Senior Lecturer/Programme Co-Director (Approved Mental Health Programme)

Swansea University - College of Human and Health Sciences

Main Purpose of the Post

To deliver its top 30 ambition Swansea University is seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer with excellence in teaching in the College of Human and Health Sciences, to co-direct delivery of our Advanced Mental Health Professional (AMHP). The AMHP programme is the only course of its kind in Wales

The Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) Programme of study at Swansea University is written for those intending to become AMHPs, is a 60 credit Post Graduate Certificate at Masters level, designed to meet the ‘Key Competences’ required by the Welsh Assembly Government and the ‘Key Skills’ considered by Social Care Wales to be appropriate for the role. The programme was introduced to meet the new roles and responsibilities for professionals working with individuals who are considered for, and who become subject to compulsory hospital admission and/or treatment and aftercare introduced in the Mental Health Act 1983, amended 2007.

A Senior Lecturer on an academic career pathway with excellence in teaching is required to contribute to teaching and graduate supervision. The successful candidate will work alongside another co-director, and the Partnership Board from 16 Welsh Local Authorities, to ensure the strategic direction and delivery of the programme meets the requirements stipulated by the Welsh Assembly Government and Social Care Wales. The role-holder will also be required to work with the programme officer on a number of key issues and initiatives with the goal of ensuring the programme meets its course aims.

The successful candidate will be provided the opportunity to further their academic and professional development.

The post also requires high quality delivery of teaching and student learning and  a commitment to enhancing the overall student experience.

Closing date: 11pm on 30th October 2017

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