Lecturer in Social and Community Studies

University of Derby

Fixed Term Contract - 12 Months

Inspire, Innovate, Impact.

At the University of Derby, people are at the heart of everything we do. As a major, local employer we not only offer one of the region’s most competitive reward packages, but we are also constantly recognising and rewarding individual contribution, as well as helping to develop colleagues both personally and professionally. We take pride in being a really friendly, supportive and innovative workplace and we are genuinely committed to offering colleagues the opportunity to develop a fantastic, long-lasting career here with us.

We encourage applications from a diverse workforce who can help us achieve our desire to be the ambitious student’s natural choice for quality, support and achievement.

About the role

We are seeking to appoint a suitably experienced and qualified individual to join our successful Department of Social and Community Studies Team. This department forms a central part of the College of Health and Social Care. 

The team are committed to providing high quality teaching and learning and ensuring our graduates are fully equipped for the challenging and changing employment market as well as Post Graduate study.

 Currently the Department of Social and Community studies offer the following programmes;

  • BA Hons Working with Young People and Communities (with JNC qualification)
  • BSc Hons Child and Family Health and Wellbeing
  • BA Hons Health and Social Care
  • BA Hons (Applied) Social Work
  • MA Social Work

We are looking for a team player who is an enthusiastic and motivated colleague who has significant professional knowledge and practice experience in the above fields, ie Nursing, Social Work and Social Care. They will be expected to teach across Health and Social Care and Child Family Health and Well Being and previous teaching experience would be desirable.

The successful candidate will be expected to be able contribute to the development of learning and teaching within the department including strategies to increase student admissions and improve student retention, achievement and satisfaction. The role includes delivering teaching, supporting students as a personal tutor, developing and sustaining partnerships, research to inform teaching and working closely with colleagues to deliver all aspects of the programme. Additional responsibilities will include specific administrative duties to support the programme such as admissions, marketing, career development, stage coordination and programme development.

The role requires flexibility, creativity, energy and a willingness to be part of a changing and challenging sector. A commitment to and experience of, developing internal and external partnerships is also required.

This post is based at the Britannia Mill campus in Derby but can also be delivered off-campus and some teaching at other locations (Chesterfield) will be required.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect everyone who works for us to also share this commitment and to treat people with courtesy and respect.


  • Accessible location; Derby is a thriving, multi-cultural city with easy access from any location within the UK
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Competitive, family friendly reward packages
  • Opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme
  • Discount savings scheme and extensive staff discounts on accredited courses for yourself or family to study here at the University
  • Cycle2Work scheme and subsidised travel
  • Vast programme of training courses and secondment opportunities

Application procedure

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