Assistant Lecturer/Clinical Educator

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Birmingham, ENGLAND
Deadline: 05 Dec 2021

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Department of Pre-Qualifying Practice
Location:  City South Campus
Salary:  £30,831 to £33,512 per annum pro rata
Fixed Term - 24 months
Posted On:  Friday 19 November 2021
Closing Date:  Sunday 05 December 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  102021-473-R

Due to the expansion of the Birmingham City University Nursing Associate Programme, an exciting opportunity has become available to join the existing Nursing Associate Teams based in both Birmingham City University and the Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust, as committed and passionate Assistant Lecturer/Clinical Educator.

This is a joint role in partnership with Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust (BSMHFT), that has over 4000 dedicated staff who are continually working who provide mental health care to those people living in Birmingham and Solihull, across 50 sites in a variety of settings from community based mental health teams through to acute wards and day centres.

We put our apprentices and students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success. The two year Foundation Degree Nursing Associate course was developed to support the introduction of a new nursing role and is a work based learning course aimed at experienced Health Care Workers and new to care learners who want to develop themselves to become a Registered Nursing Associate (NAR).

As an Assistant Lecturer working across BCU and BSMHT you will:

  • Be predominantly based within the BSMHT Education Team supporting BCU Trainee Nursing Associates
  • Act as a link between BSMHFT and the BCU Nursing Associate Programme team
  • Have the opportunity to support the delivery of a range of modules on the Nursing Associate course
  • Work flexibly, contributing to innovative teaching, learning and assessment methods
  • Visit the clinical work areas across Birmingham and Solihull, undertaking the academic assessor and personal tutor roles
  • Provide guidance and support to learners and the practice supervisors/assessors
  • Teach in a variety of settings from small group tutorials to large lectures
  • Join appropriate networks to share information and ideas
  • Engage in scholarship as required to support teaching activities and continually update knowledge.

All applicants must:

  • Hold current registration with the NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council) as a registered Nurse (Part 1)
  • Demonstrate relevant and current subject knowledge
  • Demonstrate an awareness 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 at least a First Degree in a health related subject
  • Provide evidence of ongoing professional development.

Previous teaching experience in a Higher Education setting would be desirable, however, successful applicants will be fully funded and supported through the BCU teacher training apprenticeship, including full support for study attendance, and the allocation of a dedicated mentor to support them through the learning requirements. We have a strong record of supporting colleagues through the transition into higher education and we pride ourselves on the support that we aim to offer our colleagues.

Our facilities are located in a beautiful, leafy campus in the Edgbaston area of Birmingham, next door to the Botanical Gardens with excellent transport connections. Birmingham City University offers attractive benefits which include up to 32 days annual holiday, an index linked contributory pension scheme and an employee assistance scheme.

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 dezita.taylor@bcu.ac.uk or Harriet Caine h.caine@nhs.net . 


Further details:

Please be aware that this position will require an Enhanced +Barred List DBS disclosure, please contact HR on 0121 331 6693 for a confidential self-disclosure form should you wish to declare anything in advance.

The University is committed to internationalism and diversity and welcomes applications from all countries, faiths and backgrounds.

It is each individual successful applicants responsibility to ensure that they have permission to work in the UK. Some applicants may require sponsorship from the University and a visa from UKVI to take up the role if successful. More information on this can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa

Some roles are not capable of sponsorship because they do not meet the UKVI criteria relating to skill and salary level. If you are unsure as to whether you would require sponsorship if successful, or whether the role is capable of sponsorship, please contact us: RTinbox@bcu.ac.uk


Please note on occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. If this does happen, we will contact all candidates via email who have started but not yet completed their application, giving 48 hours’ notice.  We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.

At Birmingham City University we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.  All staff are expected to understand and enact the University’s commitment to ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion in our employment practice and in all that we do . This commitment is enshrined in our Core Values and is detailed in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Employment Policy. The University values and celebrates the diversity of our staff and students; we welcome people from the many  different backgrounds and life experiences that reflect the students and the citizens we serve.  We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and actively encourage unique contributions, in particular from under-represented groups in respect of age, disability, sex, gender or gender identity, ethnicity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or transgender status

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