Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing

Opening Date:
22 Apr 2024
Closing Date:
15 May 2024
Salary Range:

About the job

Applications should be submitted on the University of Northampton website:


2 posts available:

Post 1; full time 1.0FTE (37 hours per week)
Post 2; part time 0.5FTE (18.5 hours per week)

You will be asked to indicate which post(s) you are applying for in the application process.

Fixed term: 2 years or until the current post holders return, whichever is sooner

Interview date: 28 May 2024

The post holder will be required to develop the skills to be an NMC assessor and both teach and support students in their academic and practice modules. In addition, the post holder will assist in student recruitment, maintain and establish new practice learning opportunities and support students as a personal tutor.

We want you to be able to carry out your work in a way that best supports UON and our students, but also you as an individual. We understand this may vary between different areas of the university as well as from one person to another. With Smarter Working you can work with increased flexibility, if you would like to, which can facilitate greater freedom and autonomy.

This post is subject to a background disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service before any appointment can be confirmed.

About you

You must be an enthusiastic, innovative graduate mental health nurse with current mental health NMC registration. You will have at least one years post registration experience and be able to demonstrate experience in supporting students within a clinical and/or educational setting. You will be conversant with the NMC future standards and be competent in being able to teach those skills as required by the NMC proficiencies.

You will be able to demonstrate the ability to meet deadlines and lead and manage work delegated to you as well as develop the skills to plan and deliver academic modules and undertake marking and moderation associated with these. You will be highly motivated to assist students to achieve particularly those experiencing academic and personal vulnerabilities. You will display excellent communication skills which will enable you to confidently network with new and existing partners of the course program and university.



Degree qualification or equivalent in Mental Health Nursing
Relevant professional qualification – Current NMC registration
Professional Recognition as HEA Fellow (D2) or teaching qualification recognised by HESA, or willingness to obtain within an agreed timescale


Master’s degree in relevant subject
Doctorate in relevant subject, completed or within 12 months of completion

Right to Work

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.


We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

The University of Northampton is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable work, study and living environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion.

This commitment, along with our legal and moral obligations, provides an inclusive environment for staff, students and the public who may be affected by our activities.

To find out more, please visit: https://www.northampton.ac.uk/about-us/governance-and-management/management/equality-and-diversity/