Job details

College

College of Health, Psychology and Social Care

Responsible to

Head of Discipline

Location

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Salary

£33,309 to £40,927 per annum

Closing date

Thursday 27 January 2022

Contract type

Fixed term contract until 02/07/2022

Post type

Full-time

Reference

0671-21

About the role

The University of Derby has expanded its provision in nursing education, including children's nursing. Our Children's Nursing provision is growing and we are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic educator to contribute to the delivery of this programme. You will need to be adaptable and innovative and have excellent communication skills. It is essential that the postholder is focused on providing an excellent student experience and understand the importance of supporting students in the workplace. The postholder will have a strong clinical and/or educational background, be innovative and creative and innovative in their roles and will contribute to enhancing the quality of children nursing education. The university is committed to provide mentoring support to new academics and support with their continuous professional development.

This will be a Full-Time equivalent post (Job Share and Part time applicants welcome) with the successful applicant having the skills and knowledge to teach across the children's nursing programmes.

Principal accountabilities

Learning / Teaching

  1. Effectively teach and facilitate learning on a range of subjects / modules within the subject area on undergraduate, postgraduate, professional programmes.
  2. Ensure that knowledge from research and scholarly activities informs and enhances learning and teaching, as well as extending it to appropriate external activities such as knowledge transfer activities.
  3. Ensure that module / programme design and delivery comply with the quality standards and regulations of the University.
  4. Participate effectively in the assessment process, including the setting, marking and moderation of student work, providing constructive feedback and ensuring it is in accordance with quality assurance procedures.
  5. Participate in the continuing review and development of module/programme delivery, incorporating innovative study modes, learning environments and pedagogic practices to engage and stimulate students, deliver effective learning outcomes and develop the skills and attributes of the ‘Derby Graduate’.
  6. Take on relevant module leader and/or programme leader responsibilities, including associated marketing, recruitment, delivery and ongoing programme development activities.

Research / Scholarship

  1. Engage in individual research and collaborate both internally and externally on research projects that are consistent with the College, and contribute to influencing leading edge practice in the University and contribution to the REF.
  2. Sustain and enhance the reputation of the University by publishing in appropriate quality journals and presenting at scholarly activities such as workshops, conferences and other similar events.
  3. Develop and maintain contacts and relationship with relevant professional, research and industrial organisations.
  4. Contribute to writing bids for externally funded research projects.

Other

  1. Act as a personal tutor, supporting and mentoring students as appropriate.
  2. Provide pastoral care to students, referring when necessary to services that provide further support.
  3. Support marketing and student recruitment activities as required.
  4. Develop external links in order, for example, to support student recruitment, secure student placements, facilitate outreach work, generate income or build relationships for future activities.
  5. Be responsible for administrative duties in areas such as admissions, timetabling, examinations and assessment of progress and student attendance.
  6. Contribute to effective cross College / University working.

Observe and implement University policies and procedures.

Person specification

Essential Criteria

Qualifications

Experience

Learning / Teaching
Research / Scholarship

Skills, knowledge & abilities

Business requirements

Desirable Criteria

Qualifications

Experience

Learning / Teaching
Research / Scholarship

Skills, knowledge and abilities

Benefits

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 recruitment@derby.ac.uk.

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.

Coronavirus

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.

Find out how we are ensuring the safety of our staff, students and community

Further details

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