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Teaching Fellow in Practice Placement Innovation

Department of Nutritional Sciences

London, Waterloo Campus


  • Posted on: 11th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £41,517 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
  • REF: 015864
  • Closes: 25th February 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

We are seeking to appoint a Teaching Fellow to work with the Department of Nutrition & Dietetics and the Department of Physiotherapy on the development of innovative practice placements. The post holder will work on a joint Dietetics and Physiotherapy project aiming to explore new models of practice placement delivery in line with Health Education England’s ‘Place Based Models for Placements’. The project is being delivered in partnership with allied health professional services at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT).

The postholder will contribute to the development of high quality, practice education as well as the implementation, dissemination, and evaluation of new approaches.

The post holder will work closely with the programme and practice leads for dietetics and physiotherapy in the university setting and the service and education leads at GSTT. They should have an interest in multi-professional working and practice-based education.

This is a full-time post, a fixed-term contract for 9 months. Part-time applications will be considered.

Key responsibilities

  • Work with the project team to develop new models of practice placements including multi-professional placements in South East London in line with the requirements of the Health Education England place-based placements project; professional and regulatory standards; and best practice
  • Implement new models of practice placements; ensure practice educators and students are prepared for novel placements; and develop resources to support practice placements
  • Contribute to the evaluation of new models of practice placement and disseminate outcomes
  • Proactively engage with stakeholders in practice education across South East London and contribute to practice education fora

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected
within the scope and grading of the post.
Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria

  • Undergraduate or postgraduate degree in physiotherapy, dietetics or other allied health discipline
  • Registration with Health and Care Professions Council – Broad knowledge of allied health professional practice – Extensive experience of practice education and student supervision – Understanding of the health and social care landscape with reference to
    higher education
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Experience of and excellence in team-building and multi-professional working
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills – Excellent digital skills (e.g. MS Office/MS Teams/mobile applications)

Desirable criteria

  • Project management experience
  • Teaching qualification and/or teaching experience in higher education and across different academic levels
  • Understanding of blended and online teaching delivery

Further information

The position is available for nine months from a provisional start date of 1st April 2021 and is available on either a full-time or part-time basis (35 hour/week pro rata).

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service and Occupational Health clearance.

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