Simulation Manager

Grade 6: £38,592 - £46,047
24 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
14 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Lanarkshire Campus


The School of Health and Life Sciences is seeking to recruit a Simulation Manager who will lead and manage the Health & Life Sciences Simulation Team to successfully deliver results in support of learning, teaching, research, and enterprise activity in the School. This position will continue the embryonic development and implementation of immersive learning and simulation facilities within the School of HLS.

The post holder will work autonomously using initiative to plan and manage significant personal workload, being reactive to the demands of all stakeholders and readily embrace change. They will provide guidance in relation to simulation teaching, simulated placement development, simulation related research projects and clinical skills-based support requirements. This is a new role in which the post holder will have an opportunity to build their Team.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level and will have demonstrable experience of working in a simulated or skills-based environment. An excellent understanding of simulation-based learning educational processes as well as demonstrable knowledge of low/med/hi-fidelity simulation technologies, general science and clinical technical resources and practices will be expected.

Excellent written, verbal and online communication skills are essential, as is the ability to explain technical details in a non-technical manner to academic colleagues. A flexible and adaptable approach to work is crucial with the ability to work in a team environment, supporting colleagues and sharing expertise.

This post will be based at Lanarkshire campus, with travel required to work at any UWS campus or location from time to time to meet needs of the business.


UWS was named Higher Educational Institution of the Year in The Herald Higher Education Awards 2022 and is officially ranked by Times Higher Education in the top 600 universities worldwide (2022 World University Rankings) as well as in the top 150 universities worldwide under 50 years old (2022 Young University Rankings). University of the West of Scotland is one of Scotland’s largest and most dynamic modern universities. Our reach across the country, together with our London campus, means that UWS is a significant force in global knowledge creation, innovation, and a leading provider of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree education. Our degrees provide students with a transformational experience; equipping them with highly sought-after graduate skills that set them up for global success in world-leading sectors, industries and businesses.

With cutting-edge courses, modern pedagogy and practical knowledge, we enable our students and staff to experience the joy of learning, teaching, research and innovation, and apply their knowledge for the benefit of others. 

Our professional services teams are the backbone of UWS, providing robust and innovative solutions to support the vast range of work across learning and teaching, and research and innovation. You will join a supportive and dedicated team, playing a key role in a range of work that will help drive forward our ambition to deliver world-leading research, and graduates who will design, shape and build a new future.

We offer our staff a caring and supportive environment, across five campuses, and a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • 24 days of annual leave, plus a further 12 days for public/university holidays
  • 19.3% employer’s pension contribution, including death in service benefits on joining the pension scheme
  • A flexible approach to working pattern and work-life balance
  • Employee discount scheme across 3,500 retailers
  • Fitness facilities across our campuses
  • Free gym membership
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing resources, including occupational health, physiotherapy and access to our Employee Assistance Programme

Interview Date:          Tuesday 25th April 2023

The University reserves the right to shorten/extend the closing date of any position where a high/low volume of suitable applications are received. Therefore, if you are interested in this role, an early application would be encouraged.

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from under-represented groups. UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.  University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.