Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Science

Opening Date:
21 Jul 2021
Closing Date:
31 Aug 2021
Salary Range:

FTE: 0.8fte (working 29.6 hours per week)
Duration of Contract: Permanent
Salary: UH8 £40,322 to £51,034 pa pro rata depending on skills and experience
Location: College Lane Campus, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

The School is particularly supportive of applicants who may wish to job share and / or work part time

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our friendly and dynamic Paramedic team within the School of Health and Social Work. You will play an essential role both in the delivery of our educational programmes and supporting students gaining the skills to succeed.

Main duties and responsibilities
We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced HCPC registered paramedic. You will be responsible for the teaching and assessment of pre and post-registration paramedic students at the University and support them whilst they are on their practice placement. You will utilise current evidence-base to underpin teaching and learning activities. You may participate in development and reviews of programmes including inter-professional developments across the School and contribute to pre or postgraduate curriculum developments helping to shape or lead modules as required.

You will contribute to the administration of the School by undertaking additional roles, such as joining teams involved in admissions, timetabling or programme support. You will also be expected to undertake and contribute to Paramedic research where relevant.
You will liaise with and maintain good relationships with colleagues across the School and University.

Skills and Experience
You will be an experienced Paramedic with HCPC registration or equivalent, and this post would suit a paramedic with educational experience or those wishing to further develop a career in this area. You will have a breadth of relevant paramedic practice and interest in paramedic research.

Your application will demonstrate a sustained interest and knowledge of contemporary Paramedic practice and it is essential that you have good oral and written communication skills and be proficient in the English language. You will demonstrate a willingness to support paramedic research and be able to work effectively as part of a team. You will be able to work without close supervision, be organised, take initiative and be self-motivating, and be adaptable to change and flexible in your approach. You must be willing to contribute to inter-professional teaching and learning activities, with an interest in evidence-based healthcare.

Qualifications required
The successful applicant will hold an honours degree (or equivalent level 6 qualification) in paramedic science and hold a Master’s degree or close to completion in a relevant subject or demonstrate substantial clinical experience. It is essential that you have HCPC or equivalent registration.

Disclosure and Barring Service
The University requires that the successful applicant who is offered employment may require a DBS at a later date due to the nature of the work involved.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: For an informal discussion about the post, please contact John Talbot, Professional Lead Paramedic Science ( or Prof Karen Beeton, Head of Department on 07534 912131 ( Reference number: 034975