Lecturer in Pre-qualifying Healthcare (0.6 fte)

Opening Date:
1 Mar 2021
Closing Date:
4 Apr 2021
Salary Range:

This is a part time 0.6fte role

The School of Nursing and Professional Practice is proud to deliver nursing associate and assistant practitioner education in partnership with its practice learning partners. We have long history in delivering work-based learning and we are one of the largest providers of apprenticeships 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.

This role will focus on supporting our nursing associate and assistant practitioner apprentices and trainees both within the University setting and in the workplace, as well as contributing to the wider work of the College of Health, Psychology and Social Care. The post holder will be expected to participate in face to face teaching in the University, but also offer support to learners and their supervisors and employers in practice. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic our teams are working and teaching remotely.

Our programmes are delivered at both the Derby and Chesterfield campuses and some travel between is expected, although you will have a main site of delivery. Although this role is predominantly to support our nursing associates and assistant practitioners, you will also contribute to delivery across the whole continuum of programmes offered by the College of Health, Psychology and Social Care. We are keen to receive applications for full or part time working from suitable candidates.

Knowledge of apprenticeships and Foundation Degrees desirable but not is essential for this role. It is essential that the post holder is focused on providing an outstanding student experience and understands the requirements of those supporting our learners in the workplace. The post holder will need to hold registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council in any field of practice. Previous experience of teaching and working in a higher education environment would be beneficial but is not essential however applicants with no formal teaching qualification will be expected to work towards one. Achievement of a Masters/Level 7 qualification/PhD would be preferred however applicants who do not possess these qualifications and who would be willing to work towards them will be considered for the role. We are also open to you combining this role with a role in practice.

Effective teamwork and excellent communication skills are essential, and you will be innovative and creative in sharing your knowledge and experience to provide high quality healthcare education. You will understand the importance of student experience and have the ability and drive to improve excellence in teaching and student experience by delivering transformative and innovative learning experiences to our students.

To arrange an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact David Robertshaw, Head of Pre-Qualifying Health Care (D.Robertshaw@derby.ac.uk).

The University of Derby is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion. However you identify, we actively celebrate the knowledge, experience and talents each person brings.