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 pro rata

Closing date

Monday 15 August 2022

Contract type

Permanent 0.7 FTE

Post type

Part-time

Reference

0329-22

About the role

You will join a team of enthusiastic, committed and friendly staff who deliver social work, youthwork, and child and adult health courses at the University of Derby. You'll be based in the School of Allied Health and Social Care, one of three subject areas within the College of Health Psychology and Social Care. However, you will also be expected to work collaboratively with colleagues across different disciplines within the College. The subject area offers degree and masters programmes across the discipline of social and community studies . The College of Health, Psychology and Social Care upholds the overall mission of the University by providing high quality, accessible learning opportunities; promoting academic enquiry and the advancement of knowledge using a variety of methods of delivery. We are committed to the Widening Participation agenda and have a good record of meeting the needs of local stakeholders. User and carer involvement in course development and delivery is an essential aspect of our work.

You will be innovative and creative in the role and will contribute to enhancing the quality of health and social care education, as well as taking forward the research and scholarship agenda. It is extremely important that our successful candidate not only understand the student experience, but that they genuinely enjoy making a positive impact for them both in and out of classes. You will also contribute to programme delivery across the suite of programmes offered by the Discipline from Degree level to Masters' as appropriate. You'll have a strong background in the field of child health and wellbeing practice particularly and will focus on delivering an excellent student experience.

Job share may be considered. This is a 0.7 FTE. 

Further information regarding the College can be found on the following link https://www.derby.ac.uk/colleges/health-psychology-social-care/

Principal accountabilities

Learning / Teaching

  1. Effectively teach and facilitate learning on a range of subjects / modules within the subject area on undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and post-experience 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

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.

DBS check

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.

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.

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Further details

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