Job details


College of Health, Psychology and Social Care

Responsible to

Assistant Discipline Lead


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus


£33,309 to £40,927 per annum

Closing date

Monday 31 January 2022

Contract type


Post type




About the role

The School of Nursing and Professional Practice is proud to deliver 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 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 and Social Care. You will be expected to participate in both face to face and online teaching, offering support to learners and their supervisors and employers in practice.

Our programmes are delivered at the Derby and Chesterfield campuses, as well as online to learners across the country. Some travel between sites and to visit learners in practice is expected. Although this role is predominantly to support our assistant practitioners, you will also contribute to delivery across the whole continuum of programmes offered by the College of Health 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.

You will need to hold registration with any professional regulatory body, for example Nursing and Midwifery Council or Health and Care Professionals Council. 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.

To arrange an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Vicky Cockerill, Assistant Discipline Lead:

Principal accountabilities

Learning / Teaching

Research / Scholarship


Person specification

Essential Criteria



Learning / Teaching
Research / Scholarship

Skills, knowledge and 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

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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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