Associate Professor – Lead Midwife for Education

Opening Date:
27 Oct 2020
Closing Date:
15 Nov 2020
Salary Range:

Bucks New University is an ambitious, modern university; one that is always open to fresh ideas and thinking. Our staff combine the very best professional practice with inspirational teaching and the University is consistently in the top quartile of the NSS for higher education institutions in the UK, exceeding the sector average in almost every area of the survey (NSS, 2019).

This is an exciting time to join the University, with our new University Strategy – Impact 2022 – and our revised values. The University is poised for the next phase in its development as we seek to develop our impact further, enrich the student experience through innovative and employment-focused education, and realign our professional services in support of our strategic aims.

The School of Nursing and Allied Health has an excellent track record with practice partners, predominately across Buckinghamshire and NW London and in response to workforce demand has taken the strategic decision to offer Midwifery education. We have a unique opportunity to appoint an Associate Professor for Midwifery to lead on programme development to approval of a new pre-registration Midwifery programme.

We are looking for a dynamic individual with strong track record of midwifery education; has extensive leadership experience across a range of midwifery programmes, who can evidence effective internal and external stakeholder engagement and been involved in the PSRB approvals and can demonstrate delivery of strategies to meet key performance indicators e.g. NSS, Graduate Outcomes.

As an Associate Professor you will be expected to:

  • Make a significant contribution to Education, Professional Practice and research within the School.
  • Develop high quality student centred academic Midwifery programmes underpinned by academic scholarship
  • The facilitation of student enhancement activities across the School, promotion of quality processes and seeking opportunities to share best practice across the School.
  • To maintain an external profile within learning and teaching within discipline of Midwifery.
  • To work with the healthcare development teams on the design, development, delivery and management of new innovative Midwifery academic programmes in line with contemporary trends in curriculum development and stakeholder demand.

If you have the necessary experience, skills qualities and attributes representative of the University’s values and ambition, we would be delighted to hear from you.

What you can expect in return are excellent employment benefits including: training, development and research support, a generous holiday entitlement, contributory pension scheme, discounted gym membership and a range of staff discounts with major retailers.

For further information about this role please contact Professor Karen Buckwell-Nutt, Director of the Institute for Health and Social Care,

All applications are to be made in full and online. The University operates an anonymised shortlisting process and therefore any uploaded CV’s or supporting documents must not include your name and personal details.

Interview Date: 26th November 2020

Please note that if you do not have permission to work in the UK, we will be unable to support your application.

Bucks New University is a Disability Confident employer.