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Lecturers in Optometry

University of Plymouth - School of Health Professions

Location: Plymouth
Salary: £36,386 to £51,805 pro rata per annum (Grade 7/8)
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent, Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th December 2022
Closes: 18th January 2023
Job Ref: A9118

The Optometry Programme, within the School of Health Professions at the University of Plymouth, is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our group and be part of our teaching and research activities.

You will work as part of the Optometry team to provide innovative teaching including; the design and preparation of teaching materials, course planning and delivery, and assessment.  We are proud to be ranked as one of the top programmes for student satisfaction in the most recent National Student Survey. 

Experience of clinical practice as an Optometrist, and registration with the General Optical Council, are essential for the role.   As part of our Eye & Vision research group you will have the opportunity to contribute to our research programme and to publications and grant funding applications if applicable.

Please note, it is typical for applicants with no prior lecturing experience to start towards the lower end of the advertised scale.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Claire Hicks / Annabelle Gorham by email at optometryprogramme@plymouth.ac.uk.

These roles will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check plus Adult and Children Barred List checks.

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

Closing Date: 12 Midnight, Wednesday 18 January 2023

Interviews are likely to take place on Wednesday 1 February 2023 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

We have vacancies for:

Position 1 - part-time position working 14.8 hours per week on a permanent basis.

Position 2 - part-time position working 11.1 hours per week and is fixed-term to cover a period of maternity leave which is anticipated to be for approximately 12 months.

Position 3 – part-time position working 14.8 hours per week on a fixed-term basis for a period of 24 months to cover a period of absence.

Please state in your application which position you are applying for.

You must currently be registered with the following registration board: General Optical Council (GOC)

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

The Faculty of Health holds a Silver Athena Swan Award and the University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women’s careers in STEMM academia.

Staff appointed within the Faculty of Health may be able to join the NHS pension scheme subject to eligibility criteria.

The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity & adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages

We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+.

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