Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Apprenticeships (SWAST)

Employer: University of Cumbria
Closing Date: Sunday 04 October 2020
Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Apprenticeships (SWAST) - Secondments considered

Location:         South West Region
Starting Salary: £39,152 per annum with incremental progression to £49,553.
Post Type:         Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Interview Date: Thursday 15 October 2020
Reference:         XX021920
The multi-award winning University of Cumbria is a wonderful blend of old and new, founded on a rich educational history with institutions dating back more than 150 years.  

Now is a very exciting time to be joining us because we are delivering a new strategic plan focused on making the most of our three most valuable assets; People, Place and Partnerships, to become a catalyst for economic well-being for our region, nationally and internationally. 

Working in partnership with local NHS trusts, health and social care providers, service users and carers;  our Institute of Health provides initial pre-registration education for a broad range of health care professionals, including occupational therapy, diagnostic radiography, sports rehabilitation and coaching, midwifery, physiotherapy, social work, children and families, psychology, paramedic, counselling,  all four fields of nursing, assistant practitioner and nursing associate.  Our well established portfolio of continuing professional development is key to  workforce development and upskilling of staff who are employed within the sector.  Our aim is to support the skills requirements of the region, by attracting and retaining health professionals who will provide high quality, evidence-based care in a time of change in health and social care. The Institute of Health is happy to consider flexible employment opportunities, including job share and secondments.

The University of Cumbria has extensive experience in delivering high quality paramedic education across the UK. Currently we have over 600 learners on the CPD programme with formal contracts with 9 out of the 11 English ambulance services. We also currently deliver the HM armed forces paramedic programme and an open access paramedic course from our Ambleside campus. This pedigree in paramedic education has led to the creation of the Centre of Excellence in Paramedic Practice, which recently won the Preferred Provider Status for the Southern Ambulance Partnership (SWAST, SCAS, SECAMB, LAS, IoW) and North West Ambulance Service.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly motivated team developing and leading the delivery of Paramedic Apprenticeship Degree Programmes in the South of England. The post holder will take programme leadership for the SWAST programme and will be supported by clinical lecturers seconded from the trust. The Principal Lecturer for Paramedic Apprenticeships will provide academic leadership within the southern region. Due to the size of Cumbria’s paramedic apprenticeship the post holder will have opportunities to work with fellow programme leads across the country to develop and innovate the programme. There will be a requirement to contribute to other programmes within the Centre of Excellence in Paramedic Practice, especially those relating to paramedic and pre-hospital and emergency care provision. The support of students within clinical placements will also form a significant part of your role.

You will develop positive working relationships with NHS Trusts and other organisations. The University has previously been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Outstanding Employer Engagement Award and this is reflected in the fact that close collaborative working with a number of organisations is a key requirement of the role.

You will demonstrate enthusiasm for practice-based education and their specialty, and have a willingness to utilise a range of e-learning technologies and other strategies in order to effect the provision of high quality learning opportunities and the best possible student experience.

We are seeking innovative, creative, high quality researchers, and scholars to foster a culture of exploration, discovery and intellectual challenge that generates international recognition, respect and engagement.

Informal Enquiries: Tom Davidson (Principal Lecturer), 

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