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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Nursing (Mental Health)

School of Health, Education, Policing and Sciences

Location:  Stafford or Stoke campus
Salary:   £38,205 to £54,395 Per Annum- Full time Permanent
Release Date:  Tuesday 11 June 2024
Closing Date:   Tuesday 25 June 2024
Interview Date:   Thursday 11 July 2024
Reference:  HEPS119-24

At the School of Health, Education, Policing & Science at Staffordshire University we have an exciting portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, with a strong history of nursing, midwifery and nursing associate education. We are keen to recruit excellent lecturing staff to support our mental health nursing provision. You will be joining a well-established team with a wealth of experience both clinically and academically. The school is highly interdisciplinary in nature, and a great place to develop a distinctive academic portfolio. 

In addition to developing and delivering outstanding teaching and learning you will have the opportunity to develop your own academic skillset and contribute towards our ambitious research and enterprise goals. We are particularly interested to hear from candidates with experience in research and who therefore have the potential to contribute to the University’s research agenda and work with internationally leading research centres. Within this community you will have the opportunity to grow academically while working with a team of dedicated professionals. You will get the opportunity to work with like-minded individuals who will support and encourage your career development. As a member of academic staff, you will have the opportunity to work at our Centre for Health Innovation in Stafford in one of the UK’s foremost simulation and ‘simmersive’ teaching and learning environments. 

We are looking for experienced candidates who have demonstrable excellent subject knowledge in mental health nursing (2 x full time posts, although part-time hours will be considered), with a passion to teach and shape the next generation of clinicians.

Additional Desirable skills:

•    Experience of working in a range of mental health nursing environments.

•    Teaching in a Higher Education setting

•    Experience of research and writing for publication.

The school is committed to building a diverse community. We are encouraging talented people join our academic team. All appointments are made on merit, on the bases of the interview and applications. We particularly welcome applications from suitably qualified ethnic minority academics, as they are currently under-represented in positions within the department.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Kelly Wilton (Course Director for Nursing and Midwifery) –

Who is Staffordshire University? 

Staffordshire University is an award winning, teaching-intensive and research-inspired university with a focus on work integrated learning, digital innovation and enterprise engagement. With over 100 years’ experience, we are a successful, confident and ambitious modern university, with a foundational purpose of providing higher and applied learning opportunities relevant to our region and beyond.

Spread across three main campuses in Stoke-on-Trent, Stafford and London, our future-focused courses and next-level teaching ensure our students can unlock the potential the world needs now to support better futures.

This is a key reason why we are ranked 2nd in the UK for quality education (Sustainable Development Goal 4, THE Impact Rankings 2023) and why we’re in the top 10 of UK universities for career prospects (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2023).

As a university it is important that we are at the forefront of research, delivering impact across the globe and informing how and what we teach. In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, 87% of our research impact is recognised as “outstanding” or “very considerable”, demonstrating how we continue to push further to create a better tomorrow for our local and global communities.

When you join Staffordshire University, you join a highly supportive, supportive, boundary-pushing culture where insight and innovation is celebrated, expertise is valued, and excellence is rewarded. We can’t wait to see the contribution that you make to the continued growth and success of the Institution.

Rewards and Benefits

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

At Staffordshire University, we believe that every student and staff member need to be carbon literate if we are to help tackle the climate emergency and achieve our One Planet Pledge of carbon neutrality by 2030, and we are proud of our Bronze Carbon Literacy Award status. As part of our ongoing commitment, we particularly encourage applications from candidates who have already completed carbon literacy training, or are prepared to undertake this training as part of their ongoing professional development.

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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Our Commitment to Inclusion

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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