Programme Manager – Nursing Associate Higher Apprenticeship (Foundation Degree)

Opening Date:
29 Sep 2023
Closing Date:
29 Oct 2023
Salary Range:

Are you NMC registered with experience in Healthcare education and teaching? Are you able to lead a team to create a first-class Nursing Associate apprenticeship experience? Do you want to work with local healthcare providers to offer Nursing Associate apprenticeship opportunities and support for students from diverse backgrounds?

The University of Leeds is one of the top 135 universities in the world. We have a truly global community, with more than 39,000 students from 170 different countries and over 9,000 staff of 100 different nationalities. Established in 1904, we have a strong tradition of academic excellence, reflected in first-class student education, along with world-leading research that has a real impact around the globe.

The Lifelong Learning Centre (LLC) developed the Nursing Associate Higher Apprenticeship in 2018. In 2022 our apprenticeship provision across the University was rated ‘Good’ by OFSTED in all areas. Following the retirement of our existing Programme Manager, we are seeking to appoint an experienced healthcare education professional to lead this programme to grow student numbers in the future, as healthcare providers make commitments to their workforce development plans.

As Programme Manager you will exercise strategic leadership and management of the development and delivery of our Nursing Associate Higher Apprenticeship programme in the Lifelong Learning Centre, designed for clinical support workers who are part of the workforce delivering health and social care in a range of settings. The programme is designed to equip clinical support worker apprentices with knowledge, skills and behaviours for progression to successful completion of the programme and registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). You will be NMC registered and experienced in delivering subject content and supporting learners undertaking FE/HE study in healthcare. You will also lead aspects of wider programme delivery, such as recruitment and admissions processes and be committed to continuing professional development in terms of relevant scholarship and professional practice and as an educator in an HE context.

You will play an important role in the strategic direction and operational management of the programme and modules to respond to developments in both higher education and professional environments and provide leadership to relevant team members. You will take the lead in partnership working both within the University and externally. This will involve working with the School of Healthcare and partner organizations within the University to ensure the effectiveness of the programme and excellence in compliance with regulatory and professional body requirements and building relationships with external partners and networks to build resilience and growth in this area of work. To achieve this you will work with professional partners to ensure that the programmes continue to be responsive to the needs of employers.

For further information about the Lifelong Learning Centre and the programme, please see our website: and the programme details

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