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Clinical Link Lecturer – Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship (Mental Health)

Health Sciences & Wellbeing - School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Location:  Sunderland Campus
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 per annum
By annual incremental progression
Hours per Week:  37
Closing Date:  Sunday 01 November 2020
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  0409-19-R-R
Further details:    Job Description     Candidate Pack    

The University of Sunderland is in an exciting phase of its development with a new vision and redefined strategic ambitions designed to take advantage of the ever-changing higher education landscape within the North East region and overseas.

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the development and training of prospective mental health nurses undergoing the Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship in the vibrant School of Nursing and Health Sciences and to contribute to the promotion of teaching, research and reach-out activities across the Faculty. The post holder will join our creative team of nurse educators and contribute to our thriving partnership with schools, colleges and clinical partners. The Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship is now in its second year and students are selected from our partner NHS and private providers.  

The Clinical Link Lecturer is also known as an Apprentice Educator Supervisor in Practice (AESiP) and they predominantly be required to support the apprentice nurse in the practice setting, this will include tri-partite meetings, liaising with trust staff, supporting practice supervisors and practice assessors and act as an academic assessor.  The post holder will also have the opportunity to design and deliver modules within the Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship and the wider team.

We are seeking an experienced Mental Health Nurse with a passion for education, and supporting the apprentices in a practice setting. The role requires the successful candidate to take be an autonomous practitioner who can offer expert knowledge, guidance and support to the nurse apprentice and the wider team. The AESiP / Clinical Link Lecturer role is both exciting and challenging and requires excellent knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning; supporting staff and trainees within and across teams, and successfully leading modules in an HEI setting.

The post holder will have a post graduate qualification, preferably in education or specialist clinical practice and have wide experience in the practice supporting students. If you hold the skills and experience we are looking for, we would love to hear from you.

If you would like further information about this role, please contact Sue Brent, Head of School of Nursing and Health Sciences at

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Please note that this role is not eligible for Tier 2 sponsorship in accordance with the Home Office Points Based Immigration System.  Should you therefore require further information, please visit the Home Office website

The University of Sunderland is proud to be an equal opportunities employer, treating all applicants equally and ensuring recruitment is based on merit. However we particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are underrepresented within the University of Sunderland at this level/in this area.

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