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Lecturer - Practice Learning (ODP)

Allied Health Professions

Location:  Ormskirk/Manchester
Salary:  £35,326 to £39,739 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Monday 06 December 2021
Reference:  EHT1032-1121

Your discipline. Your passion. Our success, together. 

About You 

An enthusiastic and friendly professional with excellent communication and interpersonal skills coupled with a commitment to providing an excellent student experience. You should have a relevant background and experience of teaching and supporting students on operating department practice programmes. You should hold current registration with a healthcare professional registrant body (HCPC/NMC). 

To be successful you will further enrich our student’s experience through your expertise and subject knowledge as evidenced through your qualifications and professional experience. In return, you will join a forward thinking and dynamic team that pushes the boundaries of curriculum development within the Allied Health Professions department.

About the Role

Delivering Allied Health Professions education is a dynamic process requiring the experience and expertise of suitably qualified professionals to work in partnership with employers, service users, carers and a range of agency and other stakeholders to deliver the best possible experience. This role will be focused on supporting stakeholders and students in the practice learning environment to support students developing their knowledge and competencies within the placement setting.

Candidates will be expected to have expertise and experience relevant to supporting pre-registration students on clinical and/or in-service learning placements. They will also be expected to contribute to teaching of our students and should have experience of teaching health professionals. Prior experience of supporting and teaching Operating Department Practice students or trainees within the workplace would be an advantage.


We want you to feel happy when you come to work and proud when you go home.

From the moment you join us you have the opportunity to enhance your skills. We offer various routes for progression, a range of specialist development sessions and academic development opportunities along with an award winning and comprehensive staff health & wellbeing programme (HR Excellence Awards 2017). This means you will receive a full academic induction, be enrolled if appropriate on our PGCTHE, benefit from the Edge Hill University CPD scheme (UKPSF) and our annual University Learning and Teaching day all to support your professional development. 

This is just a taste of what we are able to offer you at Edge Hill University.

About Us

 “A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education. 

We are recognised for our outstanding achievements in student satisfaction, staff engagement, graduate employment and innovation as well as our strengthening research profile, investment and growth. The Times Higher ‘University of the Year’ award also celebrated our distinct role in “transforming lives” – reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.

You’ll be working for a multi award-winning institution that has been named Modern University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 and shortlisted for the overall UK University of the Year award. Edge Hill has also recently been awarded University of the Year in the Educate North Awards (2021) in recognition of our continued commitment to deliver an exceptional student experience and the exceptional progress we have made to deliver investment and innovation over the past 12 months, while placing students at the heart of everything we do.

The University has been judged Best UK Employer (European Business Awards 2016) and highly commended in Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017 for Workplace of the Year.

Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high performing professionals.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact: Andrew Kirk at

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society

Further details:    Job Description & Person Specification    
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