Senior Lecturer in Learning Disability Nursing

Opening Date:
5 Dec 2023
Closing Date:
2 Jan 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 experienced Senior Lecturer in Learning Disability Nursing to join our dynamic and dedicated team to act as Programme Leader for a new suite of Learning Disability Pre-Registration Nursing programmes in development.

You will have a passion for teaching and learning, as well as a strong commitment to developing the next generation of learning disability nurses and significant clinical experience. We offer opportunities for professional development and career advancement. If you are a highly motivated and experienced learning disability nurse with a passion for teaching and research, we encourage you to apply.

For further information and informal enquiries regarding the role, please contact Victoria Sweetmore, Head of Discipline – Mental Health and Learning Disability Nursing 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.

To be eligible for sponsorship you must evidence that you hold all essential qualifications listed on the job description. Please note, equivalent experience will not be accepted as evidence of the essential qualifications.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect everyone who works for us to also share this commitment and to treat people with courtesy and respect.