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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Counselling & Psychology

School of Life Sciences and Education

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £34,804 to £49,553 per annum pro rata (and dependent on experience)
Tenure:  Part time Permanent, working 0.8 FTE
Release Date:  Wednesday 25 March 2020
Closing Date:   Sunday 26 April 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  LSE19-18

Staffordshire University is on a journey to become the foremost modern higher education institution in the UK, with an international reputation for excellence, and we are looking for inspirational and effective people to take us to the next stage.

In 2018 we broke in to the World University rankings for the first time and were named as a top 50 UK university by the Guardian. The quality of our student experience has placed us in the top 10 for teaching quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and in 2019  we achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

Many of our students come from areas with low rates of participation in higher education and we continually strive to ensure the courses we offer meet the needs of people and employers. We are expanding our non-traditional, flexible study options, particularly in apprenticeships serving the public sector.

You can join us at a time when we begin the next step of our transformation journey. The new £40m Catalyst Building will deliver 6,500 new apprentices in the next decade, boosting both the local and national economy. The development of our offer to new academic areas and geographic locations will see us expand our reach and make an innovative offer to a new generation of students.

We are a university of and for our community: local, national and global. If you share our values and have the skills to deliver our vision, we want to hear from you.

Come and join our brilliant and friendly team! As part of the growth and development of our Counselling provision, we are looking for a highly motivated lecturer to join us in delivering our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and to contribute to our high quality research profile. The post holder will become part of a friendly, hard-working and dedicated team of academics, who deliver certificate, BACP accredited diploma and MSc level Psychotherapeutic counselling courses, as well as counselling and psychology modules on a BPS accredited Psychology and Counselling degree course at undergraduate level. 

We benefit from superb purpose-built facilities in a £30 million Science Centre, and we work across the region with a number of organisations and agencies.  Putting the students first is at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to providing an excellent student experience through exciting and innovative programmes and research and practice informed teaching at every level. 

Applications are sought from very enthusiastic, team-orientated, flexible individuals with excellent communication, interpersonal, organisational and presenting skills.  The counselling team covers a range of counselling theoretical approaches, practice and research interests in a team approach to teaching and learning. We are ideally looking for a person with experience in integrated counselling and different therapy modalities.

As a member of a team delivering teaching on professional counselling courses we are looking for someone currently in practice as a counsellor, Counselling Psychologist, therapist or supervisor, who is a member of a UK professional counselling body (e.g. BACP or UKCP), engaging in regular professional development in line with ethical guidelines of the professional organization. Ideally we would like someone with practice and/or teaching experience in counselling using an integrative approach of different therapy modalities. Courses are taught and assessed through a variety of interactive activities, including personal development groups; as such experience of group facilitation would be helpful in this part of the job.

Applicants should have an MSc or MA in Counselling or Counselling Psychology and relevant professional experience, and preferably hold Graduate Basis for Chartership with the BPS.Some evening and weekend teaching (Saturday workshops 4 times per year, residential weekend annually) will be required within the role.

In return for your dedication we have a competitive benefits package available

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • Starting from 29 days Annual Leave (depending on job grade) plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Access to continued professional and personal development
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans

Thank you for your interest in this role. Whilst the University campus is currently closed, the University is still open, and we are providing online lessons to our students as well as essential services. We welcome your application during this time and aim to recruit to new posts using digital capabilities such as Skype or Microsoft Teams.

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At the University we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background. We particularly welcome applications from Women and Black and Asian Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the University at a senior level.

To apply, you will be required to complete an online application form and submit a copy of your CV quoting the relevant reference number for the role you are applying for.

Please note: All correspondence at each stage of the process for employment within Staffordshire University will be sent to you via the email address you applied from, please ensure you check your emails regularly. Please check your junk / spam email folders for any further communication from us.


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