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Staff Tutors (Nursing) x 3

The Open University - Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)

Terms: Permanent, full time and part time available

Closing Date: 31/12/2022 midday

Change your career, change lives

The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.

The Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) is home to the OU’s courses and research on a wide variety of subjects ranging from nursing and social work to transformative education, sports performance, modern languages and linguistics. Our work enhances the lives of millions of people throughout the world as we advance the OU’s mission of social justice and social mobility.

The role

We are seeking to recruit a Staff Tutor to contribute to our Nursing provision. You will be required to provide academic input to the Nursing programmes. The role includes operational management relating to the Nursing Programmes. You will work in collaboration with the Programme Lead and Module Chairs, with agencies, employers, and regulatory bodies to ensure compliance with external and internal regulatory requirements.

Staff Tutors are members of the academic staff of the School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care (HWSC) based in the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies (WELS). You will play a vital role in the provision of The Open University’s (OU) supported open learning model of education; contribute to the presentation of modules and qualifications and engage in research and scholarship congruent with School and Faculty strategic priorities. Staff Tutors represent The Open University on national and local strategic groups, provide academic leadership and line manage Associate Lecturers and Practice Tutors who provide academic and pastoral support to OU students.

Skills and experience:

  • A good first degree (upper second or higher) or a Post-Graduate qualification in a subject area of relevance to nursing, health and/or social care;
  • A professional qualification in a relevant professional background
  • Current registration with the relevant professional body
  • Experience of supporting practice learning
  • A sound knowledge and understanding of professional education, including the standards and regulatory requirements for professional programmes;
  • A knowledge and understanding of current issues in health and/or social care.
  • Experience of teaching and practice education.

You will be part of the Nursing team and may be home-based or based in Milton Keynes. There will be a requirement to travel to other parts of the UK to engage with stakeholders and promote the OU Nursing programmes. The successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check or equivalent for their nation of residency.

If you would like to discuss the application or recruitment process before making an application, please contact Paula Haycock at Resourcing Hub on 01908 655544 or quoting the reference VRF 20585

What you get in return

We have a strong commitment to providing training and development in and beyond your current role. This includes thorough induction into the organisation and regular reviews of your training and development needs.

We also offer a great range of benefits that support our employees and their families for the long term. Staff Benefits include an attractive pension proposition and 33 days holiday per annum pro rata, plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days.

The Open University is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which is reflected in our mission to be open to people, places, methods and ideas. We aim to foster a diverse and inclusive environment so that all our staff can reach their potential and attract diverse candidates. We recognise that different people bring different perspectives, ideas, knowledge, and culture, and that this difference brings great strength. 

Location: Milton Keynes, Work from Home
Salary: £43,414 to £51,805 (pro rata). AC3
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 5th December 2022
Closes: 31st December 2022
Job Ref: 20585
 
   
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