About the vacancy:
The School of Health and Social Wellbeing is situated in the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences at UWE, Bristol. The changing shape of contemporary health and social care requires a workforce that can work across boundaries, requiring the HEI sector to evolve to meet the needs of partners and employers in creating an agile workforce able to support continuity of care models in practice and student case loading. Drivers for the School include: the health and social care sector move to Integrated Care Systems; an identity that resonates with practice partners; a culture of inclusivity, partnership where staff and students can thrive and flourish; an environment which enhances opportunities for multi and inter professional learning, meeting the challenge of educating the healthcare and social care workforce of the future, aligned to the UWE 2030 Strategy.
The experience of our students is very important to us and we strive to maintain a vibrant and inclusive learning community. This post will offer successful candidates the opportunity to join a thriving academic community and to participate in the continuing development and expansion of our education portfolio. We are proud of our collective contribution to midwifery practice locally, nationally and internationally.
The midwifery teaching team participate in teaching, assessing and supporting pre and post registration midwifery students and those from health and social care programmes across the School, as well as undertaking School and Faculty lead roles and contributing to the wider aspirations of UWE.
We are seeking an enthusiastic, inspiring individual to join our successful and highly committed team. You will join a visionary School of Health and Social Wellbeing and, in order to fulfil our aims and contribute to our continued success, you will be dynamic, adaptable, innovative and creative. Integral to our achievements are activities, which enhance the student experience through innovative teaching, learning, research and assessment strategies.
You will have a high level of insight and experience in contemporary midwifery practice and experience in practice-based education. Knowledge of contemporary policy and professional standards, as well as theories and concepts that underpin midwifery practice and education is essential. You must be registered as a midwife on the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) Register. You will have achieved, be working towards or willing to undertake a Master’s degree in a health or education related subject and possess strong evidence of continuing professional development related to their current role. Additionally, you will hold a recognised post-graduate certificate in higher education or be willing to work towards one.
Where is this role based?
This post is based at our Glenside Campus which is set within beautiful grounds in Stapleton, just three miles north east of Bristol City Centre. Regular bus services link the campus to the main Frenchay site, the city centre and surrounding areas, and nearby Bristol Parkway train station.
Home to UWE’s Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences, Glenside Campus offers excellent teaching facilities, these include a selection of inter-professional simulation suites, enabling students to practice and develop professional competencies, and one of the best health care libraries in England.