Assistant Lecturer

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
£31,762 to £34,525 per annum pro rata
17 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
06 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Part Time

Assistant Lecturer

Department of Pre-Qualifying Practice

Location: City South Campus
Salary: £31,762 to £34,525 per annum pro rata
Permanent - 22.2 hours
Posted On: Tuesday 16 August 2022
Closing Date: Tuesday 06 September 2022
Interview Date: Friday 16 September 2022
Reference: 082022-473

The Department for Pre-Qualifying Practice has an exciting opportunity for a Registered Nurse or Registered Nursing Associate to join our innovative and supportive team as a part-time Assistant Lecturer (Apprenticeship Progress Reviewer).

The two-year FdSc Nursing Associate (Higher Apprenticeship) programme was developed to support the introduction of a new nursing role and is a work-based learning course aimed at experienced Health Care Assistants and new to care learners who want to develop themselves to become a Registered Nursing Associate (NAR).

We are the largest provider of the FdSC Nursing Associate programme nationally and a flagship apprenticeship programme for the University. The team have a reputation for delivering a programme that is learner centred and employer led as well as providing innovative, educational opportunities within a professional and supportive environment.

The Assistant Lecturer (Apprenticeship Progress Reviewer) role is new to our department. Approx. 80% of the role will be aligned to supporting the apprenticeship provision and approx. 20% will be aligned to teaching and learning within the programme

As an Assistant Lecturer (Apprenticeship Progress Reviewer) within the team you will:

  • Work closely with the apprenticeship partnership unit, the recruitment and admissions team participating in the recruitment of apprentices and contribute to the programme induction processes as appropriate
  • Undertake Tripartite Review Meetings (meeting with the apprentice and the employer) on a quarterly basis in accordance with due process, and any other additional meetings relating to employer activity and learner progress
  • To support and monitor apprentices progress in meeting and evidencing the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours outlined in apprenticeship standards
  • Manage issues, in liaison with the apprenticeship course lead and the apprenticeship partnership unit of apprentices who are failing to progress, considering leaving, wishing to take a study break or have long term sickness
  • Maintain accurate records of learner progress through learner reviews via APTEM (learner management system), in accordance with the latest funding rules and University procedures
  • Act as key contact point of contact between the apprentices, course team, the apprenticeship team and the designated employer(s) referring to the course leader, employer manager and support services as required
  • Undertake the academic assessor and personal tutor role providing guidance and support to learners and the practice supervisors/ assessors
  • Teach in a variety of settings from small group tutorials to large lectures, ensuring content, methods of delivery and learning materials meet the defined learning objectives for individual teaching sessions

All applicants must:

  • Hold current registration with the NMC (Nursing Midwifery Council) as a Registered Nurse or Registered Nursing Associate
  • Demonstrate relevant and current subject knowledge
  • Demonstrate understanding of Apprenticeships, IFATE (Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education), OFSTED and NMC requirements
  • Demonstrate relevant and current experience of supporting undergraduate students/trainees/ apprentices in clinical, educational, or higher education settings
  • Hold a least a degree in a health-related subject

Previous teaching experience in a Higher Education setting would be desirable, however, successful applicants will be fully funded and supported through our own Academic Professional Apprenticeship (APA) including full support for study attendance and the allocation of a dedicated APA mentor to provide support to achieve the learning requirements. We have a strong record of supporting individuals through the transition into higher education as well as providing opportunities to be part of collaborative partnerships contributing to research and enterprise.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to work as part of our team contributing the development and delivery of the FdSc Nursing Associate programme. Our staff and student community are defined by our core values; excellence, people focused, partnership working and fairness and integrity, which outline who we are as a university and how we work with one another. Our state-of-the-art facilities, first-rate staff and focus on practical skills and professional relevance is key to ensuring that our learners have the best opportunity to be successful within the FdSc Nursing Associate course.

If you wish to know more about this role or to arrange an informal discussion then please contact Dezita Taylor-Robinson, Head of Department for Pre-Qualifying Practice

Further details:
Job Description - Assistant Lecturer
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