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  1. Explanatory notes including application procedure
  2. Further particulars, including:
           a. information about King‟s College London, and the post
           b. job description and person specification
           c. summary of the terms and conditions of service
  3. Application form
  4. Equal opportunities monitoring form
EXPLANATORY NOTES - please read carefully before completing the application form

Thank you for your enquiry regarding a post at King‟s College London. Enclosed is an application
form and a set of further particulars for this post. These comprise: a job description and person
specification; general information about the College, School and Department; as well as the main
terms and conditions of the post.

Application procedure

Should you wish to apply for this position, please send the following:

      a completed Application form (see below)
      an Equal Opportunities form which can be obtained from our website at:

(You may include a CV as well, but not in place of the application form)

To email:

Applications should be made electronically in Word or PDF format.

Please ensure you quote reference number G6/GNI/278/10-JJ on all correspondence.

Informal enquiries should be made to Professor Alison While or Professor
Ian Norman

Closing date: 06 August 2010

Please advise your referees that they may be contacted and asked to provide a reference at short
Equal opportunities

King's College London is committed to promoting and developing equality of opportunity in all
areas of its work. In order to achieve this aim, the College will seek to:

      ensure that prospective and current students, job applicants and members of staff are
       treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential without any unjustified
       discrimination on grounds of age, sex, disability, family circumstances, race, colour,
       nationality, citizenship, ethnic origin, social and economic status, religious belief, sexual
       orientation, marital status or other irrelevant distinction
      promote good relations between individuals from different groups
      recognise and develop the diversity of skills and talent within both its current and potential
       staff and student body
      foster a culture based on trust and mutual respect
      undertake a programme of action to make equality policies effective
      monitor progress towards achieving equality of opportunity on a regular basis
      communicate to staff, students, associates and others the promotion of equal opportunities
       and College procedures to sustain it.

Applicants with disabilities

King's College London is keen to increase the number of disabled people it employs. We therefore
encourage applications from individuals with a disability who are able to carry out the duties of the
post. If you have special needs in relation to your application please contact the HR Advisor
responsible for the administration of the post.

Travel expenses

The College normally reimburses reasonable travel costs to and from interview within the United
Kingdom. Regrettably, only limited contribution to travel costs for applicants from outside the UK
may be available. Please contact the Head of Department before making your reservation.


We very much regret that due to limited resources and the large number of applications we
currently receive, we are only able to inform short listed candidates of the outcome of their

If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have been
unsuccessful on this occasion. We would like to assure you, however, that every application we
receive is considered in detail and a shortlist only drawn up after careful reference to a detailed
person specification.

If therefore, your application is not successful, we hope that you will not be discouraged and will
still apply for other suitable vacancies at King‟s College London as and when they are advertised.

Thank you for your interest in King‟s College London.

The College

King's College London is one of the top 25 universities in the world (Times Higher Education 2009)
and the fourth oldest in England. A research-led university based in the heart of London, King's
has nearly 23,000 students (of whom more than 8,600 are graduate students) from nearly 140
countries, and some 5,500 employees. King's is in the second phase of a £1 billion redevelopment
programme which is transforming its estate.

King's has an outstanding reputation for providing world-class teaching and cutting-edge research.
In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise for British universities, 23 departments were ranked in
the top quartile of British universities; over half of our academic staff work in departments that are
in the top 10 per cent in the UK in their field and can thus be classed as world leading. The College
is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of
nearly £450 million.

There are nine Schools of Study:
    Arts & Humanities
    Biomedical & Health Sciences
    Dental Institute
    Institute of Psychiatry
    Law
    Medicine
    Nursing & Midwifery
    Physical Sciences & Engineering
    Social Science & Public Policy

King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a
wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine and dentistry) and social sciences
including international affairs. It has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped
modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the
development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar. It is the largest centre for the education
of healthcare professionals in Europe; no university has more Medical Research Council Centres.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and
Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners
Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the
world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation
Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services. For more
information, visit:

The School

The Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery is the heir to the world‟s first school of
nursing and midwifery, established in 1860. The School has an excellent reputation for training; it
received top marks for teaching quality in the latest QAA review and was rated the top London
Nursing and Midwifery School by the Times Good University Guide in 2006. The School has a
turnover or £20m per annum. It employs 160 staff and teaches 2,600 students.

