Job details


Institute of Education

Responsible to

Head of Primary ITE


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus


£33,309 to £50,296 per annum

Closing date

Sunday 23 January 2022

Contract type


Post type




About the role

The Institute of Education has a long and successful history of educating and training educational professionals. It is an innovative and supportive community of learners with a strong research culture and reputation for providing innovative solutions to the field of education.  Working with a range of external partners we play a central role in the provision of educational services throughout the Midlands and beyond.  Our staff are experts in the field of early childhood, SEND, careers guidance, professional and vocational education and Teacher Training.  We have a vibrant teaching portfolio through which we offer diverse perspectives, blend digital technologies and facilitate work-based opportunities to support graduate employability.

Due to the continued growth of our primary ITE programmes, applications are invited for three Lecturer/Senior Lecturers in Initial Teacher Education, within the Institute of Education. Applicants, for both posts, should be primary generalists and have QTS. As a member of the ITE team you will be responsible for teaching, leading, curriculum development, research and consultancy within this field of primary education as well as building relationships with our school partners.

You must demonstrate competence, confidence and a willingness to teach all subjects which form part of the primary National Curriculum, as well as theoretical modules, such as child development. You will use innovative and inclusive learning strategies which serve to motive and support students to achieve outstanding academic and professional outcomes.

Qualified Teacher Status, for primary teaching, is essential for both posts and you should have a proven record of primary classroom-based practice, being able to link theory to practice. Experience of teaching on ITE programmes, within HE settings, is highly desirable.  

You will need to highly value the student experience, teaching quality and standards, flexibility, professional practice and employability.  We expect to appoint a future facing, innovative candidate who is fully conversant with current debates within education. You will have a genuine passion to inspire the teachers of the future.

Further information can be provided on request while informal enquires may be addressed to Duncan Anderson (Head of Discipline: Primary ITE) email:

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. Build partnerships with school partners to secure placements for trainees
  7. 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 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

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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Further details

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