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College of Health, Psychology and Social Care

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Head of Diagnostic Imaging, Operating Department Practice and Osteopathy


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus


£33,309 to £50,296 per annum

Closing date

Sunday 30 January 2022

Contract type


Post type




About the role

Following the success and increased demand of our unique online distance learning Operating Department Practice (ODP) degree programme, the University of Derby are looking for innovative individuals to join their talented lecturing team to help push the boundaries of education delivery. The programme is delivered as an apprenticeship, with learners gaining academic skills and knowledge through established online teaching delivery. Whilst primarily delivered online, learners experience some face to face teaching through residential skills weeks in our modern simulation facilities, with learners then applying this taught underpinning knowledge through working clinically in their workplace in order to become a competent and resilient practitioner.

You will be an Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) or Nurse with current registration with HCPC or NMC and you will have extensive clinical experience and knowledge of working within anaesthetic, scrub and/ or recovery in the perioperative environment. You will hold a relevant degree or equivalent in a health related discipline, have evidence of post registration professional development and be able to evidence experience of teaching or mentoring. Previous experience of teaching and working in a higher education environment would be beneficial but not essential however applicant with no formal teaching qualification will be expected to work towards one. Achievement of a Masters/ Level 7 qualification / PhD would be preferred however applicants who do not possess these qualifications and who would be willing to work towards them will be considered for the role.

Effective teamwork and excellent communication skills are essential and you will be innovative and creative in sharing your knowledge and experience in order to provide high quality healthcare education. You will understand the importance of student experience and have the ability and drive to improve excellence in teaching and student experience by delivering transformative and innovative learning experiences to our students.

Whilst the role is based at our Kedleston Road Campus in Derby, the unique online delivery method of the programme allows for flexibility in the role, allowing significant opportunities for working from home, with attendance at the university dictated by demands of the role. There will also be a requirement for occasional travel to meet learners and employers in their workplace.

To arrange an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Dr Emma Hyde, Head of Diagnostic Imaging, Operating Department Practice & Osteopathy

Principal accountabilities

Learning / Teaching

  1. Effectively teach and facilitate learning on a range of subjects / modules within the Operating Department Practice 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.


  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



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.

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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.

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.

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