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Investigating Officer – Fitness to Practise

School of Health and Social Care

Location:  Stafford campus
Salary:   £29,176 to £33,797 Per Annum Pro Rata
Tenure:  Part time Temporary, 0.4FTE (14.8 hours)
Release Date:  Thursday 03 June 2021
Closing Date:   Friday 02 July 2021
Reference:  HSC20-32

Who is Staffordshire University? 

Staffordshire University is an award-winning institution with over 100 years’ experience in delivering excellent higher education. Our main Stoke-on-Trent campus is located in the heart of the UK, with Centres of Excellence located in the towns of Stafford and Shrewsbury.

After a highly successful year in 2019, which included entering THE World University rankings for the first time, securing TEF Gold, and climbing in all the league tables, our University has constantly expanded its physical presence through new and industry-leading building developments and facilities. Looking towards our 2030 strategy, we are now transforming specific business processes to improve the student experience and integrate a wider feeling of inclusion and safety for our on-campus community. 

About the role 

The School of Health and Social Care educates a range of health and social care professionals on courses that are approved by the regulatory bodies for those professions. Our students go on to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Health and Care Professions Council and Social Work England. Our students need to uphold the standards of the relevant professional body during their time at the University, with the ultimate objective being protection of the public.

We are seeking to appoint an Investigating Officer to support our Fitness to Practise work on a part-time, 12-month temporary basis. This will be 15 hours per week, but the working patten can be flexible and we also have a blended working policy which allows further flexibility.

You will work closely with the Associate Dean – Students and the Regulations and Compliance Advisor.  You will conduct formal fitness to practise investigations post-triage, prepare cases for consideration by the Associate Dean Students and present case summaries to Fitness to Practise Panels. You will also work with other investigating officers to offer mentorship support and ensure consistency in approach as well as being involved in training colleagues in the School on Fitness to Practise Procedures.  

If you are interested in this unique opportunity and have the passion to support the Health Care Professionals of the future maintain their professional standards we would love to hear from you.

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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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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