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Midwife Teacher

South East England
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Band 5, Band 6, Band 7
Specialist areas:
General, Research/education
Start Date:
University of Southampton
Job Ref:

Active on Midwifery Part of the NMC professional Register

We are looking for a permanent Senior Teaching Fellow who is a Midwife, active on the professional NMC register, to contribute to the design and delivery of pre and post registration midwifery education programmes and deliver education activities within other multi-professional healthcare curricula. The midwifery profession and its regulations are amidst a changing landscape. Your experience will be as a midwifery educationalist/teaching fellow for a 1.0 FTE senior teaching fellow, to join our proficient midwifery team. Upon appointment, your University title will be Senior Teaching Fellow.

About the university

Midwifery education is established within one of the UK’s leading research-intensive Universities and a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group. Be a part of the University of Southampton, an institution in the top one per cent of world universities and one of the UK’s top 15 research-intensive Universities ( We have an international reputation for research, teaching and enterprise activities.Our successes are acknowledged in international and UK league table rankings and with prestigious awards such as ‘Nursing’ being ranked 9th in the world and third in the UK according to the QS World Rankings by Subject 2018.

At Southampton, we believe first class education and research is one of the key drivers to delivering care of the highest quality and ensuring that midwifery continues to be a profession that attracts the brightest and the best. Our midwifery pre-registration programmes and contributions to continuous professional practice modules enable development of critical thinking and independent learning skills essential for future leaders and decision makers. Our teaching fellows are leaders in their fields and offer opportunities to learn about world-changing education and research as it happens.

About the faculty/department

You will be working within the Faculty of Health Sciences, which one of the largest and most successful Faculties of its kind in the UK. In a culture of collaboration, discovery and excellence, we pioneer advances in clinical practice and shape the future of healthcare delivery. We provide a first-class environment for cutting edge research and education to prepare tomorrow’s midwives, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, clinical physiologists and podiatrists to shape and advance practice across the world ( provides further details).

We maintained our position as the leading research intensive Faculty of Health Sciences in the UK in our REF 2014 result ranking us joint first for impact. In addition, 94% of our research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent, cementing us a leading Faculty of Health Sciences. Our healthcare researchers find evidence-based solutions to some of today's most pressing health problems and our impact is proven to fundamentally improve patient experience and drive NHS policy. We embed this innovative research into our education delivery so our students are exposed to research as it happens. It is our ambition to grow our research base across disciplines, to continue to produce world-leading research and change healthcare for the better.

The job

We are committed to building on our strong national and international reputation as a centre of educational excellence. Strong collaborative partnerships are pivotal to achieving our vision and our teaching fellow colleagues actively engage with external agencies influencing policy development and strategic direction.

Daily activities include:

• you as the personal academic tutor to a cohort of midwifery students
• year lead for a cohort of students
• liaising with the programmes manager and senior executive team members to deliver the Faculty core strategy
• liaising with clinical practice to maintain effective partnership working
• contributing to the design and delivery of programmes including module leadership, session delivery and marking activities
• being collegiate and role modelling excellence
• and quality monitoring activities across all Faculty and University teams.

The skills/experience needed

You will have an active Midwifery registration with the NMC, have formal teaching qualification(s) and be of doctoral level or equivalent. With an excellent reputation and evidence of achievement within relevant healthcare settings, education and/or research, you will contribute equally to the development and delivery of our educational provision espousing the University strategy. You will be able to challenge, be creative and innovative with education to further advance the delivery of high quality midwifery programmes in order to educate a midwifery workforce fit for 2030 and beyond. You will be joining a vibrant academic community committed to pooling and extending understanding in research, education and practice to create integrated educational programmes unique to the Faculty to make a positive difference to local and global health.

Application process

This post is suitable for Midwives, active on the NMC Professional register and who are experienced educationalists.

For additional information/informal enquiries before submitting your application, contact Dr Ellen Kitson-Reynolds,

Please include a covering letter and full CV in your application.

You should also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent directly by your referees to: Dr Ellen Kitson-Reynolds, Professional Practice in Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Building 67, University of Southampton, Highfield Campus. SO17 1BJ

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at
The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above.

If you need any assistance, please call Sam Stubbs (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0)23 8059 4046. Please quote reference 994418KE-R on all correspondence.

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