Senior Lecturer – Physician’s Associate

Opening Date:
24 Oct 2023
Closing Date:
19 Nov 2023
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

The University of Derby is delighted to invite applications from suitably qualified practitioners to support the development of our new Physician’s Associate apprenticeship programmes. Working alongside an existing team of health and social care practitioners, you will have the opportunity to create and shape the curriculum, engage with employers and future apprentices in developing this opportunity. The programme is currently in development in partnership with clinical colleagues – this role will require you to create curriculum content and prepare the programme for delivery in the first instance, with a view to programme leadership in the medium to longer term. The programme will have a significant online element as well as some face to face provision. We are seeking an experienced practitioner with an innovative approach to education.

This role is a 0.6 FTE (3 days per week which will be discussed at interview).

For further information and informal enquiries, please contact Mel Lindley, Head of School for Allied Health and Social Care via to arrange a discussion or visit.

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

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Please note that unfortunately, this role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored Skilled Worker visa under the UK Visas & Immigration points-based immigration system; however, applications are welcome from candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a valid visa via another route. Please consult the Home office website for further information.

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.