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RGU Garthdee, AB10 7GJ
£38,205 - £54,395 per year dependent on experience
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Full Time, Part Time
35 hours per week
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Job Summary

At Robert Gordon University (RGU) we are proud of our excellence in education and research and we are offering an opportunity to join our great team as a Lecturer in Paramedic Practice.

RGU is an innovative, inclusive, and ambitious University, focused on the impact of its demand-led teaching and research. RGU delivers a high-quality vocational education and relevant curriculum which provides learners with the skills they require to thrive throughout their careers. As a result, the university has a reputation for producing graduates that are highly sought after by employers. Over the last decade RGU has consistently had one of the best records of any UK university for graduate level employment. It celebrates a high-quality student experience and is currently ranked in the top three universities in Scotland for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey. It has been named as a Top University for Satisfaction and Employability (Guardian University Guide 2023).

The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice is a vibrant academic community and the main provider of both undergraduate and postgraduate nursing, midwifery and paramedic education in the North of Scotland. Our vision is to transform health and social care in urban, remote and rural areas and our new School Strategy sets out how we will achieve that.

As a Lecturer in Paramedic Practice, you will join a motivated team of academics, providing high quality and impactful teaching and learning in relation to the BSc Paramedic Practice programme and across the school. You will also have the opportunity to support student learning in practice with practice placement experiences constituting a significant part of the BSc Paramedic Practice programme.

With knowledge, experience, and skills as well as a degree in a relevant subject, you'll be expected to contribute to the wider School portfolio which includes undergraduate and postgraduate Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic education. A committed and motivated professional, you should have excellent communication and teaching skills and be able to motivate and inspire students. All our education is evidence based and we encourage curiosity and innovation in our staff to enhance our academic portfolio. Opportunities to undertake or contribute to applied health or educational research are promoted. You may also be able to get involved in the School’s commercialisation activities.

What we can offer you:

A full-time, permanent position, but we will consider different and flexible contract types, such as part-time working.

Whilst we are focussed on educating the next generation of Nurses, Midwives and Paramedics, we also appreciate the need to retain skills in the health profession, so we may consider part and full time secondments from your current role.

A competitive salary, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, including closure every Christmas and New Year.

An option for hybrid working in line with our HR policy.

You will be supported to engage in scholarship and research for your professional and personal development.

We are committed to inclusion, the health and wellbeing of our staff and to the sustainability of our environment.

RGU's ultra-modern campus, located on the outskirts of the vibrant and prosperous city of Aberdeen, offers a superb place to live, work and develop your career. A relocation package is available to assist with your transition to RGU, where you’ll enjoy working in one of the most impressive university settings in the UK, with first-class educational infrastructure and outstanding sporting and leisure facilities, all set against a stunning rural backdrop on the banks of the river Dee. More information can be found on our relocation pages


For informal enquiries please contact:

Dr Neil Johnson, Associate Dean

James Brogan, Principal Lecturer

This post is subject to a Disclosure Scotland check. For more information visit:

From 1 August 2023
Grade 7 Salary Scale: £38,205 - 44,263
Grade 8 Salary Scale: £45,585 – 54,395
Salary on appointment will be dependent upon experience.

Candidates with limited or no prior experience as an academic will be placed on the first point of the Grade 7 scale. Consideration will be given to offering an Academic Attraction Payment (adjusted annually) for those candidates who have specific industry knowledge, skills or, expertise which are required for the position.

Please see the job attachments for further information regarding the Grade 7 and Grade 8 criteria. Further guidance on Academic Attraction Payments can be found here.



RESPONSIBLE TO: Principal Lecturer

RESPONSIBLE FOR: No line management responsibility

PURPOSE OF THE POST: The lecturing role is predominantly to contribute to the School portfolio which includes undergraduate and postgraduate education, post registration CPD, scholarly activity and research.


Participate in the development and preparation of teaching materials.

Provide tutorial and personal guidance for students.

Supervises undergraduate and postgraduate projects.

Develop and maintain expertise in subject areas.

Participate in subject and course development.

Participate in curriculum development and in particular contributes to the introduction of new methods of teaching, learning and assessment.

Assists in the supervision of students as appropriate during their clinical learning experience.

Promotes and markets the School and its courses to local, national and international clientele.

Other activities as deemed appropriate by the Associate Dean or the Dean of School.

Candidates with limited/no lecturing experience can still be considered but will work to the Developing Academic. Full details of both roles can be found in the attached PDF.

Person Specification


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

Degree in a relevant subject area.

Current registration with the Health and Care Profession Council (HCPC)


Knowledge and awareness of current policy and priorities relevant to professional practice.

Knowledge of relevant HCPC Standards for education and training.


Recent relevant clinical and/or educational experience



Qualifications and Professional Memberships

PhD or Higher Degree e.g. Masters in relevant discipline

PGCert in Teaching and Learning or equivalent / willing to work towards achieving this.


Evidence of contribution to Professional Body Activity e.g. locally or nationally.

Evidence of teaching and learning/practice education in professional practice.



Behaviour 1 - Communication - Ability to receive, understand and convey information requiring careful explanation and information of a complex or conceptual nature, in a clear and accurate manner

Behaviour 2 - Teaching and Learning Support - Experience of providing standard information or delivering teaching or training, designing content or learning materials within existing frameworks and developing innovative approaches to learning experience and the curriculum

Behaviour 3 - Service Delivery - Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customers’ expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards 

Behaviour 4 - Liaison and Networking - Experience of circulating information in an accurate and timely manner, working across team boundaries to build and strengthen working relationships, leading and developing internal networks to pursue a shared interest and leading and building external networks to enhance the work of the organisation

Behaviour 5 - Decision Making - Experience of using own judgement to make decisions, making collaborative decisions with others to reach conclusions and providing advice or information that will influence the decisions of others

Behaviour 6 - Analysis and Research - Experience of identifying or designing data gathering and analytical methods appropriate for each investigation, and producing reports that identify key issues and findings


Salary:  38205.00 - 54395.00 GBP per Year

Position Type: Full Time & Part Time , Permanent 35.0 Hours per Week


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