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Senior Lecturer, Optometry (maternity cover – 12-month, fixed term contract)

University of Hertfordshire - School of Life & Medical Sciences, Department of Clinical, Pharmaceutical, Biological Sciences, Optometry

Location: Hatfield
Salary: £44,263 to £50,021 pa by annual increments on achieving designated skills and experience
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 9th February 2024
Closes: 5th March 2024
Job Ref: 056355

FTE: 1.0 FTE (37 hours) – But will consider full & part time applications
Duration of Contract: 12 Months Fixed Term Contract (Maternity Cover)
Salary: UH8 £44,263pa to £50,021pa by annual increments on achieving designated skills and experience
Annual Leave: 35 days plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year

We wholeheartedly encourage applications from BAME and LGTBQ candidates, who are currently under-represented within the School.

The School of Life and Medical Sciences at the University of Hertfordshire has a long-established reputation as a centre for excellence for healthcare education. Our vision is to transform lives through our education and research. We are seeking a Senior Lecturer in Optometry to provide maternity cover for a fixed term period of twelve months. This role involves delivery of high-quality teaching of clinical skills to support the provision of training and supervision to our students.

Main duties and responsibilities
The person appointed will be responsible for teaching and assessment for the Optometry programmes. They will contribute to the design and delivery of learning and teaching materials (including assessments). The post holder will work as an integral part of the optometry and the wider team and be expected to develop and implement innovative teaching methodologies, which promote interest and enthusiasm amongst students.

Skills and experience required
Applicants must have experience in practice working in community, hospital or primary care with evidence of current clinical practice. Individuals should be a source of knowledge and expertise and possess specialist knowledge within an interest in various aspects of optometry. Proficiency in English Language, ability to plan and manage own activities effectively along with relevant IT Skills are essential.

Qualifications required
This appointment will be made in accordance with guidance from the GOC that the post-holder must have at least two years recent and relevant post qualification practical experience and maintained a minimum of two years continuous GOC registration. You must also hold a minimum of a first degree in Optometry. A teaching qualification or willingness to undertake a teaching qualification is essential. A Doctorate in a relevant discipline or a higher qualification such as from the College of Optometrists’ and/or Independent Prescribing is desirable.

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Angela Roy, Team Leader (Optometry) email:a.roy2@herts.ac.uk
Closing Date: 05 March 2024
Interview Date: TBC

Disclosure and Barring Service
Our commitment to the University’s Safeguarding Policy requires that the recruitment of staff in this area, will require the minimum of a Basic DBS Check. In the course of our work and University-led activities, there may be external contractual obligations where a further Enhanced Check is required. DBS checks may require renewal in line with policy.

Overseas applicants and UK applicants who have lived abroad
Successful applicants who have lived outside the UK, for 12 months or more (whether continuously or in total), in the last 10 years, will be required to produce a ‘Certificate of Good Character/Conduct’ from each of those countries.

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