Senior Lecturer and Course Leader, BSc (Hons) Nurse Degree Apprenticeships

Opening Date:
3 Feb 2020
Closing Date:
17 Feb 2020
Salary Range:

We are seeking to recruit an experienced nursing academic to take on the role of course leader for our Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship course. The course was approved in June 2019 under the Future Nurse standards and was due to commence in September 2020. However, due to additional Health Education England funding to support learning disabilities nursing apprenticeships and subsequent successful collaboration with local NHS Trusts, we are now offering an early March 2020 start for learning disabilities nursing degree apprentices.

The main responsibilities of the post will be to manage the effective delivery of the course, which will include ensuring that it adheres to relevant NMC, apprenticeship and university standards and regulations. There will be a need to work collaboratively with local NHS employers to help recruit and support their employees through an apprenticeship programme of study. There will also be some module co-ordination and teaching commitments. The post holder will also support Heads of Department in ensuring the course is sufficiently resourced.

The ideal candidate will be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Level 1 Nurse, and have significant experience of nurse education, including previous course leadership responsibilities. They will also have a robust understanding of the role that the apprenticeship route into nursing can play in shaping the future nursing workforce, and will recognise the challenges and rewards that apprenticeships can place on Higher Education Institutions.

With around 24,000 students from 80 countries, Birmingham City University is a large and diverse place to study. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success. The University has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment. Our superb courses, state-of-the-art facilities, first-rate staff, and focus on practical skills and professional relevance is producing some of the region’s most employable nurse graduates.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Jim Chapman, Associate Professor at

Please be aware that this position will require an Enhanced DBS disclosure, please contact HR on 0121 331 6693 for a confidential self-disclosure form should you wish to declare anything in advance.