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:

Optometry Clinical Tutor Sessional

Salary range £18.06 per hour (based on Grade 6)
Working hoursThis is a sessional role and it is part time with a commitment to the delivery of a minimum of 2 sessions per semester.
LocationUHI House, Inverness
Closing Date15 July 2024

Optometry in the Centre for Rural Health Science

Are you an Optometrist looking for a new challenge? Whether you have a community optometry or hospital optometry background, if you have a desire to support the training the next generation of Optometrists this role may be for you.

This is a very exciting time in Optometry with the great expansion of roles and opportunities being developed to deliver eye care across the UK. An opportunity has now arisen to become part of the team delivering the BSc (Hons) Optometry degree at UHI (and the new MOptom optometry degree from Sept 2025) as an Optometry Clinical Tutor working on a sessional basis.

Optmetry Clinical Tutor – Sessional

The post holder will provide clinical skills teaching support and assist with the delivery of the clinical skills modules within the optometry curriculum. The optometry clinical tutor supports students in their clinical skills training and provides supervision to volunteer patient clinic sessions.

We are looking for GOC registered Optometrists who have a passion to support the next generation of optometry trainees on their learning journey and passing on your valued experience.

This is a sessional post requiring potential candidates to commit to a minimum of 2 sessions per semester (up to 4 hours per session).

We are looking for an optometrist who ideally may have some experience of working with early career optometrists and who is enthusiastic about optometry education.

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

For further information and to arrange an informal confidential discussion please contact Alison MacPherson alison.macpherson@uhi.ac.uk

Other information

The role will be an hourly rate of £18.06 per hour, based on the UHI grade 6 pay scale.

This post is part time with a commitment to the delivery of a minimum of 2 sessions per semester. The time commitment is variable up to 4 hours per session, 9am -1pm or 1pm-5pm on a working pattern as agreed with your line manager. Current delivery of this role is across the teaching week but predominantly Friday afternoons but may be subject to change.

This post will be subject to a Disclosure Scotland Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and other background checks.

The workplace pension scheme provided to workers at grade five and below is the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). This is a qualifying pension scheme, which means it meets or exceeds the government’s standards. Full information about the scheme can be found on the Highland Council’s Pension Fund website.

The successful candidate will be expected to devote the whole of their time to the duties of the post. Outside paid work may be undertaken only with the permission of the Principal and vice-chancellor. This also applies to part time staff and consent will not be unreasonably withheld.

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.

When completing the application form please ensure that you clearly address how you meet both the essential and desirable selection criteria identified on the person specification.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 14 July 2024

Shortlisting will take place week commencing 15 July 2024 

The starting date for this role will be August 2024 and Interviews will be held on a date yet to be confirmed by videoconferencing

Interviews will be held To be confirmed.

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