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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Midwifery Practice

School of Health and Social Care

Location:  Stafford campus
Salary:   £34,804 to £49,553 Per Annum (Dependent Upon Experience)
Tenure:   Full time permanent, working 1.0 FTE
Release Date:  Wednesday 20 May 2020
Closing Date:   Wednesday 17 June 2020
Interview Date:   Monday 06 July 2020
Reference:  HSC19-47X2

Staffordshire University is on a journey to become the foremost modern higher education institution in the UK, with an international reputation for excellence, and we are looking for inspirational and effective people to take us to the next stage.

In 2018 we broke into the World University rankings for the first time and were named as a top 50 UK university by the Guardian. The quality of our student experience has placed us in the top 10 for teaching quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and in 2019 we achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

Many of our students come from areas with low rates of participation in higher education and we continually strive to ensure the courses we offer meet the needs of people and employers. We are expanding our non-traditional, flexible study options, particularly in apprenticeships serving the public sector.

You can join us at a time when we begin the next step of our transformation journey. The new £40m Catalyst Building will deliver 6,500 new apprentices in the next decade, boosting both the local and national economy. The development of our offer to new academic areas and geographic locations will see us expand our reach and make an innovative offer to a new generation of students.

We are a university of and for our community: local, national and global. If you share our values and have the skills to deliver our vision, we want to hear from you.

We are seeking brilliant, friendly, ambitious and inspirational candidates to join our Midwifery lecturing team.

The role would include such activities as:

  • Preparing and delivering teaching and learning activity on various aspects of our BSc (Hons) Midwifery Practice course. 
  • Delivery of clinical skills, theory teaching, personal tutoring, and assessment.
  • Enhancement of the student experience and facilitating ongoing course evaluation and development.
  • Engaging with and developing innovative and effective teaching methods to enhance student engagement and achievement.
  • Contributing to student recruitment and ongoing promotion of the course.

The successful applicants will demonstrate excellent knowledge and skill in midwifery practice, will work well within a team and will possess excellent communication skills. Familiarity with the midwifery undergraduate course would be beneficial and formal teaching experience is preferred but is not essential if applying for the Lecturer (Grade 7) post, although applicants who do not hold a teaching qualification would be expected to work towards one. 

Applicants must hold a relevant professional degree qualification and registration with the NMC is essential.

The positions will be based either at The Centre of Excellence in Healthcare Education, Blackheath Lane Campus, Stafford, or at the Centre of Excellence in Healthcare Education, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury, although travel between both sites will be expected. Travel to the University Stoke Campus will be also be expected on occasions.

In return for your dedication we have a competitive benefits package available


  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • Starting from 29 days Annual Leave (depending on job grade) plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Access to continued professional and personal development
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans


Thank you for your interest in this role. Whilst the University campus is currently closed, the University is still open, and we are providing online lessons to our students as well as essential services. We welcome your application during this time and aim to recruit to new posts using digital capabilities such as Skype or Microsoft Teams. 

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At the University we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background. We particularly welcome applications from Women and Black and Asian Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the University at a senior level.

To apply, you will be required to complete an online application form and submit a copy of your CV quoting the relevant reference number for the role you are applying for.

Please note: All correspondence at each stage of the process for employment within Staffordshire University will be sent to you via the email address you applied from, please ensure you check your emails regularly. Please check your junk / spam email folders for any further communication from us.


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