The School of Health and Social Care
The School has an excellent reputation for teaching and research in health and social care. Our academic members of staff include dental professionals, social workers, nurses, allied health care professionals, psychologists and sociologists. The School is run over two campuses, based at Southend and Colchester. Academic staff are supported by a team of administrative staff based at both Colchester and Southend campuses.
We are at the forefront of preparing people to solve real-life issues in health and society, offering courses and research that both commissioners and employers believe in. We work in partnership with various people, who offer us their expertise and experience, making us a team of people who truly understand what is needed from health and social care professionals and services- now and in the future.
The School is currently going through exciting changes and expansion, with an increase in student numbers, an intention to prepare for submission to Unit Assessment 3 (research focusing on Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy) for the next Research Excellence Framework (REF), and the introduction of new courses, including the Nurse Associate Apprenticeship, and Masters in Global Public Health. We are also expanding and building new and innovative areas for student study, including new clinical skills spaces, consultation rooms and study areas.
We are now looking to appoint a Lecturers in Adult Nursing or Mental Health Nursing to join the Division of Nursing, one of the seven divisions in the School of Health and Social Care.
Duties of the Role
The purpose of this post will be to play an active part in the delivery and development of the adult nursing or mental health nursing programmes in the School. You will complement the existing team in the delivery of the innovative pre-registration programmes in adult nursing. You may also have the opportunity to input into our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) portfolio, as well as into other courses offered across the School.
Your ongoing development is important to us, and you will have the opportunity to work closely with your Head of Division, the School’s Director of Staff Development and Wellbeing, and the Dean, to enhance your potential and achieve your aims.
For the Grade 8 and 9 ASE post, duties will include engaging effectively (successfully for G9 ASE) in substantive teaching and learning support roles in the School, and developing a broad understanding of how such activities support student learning and design, plan and deliver learning in creative and innovative ways appropriate to the subject area and level.
In addition, for Grade 9 ASER contracts, you will develop a research agenda, which pursues individual and/or collaborative research objectives and produce research outputs for publication and submit grant applications and obtain funding for your research.
All posts will contribute to the administration of the School and a full list of key responsibilities and main duties can be found within the respective jobpacks attached.
Skills and qualifications required
The successful candidates will have relevant professional experience or practice or a relevant doctoral level degree or be close to completion of a PhD. You will have fellowship of the Higher Education Academy or the ability to gain professional recognition at this or a higher-level if appropriate plus NMC registration.
It is essential that candidates have a commitment to uphold the NMC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics and to exhibit professional behaviours and attitudes in keeping with NHS values. Along with having experience in adult or mental health nursing and the ability to keep up to date with the current practice of adult or mental health nursing, teaching and legislation.
In addition, for the Grade 9 ASER or ASE post, candidates would be expected to have substantial experience in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels, or demonstrable potential to engage in teaching and learning support in, engaging and innovative ways. For ASER contracts, you will have a clear publication plan for submission to future Research Excellence Framework (REF) programmes and evidence of a research agenda, engagement in high-quality research activity and a developing research profile.
Please state within the application which campus and also note on your application which level contract you are applying for. If you are applying ASE level, you will not need to submit a research statement or a three-year funding plan.
At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.
To support this commitment we have our Global Forum, a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus based Faith Centre, which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives. For more information see: https://www.essex.ac.uk/life/student-facilities/religion-and-faith
Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please telephone the Resourcing Team (01206 876559).
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