Curriculum Leader - Nuclear Skills Academy

Derby, Derbyshire
£39,642 - £42,573 pa
25 May 2023
18 Jun 2023
Subject Area
Contract Type
Full Time

For exceptional performers, there is scope for further progression up to £56,888 per annum.

This role is employed by University of Derby but works in partnership with Rolls-Royce Submarines Ltd, therefore in order to undertake this position an individual must hold a Security Check (SC) clearance without any caveats to that clearance. Rolls-Royce will support the application for Security Clearance if the individual does not currently already have this in place.

Due to the nature of work that Rolls-Royce Submarines Ltd conducts and the protection of certain assets a person must be a UK national or in MoD approved cases a Dual National from a non-ITAR country.

About the role

We are looking for a person within the Engineering Industry to join our Buxton & Leek College part of the University of Derby as a Curriculum Leader in Engineering. The role holder will be responsible for the Mechanical Engineering courses to Level 3 apprentices and the Manufacturing Technicians Apprenticeship with the HNC qualifications.

The role will be based at the Nuclear Skills Academy based in Derby with Rolls Royce apprentices.

The apprenticeships, designed and delivered by the University of Derby, are:

Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship.

Engineering Technician Apprenticeship.

The successful applicant will have responsibility to the development of curriculum, the management of delivery staff, the achievement of income targets, compliance with pay and non-pay cost criteria, timetabling and the achievement of statistical performance targets.  

The successful candidate will need to hold a relevant teaching qualification. 

For informal enquiries please contact Stephanie Traynor on or Jason Pimborough on

About Nuclear Skills Academy

The University of Derby in partnership with Rolls-Royce Submarines Ltd operates the award-winning Nuclear Skills Academy, delivering exclusive apprenticeship programmes to nurture a dedicated pipeline of talent at the start of their careers.

Renowned for our expertise in engineering in further and higher education at the University of Derby, we are setting new standards in the UK for our collaboration with industry and leading the way in global research in future fuels and sustainability.

You can be part of shaping talent for the future of industry in the UK, by developing the skills and capabilities of our apprentices at the start of their career.

Why Join the Team

As well as competitive salaries, we appreciate the importance of a healthy work/life balance and are therefore able to offer a benefits package that includes generous holiday entitlements and fantastic retirement provisions. (downloadable document for full details)

As an education institution, we have numerous training and development opportunities available to all staff to support their continuing professional development. We hold regular in-house training sessions to help our staff develop skills in role.

You can also study whilst you work and gain the technical knowledge, practical experience, and wider skills you need for your future career through our Staff Apprenticeship Scheme. We also offer discounted tuition fees for our degree and postgraduate programmes of study for employee and family.

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.