Clinical Education Lead for College of Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care

Location:  Kedleston Road
Salary:  £41,526 to £49,553 per annum
Closing Date:  Sunday 08 December 2019
Contract Type:  Permanent
Post Type:  Full Time
Reference:  0670-19
Responsible To:  Deputy Dean of College of Health and Social Care

Challenging, interesting and constantly changing, the University of Derby is an exceptional place to learn and an incredibly rewarding place to work.

Ours is an extraordinary educational environment and because we specialise in identifying and developing individual potential, you can be confident you'll receive all the help and encouragement you need to build a rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress. 

Our combined higher and further education offering is spread over campuses in Derby, Buxton, Leek and Chesterfield and we have some of the best university facilities in the UK, investing more than £200 million in facilities in the last 10 years. 

We achieve outstanding results for our teaching and research and with more than 34,000 people choosing to study with us every year, we depend on the dedication of a team of 2,200 academic and professional services staff. 

Financially strong and seriously ambitious we offer our employees a family-friendly, rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

About the College 

The University of Derby is pleased to be able to offer a permanent opportunity to co-ordinate and lead clinical education and placement support in the College of Health and Social Care.

The successful candidate will join a team of enthusiastic, committed and friendly staff who deliver pre-registration and post-registration nursing, allied health and social care courses at the University of Derby.

The post is based in the College of Health and Social Care.The post holders will also be expected to work collaboratively with colleagues across different disciplines within the College. The subject area offers programmes ranging from those for unqualified support staff, to Honours, Masters and Doctoral Degrees.

The College of Health and Social Care upholds the overall mission of the University by providing high quality, accessible learning opportunities; promoting academic enquiry and the advancement of knowledge using a variety of methods of delivery. We are committed to the Widening Participation agenda and have a good record of meeting the needs of local stakeholders. User and carer involvement in course development and delivery is an essential aspect of our work.

About the role

The post holder will be innovative and creative in their role and will contribute to enhancing the quality of health and social care education, as well as taking forward the research and scholarship agenda. It is extremely important that our successful candidates not only understand the student experience, but that they genuinely enjoy making a positive impact for them in practice education settings.

This new position will have the following responsibilities:
•  Lead on expansion of overall placement capacity including private and voluntary sector
•  Lead on maintenance of existing placement capacity
•  Encourage the expansion and maintenance of inter-professional use of placements
•  Support innovative new placement support mechanisms such as the CLIP model
•  Co-ordination of placement support structures within the college including registry
•  Vice-chair the college placement support group
•  Monitor the quality of placements
•  Report to the college executive with responsibility for placements

The post holder will have a strong clinical and educational background in a health or social care profession and will focus on delivering an excellent student experience.

Further information regarding the College can be found on the following link 

If you have any queries  about the role, please contact Bill Whitehead email 

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

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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