Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Care

Opening Date:
18 Jan 2024
Closing Date:
5 Feb 2024
Salary Range:

Challenging, interesting and constantly changing, the University of Derby is an exceptional place to learn and an incredibly rewarding place to work.

Ours is an extraordinary educational environment and because we specialise in identifying and developing individual potential, you can be confident you’ll receive all the help and encouragement you need to build a rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

Our combined higher and further education offering is spread over campuses in Derby, Buxton, Leek and Chesterfield and we have some of the best university facilities in the UK, investing more than £200 million in facilities in the last 10 years.

We achieve outstanding results for our teaching and research and with more than 34,000 people choosing to study with us every year, we depend on the dedication of a team of 2,200 academic and professional services staff.

Financially strong and seriously ambitious we offer our employees a family-friendly, rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

About the role

We are seeking an innovative Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Care to be programme leader for our Assistant Practitioner apprenticeship programme.

This programme, one of only a few in the UK fully mapped to the new assistant practitioner apprenticeship standard and assessment plan, is aimed at individuals entering the Assistant Practitioner role, looking to develop their skills beyond those of the traditional Healthcare Support worker. Entrants to the programme are from a wide variety of backgrounds reflecting the breadth of the health and social care workforce. The programme has been developed to reflect key policies shaping the workforce, the NHS, Health and Social Care sectors today with the skills and attributes needed within the workforce to deliver care with compassion and to ensure the best outcomes for patients and service users. The programme team work very closely with employers and learning is directly linked to the delivery of care in practice.

This programme is delivered via our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) platform, meaning that students do not need to attend campus for lectures. This means that the programme and training can be accessed remotely from anywhere in the UK.

You will be adaptable and innovative, and have excellent communication skills. It is essential that you will be focused on providing an excellent student experience and understand the importance of supporting students undertaking apprenticeships. You will have a strong clinical and/or educational background.

This post will be a Full-Time equivalent (Job Share and Part time applicants welcome).

For further information and informal enquiries regarding the role, please contact Dr Vicky Cockerill, Head of Associate and Enhanced Healthcare Practice via

For enquiries regarding your application and for sponsorship eligibility, please contact the recruitment team via

To apply:

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Whilst this role is eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route, we recommend that you assess your individual eligibility before applying for this position. Visit for more information.