Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Practice

Opening Date:
6 Jun 2024
Closing Date:
24 Jun 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

This post offers the right candidate the opportunity to bring a new profession to the University of Derby and be an innovator in how healthcare education is delivered in conjunction with the NHS.

We are embarking on a new relationship with a large NHS Trust who will be delivering paramedic apprenticeships. We are looking for a qualified Paramedic or an experienced academic in Paramedic Education to support this innovation and provide a critical link between the Trust and the University.

You will be responsible for working with the Head of Discipline to ensure efficient and effective delivery of teaching programmes in accordance with the University’s strategic objectives in order to provide an exceptional student experience. This is an innovative programme, with the curriculum already approved, but you will work with the Ambulance service to develop teaching materials and embed good practice. Experience of apprenticeships is desirable but not essential.

This role will be part based at our Kedleston Road campus, and part based with the ambulance service in Sandwell.

This is a 0.4 FTE role; the specific working pattern to be discussed at interview.

The interviews or this role will be held on Friday 12th July 2024.

For further information and informal enquiries regarding the role, please contact Mel Lindley, Head of School of Allied Health and Social Care via

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

To apply:

If you are successful, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The post for which you are applying is exempt from Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 requiring any spent convictions to be declared. Any information you provide will be treated in confidence and only used when considering your suitability for the post.

To enable us to process your DBS check please ensure you are able to supply the documentation listed on the DBS website at interview stage.