Author in Prosthetics and Orthotics (Professional Leadership)

Opening Date:
5 Jan 2024
Closing Date:
30 Jan 2024
Salary Range:

Challenging, interesting and constantly changing, the University of Derby is an exceptional place to learn and an incredibly rewarding place to work.

Ours is an extraordinary educational environment and because we specialise in identifying and developing individual potential, you can be confident you’ll receive all the help and encouragement you need to build a rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

Our combined higher and further education offering is spread over campuses in Derby, Buxton, Leek and Chesterfield and we have some of the best university facilities in the UK, investing more than £200 million in facilities in the last 10 years.

We achieve outstanding results for our teaching and research and with more than 34,000 people choosing to study with us every year, we depend on the dedication of a team of 2,200 academic and professional services staff.

Financially strong and seriously ambitious we offer our employees a family-friendly, rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

About the role

You are invited for the following authoring opportunity within Prosthetics and orthotics. This authoring will commence July 2024 and the units listed are for the 6OR502 Professional Leadership, which UDOL is an approved centre.

Module(s) which require Authoring:

100% of 6OR502 Professional Leadership

You will be responsible for writing and developing self-study academic content and materials for learners studying online. Authors will be expected to be academically competent to create learning materials and activities at the appropriate level and methods. It is also desirable to have professional experience in the health and social care industry. You will be expected to work closely with colleagues in the University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL) to ensure high quality content, materials and learning experience for all learners. Your authoring will be supported and co-ordinated by the UDOL content team and the Academic Lead, who will review as your work progresses. We are able to offer assistance with technology enhancement features and graphic design.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to contribute to the ongoing development of our curriculum. Successful authors will be paid £3105.38 per module upon completion.

The Project milestones are:

(with a start date around 10 July)

High Level Plan due: 31 July 2024

Unit 1 due: 21 August 2024

Units 2-3 due: 25 September 2024 (inc. Reading List)

Units 4-6 due: 23 October 2024 (inc. Assessment Brief)

Units 7-10 due: 20 November 2024

Please find attached the relevant module specification.

Please note: unfortunately, applicants already contracted to full-time or part time work within the University will not be shortlisted for this opportunity due to weekly working time directive.

For further information and informal enquiries regarding the role, please contact Jane Ansell, Senior Lecturer in Prosthetics and Orthotics via

For enquiries regarding your application and for sponsorship eligibility, please contact the recruitment team via

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