Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Optometry

Are you an Optometrist or Orthoptist looking to start a teaching career in higher education? Perhaps youre an established lecturer and would like to join a supportive team to help shape our growing Optometry offering and develop your own academic career in the process If so, we would like to share this opportunity with you.

UWE Bristol are oneof the largest universities in the South West and one of the largest employers in the Bristol region. We currently have 2 opportunities available for Lecturer/ Senior Lecturers in Optometry in our School of Health and Social Wellbeing, Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences. This is an exciting time to join our team, given the General Optical Council (GOC) Education Strategic Review and the development of our new MSci Optometry programme.

About the vacancies:

We are looking to appoint to the following 2 posts:

1. Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Optometry

This is a permanent post, and is part-time working on a 0.6 full-time equivalent contract.

2.Senior Lecturer in Optometry

This is a fixed-term post for 1-year maximum, and is full-time working on a 1.0 full-time equivalent contract.

Please ensure you highlight which post you are applying for in your application.

You will be joining ourSchool of Health and Social Wellbeing, in the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences, which is a large, diverse and dynamic part of the University. The Faculty brings together experts from Allied Health Professions, Biological, Applied Sciences, Health and Social Sciences, and Nursing and Midwifery.

The School provides a full time GOC approved BSc(Hons) Optometry programme and a range of postgraduate and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes. As well as the above BSc(Hons) course, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute, where appropriate, to other programmes across the School of Health and Social Wellbeing and to our extensive CPD offering.

About you:

It is anticipated that you will have a high level of insight into contemporary optometry practice and will have experience of teaching and assessment in higher, further or continuing education or in clinical practice. Knowledge of the contemporary theories and concepts that underpin optometry practice and education is essential. You must be registered and practicing as an Optometrist or Orthoptist on the GOC Professional Register, either have achieved, are working towards or are willing to undertake a Master's degree in a health/education related subject, and possess strong evidence of continuing professional development related to your current role. Additionally you will hold a recognised teacher's qualification or be willing to work towards one.

If you are new to teaching but can demonstrate the required experience, we can support you and would like to hear from you. We are able to provide support through our Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education programme, and will provide you with the necessary support to develop your teaching skills. Please keep this in mind when reading the full job description attached to this advert.

About us:

These posts are based at ourGlensideCampus which is set within beautiful grounds in Stapleton, just three miles north east of Bristol City Centre.Regularbus serviceslink the campus to the main Frenchay site, the city centre and surrounding areas, and nearbyBristol Parkwaytrain station.

Home to UWE'sFaculty of Health and Applied Sciences, Glenside Campus offers excellent teaching facilities, these include a selection of inter-professional simulation suites, enabling students to practice and develop professional competencies, and one of the best health care libraries in England.

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Why UWE Bristol?

We are one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West with 32,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 4,000 staff from across the globe. We are both globally connected and regionally embedded, with a strong network of employer and partner connections.

We have a lot to be proud of at UWE, ourachievementsinclude scoring above sector average for student satisfaction, we are ranked 36thinThe Guardian Best UK Universities 2022and 39thin the latest Times Higher Education 'Table of Tables'.

We are an ambitious andvalues leduniversity. We're focused on solving future global challenges through outstanding learning, world-leading research and a culture of enterprise and we are looking for people who share our core values to help us achieve those aims.

With inclusivity as a core value, UWE Bristol recognises the power of atruly diverse university community. We support and celebrate the diversity of our staff and students as a key driver for innovation and success, promoting pathways and achievements to inspire and generate confidence and ambition.

In addition to progressive pay rates, we offer a wide range ofemployee benefitsincluding:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 35 days pro rata
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year
  • flexible working
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes
  • access to employee assistance programme
  • ongoing learning and development opportunities
  • family friendly policies and wellbeing initiatives
  • onsitenurseryat our Frenchay Campus.
  • Retail savings via the Wider Wallet scheme
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme

Further information

Interviews will be held on Friday 24th June.

Job Share:These posts are not available on a job share basis.

Add your individuality to ours

Proud to be part of a vibrant, multicultural city that celebrates diversity, were always on the lookout for talented people from all backgrounds to join us. Our people are our strength, and diversity enhances our creativity and leads to better decision-making and problem-solving. Bring your talent and ambition to our growing staff community of over 4,000 individuals and find yourself in a stimulating and supportive environment where youll thrive. Add your individuality to ours to help set us apart.

We may be able to sponsor qualifying candidates for this role under the Home Office Skilled Worker visa route. Please read ourSkilled Worker Guidanceto assess if you will be eligible to be sponsored under the criteria.

Please also refer to theHome Office Right to Work Checklistwhich provides details of which documents are acceptable to prove your right to work in the UK. Should you be shortlisted you will be asked to produce your right to work documents at your interview.

You may also wish to explore other visa options which you are eligible for which will allow you to work in the UK.

Please note that UWE does not cover any visa or health surcharge costs.

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