The School is highly regarded by leading London NHS Trusts and was the first Nursing and
Midwifery School in England to achieve the first stage of UNICEF/WHO „Baby Friendly‟ award.
In an analysis by Rand Europe undertaken for the Department of Health, the School rated as one
of two top institutions in England for highly cited publications in health research. It is the only
School of Nursing and Midwifery in London to be part of a world ranking, research intensive higher
education institution and to be allied with a medical school and related health, behavioural and
social sciences curricula. It is also home to the Nursing Research Unit, a unique multidisciplinary
national centre for nursing research.

The Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery at King‟s College London is building on
its strong and unique traditions to become the provider of choice for postgraduate and post-
registration nursing and midwifery education and training in London and one of the world‟s leading
schools of nursing and midwifery. The School is repositioning itself to become the premier Nursing
and Midwifery School in the UK and the provider of choice for post qualification education, training
and research in London. The School‟s strategic aims are to rebalance its education portfolio to
provide more post qualification (and, over time, less pre-registration), within pre-registration, more
degree level training and less diploma level training, with a greater use of blended learning based
on a pan-London catchment area. The School will develop its education and research in
partnership with leading healthcare providers across London, and will exploit the synergies with
health and social sciences schools within King‟s College.

The Post

The post holder will divide their time between the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing &
Midwifery, King‟s College London, where they will be based at the Waterloo Campus, and partner
NHS Trusts in South East London.

The key objective of the role is to support the clinical learning of pre-registration nurses. The post
holder will supervise students undertaking clinical practice placements and teach clinical skills in the
simulated environment of the clinical skills centre. They will contribute to clinical practice
assessment and evaluation and work in collaboration with clinical Trust based staff to maintain and
improve the quality of the clinical learning environment.

We welcome applications from registered nurses with clinical expertise in Adult Nursing, and with
experience of acute nursing care.

Suitable applicants may have the opportunity to study part-time for an MSc degree.

Post Title:                  Clinical Teacher
                             Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery

Grade:                       6

Responsible to:              Head of School

Reports to:                  Head of Department


        To participate in teaching, development and organisation of pre-registration and post-
         qualification modules in Nursing and/or Midwifery. To play a key role in facilitating the
         learning of nursing or midwifery students based in practice placements.


Key Objectives:
        Teaching:
        Design, develop and deliver a range of health practice related programmes/
         pathways/modules/study days both in partner NHS Trusts and other related organisations
         or in the School and, as appropriate.
        Develop and apply innovative and appropriate teaching techniques and material which
         create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students.
        Ensure that course design and delivery comply with the quality standards and regulations
         of the university and department.

        Student support:
        Act as a personal tutor for academic and clinical practice support

        Management:
        Act as module/study day leader as required, progressing onto programme/pathway
         leadership as appropriate.

        Administration:
        Regularly review course content and materials, and update it when required.
        Participate in all aspects of module/study day delivery, including assessment of work,
         timetabling, room bookings, risk assessment and quality assurance procedures in
         accordance with College regulations.

        Development:
        Participate in module/study day development, review and evaluation.
Communication & Networking:
      The Clinical Teacher will be required to: disseminate conceptual and complex ideas to
       students and clinical partners which support clinical learning, using appropriate media
       and methods to promote understanding; and develop and maintain effective clinical links
       in order to enhance collaboration with key NHS Trusts and other related organisations to
       support teaching.

