Job Description

Salary:  £32,074 – £39,419 per annum + £4000 Specialism Uplift

Location: Taunton Campus

We are seeking a dynamic, innovative and highly motivated Mental Health Nurse to join our Higher Education curriculum team in Taunton to participate in the delivery and assessment of our degree level Nursing programmes. These roles are based within our clinical teaching team as we roll-out Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) approved programmes in partnership with the University of the West of England.

We have been working together with employers across the integrated care system in Somerset to provide local solutions for those wanting to pursue a Nursing career and to develop education pathways aimed at widening participation for local people of all ages. The post-holder will play a vital role in delivery of direct entry Nursing programmes as well as apprenticeship Nursing programmes.

The successful candidates will be supported to deliver high quality teaching, learning and assessment and work alongside the higher education teaching community at the University Centre Somerset. UCS have invested significantly in facilities to support nurse education and the post holder will benefit from teaching in our brand-new Clinical Skills & Simulation Centre, supporting learners to maximise their potential, as well as contributing to the effective running of modules and courses.

You will work as part of a growing Nurse Educator based at our campus in Taunton, delivering teaching and assessment, as well as engaging as an Academic Assessor supporting student nurses in Somerset.

In return you will:

  • Be enrolled on a fully funded Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) if not already obtained, delivered at UCS in Taunton, including release for study
  • Work an 08:30 to 17:00 shift pattern, Monday to Friday
  • Enjoy a full two-week college closure at Christmas, on top of your paid holiday allowance
  • Receive a laptop, iPad and phone to support you in your role

Prospective candidates are required to be degree qualified and hold a current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council on Part 1 of the register.

Please contact Laira Pearson for an informal discussion on

For further information about this role and to view the application pack, please visit our website via the button below.

Application closing date: Thursday 16 November 2023

Interview date: Thursday 30 November 2023