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Clinical Skills Facilitator

PA1 2BE, Paisley
Grade 5: £32,982 to £39,348 per annum pro rata
Closing date
9 Jun 2024

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School of Health and Life Sciences

Paisley Campus 

Grade 5: £32,982 to £39,348 per annum pro rata    
Term time

The Post – 2 x Clinical Skills Facilitator 

The School of Health and Life Sciences is seeking to recruit 2 term time Clinical Skills Facilitators on Paisley Campus 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.

You 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.

You 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.

The successful candidate should have the following:

  • Educated to degree level (in a discipline relevant to the role) or with equivalent experience in a similar role demonstrated through relevant and practical work experience (essential).
  • May have a professional qualification relevant to their area of work, gained through either a postgraduate qualification or through membership of a related professional body.
  • Experience of planning and organising the activities of self and/or others
  • Planning and carrying out demonstration sessions supported by documents and handouts.
  • Experience of the delivery of evidence-based clinical skills facilitation and practical supervision
  • Experience of working with relevant specialised processes, systems and procedures
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written) to conduct effective relationships and the ability to interact effectively with people at different levels

These posts will be based at our Paisley Campus with travel required to work at any UWS campus to meet needs of the business. 


The 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.
UWS is officially ranked by Times Higher Education in the top 200 universities worldwide under 50 years old (2023 Young University Rankings).
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 of leave on your birthday
  • Defined benefit contribution pension scheme (currently 19.3%), including death in service benefits upon joining the scheme.
  • A flexible approach to working pattern and work-life balance
  • Employee discount scheme across 3,500 retailers
  • Fitness facilities across our campuses
  • 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.

Closing Date: Sunday 9th June 2024

Interview Date: Friday 21st June 2024

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. 

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.


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