Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Midwifery

Opening Date:
2 Nov 2023
Closing Date:
30 Nov 2023
Salary Range:

About the job

Interview date: 15 December 2023

An exciting opportunity exists within in the Faculty of Health, Education and Society at the University of Northampton to work within an established team of staff delivering teaching and learning within the midwifery programme. We seek experienced individuals to contribute to delivery and future development of our undergraduate and postgraduate portfolio and deliver a high-quality student experience. With a passion for education, relevant clinical experience and registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a midwife.

The position will be 5 days a week (1.0 FTE) working week Monday – Friday mainly within the hours of 9am – 5pm with occasional evening and weekend work to support central University events i.e. Open days.

This post is subject to a background disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service before any appointment can be confirmed.

About you

We are looking for a lecturer/senior lecturer with creativity and a passion for advancing the profession. Qualification or experience in student clinical supervision is essential and experience of student teaching is desirable. Applicants must hold a BSc (Hons) in Midwifery and have current registration as a midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

As an experienced midwife and educator you will be able to provide high quality, research informed teaching to undergraduate midwifery students and postgraduate students through a variety of teaching mediums. The successful candidate will embrace Active Blended Learning, through face-to-face teaching and use of our virtual learning platform.

An aptitude for research is desirable and the ability to supervise undergraduate projects is required. Experience in postgraduate teaching and/or research supervision is desirable. Applicants must be able to provide an outstanding student learning experience through effective planning, delivery, and assessment of a broad range of learning opportunities. A willingness to develop leadership capabilities through additional roles within the faculty and wider institution is welcomed.



  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery qualification
  • Professional registration with the NMC as a midwife and a commitment to maintaining this through continuous professional development.
  • Professional recognition as HEA Fellow (D2) or teaching qualification recognised by HESA, or willingness to obtain within an agreed timescale.
  • Master’s Degree in a relevant subject or working towards completion (Desirable for Lecturer, Essential for Senior Lecturer)


  • Doctorate in relevant subject, completed or within 12 months of completion.
  • Qualified in the Systematic Physical Examination of the Newborn (NIPE)


The University of Northampton has a well-established full-time undergraduate midwifery programme as well as an expanding postgraduate provision with the Faculty of Health, Education and Society.

Right to Work

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.


We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

To find out more, please visit: https://www.northampton.ac.uk/about-us/governance-and-management/management/equality-and-diversity/