Veterinary Coach & Mentor (Clinical Practice)


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Employee mentoring programme
The University of Central Lancashire is working with local partners to develop a modern, innovative veterinary programme, focussed on producing clinically competent, compassionate, and pragmatic graduates. The School of Veterinary Medicine believes that everyone, regardless of background, should have an opportunity to turn their aspirations of a career in animal care into a reality.   We are seeking to appoint a Veterinary Coach and Mentor, who will contribute to the design and delivery of our Veterinary Coaching and Mentoring Programme. The programme will exist throughout the 5 years of study, helping BVMS students to thrive whilst at university and preparing them for a fulfilling career. The programme will support students to adapt to a new way of learning, supporting them to be competent in pursuing their own learning opportunities, whilst also confident to seek support from peers, mentors, and tutors alike. The programme will have three core elements: academic skills, personal development and clinical practice. The successful candidate will input into the development of the clinical practice element of the Veterinary Coaching and Mentoring Programme, which will ensure that students make the most of their time on clinical placements and ensue that placement providers are well supported to provide an exceptional learning environment. The successful candidate will also provide coaching and mentoring expertise for student groups and individuals as part of the delivery of the Veterinary Coaching and Mentoring Programme.   During the design of the programme, the successful candidate will provide specialist advice and knowledge around clinical practice, to ensure that the programme effectively equips students to develop their clinical skills and knowledge during their time on the course. They will share their insight from working in a clinical setting, so that others in the Veterinary Coaching and Mentoring Team feel well equipped to support students preparing for their placements and careers.   The successful candidate will have extensive experience of working in a clinical veterinary setting and experience of mentoring others within a clinical veterinary environment. They will be a registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) or member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS) or eligible to register & will have a full driving license or the ability to visit students (regionally and nationally) on clinical placements. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, collaborative, adaptable and flexible, being willing to step in and help where and when required in a fast moving and changing environment as the vet school develops.   We believe diversity should be celebrated and are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and belonging where everyone’s perspectives and lived experiences are valued. We are developing multifaceted approaches to identify barriers and address the lack of diversity in the veterinary profession and higher education. Our vision aligns with the wider University’s commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion (UCLan’s Equality, diversity and inclusion statement). As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.   Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston.   School/Service: School of Veterinary Medicine