UHI is the United Kingdom’s leading integrated university encompassing both further and higher education. Based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, our distinctive partnership of 12 independent colleges and research institutions is locally based and rooted in communities, but with national and international reach, as part of a regional university structure.

To support our work we are recruiting to the following role:

Nursing Lecturer - 6 months fixed term (0.29FTE)

Salary range £39,254 - £41,463 pro rata
Duration6 months
Working hours10 hours per week
LocationUHI House, Inverness
Closing Date29 May 2024

Short term (6 months 10 hours per week 0.29FTE) Lecturer- Inverness

We are seeking to appoint a committed and enthusiastic individual as a Lecturer for a period of six months. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who would value the opportunity to be involved in the education of the next generation of nurses and health care professionals and contribute to pre and post-registration education.

Applicants must be an experienced Nurse, Adult or Mental Health, who wishes to develop their career to contribute to high quality and innovative teaching of students undertaking undergraduate nurse education in the Centre for Rural Health Sciences.

Ideally applicants should have experience of teaching and learning of pre and post-registration students. Experience of delivering academic education and a recognised teaching qualification is desirable, but not essential.

The successful candidate will join a team committed to enhancing education of nurses, midwives and allied health professionals (NMAHPs) across the Highland and Islands and further afield. This is an academic post within the Centre for Rural Health Sciences, which is part of a wider established academic team, involving NMAHP education, research and pedagogical activity.

We would particularly welcome applications from those who have experience of virtual learning environments.

The Centre of Rural Health Sciences is part of the university’s Health, Social Care and Life Sciences subject area that brings together all health researchers and related teaching at UHI. Based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, we have a campus in Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands, and in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. We provide accessible, evidence informed education for nurses and other health and social care professionals, including undergraduate and postgraduate students, and are committed to supporting our students to make a significant contribution to the care of patients and the public.

We foster a strong research community locally and build research collaborations nationally and internationally in order to conduct high quality applied research that improves health and wellbeing within the Highlands and Islands and addressing key health questions relevant to Scotland and beyond.

We have expertise in developing novel interventions and evaluating existing health and social care services and have highly experienced researchers and behavioural scientists.

We would particularly applications from those interested in a secondment opportunity.

Pay and Benefits

Salary is dependent on experience.

This is a fixed term role with a starting salary of £39,254 pro rata for a Lecturer (Grade 7).

This post will involve working 10 hours per week on a working pattern as agreed with your line manager.

This post is subject to a Disclosure Scotland Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme check, so please let us know if you are currently a PVG scheme member.

The workplace pension scheme we provide to workers at grade six and above is the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS). This is a qualifying pension scheme, which means it meets or exceeds the government’s standards. Full information on the scheme.

Full-time posts carry a total of 39 days leave per annum (pro rata for part-time posts). It is practice that, with the exception of a Christmas and New Year closure, leave may be taken at any time of year, subject to the requirements of the post and department and with the permission of your line manager.

Recruitment Process

When completing the application form please ensure that you clearly evidence how you meet the selection criteria identified on the relevant person specification.

The deadline for submitting your application is Wednesday 29th May at 11.59pm 

Shortlisting will take place by 4th June 2024

Interviews will be held by via Teams on Tuesday 11th June 2024 

If you have any queries regarding our recruitment and selection process, or if you would like to request any reasonable adjustments to either the recruitment process or the prospective job, please contact the HR team as soon as possible.

A detailed job description and person specification for the post are attached.

Applicants with informal questions are encouraged to contact Associate Head of Centre, by email to Dr Heather Bain @ heather.bain@uhi.ac.uk

Interviews will be held w/c 10th June 2024.

If you have any queries about the application process please contact the HR Office at HR@uhi.ac.uk.