Lecturer in Social Work

Edinburgh Napier University - School of Health and Social Care

Why Join Us? 

Edinburgh Napier is one of the largest providers of nursing and midwifery education in Scotland; with a further significant profile across the wider UK and transnationally. Uniquely, in Scotland, the School offers midwifery and all four fields of practice in nursing: adult, child health, mental health and learning disabilities

This is an exciting time for us, as we expand our portfolio into educational programmes for allied health and social work professions at pre and post-graduate level. This strategic move will prepare the next generation of Allied Health and Social Work teams for an integrated future by offering a new approach to programme delivery, to meet the challenges faced by the health and social care sector.  

Educational provision within Social Work is a key focus of this move. We are introducing an MSc course, uniquely informed by innovative, applied research. We are looking for an experienced Social Work Practioner, with a passion for education and practice-led research to lead this development. 

This individual will be our Progamme Lead for Social Work. This exciting, career defining opportunity, comes with visibility and impact. It offers both the opportunity to significantly raise your profile and the support and autonomy required to design and lead our new, distinctly different programmes. You will lead the development and delivery of our MSc in Social Work and will work with others across occupational therapy, physiotherapy and nursing to foster an inter-professional approach to educational delivery.

Innovation is a fundamental within our vision and strategy; this is something we would expect you to embrace in your approach to curricula development. As programme leader, you will have the autonomy to design truly ground-breaking curricula. We will support you to work beyond the traditional boundaries, making entrepreneurship and innovation a key theme in your programmes, while applying the latest, most effective methods to deliver authentic application-focused learning in a safe environment.

Who Are We Looking For?

As your immediate priority will be the development and approval of a post-graduate MSc programme in Social Work, you will have experience in course development at this level, and be passionate about innovation in teaching and research. A professional qualification in Social Work is essential, along with eligibility for registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

Candidates will be enthusiastic about cross-disciplinary and collaborative working within the School and across the University. We would welcome applicants who want to work across practice and academia. Building relationships with our specialised public, private and third sector partners, including the NHS will be a key responsibility of the post holder. Through effective engagement with practice, they will ensure the School secures quality clinical placements and that they remain at the forefront of their profession, gaining further credibility within the sector and translating this heightened understanding into evolved, innovate courses. Research and scholarly activity will be essential to inform curricula and demonstrate impact; you should be committed to developing your reputation in this area.

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Edinburgh Napier University is committed to supporting equality in the workplace and encourages diversity. We currently hold a bronze Athena SWAN institutional award

How Will We Reward You? 

The University offers an extensive personal benefits package, as well as discounted membership to our gym & leisure facilities.

Information regarding our benefits can be viewed here

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