Theology And Counselling Programme Leader And Lecturer

London School of Theology


  • Accountable to the Academic Dean.
  • Lead and develop the Theology and Counselling team and programme.
  • Levels 4, 5, 6 and 7 lecturing, tutoring and pastoral care of students, setting and marking assessments and examinations, and group facilitation.
  • Research supervision.
  • Professional and clinical oversight of students in line with British Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors (BACP) accredited course standards.
  • Publishing peer reviewed research.


  • The post holder must be a qualified and practising psychotherapist, and be accredited with the BACP or equivalent professional body.
  • It is preferred that the post holder possesses a PhD in a related field.
  • It is highly desirable that the post holder holds a theological qualification and be able to teach to an advanced level, covering a range of subjects and modalities relevant to the integration of theology and counselling training.
  • The successful candidate will have a proven track record and demonstrate ongoing professional development, which ideally includes research and published articles and a viable programme of research.
  • Lecturing experience or a qualification, or both, in lecturing at Higher Education level is desirable.
  • Participation in on-line teaching and preparation of on-line lecture material.
  • The person appointed will be a practising Christian who is in full sympathy with the doctrinal basis of the School.
  • Maintaining good communication with administration and parallel lecturers on other programmes.


  • Lecturing includes both day-time lectures, termly weekend residential and occasional evening classes and conferences.


  • The conduct of tutorials, seminars, clinical practice groups and process groups.
  • Pastoral care of students.

Marking and Exams

  • The marking and second marking of assignments within the agreed time scale.
  • Setting and marking exam scripts, exam invigilation and attendance at examiners’ meetings.
  • Supervision and marking of BA projects.

Career Development

  • Further study and personal development: study day, conferences, continuing education and training.
  • Sabbatical leave is not automatic but arranged with the Academic Dean after the submission of a satisfactory proposal for its use.


  • Attendance at prayer groups and chapel, including leading and speaking in chapel on occasions.
  • Student applications: preliminary or formal interviews of prospective students.
  • Committees: attendance and active participation at the Academic Board, Programme Boards of Study, and other School committees as required.
  • Attendance at School events such as Graduation Day, Away Day and the Laing Lecture.
  • Any other reasonable duties as required by the Theology and Counselling Programme Leader or Academic Dean.

Terms and Conditions

  • Hours: Negotiable: from 0.5 to 1.0 FTE
  • Holidays: 27 days pa (pro rata)
  • Pension: Eligible to join the LST Pension Scheme
  • Probationary Period: One academic year
  • Notice Period: One academic term minimum
  • Start: 3rd January 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.


  • Further information can be obtained from the Academic Dean
  • Applicants should send an email to LST Human Resources: with the following pdf documents attached:
    • (a) Covering letter of application.
    • (b) Curriculum vitae.
    • (c) Two referees, one from applicant’s senior pastor and the other from a professional colleague.
  • Applications close Friday, 5.00 pm, 16th December 2017.
  • Initial interviews will be carried out on an ongoing basis as applications are received, and the closing date may therefore be shortened
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