Lecturer in Health and Social Care

University of Derby - Social and Community Studies

Location: Britannia Mill

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At the University of Derby, people are at the heart of everything we do. As a major, local employer we not only offer one of the region’s most competitive reward packages, but we are also constantly recognising and rewarding individual contribution, as well as helping to develop colleagues both personally and professionally. We take pride in being a really friendly, supportive and innovative workplace and we are genuinely committed to offering colleagues the opportunity to develop a fantastic, long-lasting career here with us.

We encourage applications from a diverse workforce who can help us achieve our desire to be the ambitious student’s natural choice for quality, support and achievement. 

About the role
The Department of Social and Community Studies which is located in the College of Health and Social Care is looking to recruit a lecturer/senior lecturer to join their Social Work Programme's. All of the programmes within the department attract strong recruitment and have an excellent reputation in the region. They cover a number of pathways which reflect the changing health and social care environment with a strong focus on the student experience.

We are looking for a creative and experienced practitioner/lecturer to join the programme team. You will be responsible for supporting delivery of a range of qualifying programmes at undergraduate and post graduate levels. 

You will have extensive experience of social work practice in an Adult field, alongside the knowledge of current developments within social work services as well as social work education. An ability to teach within Higher Education and understand the needs of adult learners at Under Graduate, Post Graduate and in Continued Professional Development is essential.

This post is primarily based at the Britannia Mill site in Derby but can also be delivered off-campus and some teaching at other locations will be required.

Teaching delivery, work based learning, placement based learning and supported E-Learning are important components of the student experience and experience in these approaches is desirable.


  • Accessible location; Derby is a thriving, multi-cultural city with easy access from any location within the UK
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Competitive, family friendly reward packages
  • Access to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme
  • Discount savings scheme and extensive staff discounts on accredited courses for yourself or family to study here at the University
  • Cycle2Work scheme and subsidised travel
  • Vast programme of training courses and secondment opportunities
  • Local recognition scheme 

Application procedure
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