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Lead Midwife for Education and Head of Midwifery

College of Nursing, Midwifery & Healthcare

Salary:   £54,257 to £61,064 per annum
Release Date:   Friday 01 June 2018
Closing Date:   Friday 29 June 2018
Interview Date:   Tuesday 17 July 2018
Reference:   NURS145

The University of West London is a leading modern university specialising in the education and development of exceptional, creative, business and health service professionals.

Nursing and Midwifery at UWL has been ranked as:

  • 1st in London
  • 5th in England
  • 9th in the UK

The College of Nursing Midwifery and Healthcare at the University of West London is a leading provider of midwifery education in London and the Thames Valley. Our approach to teaching and learning is student-centred and employability-focused, making use of an innovative curricula, simulation and having WHO/UNICEF Breastfeeding Initiative accreditation.  . We have one of the highest graduate employability rates in the UK and our student satisfaction has been 100% for 2016 and 2017 for midwifery and other CNMH courses.

Our Brentford campus is located in one of the prime commuter belts, served by excellent train, road and underground links.

Our Reading based campus is well served with good train and motorway links in the heart of the Thames Valley.

  1. To fulfil the NMC Statutory requirements of the appointment of a Lead Midwife for Education.
  2. Work at a strategic level with the NMC, Director’s/Heads of Midwifery, Local Regional Midwifery Officers, Professional Midwifery Advocates and purchasers of education provision in all matters that affect midwifery education.
  3. To serve as a member of the College’s senior management team with a key role in the strategic and operational development of the College.
  4. To provide leadership and line management to the midwifery team.
  5. To represent the College and the University in the wider community.
  6.    To lead the development of their subject and the subject team, in collaboration with the strategic development of the College
  7. To ensure that the importance of the student experience is made explicit in all developments and provision, whilst monitoring the student experience to ensure this is being delivered effectively.

To act as the ‘champion’ for the subject group, ensuring that new opportunities are sought and developed.

An experienced senior academic with highly developed communication, interpersonal and influencing skills with experience of engaging clinical partners and service users in curricula and module development.

Creative and innovative with the ability to seek enterprise opportunities.

Ability to work effectively with academic, health and professional organisations.

Excellent presentation and communication skills with evidence of the capacity to network effectively with clinical and academic colleagues nationally and internationally.

Please be advised that it is expected that appointment within a grade will normally be at the minimum point.

Closing date for receipt of applications to the above post is Friday 29th June 2018.

An Enhanced DBS Certificate is required for this post (to be undertaken upon appointment).  Please find attached the University’s Criminal Convictions, Disclosure and Barring Policy and Procedure for further information.

The closing date for this job vacancy has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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