Decision Making, Planning and Problem Solving:
      Identify programme development needs and propose how these should be achieved.
      Develop ideas for generating income, promoting the subject, disseminating and applying
       the results of scholarship
      Responsible for design, delivery and assessment of modules, with particular reference to
       their clinical aspects
      Collaborate with colleagues on implementation of assessment procedures
      Contribute to accreditation and quality control processes.
      Ensure student needs and expectations are met
      Manage projects relating to own area of work such as placements
       Responsible for administrative duties such as admissions, time-tabling, examinations,
       attendance, etc
      To participate in the design, delivery, development and marketing of the School‟s
       educational portfolio, in collaboration with the relevant Head of Education and Associate
       Dean (Education and External Affairs).
      To manage specific modules and study days, leading onto pathway/programme
       leadership as appropriate.
      To explore options for e-learning and distance learning in collaboration with the School
       Learning Technology Team.

Service Delivery:
      Provide specialist or professional advice
      Independently provide advice and deal with queries of a specialist nature, interpret
       requirements of students‟ and clinical staff
      Give support to liaison lecturers and other staff in dealing with queries and monitor
       service objectives and standards
      Monitor the required levels of student performance
      Deal with internal or external contacts and usually initiate contact to explore customer‟s

Analysis & Research:
      Engage in pedagogic and practitioner research and other scholarly activities.
      Contribute to the development of teaching and learning strategies.
      Work in conjunction with others to apply subject knowledge to practice. Contribute to the
       development of research objectives, projects and proposals.
      Assist in the conduct of individual or collaborative research projects
      Identify sources of funding and contribute to the process of securing funds
      Extend, transform and apply knowledge acquired from scholarship to teaching, research
       and appropriate external activities
      Write or contribute to publications or disseminate research finding using other appropriate
      Make presentations at conferences or exhibit work in other appropriate events.
 Team Work, Teaching & Learning Support:
           Act as a responsible team member, leading where agreed, and develop productive
            working relationship with others
           Collaborate with colleagues to identify and respond to student needs
           Design teaching material and deliver across a range of modules within subject area
           Use appropriate teaching, learning support and assessment methods
           Contribute to the supervision of student projects
           Contribute to the planning, design and development of objectives and material
           Identify areas of current provision in need of revision or improvement
           Mark and assess work and examinations and provide feedback to students

 Sensory/Physical Demands & Work Environment:
           Balance the pressures of teaching, research and administrative demands and competing
           Conduct risk assessments and take responsibility for the health and safety of students
            and others.

 Pastoral Care:
           Undertake role of personal/group tutor
           Responsible for the pastoral care of students in a specified clinical practice area

Organisational Chart:

Dean, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing & Midwifery, KCL

Associate Dean (Staff Development)                                      Associate Dean (Education &
                                                                        External Relations)

Head of Department (selected according to the successful applicant‟s clinical specialty)

                                                 Head of Pre-Registration Studies

Clinical Teacher

Special Requirements:

          You will be required to work irregular hours in accordance with the needs of the role.
          You may be required to work up to 4.5 days per week based in clinical practice areas.
          Information of a confidential nature must be kept strictly confidential and should never be
           disclosed either inside or outside work. It should be noted that breach of confidentiality is a
           serious offence which may lead to dismissal.
          This appointment is subject to Occupational Health clearance. Should you be offered this
           post you will be sent an Occupational Health Questionnaire along with your contract of
           employment. When the Occupational Health Department have evaluated your
       questionnaire and declared that you are fit for appointment, your appointment will be
       formally confirmed.


All staff are expected to adhere to King‟s policies and procedures.


This vacancy has been defined as a „position of trust‟ and is therefore exempt from the
Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). As such, shortlisted candidates will be required to declare
full details of any criminal background, regardless of how old a conviction may be and the
successful candidate will be required to apply for a standard (or enhanced) Disclosure (a criminal
records check) from the Criminal Records Bureau. A criminal record will only be taken into
account for recruitment purposes, where the conviction is relevant to the position being applied for,
and where this is the case, will not necessarily bar candidates from employment. Any decision will
depend on the precise nature of the work and the circumstances and background to the offence(s).
The same procedure will be followed for College staff applying internally for a vacancy. Further
information about the Disclosure scheme can be found at Copies of the CRB‟s
Code of Practice and the College‟s Recruitment Policy for posts requiring Disclosure are available
on request.

