Lecturer in Child Health (fixed term)

Glasgow Caledonian University
£40,523 - £46,924 per year
30 Nov 2016
09 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time


This is a full time/fixed term opportunity for 12 months


Interviews will be held on 19th December 2016


We are seeking motivated, enthusiastic and talented individual to join the Department of Nursing and Community Health to help us continue to build on our success specifically in the area of child health.   The Department offers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and CPD courses in nursing and public health and has a strong applied health focus to our research activity that is focussed in Public Health and Long Term Conditions. Our innovative and flexible learning strategies are supported by our state -of- the art facilities and highly motivated and experienced staff.


We are currently seeking to recruit a full time (or part time) child health lecturer for one year to join our Nursing and Community Health Team who has the skills and knowledge to effectively contribute to our academic undergraduate and post graduate programmes. To apply for this post you should be educated at Masters level or equivalent preferably with a teaching qualification, recognised by the NMC. You should have experience of involvement with child health nursing and / or community health education from either an academic or clinical perspective.


The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to teaching and learning in Higher Education, work independently and as a member of a team for the enhancement of the student experience.


Further details on this post are available by contacting Christine Organ on 0141 331 8984 or via e mail Christine.organ@gcu.ac.uk


Applicants must have the continued right to live and work in the United Kingdom for the duration of the contract at the time of application to apply for this vacancy.


We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates and are committed to promoting equality and valuing diversity at GCU.


Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).

Main purpose of the role

The main purpose of this role is to enhance, develop and deliver high quality teaching and research in the nursing and community health department specifically in the field of child health. As part of this role you will be expected to contribute to curriculum development and the wider academic, scholarly and professional requirements of the Department.

Accountabilities/Responsibilities of the role
  1. Design, develop and deliver a range of teaching materials for study at various levels and contribute to the development of the academic programmes
  2. Review and update teaching material to ensure they are evidence-based and meet standards expected by the university and other professional regulatory bodies.
  3. Apply innovative and appropriate teaching techniques to promote student engagement and skills of independent learning
  4. Contribute to research and scholarly development within the department.
  5. Write or contribute to publications to disseminate research findings and /or contribute to professional discourse.
  6. Make presentations at national and /or international conferences and present work at other appropriate events
  7. Contribute to tasks appropriate to the post in line with the business needs of the Department

Person specification

Educational and/or Professional Qualifications

E1 - Registered Child Health Nurse educated to Masters level or equivalent

E2 - A teaching qualification or working towards a teaching qualification preferably recordable with NMC

D1 - Working towards, willing to undertake OR holding Doctoral Qualification

D2 - Dual Registration


E3 - Experience of contemporary teaching, learning and assessment strategies in either Higher Education or Clinical Practice

E4 - Experience of working cohesively within a team and contributing enthusiastically to the team goals

D2 - Experience of contributing to curriculum development

D3 - Record of publication or conference presentation / attendance

Skills, Knowledge & Behaviours

E5 - Demonstrates in depth knowledge of nursing and community health practice including the political and professional drivers that underpin practice and education

E6 - Effective communicator who is able to motivate and engage students, responding to individual need to enhance the student experience of learning & teaching

E7 - Able to work independently when required and as a team member

D4 - Membership of local, national or international committees