Senior Lecturer - Adult Nursing
Full Time - Permanent - Uxbridge
Salary - £42,978 - £54,395
Buckinghamshire New University is an ambitious, modern university that is always open to fresh ideas and thinking. We believe in the transformative power of education, and in doing the right thing by our students, people and local community. That's why our BNU community is a special place to work and study, and where people who want to make a difference can contribute and succeed.
Our University's DRIVE values are at the heart of all that we do. We are united in being dynamic, responsible, inclusive, visionary and empowering to ensure that we provide the best experience to our learners and offer excellent service to our partners and to each other as colleagues. Our commitment to these values is unwavering and they are central to our mission. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries and we are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments that you require.
BNU continues to experience rapid growth in student numbers, making us one of the fastest-growing higher education providers. This is an exciting time to join the University as we invest significantly in estate developments and welcome Jay Blades MBE as our inaugural Chancellor.
To teach and support students by adopting a learner-centred approach, delivering a first-class student experience.
To lead and undertake curriculum development, professional practice, enterprise activity, research and other forms of scholarly activity as outlined within the BNU Academic Framework
To be a team-player and contribute to the wider work of the School and wider University.
What we offer:
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If you have the qualities and attributes representative of the University's values and ambition, we would be delighted to hear from you.
For further information about this role please contact [email protected]
All applications are to be made in full and online.
BNU is proud to have a diverse community and a strong track record of inclusion. Our aim is to continue to build an environment where everyone thrives and can be themselves. We therefore ensure that our interview/shortlisting Chairs complete the relevant e-learning and/or inclusive recruitment training.
We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in BNU'S workforce. These include people from global majority backgrounds, disabled people, and LGBTQI+ people, particularly in more senior roles.
Closing Date: 25 November 2023
Interview Date: 4 December 2023 (provisional)
Please note that an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is required for this position. The successful applicant will be required to give consent to check their criminal record status through the DBS. Information will be kept in strict confidence. Your offer of appointment will be subject to the University being satisfied with the outcome of this check.
If you are successful in securing an interview for the role, you will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK.
BNU is a Disability Confident employer and as such you will be given the opportunity to declare a disability as part of the application process. The University is also committed to achieving the Race Equality Charter.
£42,978 - £54,395
Hours per week
Job Title: Senior Lecturer
School/Directorate: As advised
Location: Relevant School campus as advised, with travel to other campuses as required
Responsible to: Head of School / designee
Main Duties & Responsibilities of the role:
Undertake research-informed teaching in the subject discipline managing all aspects of curriculum delivery and the associated student experience to the highest standards in accordance with the University's requirements and the TEF.
Undertake associated activities in connection with the courses taught including module and course leadership; curriculum development; personal tutoring student recruitment; assessment, review and evaluation.
Deliver excellent student satisfaction – demonstrating ‘customer focus' and achieving strong NSS results.
Demonstrate inclusive practice in curriculum design and delivery. Work to eliminate attainment gaps.
Contribute to Open Days, school, college and partnership links and the marketing and promotional work of the Department and School.
Support students in supervising placements, learning in practice, internships and work-related activities.
Deliver pastoral care to, and project supervision of, students.
Plan and deliver the curriculum using appropriate digital technologies, including the use of IT and multimedia.
Provide effective feedback, support and guidance to students, which promotes improvement of performance.
Evaluate the effectiveness of your practice; use data and student feedback to identify opportunities to enhance the quality of your teaching and the outcomes for learners. Proactively work with colleagues in the School and across the University to share good practice, seek opportunities to enhance practice, and thereby demonstrably enhance the student experience and outcomes
Undertake and promote cross disciplinary teaching to contribute to the success of the wider University.
Engage in professional development activities (e.g. CPD, attendance at conferences) relating to teaching, learning and assessment.
Research and Professional Practice:
Conduct research and scholarly activity of relevance to the senior lecturing role and/or area of professional practice and align own research with teaching and learning.
Contribute to the REF and KEF and to internal and external research and enterprise strategies, as applicable.
Engage with relevant business and professional networks to promote teaching and learning and research in a professional context.
