Staffordshire University

Person Specification

Job Title:

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Counselling

School/Service:

School of Health, Science and Wellbeing

The qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills and behaviours outlined above provide a summary of what is required to carry out this job effectively. They also form the selection criteria on which a decision to appointment will be made. Please ensure that you provide evidence of how you meet the criteria in your application.

No Selection Criteria Description Essential [E] or
Desirable [D]
Assessed
by *
1 GCSE/O’Level (or equivalent) maths and english E A
2 A Masters level qualification in counselling or counselling psychology E A
3 Registration with a UK professional body as a counsellor (e.g. BACP, UKCP) E A
4 Possession of a PhD or Professional Doctorate in counselling or psychology D A
5 Previous experience of teaching and developing specialist teaching materials D A/I
6 Membership of the HE Academy or other equivalent teaching qualification D A
7 Previous experience of delivering training/and or supervision within the counselling field E A/I
8 Experience of providing pastoral and academic support to students E I
9 Recent experience in the supervision of students/trainees at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels D I
10 A demonstrable record of engagement in research and/or scholarship as evidenced by publication in peer reviewed journals within area of specialism E A/I
11 Demonstrable knowledge of counselling theories, approaches and practice issues from a number of modalities E I
12 An understanding of the key issues and challenges in the HE environment D I
13 A creative, innovative and flexible approach to facilitating learning, with commitment to ensuring an excellent student experience E I
14 Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to engage a diverse audience E A/I
15 An effective team player who is self-motivated and with good organisational skills and able to work on own initiative E I
16 An understanding of the University’s strategy and values, with the ability to demonstrate behaviours that align to the values E I
17 Experience and knowledge of course management and implementing quality assurance and enhancement processes across awards E A/I
18 Significant experience of leading the development, design, delivery and assessment of modules at various levels E I
19 Previous experience of teaching in HE and developing specialist teaching materials E A/I
20 Membership of the HE Academy or other equivalent teaching qualification E A/I
21 An understanding of the key issues and challenges in the HE environment with an ability to articulate a vision for the future development within area of specialism E I
22 Recent experience in the supervision of research projects within areas of specialism E I

* A - Application Form   I - Interview