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Placement Expansion Officer

School of Health and Social Care

Location:  Stafford campus
Salary:   £29,176 to £33,797 per annum
Tenure:  Full time Fixed Term for One Year, working 37 Hours Per Week
Release Date:  Thursday 07 January 2021
Closing Date:   Sunday 07 February 2021
Interview Date:   Monday 01 March 2021
Reference:  HSC20-15

Staffordshire University is on a journey to become the foremost modern higher education institution in the UK, with an international reputation for excellence, and we are looking for inspirational and effective people to take us to the next stage.

In 2018 we broke into the World University rankings for the first time and were named as a top 50 UK university by the Guardian. The quality of our student experience has placed us in the top 10 for teaching quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and in 2019 we achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

Many of our students come from areas with low rates of participation in higher education and we continually strive to ensure the courses we offer meet the needs of people and employers. We are expanding our non-traditional, flexible study options, particularly in apprenticeships serving the public sector.

You can join us at a time when we begin the next step of our transformation journey. The new £40m Catalyst Building will deliver 6,500 new apprentices in the next decade, boosting both the local and national economy. The development of our offer to new academic areas and geographic locations will see us expand our reach and make an innovative offer to a new generation of students.

We are a university of and for our community: local, national and global. If you share our values and have the skills to deliver our vision, we want to hear from you.

The School of Health and Social Care is seeking an innovative and enthusiastic individual to join the School of Health and Social Care for 12 months to support the expansion of practice placements for nursing students both with current practice placement partners and with new organisations including in the social care, voluntary and primary care sectors. A secondment into this temporary post would be considered.

The key role purpose of the role will be to:

 To support the current Academic Practice Learning Manager in developing effective external relationships with current practice placement partners and new potential practice placement partners to expand the availability of placements for nursing students.

 To support the implementation of the School Practice Learning action plan, including new ways of working to strengthen and increase the visibility of the School in practice.

 To support the move of the School to new placement allocation and practice assessment documentation systems in readiness for full implementation in September 2021.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where all can be ourselves and succeed on merit.

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

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • Starting from 29 days Annual Leave (depending on job grade) 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
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At the University we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background. We particularly welcome applications from Women and Black and Asian Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the University at a senior level.

To apply, you will be required to complete an online application form and submit a copy of your CV quoting the relevant reference number for the role you are applying for.

Please note: All correspondence at each stage of the process for employment within Staffordshire University will be sent to you via the email address you applied from, please ensure you check your emails regularly. Please check your junk / spam email folders for any further communication from us.


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