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Part-time Staff Tutor (Nursing) Post

Unit :  Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Salary :  £41,526 to £49,553 (pro rata)
Location :  Belfast
Please quote reference :  18083
Opportunity to work from home occasionally.Job share and flexible working patterns will be considered
Closing Date :  8 March, 2021 - 12:00

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 works across a range of disciplines including education, childhood and youth, health and social care, youth work, social work, languages and applied linguistics, nursing, and sport and fitness; organised as three schools. We work proactively, taking an innovative approach to teaching and learning; develop collaborative and effective partnerships with employers and other institutions; and engage in cutting edge, action oriented and internationally recognised research.

The role

The Open University is recruiting a part time Nursing Staff Tutor in Northern Ireland. The postholder will be a qualified, registered nurse familiar with the context of health, nursing and social care Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council (NIPEC). You will be expected to contribute to the effective management of the Pre-registration Nursing programme in Northern Ireland, working both strategically with sponsoring agencies, employers and NIPEC/NI Government as well as operationally supporting the recruitment and management of associate lecturers and programme tutors. As a full member of academic staff in the Faculty, you will also be expected to contribute to the broader presentation of modules and awards.

Skills and experience

  • A 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 Nursing and experience in supporting practice learning
  • Current NMC registration and an NMC recordable teaching qualification 
  • An understanding of current issues in health, nursing and social care practice and education in Northern Ireland
  • A sound understanding of the needs of adult learners
  • The ability to promote the Faculty's modules, programmes and awards to individuals and corporate customers
  • The skills (i.e. communication, negotiation, administrative and assertiveness) required to develop and maintain local partnerships
  • Good interpersonal, communication (writing reports, emails, auditing documents and presentations), team working and organisational skills

More information can be provided via a link to the Job Description.

If you would like to discuss the particulars of this post before making an application, please email Kevin Lucas in the Resourcing Hub:             

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. Benefits include an attractive pension proposition and 30/33 days holiday per annum pro rata, plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days.


How to apply

We are piloting an automated application tracking system (ATS), which will be used more widely imminently. All applications will now be completed online and there will be no need for you to complete an additional hard-copy of the application for employment form.

Access details for disabled applicants are available from the Resourcing Hub, telephone: 01908 655544, quoting the vacancy reference above.

To apply for this role please submit the following;

  • CV
  • Personal statement, up to 1000 words, you should set out in your statement why you’re interested in this role and provide examples of where your skills and experience meet the required competencies for this role as detailed in the job and person specification.

The above documents will need to be submitted as one attachment during the application process, please include the personal statement followed by the CV in this document.

To ensure your file is uploaded to our system correctly, please make sure your document is saved with the following file name as appropriate to the vacancy you are applying for: reference, surname, first initial.

You will need to have your documents ready ahead of submitting the electronic application.

Please submit an electronic application following the above instructions by clicking on “Apply Now” below:



Remember to attach your CV and Cover Letter as ONE DOCUMENT in the CV section of the application.

You will receive updates regarding your application from Please ensure this email address is added to your list of trusted senders. Please also keep an eye on your junk folder to ensure you do not miss any important updates regarding this role.

Closing date: 8th March – 12:00 noon 

Interviews to be held on Monday 22nd March 2021

Please note: If you have not heard from us within a week of the application closing date, please assume that on this occasion you have not been selected for interview, however we thank you for your interest in The Open University and encourage you to apply for future positions.

**As we practice social distancing at this time, please note that we will be conducting the interviews for this position via a suitable online video conferencing system. The Open University will share the online interview arrangements with shortlisted candidates when they are invited to an interview slot.

We value diversity and we recognise that different people bring different perspectives, ideas, knowledge and culture, and that this difference brings great strength. Applications from candidates with protected characteristics are welcomed.

Job related information : 

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Posting Date :  15 February, 2021 - 13:30

Contact us

If you have any queries or questions about the recruitment process, or regarding your application, please contact:

If you have any feedback regarding the recruitment process, please contact the Senior Resourcing Account Manager who will look into the matter.

Senior Resourcing Account Manager,
Resourcing Hub,
The Open University,
Walton Hall,
Milton Keynes,