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Contract Type
Fixed Term
£45,585 to £54,395 per annum
Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Science
Singleton Campus, Swansea
Closing Date
4 Jun 2024
Interview Date
24 Jun 2024
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About The University

Swansea University is a research-led university that has been making a difference since 1920. The University community thrives on exploration and discovery and offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life.

Our stunning waterfront campuses and multicultural community make us a desirable workplace for colleagues from around the world. Our reward and benefits, and ways of working enable those who join us to have enriching careers, matched by an excellent work-life balance.

About The Role

The Department of Nursing is a progressive, dynamic, and aspirational part of the School of Health and Social Care and Swansea University. Our goal is to provide the highest quality national and internationally recognised nursing education, research, and innovation.The Department is dedicated to the delivery of outstanding, evidence-based education for those starting on their nursing journey by undertaking a pre-registration nursing degree leading to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, as well as qualified nurses wishing to undertake continuing professional development courses, master’s degrees and doctoral programmes. We have a national reputation for our expertise in developing advanced, specialist and clinical nurses.

We are looking for an individual who is an experienced fluent first language Welsh speaking registered nurse with the NMC who can significantly enhance our student learning experience through teaching and continuing development of the curriculum through the medium of Welsh.  It is anticipated that the successful candidate will help to strengthen the links between our various programmes of study and our key stakeholders via the Welsh language. The teaching staff team will share and promote good practice in teaching and aim to develop innovations in teaching methods to engage and inspire students. The work of the post-holder will primarily involve students undertaking the pre-registration nursing programmes and will involve significant contributions to teaching and supporting students on the pre-registration nursing degree programmes through the medium of Welsh. The post-holder will work collaboratively with the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol and the University in adhering to the Welsh language strategy and help achieve the targets set for Welsh-medium provision and students electing to study through the medium of Welsh within this subject.

The post-holder will be a part of a wider community of academic staff at Swansea and throughout Wales who are working towards growing the Welsh language as a medium of teaching and research within the Department of Nursing.

Essential Criteria

  1. Current registration with the NMC (adult, child, learning disability or mental health).
  2. A degree in nursing (adult, child, learning disability or mental health).
  3. Fluent Welsh speaker including reading and written Welsh language is required.

Academic Career Pathway

The pathway for this post is Teaching & Scholarship. The Academic Career Pathways (ACP) scheme is designed to ensure that academic strengths whether in research, teaching, the wider student experience, leadership or innovation and engagement, are all appropriately recognised, developed, valued, and rewarded. For further information, please see our ACP webpage.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in all its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive environment and welcome diverse applications from the following protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic and national origin), religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation.

As an inclusive and welcoming workplace, we value people for their skills regardless of their background. Applications are welcome in Welsh and will not be treated less favourably than those submitted in English.

Welsh Language Skills

The Welsh language level required for this role is Level 3 - Fluently. The role holder will be able to conduct a fluent conversation in Welsh on a work-related matter and write original Welsh material with confidence.

The University is a proud bilingual institution, our Welsh Language Strategy outlines our aspiration to promote the language and enable our staff to engage with the language as an additional workplace skill and as a gateway to new cultural and social opportunities. Applications are welcome in Welsh and will not be treated less favourably than those submitted in English. Welsh speakers have the right to an interview in Welsh. Applicants for a role where Welsh skills are essential are expected to present their application in Welsh and will be interviewed in Welsh, if shortlisted.

Additional Information

Applications for this role will take the format of a CV submission and cover letter.

A satisfactory DBS certificate must be provided before a start date can be confirmed.


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