Senior Lecturer

Kingston University - Department of Social Care and Social Work

The successful applicant for the post will:

  • Develop and deliver teaching across the portfolio of programmes delivered in the Department of Social Work and Social Care at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Undertake key service roles within the Department or more broadly across the School/Faculty.
  • Undertake research related tasks to ensure the Department’s programmes are informed by current research evidence and reflect national policy and good practice.

The Person

We are looking to recruit a strong team player:

  • With experience of working in children and families, youth work and criminal justice settings.
  • Able to take initiatives and work independently within the context of the Department’s teaching commitments to ensure high levels of student satisfaction.
  • Able to deliver high quality teaching to undergraduate and post-graduate students and in collaboration with colleagues, undertake high quality research.

The Faculty

The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education is a unique partnership between Kingston University and St George’s, University of London, to offer preregistration and post-qualifying courses in education, allied health and social work.

Both universities work closely with employers to provide practical and theoretical teaching and skills development using the latest technologies and facilities. By proactively responding to employer and sector changes, the partnership is a major influencer on policies, practice, and shaping the future healthcare workforce in London.

In the HEFCE Research Excellence Framework (2014), 74 per cent of the Faculty’s research was deemed world-leading or internationally excellent, and all of the pre-registration degree courses were ranked first, second or third in London (Guardian League Table, 2017).

With more than 3,000 students based at campuses in Kingston and Tooting, the Faculty offers courses in education, nursing, midwifery, paramedic science, radiography, rehabilitation sciences, and social work; as well as a range of workforce development modules programmes and CPD.

Further information

Applicants will be required to demonstrate achievement of the relevant UKPSF standard by the end of their probation period. Unless otherwise specified this will be at Descriptor 2 (Fellow). We have programmes to support staff with their UKPSF applications.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Proposed interview date 10 January 2018.

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