Lecturer in MH Nursing – FdSc Nursing Associate – Northampton, Northamptonshire

Lecturer in MH Nursing – FdSc Nursing Associate

The University of Northampton

Northampton, Northamptonshire


This is a fixed term contract offered as a secondment from our practice partners or as an opportunity for a Registered Nurse or Registered Nursing Associate or an Associate Lecturer to further develop for the fixed term of 12 months. The post is in the Nursing Associate team and will involve teaching and assessing students in theory modules and working as an academic assessor within virtual and student led placements. The programme recruits apprenticeship learners and ‘UCAS’ entrance students.

You will be supported by the Programme Leader for Student Nursing Associates and the successful applicant will be designated areas of responsibility within this field of practice in accordance with their area of clinical experience and expertise. You will initially be supported to teach face to face and on-line and will support students as allocated in virtual and actual clinical practice. Teaching materials are already developed for all current student nursing associate modules and shadowing will be used as necessary to develop competence and confidence in theoretical teaching and marking. You will be given the opportunity to develop as an Associate Fellow of the Higher Academy of teaching and learning and you will be given a mentor for the duration of the fixed term post. 

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We want you to be able to carry out your work in a way that best supports UON and our students, but also you as an individual. We understand this may vary between different areas of the university as well as from one person to another.  With Smarter Working you can work with increased flexibility, if you would like to, which can facilitate greater freedom and autonomy. 

This post is subject to a background disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service before any appointment can be confirmed. 

About you

You must be a Registered Nurse or a Registered Nursing Associate with a minimum of 12 – 18 months post qualifying experience. You must have experience of working in nursing environments ideally specialising in mental health or learning disability care (although applicants from other backgrounds will be considered) and be able to demonstrate your ability to work and lead delegated care in that setting.

You must have experience of supporting learners in practice settings and be conversant with the Nursing and Midwifery Standards of Education (2018). You must be a team player with excellent communication and networking skills. You should be able to manage deadlines and competing demands and be able to teach with the initial support of the team a range of prepared teaching materials to first and second year Student Nursing Associates. You must be willing to engage in the role of Personal Academic Teacher placing good communication with students and staff at centre of every interaction. You must be willing to develop the skills required to facilitate virtual and student led placements.



  • Foundation degree or degree qualification – FdSc Nursing Associate/BSc Nursing
  • Relevant professional qualification – NMC registration Nursing Associate or Registered Nurse
  • Professional Recognition as HEA Fellow / Associate Fellow or teaching qualification recognised by HESA, or willingness to work towards within an agreed timescale


  • Master’s degree in relevant subject
  • Doctorate in relevant subject, completed or within 12 months of completion


The Faculty of Health Education and Society is a vibrant faculty specialising in preparing students for professional careers in education, health, and social care. Interprofessional learning is an integral part of the curriculum offer to our student groups and the faculty offers learning from levels 4 to 8. The faculty supports staff to develop their teaching and research expertise and works in partnership with students and service users to ensure the student experience is contemporary and provides the best opportunities for career development. The personal and professional development of staff is critical to attract, retain and help students to achieve their chosen career outcomes and staff are supported to develop goals which both align to this mission and to their own career aspirations.

About Us

Come to the University of Northampton and you will see that we do things a bit differently.

We are one of the youngest universities in the UK but we are already leading the way in adding value to society, which we call social impact. We have won multiple awards for our work in this area, among others, but what matters the most to us is ensuring that our students and graduates have the opportunity to make their mark on the world too. That’s why we were the first university in the UK to be named as a Changemaker Campus in 2012.

We want to break the mould of what Higher Education can be. This has led us to build a whole new University from the ground up that is designed to reflect the way that students actually learn rather than the way they are expected to learn. Waterside Campus opened in September 2018.

Our commitment to transforming lives and inspiring change is at the heart of all that we do.

Right to Work

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview. Due to the requirements laid out by UK Visas and Immigration regarding Right to Work in the UK, the University can only accept applications from individuals who currently have a status allowing them to work in the UK for this position. Due to this criteria we regret that we are unable to offer sponsorship at this time. 


The University of Northampton is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable work, study and living environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion.

This commitment, along with our legal and moral obligations, provides an inclusive environment for staff, students and the public who may be affected by our activities.

Together @ UON confirms our commitment to equality and inclusion, underpinned by our belief in taking action. We are dedicated to creating an environment that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity.

Together @ UON demonstrates our pledge to our staff, students and partners to nurture and develop an environment where equality and inclusion can thrive whilst we Transform Lives and Inspire Change.

To find out more, please visit: https://www.northampton.ac.uk/about-us/governance-and-management/management/equality-and-diversity/


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