Senior Lecturer in Mental Health

Opening Date:
11 Nov 2021
Closing Date:
28 Nov 2021
Salary Range:

ARU is a vibrant workplace and our University is gaining prominence both nationally and internationally. We have ambitious plans for the future, and we are determined that our students and staff will realise their full potential. Our main campuses in the cities of Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough have been transformed with major capital investment. With an annual turnover of over £200m, we are a major force for higher education and one of the largest universities in the East of England.

The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine & Social Care is the largest faculty in the university. Our Faculty constantly pursues innovative approaches to develop and deliver curricula to meet the ever-changing educational needs of the Health and Social Care workforce. The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including doctoral level studies. Our provision at Chelmsford includes BSc Pre-Registration Nursing (Adult, Child and Mental Health) and a four-year dual registration nursing course for BSc (Hons) Adult/Mental Health and BSc (Hons) Child/Mental Health. In addition to this we also have a growing Mental Health Continuing Professional Development portfolio which includes an MSc in Mental Health and a MSc in Children and Adolescent Mental Wellbeing, which is open to students from all settings, including those external to health. Our dynamic approach ensures that our students receive a high quality, research-informed, educational experience, and a sound knowledge of the concepts is essential.

We are now recruiting for a Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing at our Chelmsford campus. This post will include teaching and support of our Pre-Registration Mental Health Nursing courses, including students on the full-time delivery and apprenticeship pathways.

You must hold a current Mental Health Nursing registration with the NMC and have extensive experience of working in Mental Health areas and advanced practice skills.

You will have excellent written and oral communication skills, be IT literate with a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office. You must have the ability to think innovatively and be able to meet deadlines, sometimes under pressure. You will be expected to contribute to curriculum development and work co-operatively and as part of a team. You must have an enthusiastic and flexible approach with good interpersonal and negotiating skills and demonstrate commitment to our values with a willingness to contribute to the collective life of the Faculty.

Informal enquiries can be made to Laura Adley, Deputy Head of School for Mental Health and Child Nursing via email if required telephone discussion can be arranged via email.

These appointments are subject to an enhanced level children’s and adults barred list disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Further information can be obtained from

Benefits include a generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package.

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