Programme Director

University of East London - School of Psychology

UEL’s ambition is to become London’s leading university for civic engagement. We are a vibrant and diverse university located in the heart of east London. Our new corporate plan sets an ambitious agenda for our future success and growth which focusses on the delivery of high quality teaching and learning and excellence in research.  

The UEL student body is rich in its diversity; students are drawn from a wide range of backgrounds and age-groups, with a high proportion from low income groups. We look for outstanding teachers, who exude a love of teaching, who inspire students and colleagues through their approach to teaching, and who are strongly committed to raising levels of student achievement.

We are now investing in our future by recruiting to a significant number of newly created academic positions as part of our commitment to both delivering excellent teaching and developing early career researchers to contribute to the 2020 Research Excellence Framework. 

Our School of Psychology is one of the largest in the UK and has an excellent record in undergraduate and postgraduate professional training. This is complimented by a strong research profile; in REF 2014 the School of Psychology at UEL was one of only four submissions to secure 100% 4* rating for research impact. We are a School that drives innovation and excellence in program development and student experience. We are committed to the expansion and diversification of all aspects of our activities. To find out more, visit our research group website at:

Our well established Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology is characterised by its long tradition and reputation in high quality professional training. This is an exciting opportunity to lead an enthusiastic and committed program team to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of a quality Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology to the students. You will also ensure maintenance of excellent standards of professional training accredited by HCPC and BPS and manage efficiently and effectively the tutor team on the programme.

You will have a Professional Doctorate or PhD and substantial experience in Counselling Psychology. You should also be registered with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist and with the BPS as a Chartered Counselling Psychologist. Experience of supervising Counselling Psychologists in training at Doctoral level are essential.

To obtain further details about this vacancy please visit our website at (reference number: 110A2016). If you wish to have an informal conversation about the post you are welcome to contact the Head of Professional Practice in Psychology Subject Area, Dr Yannis Fronimos on tel: 020 8223 4497, email: The closing date for applications is 5th December 2016. Interviews will be held on 16th December 2016.

CVs without completed application forms will not be accepted.

We are working actively to improve the diversity of our staff

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