Job details


College of Health, Psychology and Social Care

Responsible to

Head of Pre-Qualifying Healthcare


Chesterfield and Derby Campuses


£32,817 to £35,845 per annum pro rata

Closing date

Sunday 18 April 2021

Contract type


Post type




About the role

This is a part time 0.6fte role

The School of Nursing and Professional Practice is proud to deliver nursing associate and assistant practitioner education in partnership with its practice learning partners. We have long history in delivering work-based learning and we are one of the largest providers of apprenticeships in the region. We have an enduring commitment to changing the lives of our trainees and students through recognising and realising their potential and widening participation is at the heart of our approach.

This role will focus on supporting our nursing associate and assistant practitioner apprentices and trainees both within the University setting and in the workplace, as well as contributing to the wider work of the College of Health, Psychology and Social Care. The post holder will be expected to participate in face to face teaching in the University, but also offer support to learners and their supervisors and employers in practice. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic our teams are working and teaching remotely.

Our programmes are delivered at both the Derby and Chesterfield campuses and some travel between is expected, although you will have a main site of delivery. Although this role is predominantly to support our nursing associates and assistant practitioners, you will also contribute to delivery across the whole continuum of programmes offered by the College of Health, Psychology and Social Care. We are keen to receive applications for full or part time working from suitable candidates.

Knowledge of apprenticeships and Foundation Degrees desirable but not is essential for this role. It is essential that the post holder is focused on providing an outstanding student experience and understands the requirements of those supporting our learners in the workplace. The post holder will need to hold registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council in any field of practice. Previous experience of teaching and working in a higher education environment would be beneficial but is not essential however applicants 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.  We are also open to you combining this role with a role in practice.

Effective teamwork and excellent communication skills are essential, and you will be innovative and creative in sharing your knowledge and experience 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.  

Challenging, interesting and constantly changing, the University of Derby is an extraordinary place to learn and an incredibly rewarding place to work, 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. 

Ours is an extraordinary educational environment and because we specialise in identifying and developing individual potential, you can be confident you'll receive all the help and encouragement you need to build a rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.  Support will be given to the right candidate to become proficient with online teaching pedagogies and apprenticeships, with significant opportunities for continued professional development and to develop your academic teaching potential. 

The University is a TEF Gold institution - awarded by HEFCE for Teaching Excellence, putting Derby in the top 20% of all providers in the UK, and achieves outstanding results for our teaching and research and with more than 34,000 people choosing to study with us every year, we depend on the dedication of a team of 2,200 academic and professional services staff. 

The University of Derby is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion. However you identify, we actively celebrate the knowledge, experience and talents each person brings.

To arrange an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact David Robertshaw, Head of Pre-Qualifying Health 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


  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

Desirable Criteria



Learning / Teaching
Research / Scholarship

Skills, knowledge and abilities


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


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Further details

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