Job details

College

College of Health, Psychology and Social Care

Responsible to

Head of Mental Health and Learning Disability Nursing

Location

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Salary

£33,309 to £40,927 per annum

Closing date

Sunday 30 January 2022

Contract type

Permanent

Post type

Full-time

Reference

0511-21

About the role

The University of Derby is pleased to be able to offer a permanent opportunity to support the Pre-registration Mental Health Nursing Programme. The successful candidate will join a team of enthusiastic, committed and friendly staff who deliver pre-registration and post-registration nursing and healthcare courses at the University of Derby. You will need be innovative and creative in your role and will contribute to enhancing the quality of healthcare education, as well as taking forward the research and scholarship agenda. It is extremely important that you understand the student experience, but also genuinely enjoy making a positive impact for them both in and out of classes. You will also need to have a strong clinical and educational background in Mental Health nursing and will focus on delivering an excellent student experience. 

The role will contribute to programme delivery across the suite of programmes offered by the Department, ranging from Foundation Degree to Masters' as appropriate. Further information regarding the College can be found on the following link http://www.derby.ac.uk/health-and-social-care/ 

If you have any queries  about the role, please contact Victoria Sweetmore - Assistant Discipline Lead Mental health and Learning Disability Nursing-  via: v.sweetmore@derby.ac.uk

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. Have the ability to inspire students
  4. Undertake tutorial responsibilities, including maintaining records, for a group and/or individual students as required in order to support students to:
    optimise their learning opportunities and career progression
    b. monitor their progress, signpost sources of student support and enable them to develop independence as learners.
  5. Ensure that module / programme design and delivery comply with the quality standards and regulations of the University.
  6. 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.
  7. 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’.
  8. Take on relevant module leader and/or programme leader responsibilities, including associated marketing, recruitment, delivery and ongoing programme development activities

Curriculum Development

  1. To take part in curriculum development within field of expertise, reviewing and revising traditional modes of study, and devising or contributing to new modes.
  2. Bring contemporary nursing expertise to the curriculum team

Practice Teaching

  1. To lead or contribute to inspirational practical teaching, for example through clinical simulation or support for practice placements (E.g. visits to students practice partners and assessors/supervisors).
  2. Lead and contribute to the support and development of learners in practice as required.
  3. Liaise with practice partners to develop innovative strategies to facilitate student learning, supervision and assessment in placement areas for nursing and healthcare practice.

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.
  7. Observe and implement University policies and procedures.

Person specification

Essential Criteria

Qualifications

Experience

Research / Scholarship
Learning/Teaching

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

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.

Whilst this role is eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route, we recommend that you assess your individual eligibility before applying for this position.

Visit https://www.gov.uk/skilled-worker-visa for more 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.

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Further details

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