Senior Lecturer Midwifery

Robert Gordon University

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Job Summary

The School of Nursing and Midwifery is a vibrant academic community and the main provider of Nurse and Midwifery Education in the North East. The School is housed in a state of the art building, that includes accommodation that simulate both clinical and community settings providing a stimulating learning environment.

This exciting post carries a significant degree of responsibility to promote excellence in Midwifery education through innovative teaching, learning and research in collaboration with academic and clinical colleagues across the heath and social work professions. You will provide leadership for the Midwifery Team as well as supporting the operational educational provision across the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

You will be required to engage with national agendas relating to Midwifery to ensure the on going provision of contemporary Midwifery education within the School.

Our vision is to provide dynamic and transformational learning, teaching and research that makes a leading contribution to improving the health and well-being of local, national and global communities. We aim to engage with key partners to develop, deliver and disseminate high quality research that is of value to society, those using health and social care services, and the professions of nursing and midwifery

Research within the School of Nursing and Midwifery is underpinned by two central core themes: Person, Family and Community Focussed Health and Wellbeing and Organisation and Delivery of Health and Social Care/Services.
Aligned to these core themes, we have formed two research groups that will lead the School of Nursing and Midwifery’s research activities. These are:

• Long-Term Conditions, Palliative and End of Life Care and Bereavement

• Maternal, Child and Family Health

The aim of the School of Nursing and Midwifery’s research groups is to undertake applied health research which impacts upon policy, education and practice and fits with RGU’s mission to ‘transform people and communities.’ Each group is organised around a portfolio of internationally recognised research with a transdisciplinary focus conducted in collaboration and partnership with multiple stakeholders: women and men; families and carers; members of the public and our communities; academic, clinical and voluntary sector partners; policy makers; funders and, community and health service leaders.

We would particularly welcome applications from men as they are under-represented in this area of our workforce.

Salary on appointment is normally to the bottom of the scale but in exceptional circumstances, appointment higher up the scale may be considered.

Closing date: 20 October 2017 

Interviews are planned for 01 November 2017


Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: Strategic Lead: Academic programmes 

RESPONSIBLE FOR: Line manage the Midwifery Team

PURPOSE OF THE POST: The post holder will be expected to provide leadership for Midwifery Education as well as to oversee the operational leadership of the Midwifery portfolio within the School of Nursing and Midwifery, ensuring quality processes are aligned within the School and across the University.


To support the Academic Strategic Lead: Academic Programmes and the Academic Strategic Lead: Student Experience in delivering quality assured Midwifery Education.

To develop and maintain internal and external networks in order to support the Schools strategic vision and to promote excellence in Midwifery education within the School.

Lead the development of Midwifery curriculum in line with professional standards and University academic and quality regulations.

To be responsible for supporting the Midwifery team to recruit students onto midwifery courses, meeting their annual target numbers, provide advice on operational issues to students and the course; and provide support in relation to retention, attrition and evaluation of students throughout their course.

To undertake Line management of the Midwifery Team.

To contribute to the operational delivery of Midwifery Education.

Engage in research and scholarly activities within internal and external networks that link to the School's research and scholarship strategy.

Establishes and maintains relevant professional links for the advancement of the School.

Represents the School at relevant committees internally and externally to the University.

Carry out other duties as may be required by Head of School

Person Specification


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

Current registration with the NMC as a Midwife and a NMC recordable teaching qualification
A completed relevant Masters qualification or strong indication that it will be completed by the end of 2018
PG Cert in Learning and Teaching or equivalent

Knowledge and Experience

Knowledge of contemporary Midwifery practice.

Knowledge of regulatory aspect of Midwifery practice and education.

Module Leadership

Curriculum Development

Experience of managing teams
Experience of working in partnership with the NHS

Engagement with national agendas

Scholarship and research in relation to Midwifery education, evidence of public outputs in the form of peer reviewed papers, book chapters, conference presentations and posters.

Contribution to NMC/NES and third sector organisations through working groups and committees


Qualifications and Professional Memberships
PhD or working towards

Knowledge and Experience

Evidence of research and development activity

Experience of working with statutory regulatory bodies, research and evaluation experience with associated publications.

Course Leader experience

External Examiner


Behaviour 1: Communication - Ability to receive, understand and convey information requiring careful explanation and information of a complex or conceptual nature, in a clear and accurate manner

Behaviour 2: Pastoral Care and Welfare - Experience of calming and reassuring those with work/study related problems who may be experiencing distress, dealing with difficult welfare situations or confidential matters and providing support for those in considerable distress or requiring long-term complex support

Behaviour 3: Team Development - Experience of providing advice or guidance to new starts, delivering training or instruction to others on specific tasks or activities and identifying the training and development needs of the team and carrying out performance appraisals

Behaviour 4: Service Delivery - Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customers’ expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards

Behaviour 5: Teaching and Learning Support - Experience of providing standard information or delivering teaching or training, designing content or learning materials within existing frameworks and developing innovative approaches to learning experience and the curriculum

Behaviour 6: Liaison and Networking - Experience of circulating information in an accurate and timely manner, working across team boundaries to build and strengthen working relationships, leading and developing internal networks to pursue a shared interest and leading and building external networks to enhance the work of the organisation

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