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Practice Education Facilitator - St Asaph


Location:  St Asaph
Salary:  £30,496 to £35,326 per annum
Closing Date:  Sunday 05 June 2022
Reference:  2122434-R3

Do you want to:

Be involved in shaping health education in Wales?

Translate your excellence in clinical practice into learning and teaching that inspires?

Support applicants from a diverse background to train as a Nurse from our St Asaph Campus?

YES – then read on:

Wrexham Glyndwr University (WGU) is delighted to be in a position to advertise for Nursing Practice Education Facilitator roles within the Faculty of Social and Life Sciences’ Nursing department. 

These posts have arisen following a commissioning process conducted by Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW). HEIW have taken the opportunity in partnership with stakeholders, to change the “shape” of education provision in Wales to best meet the needs of all Health Boards and Trusts and develop a cutting edge innovative contract to put Wales at the forefront of Health Professional education. 

As a result of this WGU have been awarded provision of an expanded portfolio of Nursing (adult, Mental Health and Child fields).  These programmes offer exciting opportunities to contribute to delivery of HEIW commissioned programmes. 

Applicants must have Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration. Additionally, experience in relevant clinical areas and experience of facilitating learning and developing new initiatives will be necessary. 

Please view our short video, which includes staff, partners and students to get a sense of who we are, how we work, and what working here would feel like: View it here.

To ensure that the new contracts (which run from August 2021 with new students commencing education in September 2022) are successfully written, validated by WGU and approved by the relevant professional bodies, we are seeking excellent new team members with the vision, ambition and the ability to translate the needs of service into educational innovations. You will be committed to contributing to the ongoing development of an accessible and supportive Nursing and Allied Health Professional (AHP) community within which the wellbeing of the people of the region is at the forefront of all we do. This portfolio area is delighted to have achieved 100% staff satisfaction in the 2020 WGU staff survey. Successful candidates will be joining a team who are encouraged and supported to achieve their ambitions and whose valuable experience, perspective and professional autonomy are prized.

Successful candidates will be committed to ensuring accessible routes into professional programmes are in place in support of the development of a future workforce who are truly representative of the people of Wales. Our innovative “introduction to the profession” short courses are an example of such accessibility. WGU’s Active Learning Framework (ALF) will form the basis of all curriculum developments. This innovative learning blend helps to ensure that students access their teaching and learning in the ways that are best suited to certain activities. Some aspects, such as clinical skills, are delivered face-to-face, with others delivered online. The online elements are sometimes ‘live’ (synchronous) and sometimes available to be studied flexibly around other commitments (asynchronous). Successful candidates will build upon existing strong partnerships to work closely with HEIW, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB), Powys Teaching Health Board, Welsh Ambulance Service Trust (WAST) and other stakeholders to ensure that the curriculum is closely aligned to service needs. There is a strong focus on inter-professional education and this takes place with shared learning outcomes throughout our professional health programmes (including our already highly regarded Occupational Therapy (No.1 in Wales*), Physiotherapy and Adult Nursing programmes (No.1 in Wales for Nursing**), as well as in some cases with other Higher Education (HE) partners.

To support the growth in this area as part of its Campus 2025 strategy, WGU have designed a new Health and Innovation Quarter, and will also be delivering from the Regional University Centre St Asaph to further ensure that Central and East BCUHB are accessible to students studying Nursing and AHP programmes.

Welsh Language skills are desirable for this role.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact:

Dr Christine O’Grady, Principal Lecturer and Professional Lead for Pre-Registration Nursing.


* for Counselling, Psychotherapy and Occupational Therapy based on Overall Satisfaction WGU analysis of unpublished NSS 2020 data CAH3

** Non-Specific based on Overall Satisfaction WGU analysis of unpublished NSS 2020 data CAH3


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Wrexham Glyndwr University is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates and will ensure applicants will not be discriminated against due to their protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. The University will make all efforts to meet your access requirements, please contact our Human Resources Team as soon as possible to discuss any adjustments you may need.  

We welcome applications in Welsh and English. Any applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than applications submitted in English.

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