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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

School of Life Sciences and Education

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £34,804 to £49,553 per annum pro rata
Tenure:  Part time 0.6FTE Permanent
Release Date:  Friday 11 June 2021
Closing Date:   Friday 16 July 2021
Reference:  LSE20-44

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 

Applications are invited from enthusiastic BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapists to join our academic staff team on our courses in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy including the BABCP Accredited Postgraduate Diploma in CBT, Distance Learning MSc in CBT, CBT for Long Term Health Conditions and delivery of CPD courses.

The Staffordshire University Postgraduate Diploma in CBT is delivered in partnership with the local NHS Trust.  The academic staff team forms part of the School of Life Sciences and Education at Staffordshire University and is based in the Science Centre, Stoke Campus. 

The post holder will contribute to the delivery of three major strands of training in CBT - academic, clinical and research. The role involves responsibilities for the organisation and delivery of the courses, teaching and assessing students, clinical supervision and personal tutoring. The role requires course monitoring and quality enhancement activities. The role includes management of student clinical placements and liaising with professional bodies, adhering to BABCP, NHS England, and Staffordshire University standards and policies. The role also involves liaising directly with key stakeholders, such as local Service Managers, and attending the National Course Directors meeting on a bi-annual basis in order to keep abreast of, and influence local and national IAPT developments.  In addition, the post holder will be expected to contribute to departmental and university initiatives in line with strategic business development plans.

Applicants will have a MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in CBT, or equivalent relevant to the discipline. Applicants must be BABCP Accredited and in practice as an ongoing requirement of the post. Applicants should have worked for a minimum of two years post-qualification and successful applicants will have significant experience of providing clinical supervision to trainees and of working within clinical settings. Successful applicants will possess excellent IT and interpersonal skills.

Previous employment in delivering CBT training programmes, research skills and a track record of publications would be advantageous.

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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