Lecturer in Paramedic Practice (DIP HE Provision)

University of Cumbria - Nursing, Health and Professional Practice


This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly motivated team and take a role in the development and delivery of Paramedic Programmes and contribute to other programmes within the Department, especially those relating to paramedic, pre-hospital and emergency care.

The post-holder will be required to deliver Paramedic Education, which may include off- campus delivery at other sites. The post-holder must therefore be prepared and able to travel and undertake off-site delivery, as required. The support of students within clinical placements will also be a significant part of the role.

The post-holder will develop positive working relationships with NHS Trusts and other organisations. The University has previously been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Outstanding Employer Engagement Award and this is reflected in the fact that close collaborative working with a number of organisations is a key requirement of the role.

The post-holder will demonstrate enthusiasm for practice-based education and their specialty, and have a willingness to utilise a range of e-learning technologies and other

strategies in order to effect the provision of high quality learning opportunities and the best possible student experience. Involvement in research activity will be expected, as well as in external academic enterprise opportunities.

The Department of Nursing, Health and Professional Practice delivers courses at Ambleside, Barrow-in-Furness, Carlisle (Fusehill Street), Lancaster and Workington (Energus), as well as distributed learning courses across the north, nationally and internationally. Interprofessional education and experiential learning are cornerstones of the educational approach used within the Department, with a particular focus on employability for graduates.

At the University of Cumbria you will also find

  • Academic staff  with  professional  qualifications  committed  to  delivering  high quality evidence based education
  • A commitment to widening participation and inclusive education
  • A flourishing research culture with departmental staff engaged in leading research projects
  • A Research Team providing a range of services to support researchers
  • A thriving Graduate School with a base for postgraduate research candidates and particular expertise in the supervision of part-time candidates

There are strong links with a wide range of employers and organisations locally across Cumbria and Lancashire, as well as nationally and internationally. Department of Health, Nursing and Professional Practice graduates are widely recognised for their skills on graduation and are sought after in the workplace.

Informal enquiries should be directed to: Tom Davidson, Senior Lecturer, 01524 384647; email tom.davidson@cumbria.ac.uk      

The closing date for this post is Midnight on Thursday 27 October 2016

It is anticipated that interviews will take place in Ambleside, on Wednesday 02 November 2016.

* Incremental progression up to £35,608 applies, subject to University policy

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