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RGU Garthdee, AB10 7GJ
£42,149 - £50,296 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Part Time

This position has expired.

Job Summary

The School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences at RGU is looking to appoint a specialist E-tutor in Mental Health and Psychiatry to support the delivery of pharmacy courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The role is suitable for applicants with a wide range of clinical backgrounds, including nursing or medical as well as pharmacy. Annotation as a prescriber and active prescriber experience would also be desirable.

This role is designed as a part-time post (75h/academic year) which may be particularly attractive for applicants who wish to gain some academic experience whilst retaining their base within in a specialist clinical practice setting.

Considering the fast paced and evolving landscape of pharmacy education, this is an exciting time to be involved with initiatives within the School. We already have a highly successful course portfolio: the undergraduate Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) course and postgraduate degrees in Clinical Pharmacy Practice, Advanced Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy Service Development at MSc level, along with the Independent Prescribing courses. We are currently involved in the re-design of the MPharm course and postgraduate course portfolio in response to the new GPhC education and training standards and other initiatives such as the Foundation training year, Clinical Academic Fellows and Consultant Pharmacist programmes.

This post is subject to the individual being required to join the PVG scheme. For more information visit: https://

Salary on first appointment is normally to the bottom of the scale, although in exceptional circumstances an appointment further up the scale may be considered. 

For informal enquiries please contact Lindsey Taylor (Academic Team Lead), email:, telephone: 01224 262568.


Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: Head of School

RESPONSIBLE FOR: No line management responsibility

PURPOSE OF POST: To carry out designated online teaching, facilitating and assessment duties in the undergraduate Master of Pharmacy course and the postgraduate courses (MSc Clinical Pharmacy Practice; MSc Advanced Pharmacy Practice, MSc Clinical Pharmacy Service Development) including Pharmacist Independent Prescribing or as otherwise required by the Head of School.


Contribution to the design, development and delivery of teaching and assessment at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Facilitate and support the students in particular:

• Participate in the design, delivery and assessment of online activities

• Participate in the authoring and review of learning materials

• Contribute to the online tutoring and support of students using the RGU virtual leaning environment (Campusmoodle).

Duties include an appropriate balance of the following:

• Develop and maintain expertise in subject areas

• Participate in subject and course development

• Participate in course curriculum development

• Establish and maintain 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)

Teaching and related activity including:

• Online, open and distance learning support

• Examining and assessment

Course and curriculum development Scholarly activity and personal development including:

• Educational management and administration

• Participation in relevant internal and external committees

• Working groups and project teams

• Participation in quality assurance procedures

• Participation in staff appraisal scheme

Person Specification


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

MPharm (or equivalent) pharmacy degree or a degree in a related healthcare discipline


Specialist knowledge of the clinical management of psychiatric illness


Up to date and specialist practice experience in Mental Health and Psychiatry.


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

GPhC Registrant with annotation as Pharmacist Independent Prescriber or equivalent registration with other healthcare regulatory bodies.

MSc in Clinical Pharmacy (or equivalent)

PhD and/or relevant research experience


Understanding of educational methods and learning styles relevant to healthcare professionals


Active prescriber experience

Experience of education and training

Experience of developing, delivering and evaluating healthcare services and public health initiatives.



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: Pastoral Care and Welfare - Experience of calming and reassuring those with work/study related problems who may be experiencing distress, dealing with difficult welfare situations or confidential matters and providing support for those in considerable distress or requiring long-term complex support.

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

Behaviour 4: 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.

Behaviour 5: 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 6: Liaison and Networking - Experience of circulating information in an accurate and timely manner, working across team boundaries to build and strengthen working relationships and leading and developing internal networks to pursue a shared interest.