Senior Lecturer in Mental Health

University of Hertfordshire - School of Health and Social Work

FTE: Full time position working 37 hours per week (1.0 FTE)

Duration of contract: Permanent

The University of Hertfordshire is one of the top 100 universities in the world under 50 years old according to the Times Higher Education 100 under 50 rankings 2015.  We have been awarded silver in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and have been commended for providing a high level of support and consistently outstanding outcomes for students from all backgrounds.  In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), over 80% of the research outputs from the school were rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.  We are seeking an enthusiastic and inspiring mental health professional to join our team within the School of Health and Social Work which offers a wide choice of education and training, backed by world-class facilities. 

The successful candidate will be able to teach across undergraduate and postgraduate levels and be conversant with distant and blended learning methods of delivery. They will have a flexible approach to the delivery of teaching, learning and assessment to support the student experience, along with excellent organisational abilities. They will participate in the planning, design and development of mental health educational learning opportunities. In addition, they will have opportunities to engage in a range of scholarly activities, and research and professional practice in support of the School’s Business plan.

You will be self-motivated, innovative and able to work to deadlines. As the University works with a number of service providers across North London, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and the South of England, the ability to travel unhindered between sites is essential

Successful applicants will have current/recent practice experience with a firm knowledge base and expertise in mental health care delivery. We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants who have experience in a specialist area of mental health, e.g. forensic mental health, drug and alcohol work or who have experience in mental health policy and management.

Experience of teaching in Higher Education would be advantageous.

You must hold a current mental health nursing registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, possess a Master’s degree in a related subject (or be willing to undertake Masters studies) and have some experience of teaching.

Doctoral studies or possession of a doctorate is an advantage, together with an NMC recorded teaching qualification.

Contact details/Informal enquiries: Please contact Greg Rooney, Professional Lead for

Mental Health on 01707 285157 or

Rehabilitation of offenders act

Disclosure and barring service

This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 as amended. The University requires that the successful applicant who is offered employment will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed. An Enhanced Disclosure will be required and this will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings, as well as convictions. The University of Hertfordshire complies with the ‘Code of Practice for Registered Persons and other recipients of Disclosure Information’.

Overseas applicants and UK applicants who have lived abroad

Successful applicants from overseas will be required to produce a criminal records check, or ‘Certificate of Good Character’, from any country in which they have been resident, consecutively or cumulatively, in the previous 10 years.

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