Engage in professional development activities (e.g., CPD, attendance at conferences) relating to research, enterprise and/or the relevant profession.
Maintain an external profile within own academic subject area at a level appropriate to the discipline.
Maintain and foster the high reputation of the University in practice partner settings.
Leadership and Management:
Manage and lead on initiatives/areas of work which facilitate School and/or University performance.
Demonstrate involvement in the support and development of Lecturers and Graduate Teaching Associates, contributing to the recruitment and mentoring of new colleagues, as appropriate.
Adhere to and promote the BNU Values and advance Equality Diversity and Inclusivity for students and colleagues.
Liaison and Networking:
Participate in relevant internal and external networks
Promote and market the work of the University in the subject area.
Contribute to the enhancement of education quality and thinking in the field by being involved in quality assurance, external decision-making bodies, groups and subject associations.
Comply with relevant legislative and other requirements (e.g., the Data Protection Act 2018 and GDPR; Health and Safety; UKVI; and Equality and Diversity) in all working practices
Any other such reasonable duties as required by the Head of School / Deputy Head of School.
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Education, Qualifications & Training
Means of Testing
First degree in a relevant field
Postgraduate qualification in a relevant field
Evidence of recent scholarship and/or continuing professional development relevant to the post
Recognised HE teaching qualification and/or Fellow of the HEA
Knowledge & Experience
Expert knowledge in discipline/field
Relevant teaching experience in the UK or European HE sectors
Proven experience of working effectively within teams
Excellent presentation skills
Proficient Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills
Highly effective communication skills
A willingness and ability to work in off-site locations and across all University campuses, as required
The BNU Behaviours Framework (BBF) is a framework for all University staff that sets out the key behaviours that exemplify the DRIVE values and ethos of the University. The nine categories provide a clear steer on behavioural expectations that will help support a step change in the performance and culture of the University. The three key behavioural indicators for this post are as follows:
£42,978 - £54,395
Hours per week
Senior Lecturer - Adult Nursing
Buckinghamshire New University
November 16, 2023
November 25, 2023
About the employer
Buckinghamshire New University is a well-recognized public university, which is known for imparting quality education to students from all across the world. This institution of learning dates back to 1891 and was established as the School of Science and Art. Since then, it has been re-invented as the High Wycombe College of Technology and Art, the School of Science and Art, the Buckinghamshire College of Higher Education and the Wycombe Technical Institute. From 1999 until 2007, the institution served as a university college and was later announced to have gained the status of a university. All the campuses of the university are well-facilitated with amenities needed for a conducive learning environment. This is the institution that received a Gold accreditation for Corporate Social Responsibility in the year 2018. This standard of accreditation recognized the positive impact that the institution's staff and students made to improve the environment.
At present, there are a total of four campuses that are operated by the university. These impressive campuses are located in the towns of Uxbridge, High Wycombe, and Aylesbury. High Wycombe Campus serves as a thriving base for applied healthcare research and nursing students. A major development of this campus was undertaken by the university with a large structure, the Gateway Building. It features a fine mix of commercial-standard facilities such as a fitness center, labs, drama studios, sports hall, music recording studios, cafe, conference rooms, and others. Moreover, it has a motion capture system along with green screen facilities. At Buckinghamshire New University, there is a range of accommodation including managed houses, halls of residence and the student village to extend convenience to the students.
There are several undergraduates, postgraduate and professional courses featured by the institution for the students to choose from. Also, the university offers courses that are rare in British universities. One such course is Air Transport with Commercial Pilot Training, which offers an opportunity for the students to study for a professional pilot's license. There are innovative courses like Music Management and Film and Television Production. There is a course available in Animation and Visual Effects. Buckinghamshire New University is one of the few universities that have created a degree in Policing.
Additionally, it is one of the leading providers of nursing students in London. Apart from being popular for academic excellence, the university is also known for its notable alumni network. Some of the distinguished personalities of the alumni network of the institution include singer Rebecca Stephens, artist John Bolam, actor Chris Joyce, model, and actress Veronica Carlson and many others.