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Teaching Fellow (Physiotherapy)

Department of Population Health Sciences

London, Guy's Campus


  • Posted on: 03rd Nov 2021
  • Salary: £38,826 to £45,649 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
  • REF: 035827
  • Closes: 25th November 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

We are looking for an enthusiastic, committed and innovative teacher to join the Physiotherapy department as a Teaching Fellow. If you are a physiotherapist with experience and expertise (preferably in musculoskeletal / neurosciences and/or with an interest in behaviour change) why not apply to join us. Our Teaching Fellows provide high quality teaching and learning opportunities that prepare students effectively for working and leadership in the changing health and social care environment.

You will have responsibilities for research-enhanced physiotherapy teaching and assessment across both undergraduate and postgraduate pre-registration Physiotherapy programmes, working closely with the Programme Directors and the wider academic team.

The postholder will be expected to evaluate their education contribution and collaborate in research to support teaching, learning and assessment innovations with other Faculties.

This post will be offered on an a fixed-term contract until 1st September 2022.

This is a full-time post – 100% full time equivalent

Key responsibilities

Teaching & Learning

• Lead modules and contribute to innovative and evidence-based physiotherapy education on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that aims to ensure graduates are responsive to the changing needs of health care.

• Foster in students the transition of knowledge and skills between the College and Practice settings and the development of values required for evidence based, client-focussed decision making as well as compassionate and dignified care.

• Contribute to assessment and feedback of physiotherapy across the curriculum.

• Contribute to Practice Education for students on clinical placement


• Undertake administrative duties as agreed with the Reader of Physiotherapy Education

• Act as personal tutor to assigned students to provide pastoral support, helping students to meet the learning objectives of the programme and working with the Senior Tutor

Other Duties

• Perform all tasks within the requirements of the Faculty’s Policies: including Health & Safety, Patient Confidentiality and IT Security.

• Make full use of the training facilities that are on offer through King’s College London Staff Training and Development Unit.

• To undertake such other duties as required by the Reader of Physiotherapy Education.

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

1. Degree in Physiotherapy or related subject

2. Experience of working in education/clinical education

3. Professional accreditation (e.g. HCPC)

4. A sound theoretical and practical knowledge of a chosen field of physiotherapy

5. Knowledge of contemporary healthcare issues within the NHS

6. Track record of working with the healthcare sector, industrial partners and other stakeholders

7. Experience of teaching physiotherapy in a clinical or education setting

8. Committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, actively addressing areas of potential bias.

Desirable criteria

1. Teaching qualification

2. Ability to design and deliver lectures/seminars effectively

3. Knowledge and experience of contemporary healthcare within the NHS (or other healthcare settings)

Candidates are strongly encouraged to specifically address the essential criteria outlined in the Person Specification in their covering letter.
Further information

The Department of Population Health Science’s research comprises Analytics (broadly defined as the discovery and interpretation of meaningful patterns in quantitative and qualitative data), Investigation (broadly exploring analytical solutions to complex problems at the individual as well as population level) and Allied and Applied Health Research (broadly using analytics, laboratory investigations, clinical trials etc to identify needs and propose and evaluate new solutions to global societal health and social problems). This informs our approach and focus to developing and conducting research that addresses major questions, such as long-term conditions, multimorbidity, and environmental impacts on population health.

This is an exciting time to join the Department as we will soon merge to form the School of Life Course and Population Sciences. This will bring together very considerable clinical, scientific, and population/global health strengths and allied health professional education and research. There are already many examples of joint working and collaboration, and it is envisaged that there will be significant opportunities to collaborate further and draw upon the critical mass of clinical, methodological, and applied researchers and educators in the new, integrated School. There are already strong collaborations between healthcare education programmes at King’s and the merger will bring together Physiotherapy, Nutrition and Dietetics and MBBS to further enhance interprofessional and leadership learning as well as innovative models of practice education. The School will be one of the largest in the Faculty with programmes of statistics in the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre and NIHR Applied Research Collaboration and with King’s Health Partners Clinical Academic Groups and Institutes, with the enormous potential to further leverage these synergies.

There are excellent opportunities also to collaborate across the wider Faculty in areas such as sports science, respiratory and cardiovascular physiology.

About the Faculty: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/lsm/index.aspx

About the School of Population Health Sciences: www.kcl.ac.uk/sphes

About the School of Life Course Sciences: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/solcs

About Physiotherapy https://www.kcl.ac.uk/lsm/physiotherapy/index

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