Principal Lecturer & Academic Lead for Medical Related Apprenticeships

Job Reference
Date Posted
Monday 18 March 2024
Application Closing Date
Sunday 14 April 2024
Preston Campus
£57,696 to £66,857 per annum
Full Time
Contract Type
Fixed Term for 36 months to provide a secondment or career development opportunity
Job Category / Type
Academic / Research
School / Service
School of Medicine and Dentistry
37.00 hours per week
Interview Date
To be confirmed

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The School wishes to appoint a highly motivated individual to join our enthusiastic and committed School of Medicine and Dentistry as a Principal Lecturer and Academic Lead for Medicine Apprenticeships.

The post holder will have specific responsibility for the successful development, delivery, quality assurance and accreditation of all medicine related Apprenticeships, including specifically interpreting the MBBS programme in the light of an apprenticeship model plus the identification, development and approval/validation of new programmes of study and further development of existing programmes, to support growth in the school’s portfolios.

The post holder will support the Associate Dean of the School and Deputy Associate Dean (Apprentices) by providing academic leadership, enhancing the achievement of excellent quality and performance standards, and contributing to the development and implementation of policies and practices to ensure effective deployment of resources. They will contribute as a member of the School Executive Team, to the vision and strategy for the University and School, enhancing its profile and reputation. The post holder will represent and promote areas of responsibility on University and School Committees, nationally and overseas.

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate/higher degree or equivalent professional qualifications/experience, a teaching qualification or equivalent and hold HEA fellow or senior fellowship.

Experience in the organisation, planning and delivery of apprenticeship education programmes in a clinical/educational environment is essential, including experience of teaching and assessing clinical skills. You must possess excellent communication and presentation skills; and have an ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team and maintain good working relationships.

Informal enquiries are welcomed – please contact Nigel Garratt, Associate Dean of School via email in the first instance at

Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston predominately but may require time at the Burnley and Westlakes campus sites 

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We are proud to be a diverse, multicultural university. We are committed to building a truly inclusive culture where diversity is championed. Applications are particularly welcomed from individuals who will support the diversification within the University and support its development of a culture that is inclusive and welcoming to all.

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Applicants applying for roles in regulated activity and that are listed as an exception under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 will be required to disclose any spent and unspent convictions and undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check at the appropriate level, UCLan will only ask an applicant to make an application for a DBS check if they are legally entitled to.