Senior Lecturer Women and Children

Aberdeen, Aberdeen City
31 Jan 2014
28 Feb 2014
Job Type

Within the recent role restructure of the School of Nursing and Midwifery an exciting opportunity has arisen for the new role of Senior Lecturer Women, Children and Young People (CYP). This role has been identified as essential under the strategic direction of the Professor of Midwifery/Head of Women and CYP.

The post holder will provide operational leadership for the midwifery and CYP portfolio of courses and modules within the School of Nursing and Midwifery, ensuring quality processes are aligned to, within the School and across the University.

Salary: £46400-£53765

Position Type: Full-time , Permanent

Relocation assistance will be available for this post

Closing Date: 28 February 2014

Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG Scheme)

This post is subject to the individual being required to join the PVG scheme. People who work, on a regular basis, with vulnerable groups will join the PVG scheme and, from then on, their membership records will be automatically updated if any new vetting information arises. Vetting information is conviction information retrieved from criminal justice systems and non-conviction information held by the police that is considered relevant.

The PVG Scheme will be managed and delivered by Disclosure Scotland.
Further information about Disclosures / the PVG Scheme 

Job Description

  • Responsible To Professor of Midwifery/Head of Women and Children
  • Responsible For Operational management of midwifery and children's course and module portfolio. 

Purpose of Post

The post holder will provide operational leadership for the midwifery and children's portfolio of courses and modules within the School of Nursing and Midwifery, ensuring quality processes are aligned within the School and across the University. The post holder will also have responsibility for leading and promoting the courses and in addition they will have responsibility for enhancing student recruitment. This will work towards the School meeting its vision to be a centre of excellence of midwifery and children and young people (CYP) education, research and practice.

Principal Duties To manage and ensure all quality processes are aligned to the University’s academic and quality regulations within the midwifery and CYP portfolio of courses and modules.

To support the Professor of Midwifery/Head of Women and CYP in managing resources (including staff). To be responsible for supporting the course/module leaders within their roles to recruit students onto their courses, meeting their annual target numbers; provide advice on operational issues relating to students and the course; and provide support in relation to retention, attrition and evaluation of students throughout their course.
In conjunction with the Professor of Midwifery Head of Women and CYP develop and maintain internal and external networks in order to develop the School’s strategic vision and promote the excellence in midwifery and CYP education within the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Support the Professor of Midwifery/Head of Women and CYP with advancing the School’s research and commercialisation direction within the School strategy. Engage in research and scholarly and research activities that links to the School’s Research and Scholarship Strategy with internal and external networks. Deputise for the Professor of Midwifery/Head of Women and CYP in their absence and at identified meetings as appropriate.
Carries out other duties as may be required by the Professor of Midwifery/Head of Women and CYP.

Person Specification

Essential Requirements 


  • MSc Must evidence masters level
  • study in a relevant discipline or
  • equivalent.
  • PG Cert HELT or equivalent.


  • Knowledge of quality assurance in relation to the University's Academic Regulations.
  • Knowledge of pre and post-registration education in relation to the subject of midwifery and CYP education.
  • Knowledge of NMC Standards leading to regulated programmes at post-registration and postgraduate level.
  • Knowledge of NHS structures and processes.
  • Knowledge of the research process.

Professional Requirements

  • Current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.


  • Evidence of clinical experience as either a registered nurse or a midwife.
  • Experience of working in partnership with the NHS.
  • Experience of teaching in practice or a Higher Education Institution.
  • Experience of managing people or resources.
  • Experience of networking with external partners.
  • Evidence of personal professional development.

Unsociable Hours

  • Prepared to work evenings and weekend if deemed appropriate


  • Prepared to travel within the UK and internationally as deemed appropriate

Desirable Requirements


  • PhD or working towards doctorate within a relevant discipline.


  • Evidence of research and development activity.
  • Evidence of publications in peer reviewed journals.

Professional Requirements

  • Evidence of contribution to Professional Body activity.


  • Experience as a Course Leader.
  • Experience of curriculum development and validation of courses.
  • Experience of external examining.
  • Experience of selection, recruitment and retention of students onto courses or staff.
  • Experience of Recognition of Prior Learning process for students on
  • courses and/or poor poor performance of staff.
  • Experience of working with statutory regulatory bodies
  • Experience of developing a research proposal, conducting research or
  • knowledge transfer.
  • Experience of securing external funding for research and being a co-applicant or Chief Investigator of a research project.

Driving Licence

  • Full UK driving licence

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; providing support for those in considerable distress or requiring long-term complex support.

Behaviour 3: Teaching and Learning Support
Experience of: providing standard information or delivering teaching or training; designing content or learning materials within existing frameworks; developing innovative approaches to learning experience and the curriculum.

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

Behaviour 5: Analysis and Research
Experience of identifying or designing data gathering and analytical methods
appropriate for each investigation, and producing reports that identify key issues and findings.

Behaviour 6: Liaison and Networking
Experiences 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; leading and building external networks to enhance the work of the organisation.