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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Counselling

School of Health, Science and Wellbeing

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £35,326 to £50,296
Tenure:  Part time 0.8FTE Permanent
Release Date:  Monday 06 September 2021
Closing Date:   Monday 27 September 2021
Reference:  LSE20-40R

Who is Staffordshire University?  

We are the Connected University with 100 years of experience and ambition in becoming the UK’s foremost digital Institution. Our main campus is located in Stoke on Trent alongside our Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Staffordshire University London’s Digital Institute is our first campus outside the Midlands.

With more than 10,000 Full Time Undergraduate and Postgraduate students on campus, we continue to drive innovation and change, aiming to positively disrupt our sector. For our University, it is about so much more than the numbers. In fact, if there’s one thing that sets us apart, it’s our people who are all #ProudToBeStaffs. Every one of our employees goes above and beyond to deliver on our connected mission, responding to the needs of our students, academic partners, businesses and society.  

Over the past 5 years, we have transformed ourselves into a Gold standard provider of teaching and learning, gaining historically high positions in the UK league tables. With digital skills being at our core, we strive for diversity in all its forms and play an important role in our local communities and regional economies.

About the role 

To teach on BACP accredited counselling courses  

Come and join our brilliant and friendly team! As part of the University’s continued commitment to Counselling, and its growth and development we are looking for a highly motivated lecturer to join us in delivering our exciting undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and to contribute to our high-quality research profile. We have a well-established and popular set of counselling programmes ranging from an introduction to Basic Counselling Skills 10 week course, a Certificate in Counselling, through to our accredited Diplomas and MSc in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. We benefit from superb purpose-built facilities in 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 looking for a person with practice and/or teaching 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, therapist or supervisor, who is a member of a professional counselling body (e.g. BACP or UKCP), engaging in regular professional development in line with ethical guidelines of the professional organization.

Courses are taught and assessed through a variety of interactive activities, including personal development groups; experience of group facilitation would be helpful in this part of the job.

Applicants should have an MSc in Counselling or Counselling Psychology and relevant professional experience.

Some recent experience of teaching and assessing in HE is essential, as is demonstration of engagement with scholarship and/or research (evidenced by recent publications in peer-reviewed journals).  Experience of course or module leadership or development would be welcomed, as would evidence of the generation of external income and a teaching qualification (and/or Fellowship of the HEA).

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
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Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University. 

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.



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