Professional Lead Paramedic Science

Opening Date:
6 Dec 2022
Closing Date:
4 Jan 2023
Salary Range:

Post Title: Professional Lead Paramedic Science
SBU/Department: School of Health and Social Work, Department of Allied Health Professions, Midwifery and Social Work

FTE: 1 FTE (Working 37 hours per week) Part time may be considered.
Duration of Contract: Permanent
Salary: UH9 £53,535 per annum (pro rata if part time chosen) to £63,673 per annum (pro rata if part time chosen) by annual increments on achieving designated skills and experience
Location: College Lane Campus, Hatfield

We particularly encourage applications from BAME/minority ethnic candidates who are under-represented in the University in this area.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint a Professional Lead in Paramedic Science within the Department of Allied Health Professions, Midwifery and Social Work, School of Health and Social Work. We currently offer a BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science and MSc in Advanced Paramedic Practice programmes. The BSc programme has College of Paramedic endorsement, was 1st in the Guardian League Table 2023 and 5th in the Complete University Guide 2023.

All our programmes are supported by world-class learning resources, comprehensive on-site facilities and extensive web-based resources that can be accessed both on and off campus.

The University can offer you:

  • a flexible and supportive working environment
  • the opportunity to lead a large, dynamic, committed and enthusiastic team
  • continuing professional development
  • engagement in research

Main duties and responsibilities

The post holder will be responsible for providing professional leadership ranging from curricula content to strategic directions for the Paramedic profession and maintaining and enhancing strong partnerships with local providers and professional and regulatory bodies as well as teaching on the programmes. The post holder will also provide academic and line management of their subject group.

Skills and experience required

Previous management and leadership experience is essential. You will have a sound knowledge of research and experience of developing innovative ways of delivering our curricula relevant to contemporary Paramedic Science.

You will have Experience of partnership working with key stakeholders, commissioners, provider organisations i.e., NHS Ambulance Trusts and Independent Sector partners as well as service users and carers and experience of the higher education sector and it’s political, national and international context

Qualifications required
You should have an MSc and ideally a Doctorate or you may be working towards completion of a doctoral programme.

You will be an experienced Paramedic registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) with experience of key roles in the delivery of pre-registration and ideally post-registration programmes in the higher education sector.

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria. Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Karen Beeton, Head of Department of Allied Health Professions, Midwifery and Social Work on 01707 284114 or

Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference Number: 047095
Date advert placed: 5th December 2022

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