Staffordshire University

Person Specification

Job Title:

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy


School of Life Sciences and Education

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]
by *
1 GCSE/O’Level (or equivalent) Maths and English E A
2 A Postgraduate level qualification E A
3 Full accreditation as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist by the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies E A
4 Possession of a PhD or equivalent professional standing in a relevant subject area D A
5 Previous experience of the provision of clinical supervision, and candidate selection via interview E A/I
6 Previous experience of teaching and developing learning material D A/I
7 Demonstrable knowledge of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques and their application E I
8 Previous experience of HE and developing specialist teaching materials E A/I
9 Membership of the HE Academy or other equivalent teaching qualification (Essential for Senior Lecturer) D A/I
10 Experience of providing pastoral and academic support to students in the counselling field E I
11 Recent experience in the supervision of research projects within counselling D I
12 A demonstrable record of engagement in research and innovation and/or advanced scholarly activity and knowledge exchange in subject specialism D A/I
13 An understanding of the key issues and challenges in the HE environment D I
14 A creative, innovative and flexible approach to facilitating learning, with commitment to ensuring an excellent student experience E I
15 Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to engage a diverse audience E A/I
16 An effective team player who is self-motivated, with good organisational skills and able to work on own initiative E I
17 An understanding of the University’s strategy and values, with the ability to demonstrate behaviours that align to the values E I
18 Experience and knowledge of course management and implementing quality assurance and enhancement processes across awards E A/I
19 Significant experience of leading the development, design, delivery and assessment of modules and courses at various levels E A/I
20 Previous experience of teaching in HE and developing specialist teaching materials, with 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

* A - Application Form   I - Interview