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Problem Based Learning Facilitator (fixed term/part time/fractional)

University of Nottingham - Education Centre

Location: Nottingham
Salary: £31,406 to £40,927 per annum pro-rata depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 28th September 2021
Closes: 26th October 2021
Job Ref: MED241921

Applications are invited for one part-time PBL facilitator post available immediately to join the existing team based at University of Nottingham Medical School, Derby (on the site of the University Hospitals of Derby & Burton). The Teaching associate are responsible for leading and mentoring PBL groups, providing student guidance and pastoral support. 

We offer a 4-year Graduate Entry Medical (GEM) degree and students spend the first 18 months studying the early years curriculum in Derby. At the heart of the course are small group problem based learning (PBL) cases, around which all other learning is centred. PBL provides the basis of integrating clinically-focused medical sciences, professional development and clinical skills. Facilitation of PBL is a core and important activity within the Division to ensure students set appropriate learning goals and work effectively as a team to achieve their potential as future doctors. 

You will be responsible for facilitation of PBL (3 sessions per week for each cohort of students) and further activities in support of the course and student experience. PBL facilitation due to COVID-19 will be delivered virtually via MS Teams. 

You should have experience as a healthcare professional, or related educator and have a degree or equivalent in a relevant healthcare profession (health or life sciences or cognate discipline). You must have excellent communication and organisational skills in fostering student learning, a commitment to medical education and developing future doctors and a willingness to adopt the Ethos and Principles of the School of Medicine. Candidates should have experience of one or more of the following: teaching healthcare students, working with small groups in education/training and Inter-professional education experience.

This is a fixed-term post for a period of three years. This is a fractional role, hours of work are part time, term time only. From August to February (20 weeks), 14.5 hours per week working Tuesdays and Fridays. From February to June (16 weeks), 7.25 hours per week, working half days on Tuesdays and Fridays. 

Informal enquiries maybe addressed to Dr. Diane Hudman, diane.hudman@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted..

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.

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