Plymouth University Plymouth, South West England
Summary Discussion group dates: Thursday afternoons 3-5pm for 12 sessions dates detailed below. Separate role of assessor of approximately 20 written reflective assessments, staggered over the period. The University of Plymouth Peninsula Medical School is seeking practising Clinical Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) who are passionate about medical education and interested in facilitating small group learning and promoting and assessing reflective writing within the School This exciting post will cover maternity leave during the second 2 terms of this academic year and would be of interest to those wishing to develop an interest and role in education. Small group facilitator Critical features of small group learning activities are active, collaborative, reflective, student centred learning. Small Group Facilitators play a vital role in these groups, facilitating and managing the process of learning, using their expertise to probe and stimulate reasoning and problem solving and to support students to activate their existing knowledge and to integrate and apply new learning. At Plymouth Medical School, medical students attend Jigsaw Groups where they share and explore their clinical experiences with a focus on human sciences and professionalism. You will facilitate 2 groups which will run on Thursday afternoons, scheduled during term-times and also be expected to assess a number of students' written reflections. This separate role involves assessing and providing feedback on students' written reflections, across 2 years of the curriculum. You will also need to attend team meetings and take part in benchmarking activities Candidates should be registered with the relevant regulating body of your profession, undergoing regular appraisal, and currently practising in the Peninsula. You will have an interest in medical education and be prepared to contribute to assessment, curriculum development and quality assurance as appropriate. For each role, an interest in education and experience of teaching is essential. Previous experience of small group facilitation and/or reflective writing is desirable. Induction and in-service training will be provided for both roles. Jigsaw group dates 3-5pm at Plymouth Medical School central campus 16/01/20, 23/01/20, 30/01/20, 27/02/20, 05/03/20, 12/03/20, 26/03/20, 02/04/20, 30/04/20, 07/05/20, 14/05/20, 21/05/20 For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Rachel Leyland by email [email protected] or Hilary Neve by email [email protected] Closing Date: 12 Midnight, Sunday 3 November 2019 This is a part-time, term-time position for 12 sessions and is fixed-term to cover a period of maternity leave January to May 2020. The University of Plymouth is committed to equality of opportunity, promoting a diverse and inclusive culture, demonstrated through our commitment to the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and as a Stonewall diversity champion. All applications will be judged solely on merit, however, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in the workforce, for example black and minority ethnic groups. University of Plymouth holds a TEF (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework) Silver by the Office for Students. The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry holds a Silver Athena Swan Award and the University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women's careers in STEMM academia.