Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing

University of Northampton
May 15, 2024
Offerd Salary:£38,205 - £42,978
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Contract Type:Fixed term: 2 years
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Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing

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Full Time Fixed Term, Part Time Fixed Term


£38,205 - £42,978 per annum, pro rata


Waterside Campus

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  • About the job

    2 posts available:

  • Post 1; full time 1.0FTE (37 hours per week)
  • Post 2; part time 0.5FTE (18.5 hours per week)
  • You will be asked to indicate which post(s) you are applying for in the application process.

    Fixed term: 2 years or until the current post holders return, whichever is sooner

    Interview date: 28 May 2024

    The post holder will be required to develop the skills to be an NMC assessor and both teach and support students in their academic and practice modules. In addition, the post holder will assist in student recruitment, maintain and establish new practice learning opportunities and support students as a personal tutor.

    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 an enthusiastic, innovative graduate mental health nurse with current mental health NMC registration. You will have at least one years post registration experience and be able to demonstrate experience in supporting students within a clinical and/or educational setting. You will be conversant with the NMC future standards and be competent in being able to teach those skills as required by the NMC proficiencies.

    You will be able to demonstrate the ability to meet deadlines and lead and manage work delegated to you as well as develop the skills to plan and deliver academic modules and undertake marking and moderation associated with these. You will be highly motivated to assist students to achieve particularly those experiencing academic and personal vulnerabilities. You will display excellent communication skills which will enable you to confidently network with new and existing partners of the course program and university.



  • Degree qualification or equivalent in Mental Health Nursing
  • Relevant professional qualification – Current NMC registration
  • Professional Recognition as HEA Fellow (D2) or teaching qualification recognised by HESA, or willingness to obtain within an agreed timescale
  • Desirable;

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

    The Nursing subject group provides both undergraduate and post graduate education for nursing students. The Faculty of Health Education and Society works with statutory, private, voluntary and independent nursing care providers to high quality contemporary education to all fields of nursing. Co- production with service users and carers is a core aspect of our educational provision as is fostering effective working relationships with our health and social care providers. Staff are supported to professionally develop and opportunities are provided to develop research skills and support evidence based practice. The faculty has purpose built facilities to engage students in new and innovative technology for teaching and simulation and provide opportunities for students to undertake elective placements within a number of international locations.

    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.


    We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

    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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