The University of Derby is seeking to appoint a senior academic to help us develop our new prosthetics and orthotics provision. We are developing two new apprenticeships: Level 3 Prosthetic Technician and the Level 6 Prosthetist / Orthotist. We are currently working with Health Education England and are seeking the right person to support the development and approval of the programmes. We are conscious that these programmes may require different professional expertise, so are more than happy to explore the possibility of a job share for this fixed term position.
The programmes will be delivered largely online with some face to face teaching, so an interest in flexible or blended learning is helpful but not essential. The University has a strong tradition of online teaching as well as modern simulation facilities, and is one of the biggest healthcare apprenticeship providers in the region. Applicants must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and have relevant industry experience. The post is based at our Kedleston Road campus in Derby, but the nature of the role permits a flexible approach to working – please do not allow geography to discourage your interest in this role.
Support will be given to the right candidate to become proficient with online teaching pedagogies and apprenticeships – what we are seeking is someone with the relevant experience and drive who shares our vision. It is extremely important that our successful candidate not only understands the student experience, but that they genuinely enjoy making a positive impact for them both in and out of classes.
The post is fixed term in the first instance to oversee the development and successful approval of the level 3 and level 6 qualifications, including approval from the Health and Care Professions Council where appropriate.
To arrange an informal discussion, please contact Denise Baker, Head of School Allied Health and Social Care (D.Baker@derby.ac.uk)
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect everyone who works for us to also share this commitment and to treat people with courtesy and respect.
Please note, unfortunately due to the SOC level and salary associated with this post we would be unable to sponsor any applicants requiring a Tier 2 (general) visa. For further information, please visit the following link: https://www.gov.uk/tier-2-general .