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Lecturer (Practice Educator)

University of Essex - School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (SRES)

Location: Colchester
Salary: £33,966 to £37,099 per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 28th May 2024
Closes: 30th June 2024
Job Ref: REQ08530
 

Department
The School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences is seeking to appoint a practice educator to support and develop practice education opportunities for our three very successful pre-registration physiotherapy degrees.

Duties of the Role
The postholder will liaise with students, apprentices, academic, administrative and practice staff at all levels in a wide range of facilities including NHS Trusts, the university, care facilities, private practices, charities and schools. This collaboration with a range of stakeholders will develop and facilitate new practice education opportunities to support our programme aims of diversifying the practice-based learning opportunities available to our physiotherapy learners. Through the provision of coaching, education, advice and support to students, apprentices, practice educators and work-place mentors, the practice educator will ensure high-quality practice-based learning across our physiotherapy programmes. The role will include participating in halfway placement visits, completing placement assessment documentation and providing long arm supervision. The postholder will also work on our apprenticeship programme, liaising with workplace mentors and apprentices to arrange and facilitate progress reviews that monitor and report on apprentices’ preparation for endpoint assessment, and complete the associated apprenticeship documentation. The post holder will have opportunities to assist in the teaching and assessment of students and will engage in scholarly activity as appropriate.

Skills and qualifications required
The successful applicant will possess a relevant Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate subject and/or professional experience and practice in the field of physiotherapy. You will also be registered as a physiotherapist with the Health and Care Professions Council and have Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy or the ability to gain professional recognition at this or a higher level if appropriate. A postgraduate level degree is preferred, however, not essential.

The successful candidate will be a HCPC registered physiotherapist who is keen to make steps into an academic role. We welcome candidates with a strong passion for student and practice led learning.

You will be able to demonstrate a wide range of clinical experience within the UK healthcare context and have relevant and current experience of supporting students within clinical practice, higher education and/or practice settings. The role will require excellent communication and creative problem-solving skills.

The University of Essex is a campus-based university and all academic appointments are made with the expectation that you will be present on campus to fulfil the requirements of your position. At the time of a job offer, the possibility of hybrid working, will be discussed and considered on an individual basis, but you will be required to be based within the UK.

Please use the 'Apply' button to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here.

Our website http://www.essex.ac.uk contains more information about the University of Essex. If you have a disability and would like information in a different format, please email resourcing@essex.ac.uk.

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