Job details


College of Health, Psychology and Social Care

Responsible to

Assistant Discipline Lead




£2,406.71 upon completion per module

Closing date

Sunday 21 August 2022

Contract type

Fixed term contract until 28/02/2023

Post type

Hourly paid



Please note: applicants already contracted to full-time positions within the University are not permitted to undertake additional contracted hours due to the weekly working time directive.

About the role

You are invited for the following authoring opportunity within the Associate Healthcare Practice and Nursing Apprenticeships Discipline.

Module(s) which require Authoring:

(1)  Imaging Practice 4RD505 Level 4 120 Hours

(2)  Introduction to Computed Tomography for Assistant Practitioners 4ZZ DAV Level 4 120 Hours

You will be responsible for writing and developing self-study academic content and materials for learners studying online. Authors will be expected to be academically competent to create learning materials and activities at the appropriate level and methods. It is also desirable to have professional experience in the hospitality or tourism industry. The post holder will be expected to work closely with colleagues in the University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL) to ensure high-quality content, materials and learning experience for all learners. Your authoring will be supported and co-ordinated by the UDOL content team and the Academic Lead, who will review as your work progresses. We are able to offer assistance with technology enhancement features and graphic design.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to contribute to the on going development of our curriculum. Successful authors will be paid upon completion, £2,406.71 upon completion. 

The Project milestones are:   

High Level Plan due: 10 October 2022

Unit 1 due: 31 October 2022

Units 2-3 due: 5 December 2022 (inc. Reading List)

Units 4-6 due: 9 January 2023 (inc. Assessment Brief)

Units 7-10 due: 6 February 2023

Please find attached the relevant module specification.

Principal accountabilities

  1. To author and develop online content and materials in accordance with the scope of work set out within the Schedule of Work and in line with the University of Derby Online Learning Academic Framework.
  2. To utilise appropriate teaching, learning and support techniques to create an academically challenging environment that supports learners in their development.
  3. To develop content which creates a supportive learning environment and promotes engagement in a ‘community of practice’ within the learner group.
  4. To undertake appropriate research that ensures learning materials utilise a variety of sources whilst utilising appropriate referencing systems to maintain academic standards.
  5. To write structured and engaging content in an active tone making best use of appropriate multi-media elements.
  6. To peer-review other authored content and to give feedback as part of the quality framework.
  7. To have up to date subject knowledge within relevant discipline.
  8. To develop content in accordance with the module requirements and the University’s assessment regulations.
  9. To work closely with both the Senior Online Tutor and Project Manager identified in the Schedule of Work, providing the Project Manager with bi-weekly updates on the progress of the development of the online content.
  10. To contribute to The University’s Quality Assurance and Quality Enhancement process by reviewing module content and delivery mechanisms in order to contribute to the continuous development of the module.
  11. To participate in an induction programme and engage with staff development and other professional development opportunities as required.
  12. To refer specific queries and concerns to the Project Manager in a timely manner.
  13. To adhere to University systems and procedures and ensure that you have a working knowledge of the University’s academic regulations.
  14. To undertake any other reasonable duty commensurate with the level of responsibility of the post.

Person specification

Essential Criteria



Skills, knowledge & abilities

Business requirements

Desirable Criteria



Skills, knowledge and abilities


As well as competitive pay scales, we offer generous holiday entitlement. We also offer opportunities for further salary progression based on performance, and the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme.

Find out more about pay and benefits

How to apply

You can apply by submitting an online application. Once you have signed in or registered with us you will be able to begin your application. If you are creating an account for the first time, please ensure you provide an email address that you access regularly as this will be our main means of contacting you regarding your application.

If you require any assistance, including the provision of any documentation in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment team at

Please note all applications must be submitted online by Midnight GMT on the closing date of the vacancy.

Important information

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.


Our number one priority is to keep our staff, students and community safe as we continue to work through the pandemic. Upon appointment, full training will be given on the Health and Safety processes we follow.

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Further details

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