Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Midwifery

Opening Date:
7 Dec 2023
Closing Date:
7 Jan 2024
Salary Range:

This is an exciting time to join a growing and developing midwifery team at the Three Counties School of Nursing and Midwifery. The University of Worcester is proud of being accredited with the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative. The School has been shortlisted for a number of prestigious awards over the last three years and with the opening of the Three Counties Medical School, there are plenty of opportunities for interprofessional education.

This is a fantastic opportunity for either an early career Midwife or experienced midwifery academic.

The post holder will be committed to promoting evidence based best practice that underpins critical thinking, leadership, decision-making and problem-solving skills required to enable students to fulfil this role.

By utilising expert knowledge and skills, the post holder will have the opportunity to teach across the BSc (Hons) Midwifery; MSc Shortened Midwifery programme and other courses within the School; lead agreed modules; assess students and supervise students’ Independent study. The post holder will engage in curriculum development to develop flexible practitioners who can transfer and synthesise skills and knowledge to meet the demands of differing practice environments, and who recognise the accountability and responsibilities of the midwife’s role.

The educational aims of the department are to ensure that midwives, at the point of registration, are equipped to provide skilled, knowledgeable, respectful and compassionate care. Women and families are at the heart of our teaching and this is reflected in our knowledgeable, kind and compassionate students. The Maternity Service User Group supported by the Lead Midwife of Education (LME) play a key part in the student learning journey from selection days to assessment and evaluation promoting student empathy.

Our Midwifery academics have a growing scholarly, research and publication profile and are committed to building on achievements in learning, teaching and research. The successful candidate will join a team of enthusiastic, committed, and dynamic Midwife teachers and will work collaboratively with colleagues across the Department, School and the wider University. New appointees are supported by a knowledgeable team, to develop their new role with access to a team buddy, mentor and staff development courses.

What’s in it for you?

  • Annual incremental increase up to £54,395 for Senior Lecturers and £41,732 for Lecturers
  • 47 days of leave per year (inclusive of bank holidays and University closure days)
  • Attractive Teachers Pension Scheme
  • Access to a range of benefits such as our Staff Retail Benefits Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme and Tusker Car Leasing
  • Wellbeing advice and support through our Employee Assistance Programme
  • In-house training and development support, including research-focussed CPD and formal teaching qualification support
  • A friendly, inclusive and supportive culture and work environment

For an informal discussion, please contact Robert Dudley (Head of Three Counties School of Nursing and Midwifery) r.dudley@worc.ac.uk