Date: July 2010

Please note:

This job description reflects the core activities of the role and as the College and the post-holder
develop there will inevitably be changes in the emphasis of duties. It is expected that the post-
holder recognise this and adopt a flexible approach to work and be willing to participate in training.

If changes to the job become significant, the job description should be reviewed formally by the
post-holder and line manger. The Human Resources department should then be consulted as to
the implications of the proposed changes.

Eligibility to Work in the United Kingdom

International applications will be considered for this position. If you do not have permission to enter,
remain and work in the United Kingdom you will need to pass a points-based immigration assessment.
Before you apply for this job you must ascertain whether you have sufficient points to qualify under Tier
1 and/or Tier 21 schemes. If you do not have sufficient points please do not apply as you will not be
granted permission to enter the United Kingdom. Click on the following link to the points calculator:

Border & Immigration Agency | Points-based calculator

At the interview you will be asked to furnish the panel with the details of the route (Tier 1 and/or Tier 2)
you would be eligible to follow. Please note that should you have sufficient points this does not mean
your application will be successful. In the event your application is successful there is no guarantee that
your application for a visa will be granted, in which event the offer will be withdrawn.

CRITERIA                                                                      E    D    HOW IDENTIFIED
                                                                              S    E    AND ASSESSED
                                                                              S    S
                                                                              E    I    AP = application
                                                                              N    R    AS = assessment
                                                                              T    A    I = interview
                                                                              I    B
                                                                              A    L    P = presentation
                                                                              L    E    R = references

Education/qualification and training
RN NMC (active) Registration in Adult Nursing                                 X         AP
BSc in Nursing (or related subject) (2:1 or above) or MSc Nursing             X         AP
(or related subject)
MSc in Nursing (or related subject)                                                X    AP
Evidence of skill and knowledge development in a clinical specialism               X    I&P

Current and up to date knowledge of health practice and policy                X         I&P
Knowledge of evidence-based practice                                          X         I&P
Current and up to date knowledge of the regulations governing                 X         I&P
nursing education

Awareness of the guidelines on clinical governance                            X         AP
Ability to work effectively in a team and independently                       X         AP
Effective time management skills                                              X         I&P
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written                         X         I&P
Excellent interpersonal skills                                                X         I&P&R
Computer literate                                                             X         R
Teaching and training skills                                                       X    AP
Good clinical experience and expertise (minimum of 18 months)           X   AP
Track record of contributing to the development of clinical practice    X   AP & I
(e.g. audit and protocols, clinical teaching)

Supervision/mentorship of others                                        X   AP & I

Personal characteristics/other requirements
Attention to detail                                                     X   R
Flexibility                                                             X   R
Enthusiastic, highly motivated                                          X   I&R
A willingness to accept responsibility whilst working collaboratively   X   R
within a team context
Positive attitude to ongoing scholarly development                      X   R & AP

This appointment is made under the King‟s College London Terms and Conditions of Service for
Non-Academic staff, a copy of which is available from the Human Resources department on

Period of Appointment         Open ended

Probation                     Six months

Salary                        £33,070 - £39,038 per annum, inclusive of £2,323 London allowance
                              per annum

Annual leave                  27 working days

Staff receive four additional closure days. Notification as to how these days are taken is circulated
at the start of the academic year.


This appointment is superannuable under the USS pension scheme, the employee's contribution
normally being 6.35 % of salary.

It may be possible for staff already superannuated under the NHS Superannuation Scheme to
remain in that scheme provided an application to do so is received by the NHS scheme trustees
within three months of appointment to King‟s College London. Alternatively staff may opt to
participate in SERPS or take out a personal pension. Please note that the College does not
provide an employer's contribution towards a private pension plan.

The College operates PensionsPlus by which individuals increase their take home pay by reducing
their NI contributions. For staff who join either USS or SAUL pension schemes, you will automatically
be entered into PensionsPlus (provided you would benefit from doing so). As a result your salary will
be reduced so that you receive the PensionsPlus salary and a payment is made into your pension
scheme instead.

NB - NHS Superannuation Scheme: Medical Schools are classed as “Direction Employers” and
some benefits of the NHS Scheme are not available to Direction members.

