Job details


College of Health, Psychology and Social Care

Responsible to

Academic Lead in Nursing and Perioperative Practice


All Derby Sites


£32,817 to £33,797 per annum

Closing date

Sunday 7 November 2021

Contract type


Post type




About the role

Owing to continued growth, we are seeking to recruit an onsite Lecturer in Nursing and Perioperative Practice at the University of Derby. We are seeking an experienced registered nurse or operating department practitioner academic to join our winning team that achieved 91% student satisfaction in the 2021 National Student Survey (NSS). We deliver established BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies and BSc (Hons) Perioperative Practice top up degree programmes, and MSc Nursing Studies programme, all delivered online.

You will combine a passion for teaching online with the ability to inspire students to deliver successful programmes and an excellent student experience. Enthusiasm, vision, adaptability to change and a commitment to making a difference for our students will be essential. The successful applicant will be an active member of the School of Nursing and Midwifery based in the College of Health, Psychology and Social Care and supporting the Academic Lead for Nursing and Perioperative Practice.

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 online delivery. We are committed to the Widening Participation agenda and have an excellent record of meeting the needs of local and international stakeholders. User and carer involvement in course development and delivery is an essential aspect of our work.

Further information regarding the department can be found on our website: 

If you are looking for a great opportunity to join an enthusiastic and supportive academic team who are leading the way in online learning – we want to hear from you. Please contact Dr Alan R Williams, Academic Lead – Nursing and Perioperative Practice to arrange an informal discussion

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


  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



Learning / Teaching
Research / Scholarship

Skills, knowledge & abilities

Business requirements


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

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

We recommend you take time to read the government guidance on individual eligibility requirements for sponsorship to check you will meet the criteria prior to applying. Skilled Worker visa: Your job - GOV.UK (

If you have any questions regarding sponsorship please contact


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

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