Clinical Educator (Lecturer in Pre-Qualifying Healthcare)

Opening Date:
27 Sep 2021
Closing Date:
10 Oct 2021
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

The School of Nursing and Professional Practice is proud to deliver trainee nursing associate and assistant practitioner education in partnership with employers in the region. We have an enduring commitment to changing the lives of our trainees and students through recognising and realising their potential, and widening participation is at the heart of our approach.

The Pre-Qualifying Healthcare Discipline seeks two experienced Clinical Educators who will focus on supporting our trainees in practice, with three key areas of responsibility:

  • Supporting and working with trainees in practice and on placements
  • Organising, monitoring and evaluating placements and associated activity
  • In close partnership with employers, developing and growing the placement network for students of all nursing programmes

These roles will focus on supporting our trainees and apprentices within their workplaces throughout the East Midlands. You will be mobile, supporting named trainees in a range of organisations in their usual workplace and on placement. You will offer support to learners and their supervisors and employers in practice, and you will work closely with employer-based clinical educators or their equivalent roles.

The post holder must hold active unencumbered registration with the NMC on any part of the register.

Travel is expected as part of the role. We will give you the tools and training to do your job and if you have not completed it, this role includes completion of the postgraduate certificate in interprofessional practice education which includes endorsement as a teacher and Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

Knowledge of apprenticeships, work-based learning and/or Foundation Degrees would be an advantage, but is not essential for the role. However, it is essential that the post holder is focused on providing an outstanding student experience and understands the requirements of our learners in the workplace. The post holder will have a strong clinical and educational background, will be innovative and creative in their role and will contribute to enhancing the quality of healthcare education.

To arrange an informal visit or discussion, please contact Vicky Cockerill, Assistant Discipline Lead for Pre-Qualifying Health Care (

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered along