While the last year has presented huge challenges for all in the higher education sector, it has also presented the UCO with an opportunity to reflect on our business practices and refocus our efforts on our aspirations for the future.
Following a period of review, during which we have greatly appreciated the hard work and cooperation of the UCO staff team, we have made a number of changes to our staff structure which we believe will enable us to be the centre of excellence we aspire to be.
We hope these changes will deliver an enhanced student experience for those who study with us as well as making the UCO a more rewarding place to work, with increased opportunities for career progression and an improved salary structure aligned to University College Union recommendations.
As part of these changes we’ve introduced two exciting new roles within our diverse and busy clinic:
Our Assistant Practice Educators (APEs) will perform a developmental role, supporting UCO students with the development of their clinical skills and ensuring that care of our service users is safe, professional and of the highest quality. The role offers an entry point for a recent graduate or someone new to working within higher education, and our APEs will be supported through mentoring and the completion of a teaching qualification to support their professional development.
Our Practice Educators (PEs) are exemplars of practice and are responsible for providing mentoring and guidance to UCO students as they develop their skills in osteopathic care. It’s an ideal role for someone who already possesses the necessary skills and experience and also provides a clear progression route for our APEs.
The UCO will be recruiting to both roles shortly. If you would like to submit an expression of interest in either of these roles please contact HR@uco.ac.uk.