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Assistant Professor - Podiatry

Coventry University – Faculty of Health & Life Sciences (HLS) ,HLS School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health

Our Mission

Coventry University Group is a global education group with a mission of Creating Better Futures. Driven by our passion and belief that through education, equity, and innovation our students, people, and communities are empowered to transform their lives and the world around them.

Our people are the key to our success and each role within the group plays a key role in shaping the world around us. 

The Role

The School of Health and Care delivers an extensive range of undergraduate and post graduate courses for professionals working in health and social care settings including nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dietetics, paramedic science, operating department practice, diagnostic radiography, clinical psychology and public health. As we continue to develop our Allied Health Professions educational offer, we have been successful in securing funding to further expand our provision with the development of pre-registration education for Podiatry.

We are looking to recruit a into the role of Course Director for Podiatry with a vision to create and deliver an innovative pre-registration curriculum. This is an exciting opportunity to lead the development and accreditation of a MSc Podiatry and Leadership (full time and apprenticeship routes). You will have academic responsibility for ensuring that the programme meets HCPC and Royal College of Podiatry standards and maintaining the accreditation of the programme. 

You will develop partnerships working with regulators, professional bodies, service users, employers, practice-based learning providers including statutory and independent sectors as part of course design and delivery, and as course director you will be responsible for developing and sustaining relationships with stakeholders to contribute to high quality education of health and care professionals. 

You will be actively involved in the delivery of teaching as part of this role. 

Qualifications Required

  • Master’s degree in an appropriate subject or Honours Degree with appropriate professional qualification and/or membership
  • HCPC registrant
  • A teaching qualification or acceptance of the requirement to acquire one if not already held
  • Active membership of an appropriate professional body

Our Successful Candidate

You will need to be a HCPC registered Podiatrist, as well as having a significant and successful track record of teaching, learning and assessment practice, and experience of assessment processes at different Higher Education levels. Have strong experience of developing and delivering education programmes within the UK, and line managing academic teams within a relevant portfolio. You will also need to have knowledge and experience of reviewing, modifying, developing and enhancing curriculum and programmes, and experience of enhancing learner satisfaction and outcomes.

To be successful you will be a highly motivated individual who will join the Allied Health Professions Development team to support the School’s vision and ambitions as a leading provider of high quality health and care education. You will work together across Allied Health Profession curriculum areas to support the effective delivery of high-quality courses and promote excellence in learner experience.

The Benefits

  • As a staff member of Coventry University, you will have access to a wide range of industry leading rewards and benefits which includes:
  • Excellent Employers Pension Contribution
  • 38 days Annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • New Holiday Purchase Scheme up to 5 additional days
  • Life Assurance 4 x Salary
  • BUPA Cash Plan
  • 50% off Tuition Fee’s for staff dependants
  • CU Reward Scheme – Discounts across a range of High Street/ Online Retailers
  • New Electric Car Scheme
  • Cycle To work scheme

Our Culture

As a global Education Group, equality, diversity, and inclusion are embedded within the fabric of our organisation and are a key focus of our core values. We harness the power and potential of the diverse cultures, backgrounds, abilities, and experiences of our students, colleagues, and partners to create opportunities for all.

Closing Date: 26th March 2024

Location: Coventry, Hybrid
Salary: £44,263 to £63,029
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 1st March 2024
Closes: 26th March 2024
Job Ref: 1738
   
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