Professional Lead for Primary Care Nursing

Opening Date:
16 Dec 2021
Closing Date:
3 Jan 2022
Salary Range:

Professional Lead for Primary Care Nursing
Health & Social Work / Nursing Health and Wellbeing

1.0 fte (37 hours per week)
Duration: Permanent
Salary: UH9 £51,799pa to £61,818pa depending on skills & experience
College Lane Campus, Hatfield

The Primary Care Team deliver a broad portfolio of post-qualifying programmes including specialist level qualifications for community nurses (district nurses, community children’s nurses and general practice nurses) and for public health nurses (Health Visitors and school nurses). The team has led the development and delivery of non-medical prescribing the full range of Allied Health Professionals. Additionally, the team currently deliver a range of short courses on subjects relating to primary care/ community nursing and the non-medical prescribing programme for the full range of eligible professionals.

The primary function of the Professional Lead for Primary Care Nursing is to lead a diverse team of primary care professionals in the delivery of high-quality cutting-edge teaching and learning and research in the field.

This Professional Lead role incorporates that of an Academic Line Manager Leader for the Primary Care Nursing Professional Group, and academic responsibilities commensurate with a UH9 (Principal Lecturer). The appointee is responsible for providing professional leadership to, and academic management of the Primary Care Nursing Professional Group. This includes the efficient development, delivery and quality control of the academic provision of the Professional Group and the day-to-day operational co-ordination and line management of teaching staff to ensure the efficient and high-quality delivery of programmes within the Professional Group’s portfolio.

The successful applicant will have a broad experience of professional practice relevant to both primary health care and/or non-medical prescribing. An experienced teacher, you will also have experience of leadership/management role which will encompass excellent communication, organisational and inter-personal skills. Experience of partnership working is key.

You will have an eye on the strategic direction of Primary Care policy and the concomitant development, training and education required for the workforce. You will have a vision for the future of Primary Care provision and education.

Using your networking and communication skills, you will lead an experienced team, whilst connecting and building a rapport with key stakeholders to ensure that the Professional Team are responding appropriately to stakeholder need whilst upholding academic standards.

See the Job Description and Person Specification for more information and details.

You will hold current live registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), with a Masters Degree (in a relevant subject) or equivalent L7 qualification. A recognised Teaching Qualification is essential, as is Fellowship of Advance HE (formerly the HEA).

Our commitment to the University’s Safeguarding Policy requires that the recruitment of staff in this area will require the minimum of a Basic DBS Check. In the course of our work and University-led activities, there may be external contractual obligations where a further Enhanced Check is required.

Informal Enquiries:
Philomena Shaughnessy, Interim Head of Department Nursing Health and Wellbeing,, 01707 285991

Closing Date: 03/01/22
Interviews: 12/01/22
Ref: 038357