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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Practice

Allied Health Professions

Location:  Manchester
Salary:  £34,804 to £52,560 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Wednesday 30 September 2020
Interview Date:  Friday 23 October 2020
Reference:  EHT0594-0920
Number of Positions:  3

Your discipline. Your passion. Our success, together.  

About You 

You will be an enthusiastic and friendly professional with excellent communication and interpersonal skills coupled with a commitment to providing an excellent student experience. An established or promising research profile in health and social care and very good teaching experience on undergraduate allied health programmes is paramount. A background in Paramedic Practice with supporting qualifications and experience is essential. 

To be successful, you will further enrich our students’ experience through your expertise and subject knowledge as evidenced through your qualifications and experience. In return, you will join a forward thinking and dynamic team that pushes the boundaries of curriculum development within paramedic education.

About the Role

Working within the Allied Health Professions Education Department, you will be required to make a significant contribution to the delivery of our Paramedic Practice programmes and other areas of our core curriculum, depending on your areas of expertise and experience.

You will be expected to contribute to the research profile of the department through the activities of one of our Research Units, and to meet the qualitative and qualitative requirements for submission to the next Research Excellence Framework.

About Us

The Paramedic Practice Programme at Edge Hill University has a proven track record of high quality, excellent and successful enhancement of the student experience, producing excellent practitioners at the point of registration. We are looking to add to the team of established Paramedic Practice Lecturer's/Senior Lecturer's within the Allied Health Professions department. We are seeking committed, creative and forward-thinking educators to join our Faculty where you will be supported to thrive. Successful applicants will join a dynamic and innovative team and will make a major contribution to the leadership, management and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes. 

This post requires a highly motivated individual with strong track record of, and enduring interest in, supporting and engaging with students within the Higher Education environment and clinical practice. The role involves educating and supporting students in a range of theoretical and practice learning contexts, including simulated practice learning. Representing Paramedics working in a range of environments, the post requires an individual who can demonstrate a team focus, a flexible approach and a strong flair for excellent communication. Organisation and self-management skills are essential for this role along with the ability to prioritise workload and a commitment to the delivery of an excellent student learning experience.  

Applications are welcomed from experienced qualified registered practitioners or academics with relevant experience within the field of paramedicine and with demonstrable prior experience of supporting learners within a higher education environment. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to work flexibly within a team as well as show initiative to work independently across all aspects of allied health education. The vacancy provides an excellent opportunity for the development of an academic career within a supportive environment.


We want you to feel happy when you come to work and proud when you go home.  From the moment you join us you have the opportunity to enhance your skills. We offer a range of specialist development sessions and academic development opportunities along with an award winning and comprehensive staff health & wellbeing programme (HR Excellence Awards 2017). This means you will receive a full academic induction, be enrolled if appropriate on our PGCTHE, benefit from the Edge Hill University CPD scheme (UKPSF) and our annual University Learning and Teaching day all to support your professional development. 

This is just a taste of what we are able to offer you at Edge Hill University.

About the University

Edge Hill University is an ambitious institution, based on an attractive, award-winning 160-acre campus in Lanchasire, close to Liverpool and Manchester. The University aspires to combine excellent research of reach and significance with a world-class student experience.

Edge Hill University is ranked as Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the government’s evalulation of excellence in teaching quality, learning eveironment and student outcomes. 

Edge Hill is one of the select few universities to have held the coveted UK University of the Year title, awarded by Times Higher Education (2014/2015) and it appears in the Times Higher’s Global Ranking (801-1000).   Recent successes include a Global Teaching Excellence Sportlight Award (2018) from Advance HE in association with Times Higher Education, being ranked in the top 10 for teaching by the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, top in the North West for student experience (Time Higher Education 2017), and top in the UK for student accomodation in the 2017 WhatUni Awards.

When Edge Hill was award University of the Year title for 2014/15, Times Higher Education described it as “a great success story…an instuition that improves and impresses year after year”. The award recoginised its outstanding achievements in student satisfaction, staff engagement, graduate employment and innovation as well as its stregthening reseach profile, investment and growth.  It also celebrated Edge Hill University’s distinct role in “transforming lives” – reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportuntity from excellence.

Edge Hill University has achieved both Athena Swan Bronze and the European Commission’s ‘HR Excellence in Research Award’, which acknowledges alignment with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for researcher recruitment. The process incorporates both the QAA Code of Practice for Research Degree Programmes and the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers.

To gain the HR Excellence in Research Award Edge Hill University has undertaken a comprehensive Gap Analysis exercise in order to generate a 2-year action plan (2018-2020), based on the Concordat Principles, to enable continuation of good practice and facilitate improvement in areas identified as needing development.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact: Philip Crompton, Head of Allied Health Professions at

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society.

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