For further information please contact the Payroll & Pension Manager, King‟s College London,
James Clerk Maxwell Building, 57 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8WA.


This appointment may be subject to Occupational Health clearance. Should you be offered this
post you may be sent an Occupational Health Questionnaire along with your contract of
employment. When the Occupational Health Department have evaluated your questionnaire and
declared that you are fit for appointment, your appointment will be formally confirmed.


In the course of your work you may have access to personal or confidential information which must
not be disclosed or made available to any other person unless in the performance of your duties or
with specific permission from your Head of School/Department/Division. (In particular if your work
involves the handling of clinical samples and/or patient data, NHS policies for the maintenance of
security and confidentiality of NHS systems and data must be observed). Breaches in
confidentiality may lead to disciplinary action.

Training and Education

King‟s College London recognises the importance of training in achieving its objective of pursuing
excellence in teaching, research and clinical practice through the activities of its staff. We are
committed to providing training for all members of staff so that they can perform their jobs
effectively and offering them opportunities for further development. Most training and development
will occur "on the job" and formal training opportunities are also available from the College‟s
internal training and development services – – and through external

No Smoking Policy

King‟s College London is committed to maintaining a healthy environment for staff, students and
visitors. Therefore, please note that smoking is not permitted in any of the College buildings or in
College vehicles. Smoking is also not permitted immediately outside the entrances to College
buildings or near to windows and air intake units. Staff working at associated NHS trust sites or
other premises should adhere to whatever policy is in place at these locations.

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It is important that you type or write legibly using black ink when completing the form as it
will be photocopied. You may supply additional material if relevant but unfortunately it is not
sufficient to only send a copy of your Curriculum Vitae. Receipt of application will be
acknowledged only upon receipt of a stamped self-addressed envelope. Applications
should be returned to the address provided in the job details.

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How many days sickness absence have you taken in the last two years?

If an offer of employment is made, you may be required to complete a medical questionnaire which would be sent direct to our
occupational health department.
Have you applied to/been employed by King‟s College before? If so, please give details/dates:

Please give your present/last annual salary and details of any additional benefits/allowances:

Please note: salary details of appointee may be verified.

University/College         Subject                     From (mth/yr)                To (mth/yr)
                                                                                                                  (Hons/Level attained)

Technical, professional, commercial or relevant in-house training

College/Institute          Type of training            From (mth/yr)                To (mth/yr)                   Results

Membership of professional bodies / Professional registration

Secondary School           Examinations passed         From (mth/yr)                To (mth/yr)                   Grades


Please provide the names and addresses of two referees (one of whom should normally be your manager/supervisor at your current
workplace). For recent graduates your personal tutor could also be appropriate. Relatives may not be given as referees.

1.                                                                     2.

Tel no:                                                                Tel no:
Fax no:                                                                Fax no:
Email address:                                                         Email address:
Job title of referee:                                                  Job title of referee:
Relationship to you:                                                   Relationship to you:
If you are shortlisted, references may be taken up prior to interview. Please indicate         if you do not wish us to contact your current
employer prior to interview.
CURRENT AND PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS (please start with most recent)

                                                                                           From (mth/yr)   Reason for
Employer's name, address and type of business   Positions held (briefly describe duties)
                                                                                           To (mth/yr)     leaving
Please state below why you are interested in applying for the post and indicate how your skills, past achievements, qualifications,
experience and personal qualities make you suited for this job and what contribution you would expect to make if appointed. For
academic and research posts please list publications, grants and distinctions. (Please use additional sheets if necessary).


Access to this information will be restricted to a limited number of authorised College Staff. The information may also be used for
the purposes of compiling employee statistics and equal opportunities monitoring.

For those staff who hold honorary contracts with the NHS, the data may be shared with your honorary employer.

I give my consent to this information being processed and stored (by means of a computer database or otherwise) as described
above, for the duration of my contract of employment and to fulfil the statutory, or recommended, retention periods when I am no
longer an employee at King‟s College London.

I confirm that all the information given on this form is complete and correct by entering my name below.

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