Clinical Skills Facilitator

South Lanarkshire (GB)
Grade 5: £32,411 – £38,474 per annum
07 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
02 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Health and Life Sciences

Lanarkshire Campus (with travel to other campuses as required)


Full time:  35 hours per week, Permanent


The post -  Clinical Skills Facilitator

The School of Health and Life Sciences is seeking to recruit a Clinical Skills Facilitator who will introduce innovative techniques into areas of academic delivery with specific attention to development and delivery of clinical skills, simulated activities, and interprofessional simulation. These are new positions that will contribute to the development and implementation of immersive learning and simulation facilities within the School of HLS.

The post holder will contribute to the organising and delivery of innovative approaches to simulated learning and clinical skills within pre-registration nurse education and contribute to the development and delivery of simulated learning in our wider healthcare teaching portfolio.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or with equivalent experience in a similar role demonstrated through relevant and practical work experience. Extensive practical experience as well as theoretical and practical knowledge in Clinical Skills & Simulation is essential. Being a registered nurse/midwife/paramedic/allied health professional is desirable as is demonstratable experience as a facilitator in a clinical simulation facility with a variety of simulation modalities.

Good 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 our Lanarkshire Campus with travel required to work at any UWS campus 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
  • An additional day’s leave to celebrate your birthday
  • 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 Professional, career and research development opportunities

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter to the recruitment team.

Closing Date:  Monday, 2nd October 2023

Interview Date:  Thursday 26th October 2023 (at Ayr campus)

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 underrepresented groups. A "Disability Confident" employer.  University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity.