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Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer (Practice Lead)

De Montfort University - Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Location: Leicester
Salary: £34,189 to £48,677 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 17th June 2019
Closes: 22nd July 2019
Job Ref: H-60770857-02

DMU was awarded Gold in the recent Teaching Excellence Framework. This achievement recognises a range of strengths for which DMU has become well-known: teaching excellence, an outstanding student experience, high student employability, a wide range of volunteering opportunities, a determination to widen participation in higher education, and an unwavering commitment to improving student achievement. Our teaching excellence is also demonstrated by the significant number of outstanding lecturers at the university. They work with our learning community to create an environment in which our students can grow to their full potential.

Faculty / Directorate

The Faculty of Health and Life sciences (HLS) is a large Faculty that offers education across a number of health and social care courses Home to four specialist schools - Allied Health Sciences, Applied Social Sciences, Nursing and Midwifery, and Leicester School of Pharmacy – the faculty educates and develops professionals who make a significant difference to lives, health, wellbeing, communities and society. Teaching reflects the latest developments in the sector and many courses have professional accreditations. A range of work experience and volunteering opportunities enables students to develop the skills sought by graduate employers. Recent graduates have secured roles with leading employers such as AstraZeneca, Ministry of Defence and the
NHS. The dedicated facilities are designed to replicate current practice and feature industry-standard equipment, enabling staff and students to undertake life changing projects to improve health and social care.

Role

We are seeking to appoint an aspiring individual to join the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences (HLS), Leicester School of Nursing and Midwifery as a Practice Lead. The role of Practice Lead is an exciting new addition to the Schools teaching team as part of the plans to develop and imbed the cultural changes as part of the implementation of the new NMC practice standards.
This is an opportunity for a practitioner who wants to develop a role that works in partnership and spans both clinical practice learning environments and academic settings.
You will join a friendly team, who are committed to enabling students to develop into competent and skilled practitioners. You with work with the DMU Director of Practice and be responsible for the monitoring and development of the quality of the practice learning environment in partnership with academic and practice colleagues. As a Practice Lead you will monitor and coordinate the academic team that supports of the learning environments for students in clinical practice. In addition there will be opportunities to engage in the delivery of undergraduate and post graduate programmes within the Leicester School of Nursing and Midwifery and practice based programmes of study developed in liaison with the partner organisations. There will be the opportunity to be involved in research, external income generation and international activities as well as professional development in teaching and learning.

Ideal Candidate

You will be educated at a minimum of degree level, with evidence of active professional development and experience in supporting and assessing students in practice. You will have good communication skills and be able to network and negotiate with a variety of stakeholders. The role will involve travel to placement and other meeting locations across the region.
For further information about the role please contact Dr Christine Whitney-Cooper Head of the Leicester School of Nursing and Midwifery; Christine.whitney-cooper@dmu.ac.uk +44 (01)1162013879 or lou.hunt@dmu.ac.uk +44 (01)1162018577.

Interviews held on Wednesday 7 August 2019.

   
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