Job details


College of Health, Psychology and Social Care

Responsible to

Head of Discipline


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus


£28,120 to £30,914 per annum pro rata

Closing date

Tuesday 14 December 2021

Contract type


Post type




About the role

In this role, you will be responsible for the professional relationship coordination of trainee Education Mental Health Practitioners (EMHP) for the College of Health & Social Care and will be at the heart of the learning journey for the EMHP.

You will work directly with employers, school and college staff, plus internal academic teams as well as take responsibility for coordinating the learner experience in line with service level agreements, other contracts and reporting.

It is important that you are able to support the academic team by providing high quality, accessible learning opportunities and an exceptional student experience in line with the University’s strategic objectives, ensuring that employability and ‘real-world’ learning are at the heart of the curriculum. In keeping with this, you will help facilitate the development of reflective practice and the development of independent learning skills.

Additionally, you will have an overview of the HEE/University contract ensuring financial agreements are and be conversant with current government policies for children and young people in the context of CYP IAPT.

This role is part time, 3 days a week. The work pattern will be agreed with the successful candidate.

Interview date: Monday 13th December 2021.

Principal accountabilities

  1. Manage the communications plan for appropriate groups to ensure a successful EMHP training experience visiting placements as required.
  2. Work with the Head of Counselling and Psychotherapy to ensure that the University is regarded as a professional and high-quality provider of EMHP training in the region
  3. Act as key point of contact for all EMHP training activity for academic staff, learners, external stakeholders; employers, professional bodies and funding agencies.
  4. Understand the complexity of the HEE/University contract ensuring financial agreements are met.
  5. Develop a proficient understanding of CYP (IAPT) legislation and governance
  6. Generate, review, maintain and up-date as required EMHP training materials to ensure that they are tailored, informative and give clear, up-to-date advice, this includes setting up and maintaining a website for stakeholders.
  7. Develop trusted and, maintain effective working relationships with a cross section of stakeholders ·
  8. Enable academic and administrative staff at the University to understand the responsibilities of the University as an EMHP Training Provider and their compliance responsibilities particularly in relation to the Office for Students (OFS) ·
  9. Handle and respond to questions and issues raised by stakeholders and advise relevant managers   and academic teams on responses. ·
  10. Work with finance teams and management to ensure that SLAs, fees and any additional charges are taken into account during negotiations. ·
  11. Work with internal departments on the development, implementation and any required staff training of electronic systems.

Learning and Teaching

  1. Ensure periodic employer satisfaction surveys are employed; deliver reports and recommendations for action based on feedback.
  2. Effectively teach and facilitate learning on a range of subjects / modules within the subject area on undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and post-experience programmes.
  3. 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.
  4. Ensure that module / programme design and delivery comply with the quality standards and regulations of the University.
  5. 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.
  6. 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’.
  7. Take on relevant academic responsibilities, including associated marketing, recruitment, delivery and on-going 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.


  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



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

Please note, unfortunately due to the SOC level and salary associated with this post we would be unable to sponsor any applicants requiring a skilled worker visa. For further information, please visit the skilled worker visa page at

If you wish to discuss your individual Visa arrangements in relation to this role, please contact us at


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Further details

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