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Associate Professor/ School Lead for Simulation

Birmingham City University - School of Health Sciences

Location: City South Campus

Part Time 0.6FTE / Permanent

Closing Date: Sunday 03 October 2021

Interview Date: Friday 15 October 2021

Birmingham City University is a thriving, modern university with a rich history in the city and wider region. With 25,000 students we are focused on teaching excellence and research excellence and place particular emphasis on practice-based programmes that support student employability.  We currently have a new opportunity for a School Lead for Simulation to join our dynamic team and drive the development of simulation within the School of Health Sciences. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join the expanding School of Health Sciences.  Following a significant expansion in 2017 the School has over 3500 students on full and part-time courses across the Allied Health Professions, Public Health, Life Sciences and Sports and Exercise Sciences.  As we plan for our next phase of academic development, we are seeking an exceptional candidate to join us as School Lead for Simulation to work closely with the Head of School and the School Management Team. As a key member of the School leadership team, you will be responsible for providing the strategic leadership to develop the simulation provision within the School, thus making a significant contribution to the student experience and ensuring preparedness for practice.  This will include the opportunity to lead and shape the School simulation strategy and embed this within all courses as part of the School's preparation for our upcoming periodic review.

The School Lead for Simulation will take a strategic approach to embed high quality simulation within our provision, this will include:

  • Leadership of School projects and initiatives associated with simulation and on-campus practice education; including leadership of the design and development of an inter-professional simulation programme which is fully embedded in pre-registration education.
  • Strategic oversight of the development of on-site clinics which will offer student placements and a service to the community whilst generating enterprise income.  This will include working with the School Practice Quality Lead and clinical partners to establish referral pathways and appropriate governance. 
  • Working with the School Lead for Enterprise to income generate from non-accredited CPD study days based on simulation activity.
  • Leadership of training in simulation practice for staff in the School to ensure high quality student experience in simulated environments.
  • Representing the School as part of internal and external networks.
  • Leadership of bids for external funding for simulation development or relevant research funding. 

As the School Simulation Lead you will be expected to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the delivery of high quality simulation activity and the regulatory frameworks within which both Higher Education and pre-registration healthcare courses operate.  You will have had appropriate experience of working in academic role within a discipline related to the Allied Health Professions and will have experience of leadership within Higher Education. You will have success in leading teams and be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills that will enable you to support teams in the drive for excellence in simulation education.  Ideally, you should have or be working towards a PhD/Doctorate and will be able to demonstrate the capacity to make a valuable contribution to the academic discipline(s) within the School.

The School of Health Sciences at Birmingham City University is a dynamic and diverse academic community, with a track record of delivering excellent education and achieving high graduate employability across our disciplines. Our location at our City South Campus in Edgbaston is home to our Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences and benefitted from a £41 million campus development in 2018. The campus provides a modern, vibrant learning environment which houses superb facilities, including clinical simulation facilities, a sports therapy clinic, nutrition science labs, subject specific classrooms equipped with the latest teaching technology, a biomedical engineering lab and a sports hall. Across the Faculty we have a wide range of courses in pre and post registration health professions, education, social work, life sciences, and sport.

Further details:

Please be aware that this position will require an Enhanced DBS disclosure, please contact HR on 0121 331 6693 for a confidential self-disclosure form should you wish to declare anything in advance.

The University is committed to internationalism and diversity and welcomes applications from all countries, faiths and backgrounds.

It is each individual successful applicants responsibility to ensure that they have permission to work in the UK. Some applicants may require sponsorship from the University and a visa from UKVI to take up the role if successful. More information on this can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa

Some roles are not capable of sponsorship because they do not meet the UKVI criteria relating to skill and salary level. If you are unsure as to whether you would require sponsorship if successful, or whether the role is capable of sponsorship, please contact us: RTinbox@bcu.ac.uk

Please note on occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. If this does happen, we will contact all candidates via email who have started but not yet completed their application, giving 48 hours’ notice.  We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.

At Birmingham City University we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.  All staff are expected to understand and enact the University’s commitment to ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion in our employment practice and in all that we do . This commitment is enshrined in our Core Values and is detailed in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Employment Policy. The University values and celebrates the diversity of our staff and students; we welcome people from the many  different backgrounds and life experiences that reflect the students and the citizens we serve.  We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and actively encourage unique contributions, in particular from under-represented groups in respect of age, disability, sex, gender or gender identity, ethnicity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or transgender status

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Location: Birmingham
Salary: £55,091 to £59,880 per annum pro rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th September 2021
Closes: 3rd October 2021
Job Ref: 092021-392
   
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