Assistant Lecturer

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

Assistant Lecturer

Department of Pre-Qualifying Practice

Location: City South Campus
Salary: £31,762 to £34,525 per annum
Fixed Term - 24 months
Posted On: Tuesday 16 August 2022
Closing Date: Tuesday 06 September 2022
Interview Date: Tuesday 20 September 2022
Reference: 082022-474

The  Pre-Qualifying Healthcare Practice Department has an exciting opportunity for an individual to join our amazing team as an Assistant Lecturer specifically aligned to our FdSc Nursing Associate programme. 

The two-year FdSc Nursing Associate programme is a Higher Apprenticeship, work-based learning course aimed at experienced Health Care Assistants and new to care learners. We are advocates of the Registered Nursing Associate role and take every opportunity to highlight how the role is an essential part of the ever-evolving healthcare workforce.

We are a motivated, supportive, and friendly team who are fully committed to pursuing excellence to enhance employability for our Registered Nursing Associates by providing learner experiences that are inclusive, practice led, and evidence based. 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.

As an Assistant Lecturer within the team, you will:

  • Design & Develop Module Content across the FdSc Nursing Associate Programme
  • Quality assure module design and delivery aligned to university regulations
  • Contribute to the development of academic processes across the institution
  • Develop and apply innovating teaching techniques 
  • Develop assessments to test learner’s attainment of relevant knowledge and skills across a range of informal and formal methods
  • Provide pastoral and academic support
  • Be supported to start your research journey

Essential Criteria:

  • Hold current registration with the NMC 
  • Educated to Degree level in a health-related subject
  • Demonstrate excellent subject knowledge
  • Demonstrate current experience of supporting undergraduate students/trainees/ apprentices in clinical/educational/HEI settings
  • Demonstrate awareness of Apprenticeships, Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education, OFSTED and NMC 

Desirable Criteria:

  • Previous HEI experience
  • A Postgraduate Certificate in Education or equivalent

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. Successful applicants, if necessary, will be fully funded and supported through our own Academic Professional Apprenticeship (APA).

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 Programme. 

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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