St. David's Hospice Lectureship in Palliative and End of Life Care

Bangor University - School of Healthcare Sciences

Grade 7: £32,004 - £38,183 p.a.

Bangor University School of Healthcare Sciences is offering a range of exciting opportunities for aspiring or experienced Lecturers to join our team. We can offer a stimulating environment and support to enable you to fulfil your professional ambitions.

As part of our ambition for growth around our areas of excellence, we would like to recruit to a new Lectureship in Palliative and End of Life Care. This innovative Lectureship is a joint appointment between the School of Healthcare Sciences and St. David’s Hospice. Our collective ambition is to enhance palliative and end of life care for the people of North Wales through excellence in the teaching and learning experiences we create for the workforce, our leadership of service improvement and practice development, and in related research. This post is a key part of this ambition. The post-holder will concentrate on the following areas of work across our two organisations:

Continual enhancement of the practice learning environment within the hospice and related settings in line with professional expectations, including the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Embedding a shared learning strategy that drives improvements in palliative and end of life care.
Embedding new approaches to professional leadership within the sector, which are more values-based and person-orientated, to assure the patient experience and excellence in service design and delivery.
Developing a wide range of workforce and organisational opportunities that will mobilise our collective expertise in quality improvement, implementation and leadership.
Contributing to our research into the evidence-base for palliative and end of life care, and its implementation in both generalist and specialist services.
The post holder will benefit from mentorship from the School’s experienced researchers in the fields of palliative and end of life care, implementation and workforce development. Available at Grade 7 this post will provide opportunities for candidates with less academic experience who may benefit from a ‘First into Teaching’ programme of development.

This post is available on either of our Scholarship and Research career tracks. All appointees will have opportunities to contribute to teaching and learning across the School’s portfolio, including at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Those appointed on the Teaching and Scholarship track will be supported to lead innovation in teaching and learning, including in clinical practice. Those appointed to the Teaching and Research track will be mentored to develop their research potential and impact. All candidates should have current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post.

Successful candidates will be expected to commence as soon as possible. Salary will be dependent on qualifications and experience.

Applications will only be accepted via our on-line recruitment website, However, in cases of access issues due to disability, paper application forms are available by telephoning 01248 383865.

Closing date for applications: 2nd November 2016

Informal enquiries about all posts can be made to Professor Christopher Burton, Head of School (tel: 01248 382556; e-mail: and Trystan Pritchard, Chief Executive, St David’s Hospice (tel: 01492 879058; e-mail:

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