University of Westminster

University of Westminster

Principal Lecturer

Principal Lecturer (Head of Nursing Course Development)

Ref. 50068849

Salary £25,876 - £28,850 per annum (Incl. LWA)

Department/School Life Sciences

Location New Cavendish Street, London

This post is part-time, 14 hours per week and fixed term for 12 months. The salary stated above is the pro-rata amount, the full time salary would be £64,691 – £72,127 per annum (Incl. LWA).

We wish to recruit a part-time Principal Lecturer to lead the curriculum and external partnerships development of our new suite of Nursing courses including Registered Degree Nursing Apprenticeships and Nursing Associate Apprenticeships. The successful candidate will join the School of Life Sciences, which has a wide reputation for teaching and research in the heart of London. The School hosts a suite of well- established apprenticeship, foundation, undergraduate (BSc) and postgraduate (Masters) courses for both full-time and part-time students.

The appointee will complement and strengthen our existing expertise in health professions leading the school through key curriculum development and readiness to launch processes. They will also assist with the development of external partnerships that will promoting the growth and external recognition these courses. The post holder will be required to represent the course at selected recruitment events.

Applicants for this post should demonstrate evidence of a proven track record of successfully developing nursing curricula, Nursing and Midwifery Counsel Gateway submission processes and approvals and external partnership development.

The School offers an exciting range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, short courses and plans to grow its apprenticeship provision in clinical health professions. Located within Fitzrovia in Central London, the School supports approximately 2000 diverse, multicultural students. As well as having a variety of established industry sector links, the school hosts a vibrant research community, including three research centres, an overarching cross university research institute and plans for further growth and strong reputation building. As a team member, you will work closely with colleagues across the School, the wider University and key external stakeholders and regulators.

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At the University of Westminster, diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity are at the core of how we engage with students, colleagues, applicants, visitors and all our stakeholders.

We are fully committed to enabling a supportive and safe learning and working environment which is equitable, diverse and inclusive, is based on mutual respect and trust, and in which harassment and discrimination are neither tolerated nor acceptable.

The University has adopted Smart Working principles to support and further our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion aims of being an inclusive, collaborative and flexible employer. Further details of Smart Working can be discussed at interview stage.

Closing date: midnight on 15 April 2024

Interviews are likely to be held on: w/c 29 April 2024

Administrative contact (for queries only):[email protected]


Job details


Principal Lecturer


University of Westminster


United Kingdom


March 23, 2024

Application deadline

April 15, 2024

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About the employer

The University of Westminster was founded in 1838 as the Royal Polytechnic Institute. It is one of the oldest educational institutions in Britain. The university received a Royal character and was named University of Westminster in 1992. The current Chancellor is Lady Frances Sorrell and Vice-chancellor Dr Peter Bonfield OBE. Its main campus is located in Regent Street in Central London. It has three other campuses located in Fitzrovia, Harrow and Marylebone. It is a member of various associations like the Association of Commonwealth Universities, Association of MBAs, EQUIS, EFMD, Universities UK and European University Association. The University of Westminster is divided into three colleges, twelve schools and 65 departments & research centres. The university has 180 UG courses, 231 PG courses and 99 professional & short courses, which include full-time, part-time & open/distance learning courses. The university received £22 million from grants, contracts and research grants.

Departments: There are three major streams with over 65 different departments. The major departments in the University of Westminster are:

Science: College of Design, School of Computer Science, Creative and Digital Industries, School of Architecture, Computer Science and Engineering.

Arts: Humanities, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities and Law School, Westminster School of Arts & Westminster School of Media and Communication.

Commerce: Applied Management, Management and Marketing, Finance and Accounting, Organisations, Economy & Society.

Some of the famous alumni of the university include Sir Thomas Bennett (architecture), Fougasse (editor) and John Ryan (animator), famous authors like Mary Jo Bang and David Gascoyne, businessmen like Sinclair Beecham, Julian Metcalfe and Robert Bellinger, famous entertainers like Charlie Brooker, Asif Kaoadia and Tej Lalvani. Some famous faculty members of the university include Sir George Cayley, father of aeronautical engineering, Charles Algernon Parsons, engineer and inventor of steam turbine and Tom Ang, BBC presenter. Chantal Mouffe (political theorist), Ezra Pound (prominent modernist figure in poetry) and Jean Seaton (professor of media history and historian of the BBC).

The university hostels have 1750 rooms with six halls of residence. The university also helps students to find private residences if they are unable to find a residence in hostels. The university's transport connects all residences to the university. There are various scholarships available for the students, although the University of Westminster does not provide these scholarships. Some of the major scholarships are Brittan Scholarship, Brian Large Bursary Fund, and Westheimer Health and Social Care Scholarship.

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