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Academic Practice Learning Manager

School of Health, Education, Policing and Sciences

Location:  Stafford Campus (With requirement to work at other campus's and sites as required)
Salary:   £56,021 to £64,914 Per Annum Full Time Fixed Term Until 31/01/2025
Release Date:  Friday 05 July 2024
Closing Date:   Sunday 21 July 2024
Interview Date:   Friday 02 August 2024
Reference:  HEPS141-24

About the role 

Staffordshire University is driven by our values: they underpin everything we do and our colleagues live our values every day. 

We pride ourselves on our work with partners at every level and this is especially true in the School of Health, Education , Policing and Sciences where our placement partners are integral to student success. With our focus on applied learning and research, we work closely with organisations in the public, private and voluntary sector to provide high quality practice learning environments to support our student to be the best professional practitioners.

The School of Health, Education, Policing and Science offer a large range of professional courses with placement opportunities throughout all levels. The School is looking for an Academic Practice Learning Manager to lead our strategic plans around practice learning, with a particular focus on Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health but with a recognition of the importance of practice learning across the breadth of the School’s portfolio. We have ambitions to grow our professional courses and the practice learning experiences our students access while supporting students to have a quality learning experiences during their course. The Academic Practice Learning Manager will ensure that all practice based learning is of a high quality, is safe and meets all appropriate internal and external quality assurance standards and benchmarks.

You will take the strategic lead on any issues related to practice based learning and course accreditation by professional and industry bodies. You will be responsible for the strategic development, co-ordination and quality assurance of all aspects of practice learning within the School. 

You will work closely with the Associate Dean Students, Head of Departments, academic staff and practice learning partners to deliver the plan and ensure the quality of our provision while delivering an excellent student experience to our students.

If you share our values and have the skills to deliver our vision, we want to hear from you.

 Main Responsibilities 

 The main responsibilities for our Academic Practice Learning Manager will be to:

  •  To work alongside the Associate Dean (Students) and Head of Departments and Director of Institutes to ensure high quality and relevant practice based learning opportunities
  • To provide strategic co-ordination and management within the School in relation to practice based learning across all departments with a particular focus on Health
  • To provide strategic co-ordination and management within the School in relation to maintaining and developing professional and industry accreditation as appropriate
  • To undertake a leading role in the development of good practice (including QAA Quality Code mapping) in relation to practice based learning including good practice in relation to equality and diversity
  • To lead and manage the School’s placements function including the proactive identification of placement opportunities
  • To be responsible for the oversight of up to date and ongoing tracking/recording of student placement performance 
  • To manage relationships between the School and placement providers during the period of placements, including the handling of complaints
  • To prepare reports and data as required in respect of the placement and accreditation activities 
  • To represent the School in respect of placements at University level and to liaise closely with support functions in to support consistency of approach to practice learning and placements  
  • To lead in the formulation and implementation of policies, practices and procedures within the School and particularly in respect of placements

Contact For Informal Discussion

Dr Linda Harty - Associate Dean Students or Mrs Alexandra Birch -  Head of Department of Nursing & Midwifery  - HEPSPAteam@staffs.ac.uk

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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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