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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology

School of Health, Science and Wellbeing

Location:  Stoke Campus
Salary:   £35,326 to £50,296 Per Annum (Dependent Upon Experience)
Tenure:  Full time Variety of working configurations available (full time and part time)
Release Date:  Monday 10 January 2022
Closing Date:   Sunday 13 February 2022
Interview Date:   Wednesday 23 February 2022
Reference:  LSE20-42-R3

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 

Pay banding equivalent to NHS Band 8b, inclusive of a Market Supplement as necessary to ensure equity of pay to NHS Banding

Total 1.6 FTE available – range of working hours and patterns available


Have you ever been interested in working within academia as part of clinical psychology training?  Do you want to see how the knowledge and skills developed as part of your clinical practice can be applied in a training context?  Come and join us!

As part of the growth and development of our Clinical Psychology provision, we are looking for enthusiastic and highly motivated lecturers to join us in delivering our Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology course. The post holders will become part of a small, friendly, hard-working and dedicated team of academics, who deliver the Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. 

The Staffordshire University Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology is delivered in partnership with local clinical psychologists across Shropshire and Staffordshire.  The over-arching framework for the programme is the impact of Society and Context on psychological well-being and there is an emphasis on prevention, early intervention, critical thinking and innovative practice.  There is also great importance placed on working with our service user and carer group, who have an integral role in contributing to and influencing all aspects of the programme.  We are committed to providing an excellent student experience through exciting and innovative programmes, research and practice informed teaching at every level, and we are known for being a supportive and approachable team.  

Applications are sought from enthusiastic, team-orientated, flexible individuals with excellent communication, interpersonal, organisational and presenting skills.  The post holders will have opportunity to contribute to the academic curriculum as Academic Tutor or to the Clinical Placement experience as Clinical tutor, depending on skills, experience and preference.  However, there is also an expectation of involvement with all areas of the programme to ensure good synchronisation between the three major strands of training – academic, clinical and research.  Previous experience of working on a clinical psychology training programme and a track record of publications would be advantageous, but relevant experience in clinical practice is considered to be of equal value.

Successful applicants will have a clinical psychology qualification, be registered with the Health and Care Professions’ Council and have up-to-date knowledge of clinical psychology practice. Applicants should also have worked for a minimum of two years post-qualification and have an enthusiasm for training.   We are especially interested in receiving applications from clinical psychologists with experience of working with older adult and learning disability populations, and with a good knowledge of CBT practice (it is not necessary to be BABCP registered).

Course staff are employed by Staffordshire University and are responsible to the DClinPsy Course Lead.  The course sits within the Psychology Department in the school of Health, Science and Wellbeing.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Dr Jo Heyes -

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

We reserve the right to close any vacancies when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. All applicants are advised to complete and submit your applications as soon as possible.

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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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