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RGU Garthdee, AB10 7GJ
£36,386 - £51,805 per year
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Position Type:
Full 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 Advanced Practice.  RGU is an innovative, inclusive, and ambitious University, focused on the impact of its demand-led teaching and research. Not only were we the Scottish University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Awards for 2021 and ranked top modern university in the Complete University Guide, but we also have an impressive array of other awards, including (amongst many others) a Gold Rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, placing us in the top 20% of the best universities in the UK for the quality of our undergraduate teaching and learning. In addition, the National Student Survey for 2022 places RGU in the top ten for overall satisfaction in the UK (excluding colleges, small, specialist and private institutions).

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 Advanced Practice, you will join a motivated team of academics, providing high quality and impactful teaching and learning across the School.  With knowledge, experience and skills as well as a postgraduate qualification in Advanced Practice in a relevant subject, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the School’s postgraduate healthcare education portfolio.  As a registered advanced practitioner, you should have excellent communication and teaching skills and be able to motivate and inspire students. All of 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.
A competitive salary, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance.
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 an equal opportunities employer
We are committed to the health and wellbeing of our staff and to the sustainability of our environment.

For informal enquiries please contact:

Dr Sheelagh Martindale, Academic Strategic Lead at or Dr Janyne Afseth, Senior Lecturer, Postgraduate Taught Portfolio at

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

Grade 7 Salary Scale: £36,386 – 42,155
Grade 8 Salary Scale: £43,414 – 51,805
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.

Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: Senior Lecturer, Postgraduate Taught Portfolio

RESPONSIBLE FOR: No line management responsibility 

PURPOSE OF THE POST: The lecturing role is predominantly to contribute to the postgraduate Advancing Practice provision as well as the wider under and postgraduate programmes, post registration CPD, scholarly activity and research. 


  • Carries out designated teaching (e.g., via lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, laboratory work, field trips, studio work, practical’s etc) and assessment duties in areas of expertise, or as otherwise required by the Head of School.

    • Participates in the development and preparation of teaching materials.

    • Provides tutorial and personal guidance for students.

    • Supervises undergraduate and postgraduate projects.

    • Develops and maintains expertise in subject areas. Participates in subject and course development.

    • Undertakes appropriate administrative responsibilities (e.g., year tutor, student selection, assessment co-ordination, placement organisation, timetabling, maintaining attendance records etc).

    • Assist in the supervision of students as appropriate.

    • Promotes and markets the School and its courses to local, national, and international clientele (including student recruitment).

    • Maintains working relationships with other Schools/Departments/Units within the University, as necessary, for the smooth operation and continued development of the School and its courses.

    • Actively pursues and/or encourages research activities (e.g., writing for publication, developing own research, supervising research students, establishing externally funded research projects, presenting at conferences etc).

    • Actively participates in and suggests relevant staff development activities. Engages with other staff, and wherever possible, in consultancy activities relevant to the School.

    • Establishes and maintains relevant professional and industrial links, as necessary, for the effective operation of the School's courses (e.g., engagement in work of external bodies, educational and professional).

    • Represents the School on relevant University committees and the School and University on external committees.

    • Carries out such other related duties as may be required.

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.

Relocation assistance may be available for this post, subject to conditions.

Person Specification


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

  • Current registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or a registered healthcare professional with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Postgraduate Advanced Practice Qualification including non-medical prescribing.


  • Knowledge of relevant NMC / HCPC Standards for postgraduate education and training.


  • Current clinical and/or educational experience relevant to advanced practice.
  • Previous experience of supporting or teaching students.



Qualifications and Professional Memberships

  • PhD or Masters degree in relevant discipline. 
  • PGCert in Teaching and Learning or equivalent / willing to work towards achieving this. 


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


  • Evidence of participating in / leading research studies, quality improvement projects, service evaluations or clinical audits.
  • Evidence of teaching and learning / practice education in healthcare. 


Behaviour 1: Communication - Ability to receive, understand and convey straightforward information 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