Consultant Subject Specialist Occupational Therapy

Opening Date:
1 Dec 2023
Closing Date:
4 Jan 2024
Salary Range:

Ranked 1st in the UK for full time student satisfaction (NSS, 2023), Birmingham Newman University, is a multi-disciplinary university offering a broad range of undergraduate, taught postgraduate and research qualifications since 1968. Serving diverse communities, the University has a commitment to the common good, making high-quality, globally connected education accessible to all those who are able to benefit from it and empowering all students to be able to grow and succeed. Providing a personalised student experience is a hallmark of the Newman offer. The University listens to students, staff, practice partners, service users and carers as well as broader stakeholders to continually improve and shape the university experience.

Initially established in 1968 as a small Catholic teacher training college, Newman was granted University status in 2013 and through its Articles of Association has the power ‘to award degrees, diplomas, certificates or other academic awards or distinctions. Newman is a different type of university being focussed on the belief that higher education should be able to provide people with new ways of understanding the world and help make a positive impact in it. Its values include those of respecting and encouraging individual integrity, being an inclusive community, it is committed to justice within the university family as well as in the local, regional national and international area and works to foster a sense of responsibility in all of its students to take care of the world in which we live in.

Newman remains small in size compared to many of its neighbours, having around 3,200 students on average each year. Because of its small size, class sizes are smaller compared to other local universities and personalised learning and support is inherent. This has been of great interest to clinical partners who value this type of support for student learning. The University already offers a range of subjects aligned with health and care education. These include undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Health and Social Care, Psychology, Education, Sport and Exercise, Nursing, Physiotherapy and Law. To complement and enhance the education of nurses and allied health students using simulation, the University has developed a high quality and dedicated learning and teaching space and clinical simulation facilities for the delivery of nurse and allied health professional education.

The recently formed School of Nursing and Allied Health is seeking to work with experienced Occupational Therapy academics to help us develop our Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons) programme. The University is currently in the process of appointing an Occupational Therapy Professional Lead and an Occupational Therapy Lecturer. In the interim, the successful Consultant Subject Specialists would work together with the Head of Allied Health to further develop the curriculum. We anticipate this activity will be undertaken between January 2024 to the middle of March 2024 and consultants who contribute to the development of the programme, including specific modules and practice based documentation will be paid an hourly rate for their time.

Please provide your CV and expression of interest to Ronnie Meechan, Associate Dean (Head of School of Nursing & Allied Health or Dr Annabel Masson, Head of Subject Allied Health