our Faculty, 1st for: overall proportion of research rated 4* (world-leading, the best mark possible), research papers rated 4*, impact rated 4*, environment rated 4*(joint), Grade Point Average and Power.  REF2021 rated as world-leading: 100% of our environment, 86% of our impact and 70% of our research overall. Over 95% of our research overall was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.   


For the last three years, King’s has been number 2 in the world and number 1 in Europe for Nursing (QS world rankings). King’s produces more highly cited research outputs (top 1% citations) on palliative care than any other centre internationally (SciVal).   

Our Faculty is based in the heart of central and south London. The Faculty comprises four Teaching Departments and three Research Divisions. We’re also home to the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation, the premier Institute for Palliative Care, bringing together clinical, research and education teams.   


Our award-winning NMPC education programmes span pre-registration nursing and midwifery, and multidisciplinary post-graduate taught and research programmes. King’s is the largest provider of health care education in Europe. Our applied clinical and health research transforms therapies, the healthcare experience and outcomes for patients and those important to them, wherever they are cared for. Opportunities are available at King’s to collaborate with other Faculties and Initiatives.   


You should apply if

We are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated individual who can make a distinctive contribution, bridge theory and practice, and drive forward collaborative sustainable high quality and impactful education. You should have excellent teaching and communication skills, able to inspire and inform students. 


This post will be offered as a short-term contract of one year OR as a secondment from a practice partner for one year.  


This is a part-time  post - 80% equivalent. However, we offer flexibility for part-time working, for example those who want to maintain their clinical practice.


Key responsibilities

•       Play an active role in NMPC and King’s undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training, focussed on the programmes, especially educational content outlined above and below. This will include module and programme leadership, developing and delivering high quality innovative education and education and relevant materials, including incorporating King’s and Faculty research, pastoral support, supervision, and assessment and generating excellent student success and feedback

•        Have a clear forward plan for sustaining and enhancing NMPC education and supervision consistent with our strategy, including to increase research / evidence informed education, multi- and interdisciplinary endeavours, digital offerings and improved student success and experience


Main other responsibilities

  • Deliver outstanding education for relevant programmes based on best evidence, health policy and research
  • Actively participate in, and where appropriate plan and lead relevant modules and teaching programmes at King’s, with a strong focus on excellent student experience, seeking opportunities for efficiencies with other modules and programmes
  • Communicate and collaborate with students, patients, families, the public, policy makers and clinical colleagues and in research and teaching, and its relevance to care and policy.
  • Work in collaboration and partnership with key stakeholders, institutions, and organisations, and have an emergent understanding of the range of work underway in the Faculty and across King’s, to enhance this partnership working.
  • Actively participate in marking, course and programme development, assessment, module leadership, personal tutoring, support of students while on placement, project supervision as appropriate
  • Proactively communicate and collaborate with research and teaching staff within the Faculty, across the University, and where appropriate lead collaborative developments
  • Actively engage in Patient and Public Involvement and imbed Patient and Public Involvement into all research projects and teaching endeavours
  • Engage with the media, press, publicity, policy makers, practitioners, and others to deliver impact of the research and teaching to the benefit of patients, families, and society.
  • Play a broader role in the Faculty, contributing to the growth and development of our people and the wider organisation as appropriate to role.
  • Actively participate in relevant audit and clinical governance activity, including audit of research and teaching activity, and team building activities
  • Champion, model and uphold King’s values and principles, and maintain highest standards of adherence to data protection, ethical and research governance principles and practices
  • Have and maintain an honorary contract if required
  • Undertake relevant professional development in negotiation with line manager and PDR discussions.

•       Act as a personal tutor for postgraduate and undergraduate students.

•       If a registered nurse, act as a Link Lecturer and Academic Assessor


Scholarship(20% time) :

  • Co-author one quality paper for a professional or academic journal or a book chapter relevant to Faculty research programmes or education innovations each year
  • Actively collaborate with Faculty research themes to enhance research informed education and evidence-based practice


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

•       Registration as a nurse with the NMC.

•       Evidence of a senior clinical role in practice in an acute or community setting OR experience of the planning and delivering high-quality evaluated education at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels with a strong focus on a high-quality student experience and success.

•       Evidence of commitment to continued development in evidence-based practice, research methods and evidence relevant to care, with up-to-date knowledge, skills and accomplishments

•       Ability to work well as an effective member of teams and networks and to share and encourage good practice in teaching and research and to inspire and motivate others, including in challenging environments.

•       Excellent written, verbal and digital communication skills, in all formats, face to face, presentation, email, reports, written and for teaching.

•       Excellent administrative and organisational skills, underpinned by strong interpersonal skills and personal effectiveness, able to deliver high quality work and projects to deadlines, work efficiently and prioritise appropriately, and take individual responsibility for planning and undertaking work

•       Commitment to promoting equality, diversity and inclusivity for staff and students

•       Knowledge of education methods and approaches, including emerging digital learning.

•       Commitment to innovation and student learning in education, to support student welfare, and enabling students’ personal and professional development, and providing academic advice and pastoral support.


Essential post-specific criteria

•       Experience and knowledge of diabetes care either in practice, research or education


Desirable criteria

•       MSc or equivalent


•       Publications, conference presentations and/or applicant on funding to support educational enhancement, service improvement, research and/or scholarship


•       Experience of innovative and effective approaches to teaching, including distance learning, blended learning, digital learning and or simulation (virtual and/or face to face), with appropriate training completed.


•       Experience of teaching relevant subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, with evidence of innovative and effective teaching, and ability to engage and inspire students of diverse backgrounds.


•       Experience of course development, with creative approaches to assessment, providing robust, developmental and constructive feedback at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels


Further information

The selection process will include a presentation and a panel interview. Interviews are scheduled to be held on Tuesday 28th February 2023. Scheduling of presentations will be confirmed once shortlisting has taken place. Interviews are subject to pandemic constraints and may be held online