School of Health & Social Work
Full time (37 hours per week)
Salary: Lecturer UH7 £33,797 to £40,322 pa;
Senior Lecturer UH8 £40,322 to £51,034 pa
College Lane Campus, Hatfield
As one of the UK’s largest provider of Learning Disability nursing in pre and post graduate education, this is an exciting time to join our team. We offer a wide choice of programmes and training and we are expanding our provision and seeking to appoint a full-time member of staff to join our nursing team.
The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Learning Disability Nursing will deliver a range of teaching with an emphasis on the continuing professional development portfolio for nurses within the learning disability areas.
The teaching focus for this post is primarily within our pre-registration learning disability nursing programmes including our BSC, MSc and new degree apprenticeship. Additionally, there will be an expectation of involvement in our continued professional development portfolio currently focussing on Autistic Spectrum Conditions, Advanced clinical practice in health monitoring, the assessment of mental health needs, managing offending behaviours and Epilepsy amongst others.
The candidate appointed will principally be based in our main campus in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, but will be expected to act as a link lecturer and visit students in clinical practice in the surrounding areas, but also including Bedfordshire and Essex.
In addition to the above, a Senior Lecturer will be expected to undertake additional roles such as module leadership and programme support.
All members of the team are expected to actively contribute to the development of effective and collegiate working relationships, both internally and externally, and to uphold the core values of the nursing profession at all times.
You will have recent clinical and/or educational experience in the UK and previous experience of teaching nursing students. Understanding of the professional body requirements and knowledge of the local/national agenda for learning disability nursing and the wider nursing community is key. You will also be proficient in the English language.
You will have proven interpersonal and communication skills, be able to work autonomously and with limited supervision. You will be committed to and able to demonstrate personal and professional development. You must be willing to travel within the Wessex, Thames Valley, East of England and North London areas to facilitate learning and teaching activity where necessary.
For either post a driving licence and access to a vehicle is desirable.
The successful applicant will be an experienced learning disability nurse, with a current NMC registration and experience of teaching. A good Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject is essential for appointment as a Lecturer. A Master’s degree or equivalent level qualification in a relevant subject area is essential for appointment at Senior Lecturer level. A Senior Lecturer should be a registered Nurse Teacher (recorded with the Nursing and Midwifery Council).
Disclosure and Barring Service
The University requires that the successful applicant who is offered employment may require a DBS at a later date due to the nature of the work involved.