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Graduate Teaching Assistant for Physician Associate Studies

University of Hertfordshire - Life and Medical Sciences/Postgraduate Medicine

Location: Hatfield
Salary: £21,686 to £22,847 pro rata pa with potential to progress to £24,871 pro rata pa on achieving designated skills and experience
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 9th September 2021
Closes: 22nd September 2021
Job Ref: 035735

FTE: 0.6 fte (working 22.2 hours per week)

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to support excellence in teaching patient care. The successful applicant will work within our multidisciplinary health professional team primarily supporting the development and delivery of the Masters in Physician Associate Studies Programme. This post will contribute to the continual development of this new healthcare profession that supports the NHS workforce.

Applications are welcome from individuals interested in gaining experience in academia, either as an academic or as professional staff.  You will be supported by experienced colleagues.

Main duties and responsibilities

The successful candidate will assist with coordination and preparation of module teaching and learning activities, assist with the oversight of student research projects and other engagement and research activities, assist in developing assessments and assigning study material to students, ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and procedures, be responsible for production, preparation and presentation of material for internal and external meetings, and support staff in delivering tutorials and clinical laboratories.

Skills and experience

You will have appropriate administration ability, be able to collect, process analyse and present complex data, have a methodical approach and attention to detail, and have the ability to work accurately under pressure to tight deadlines.  You will be able to demonstrate a good understanding of customer and partner care, including a polite, helpful and confident telephone manner, be proficient in English Language, be numerate, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate efficiently in a variety of formats to different audiences. You will have the ability to deal with sensitive material with strict confidentiality, have an awareness of the diversity within the student body, and have demonstrable ability to make contact with others to ensure that information is exchanged and circulated appropriately to the right person at the right time.

Qualifications required

You must have a good honours degree or equivalent, preferably in a science or health-related discipline although this is not essential. 

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Mrs Susanna Mason ( or Dr Yinka Idowu (

Closing Date: 22nd September 2021

Interview date: 7th October 2021

Reference Number: 035735

Date Advert placed: 8th September 2021

The University offers every individual the opportunity to succeed. We want our staff to represent multi-faceted life experiences, varied cultural heritage and to encourage cognitive diversity. We recognise that the field is not ‘level’ and want to actively address barriers to progression. Markers of success to date include a low gender pay gap within the School where this post sits (6%) and holding an Athena Swan Bronze Award. We also challenge stereotypes and partner with networks both within and outside of the University to enhance inclusion in the workplace. We wholeheartedly encourage applications from BAME and LGTBQ candidates, who are currently under-represented within the School.

We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave and discounted Sports Village memberships, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

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