Lecturer in Veterinary Clinical Practice

University of Surrey


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Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Location:  Guildford
Salary: 

£22,923 to £26,558
per annum pro rata (0.6 FTE) + 10% salary increase for MRCVS
Fixed Term Maternity Leave Cover to 28th February 2025
Post Type:  Part Time
Closing Date: 
23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 26 November 2023
Interview Date: 
Tuesday 05 December 2023
Reference:  058923

Experienced clinician needed for a fixed term Lecturer in Veterinary Clinical Practice position.

Are you an experienced clinician who wishes to diversify into education?

Here at the School of Veterinary Medicine, we have successfully established a high-quality network of clinical practices to deliver a fully distributed model of workplace based clinical education. By extensively partnering with the profession, we have developed an authentic, relevant, and student-centred approach to clinical veterinary education.

Integral to this model are the Lecturers in Veterinary Clinical Practice (LVCPs), our team of clinical tutors who provide oversight of individual development and evaluation of final year students toward attainment of day-one competences and support practice-based trained clinical mentors in the delivery of our Intramural Rotation (IMR) module.  This is achieved through regular and frequent practice visits to meet with clinical mentors and through the provision of one-to-one feedback and coaching of students.   As well as overseeing the successful development of the students’ portfolio, the LVCP team also play a key role in the assessment of final year students, and act to remediate where necessary.   

We have an opening for a part time (0.6FTE) fixed term LVCP post with a small animal bias however additional experience working in farm, equine or mixed practice would be beneficial as members of the small animal team do provide cross species cover when required. The successful appointee will be a UK registered (or eligible to register) veterinary surgeon and will be an experienced small animal or mixed practitioner.

The LVCPs act as key university liaisons for the partner practices and will be expected to develop strong working relationships with practice staff.  They provide pedagogical training of clinical mentors and contribute to the quality assurance of IMR delivery. The LVCPs are also personal tutors for students in 4th and 5th year of the curriculum, providing an important role in pastoral care of the students as they transition through the clinical years.

Due to the nature of the role and the geographical locale of our partner practices, this post would ideally suit someone based around London and the Thames valley. There would be a requirement to come to Guildford to teach and for a period of induction. There will be a requirement for significant travel to practices to support students.  This role supports flexible working and includes a generous pension and holiday allowance.

Candidates will have a flair for communicating with both undergraduates and practitioners, be excellent team players and have a passion for veterinary clinical education.  Prior academic experience is not a prerequisite, but some teaching or clinical coaching experience is beneficial. Comprehensive educational training is provided during the induction process.

Informal enquiries are invited and should be directed to Paul Pollard ([email protected])

We wish to create the conditions for success for our new starters in the Vet School, by facilitating their growth and development within our institution. To achieve this, we have established the following guiding principle for all new staff members who are on a local/Guildford contract, effective for all new starters. 

Four-Day On-Campus Commitment: All new staff, whether full-time or part-time, are expected to be physically present on campus for a minimum of four days each week during their initial four to six months of employment. The duration will vary depending on individual with minimum duration being 4 months and maximum duration being 6 months. This requirement is adjusted on a pro-rata basis for part-time staff members. For those on remote contract, a separate programme of on-campus commitment is being developed.

Interviews are scheduled to be held in person on Tuesday 5th December 2023.

To apply please attach your CV and a cover letter evidencing your suitability against the essential criteria required for this role as outlined in the person specification. 

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the ‘apply online’ button above.
In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

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