Course Director in Nursing

Staffordshire University
December 18, 2022
Offerd Salary:£53,353 to £61,823
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Course Director in Nursing School of Health, Science and Wellbeing

Location: Stoke/Stafford/Shrewsbury Campus Salary: £53,353 to £61,823 Per Annum Full Time Permanent Release Date: Wednesday 28 September 2022 Closing Date: Sunday 18 December 2022 Reference: HSW22-11-R

Who is Staffordshire University?

We are the Connected University with 100 years of experience and ambition in becoming the UK's foremost digital Institution. Our main campus is located in Stoke on Trent alongside our Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Staffordshire University London's Digital Institute is our first campus outside the Midlands.

With more than 10,000 Full Time Undergraduate and Postgraduate students on campus, we continue to drive innovation and change, aiming to positively disrupt our sector. For our University, it is about so much more than the numbers. In fact, if there's one thing that sets us apart, it's our people who are all #ProudToBeStaffs. Every one of our employees goes above and beyond to deliver on our connected mission, responding to the needs of our students, academic partners, businesses and society.

Over the past 5 years, we have transformed ourselves into a Gold standard provider of teaching and learning, gaining historically high positions in the UK league tables. With digital skills being at our core, we strive for diversity in all its forms and play an important role in our local communities and regional economies.

About the role

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We are seeking brilliant, friendly, ambitious and inspirational Course Director to support our Nursing provision.

The Course Director will lead and co-ordinate the delivery of a large course or group of cognate courses. This will include providing leadership in the ongoing development of courses to ensure that they are contemporary, meet and respond to market demand and are aligned to employment and skills opportunities providing positive graduate outcomes.

Responsibilities will extend to supporting the Head of Departments for Theory and Practice in management activities.

The role incorporates responsibility for the student experience ensuring a strategic and managed approach to learning, teaching and assessment and individualized and tailored student support appropriate for the discipline mix.

Ongoing quality enhancement is central to the role with responsibility for managing annual and periodic reporting activity.

The Course Director is expected to work collaboratively with the Course Leads and the apprentice lead to ensure continuing maintenance of NMC standards and OFSTED compliance.

The role also includes such responsibilities as:

  • Co-ordinating the course teams, driving a collective and well understood approach to delivery and management of the course.

  • Building teams that share responsibilities and understand priorities and have collective ownership of the student experience.

  • Ensuring regular external liaison with for example, external examiners, schools and colleges and industry representatives will be essential to the success of the course.
  • Driving the achievement of the University KPIs at course level including NSS/PTES, graduate outcomes, retention and recruitment.
  • The successful applicants will demonstrate excellent knowledge and skill in operating department practice, will work well within a team and will possess excellent communication skills.

    Applicants must hold a relevant professional degree qualification (postgraduate/doctoral level is preferable) and must be a registrant with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

    The position will be based at Leek Rd site, Staffordshire University, Stoke on Trent, although travel between the University's sites will be expected where required.

    Should you wish to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact Keeley Guest or Tracey Baker, Heads of Department Nursing – Theory and Practice

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    In return for your dedication, we have a competitive benefits package available

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • 37 days Annual Leave plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Access to continued professional and personal development
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans
  • We reserve the right to close any vacancies when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. All applicants are advised to complete and submit your applications as soon as possible.

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  • Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

    We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University.

    We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.

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