Lecturer Children and Young Peoples Nursing

£33,518 - £47,722 per year Pro Rata
29 Aug 2017
25 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Summary

The School of Nursing and Midwifery is a vibrant academic community and the main provider of nursing education in the North East of Scotland. The School is housed in a state of the art building designed to simulate both clinical and community settings providing a stimulating learning environment.

A highly motivated individual with knowledge of contemporary CYP Nursing practice and policies, you will carry out teaching as designated and contribute to the wider School portfolio which includes post-registration education, scholarly activity and research. This exciting post carries a high degree of responsibility to promote excellence in learning, teaching and research within the school and in collaboration with other health care professionals.

You should be working towards or willing to work towards Masters level in a relevant discipline and also possess a BN Bachelor or Nursing Degree Children and Young Peoples Nursing. You will also have a strong understanding of pre-registration standards/education.

Our vision is to provide dynamic and transformational learning, teaching and research that makes a leading contribution to improving the health and well-being of local, national and global communities. We aim to engage with key partners to develop, deliver and disseminate high quality research that is of value to society, those using health and social care services, and the professions of nursing and midwifery. Our current research objectives are:

- To build on existing research strengths by focusing work programmatically around three key thematic areas: Community Health and Wellbeing; Policy, Education and Practice; and Patient Experience/Patient Safety

- To build research capability and capacity by proactively nurturing staff and student research development, and by considered appointments of new staff

- To proactively collaborate with external partners (e.g. clinical practice; government agencies) and internal partners (RGU Schools) to ensure research quality and relevance

- To increase research income year on year in line with the targets in the School plan - To increase the quality and quantity of published research outputs in line with REF 2020 targets in order to ensure a substantive nursing and midwifery contribution

- Within the context of our overarching scholarship model, to develop mechanisms to ensure our research informs our teaching and practice, and in turn our learning activities inform our research

A PVG check will be required for the successful applicant. Salary on appointment will be dependent upon experience. Candidates with limited/no lecturing experience will be placed on the first point of the scale, although consideration will be given to a market supplement (reviewed bi-annually) for those with specific industry experience.

We would particularly welcome applications from men as they are under-represented in this area of our workforce.

Closing Date: 22 September 2017

Job Description

Responsible to: Senior Lecturer CYP/ Head of Postgraduate Studies

Responsible for: No supervisory responsibility

Purpose of Post: The lecturing role is to predominately be a member of the pre-registration nursing course team which is a course leading to the initial registration on Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register as a Registered Nurse. You will also be expected to contribute to the wider School portfolio which includes post-registration education, scholarly activity and research. This exciting post carries a high degree of responsibility to promote excellence in CYP Nursing and child health through innovative teaching, learning and research practice in collaboration with academic and clinical colleagues, across the health and social work professions.

Principal Duties:

Carries out designated teaching (e.g. via lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops) and assessment duties in areas of expertise or as otherwise required by the Head of School. Participates in the development and preparation of teaching materials. Provides tutorial and personal guidance for students.

Supervises undergraduate and postgraduate projects.

Develops and maintains expertise in subject areas.

Participates in subject and course development.

Participates in curriculum development and in particular contributes to the introduction of new methods of teaching, learning and assessment.

Assists in the supervision of students as appropriate during their clinical learning experience.

Promotes and markets the School and its courses to local, national and international clientele.

Candidates with limited/no lecturing experience can still be considered but will work to the Developing Academic. Full details of both roles can be found in the attached PDF.

Person Specification


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

Working towards or willing to work towards a MSc Masters degree in a relevant Nursing Subject/Discipline.

BN Bachelor of Nursing Degree Children and Young Peoples Nursing.

Knowledge and Experience

Knowledge of contemporary CYP Nursing practice and policies.

Knowledge of pre-registration standards/education.


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

MSc Masters degree in a relevant subject or PhD or prepared to work towards one.

Recordable NMC Teaching qualification.

Post Graduate Certificate - Higher Education (Teaching).

Knowledge and Experience

Evidence of scholarship and/or research outputs relating to CYP Nursing e.g. conference presentations or written publications.


Behaviour 1: Communication - Ability to receive, understand and convey information requiring careful explanation and information of a complex or conceptual nature, in a clear and accurate manner

Behaviour 2: Pastoral Care and Welfare - Experience of calming and reassuring those with work/study related problems who may be experiencing distress, dealing with difficult welfare situations or confidential matters and providing support for those in considerable distress or requiring long-term complex support

Behaviour 3: Service Delivery - Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customers' expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards

Behaviour 4: Teaching and Learning Support - Experience of providing standard information or delivering teaching or training, designing content or learning materials within existing frameworks and developing innovative approaches to learning experience and the curriculum

Behaviour 5: Analysis and Research - Experience of identifying or designing data gathering and analytical methods appropriate for each investigation, and producing reports that identify key issues and findings

Behaviour 6: Liaison and Networking - Experience of circulating information in an accurate and timely manner, working across team boundaries to build and strengthen working relationships, leading and developing internal networks to pursue a shared interest and leading and building external networks to enhance the work of the organisation

See also:
Lecturer Children and Young Peoples Nursing.pdf