Midwifery Curriculum Development Lead

Health and Social Care

Location:  Kedleston Road
Salary:  £41,526 to £49,553 per annum
Full time
Closing Date:  Sunday 24 November 2019
Contract Type:  Permanent
Post Type:  Full Time
Reference:  0675-19
Responsible To:  Head of School - School of Nursing and Professional Practice

Challenging, interesting and constantly changing, the University of Derby is an exceptional place to learn and an incredibly rewarding place to work.

Ours is an extraordinary educational environment and because we specialise in identifying and developing individual potential, you can be confident you'll receive all the help and encouragement you need to build a rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress. 

Our combined higher and further education offering is spread over campuses in Derby, Buxton, Leek and Chesterfield and we have some of the best university facilities in the UK, investing more than £200 million in facilities in the last 10 years. 

We achieve outstanding results for our teaching and research and with more than 34,000 people choosing to study with us every year, we depend on the dedication of a team of 2,200 academic and professional services staff. 

Financially strong and seriously ambitious we offer our employees a family-friendly, rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

About the Role

The College of Health and Social Care, and within it the School of Nursing and Professional Practice at the University of Derby is a leading provider of nurse education and offers nursing pre-registration education across all four fields of nursing practice. Our approach to teaching and learning is student-centered, offering extensive support and 100% employability. Our curricula is innovative, delivered via a wide variety of teaching and learning methods and incorporating state-of-the-art clinical skills and simulation facilities.

The School is now seeking to add midwifery to their portfolio of health and care programmes and are therefore seeking to recruit an experienced midwife educator at senior lecturer level to lead on the development and subsequent delivery of the midwifery programmes, subject to NMC approval.

Key requirements of the role:

  1. To develop the midwifery programme curriculum in partnership with our practice learning partners and subject to review, to fulfil the NMC Statutory requirements the appointment of a Lead Midwife for Education.
  2. Work at a strategic level with  the NMC, Directors/Heads of Midwifery, Local Regional Midwifery Officers, Professional Midwifery Advocates and purchasers of education provision in all matters that affect midwifery   education.
  3. To provide leadership to the midwifery team once the programmes are approved and student applications have been secured.
  4. To represent the College and the University in the wider community in relation to midwifery education and practice.
  5. To lead the development of their subject and the subject team, in line with the strategic direction of the College
  6. To ensure that the importance of the student experience is made explicit in all developments and provision, and subsequently monitor the student experience to ensure this is being delivered effectively.

The post will initially be line managed by the Head of School. Once the midwifery programme has been approved, a separate discipline area will need to be established for midwifery, at which point the successful applicant will move into that discipline area and be managed by the Midwifery Discipline Lead.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect everyone who works for us to also share this commitment and to treat people with courtesy and respect. 

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