Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Psychological Therapies (Systemic Family Practice)

University of Northampton

Location Park Campus

0.5FTE - Fixed Term for 2 Years

The University of Northampton delivers training programmes in a number of therapies, including Systemic Family Practice. We are seeking a new member of staff to join our growing team of therapeutic practitioners and experts. In this role, you will contribute to the teaching, training and supervision of practitioners as they develop their skills to help improve access to psychological therapies.  The role is available for two years in the first instance, on a part time basis of 2.5 days per week. 

This post is intended to support this development, and will involve substantial input in the Postgraduate Diploma in Systemic Family Practice, as well as supporting the Postgraduate Certificate in Enhanced Evidence Based Practice and the Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Certificate. You should therefore hold a qualification as a Family Therapist (preferably accredited by, or eligible for accreditation by the Association of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice or another relevant professional accrediting body). Qualification as a supervisor would also be an advantage. The successful applicant may also be asked to contribute to the MSc Counselling Children and Young People and the MSc Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

You should be a highly motivated individual, able to contribute to teaching, supervision and module leadership on these programmes. Experience teaching in the HE sector is desirable. In addition to your professional qualification in Family Therapy (or a closely related field), you should hold a Master’s degree or Postgraduate Diploma in this or other psychological therapies, and ideally a PhD or Professional Doctorate in a relevant field.

This post is subject to a background disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service before any appointment can be confirmed.

Interview Date: 09 February 2018

The University of Northampton’s focus on a personalised learning experience for our students was recently cited by HEFCE as a reason for our Gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017. To augment this approach further we have adopted an ‘Active Blended Learning’ (ABL) approach which places greater emphasis on student-centred activities that support the development of subject knowledge, understanding, independent learning and digital fluency. Successful candidates for academic posts at the University of Northampton will be expected to adopt ABL as standard in their teaching practice.

This is an exciting time to join our University as we prepare to relocate in September 2018 to a new purpose-built, town-centre campus designed to adapt to 21st century teaching and the ABL model.  We are looking to recruit individuals who share our passion for innovation, creativity and social impact and who will play a key role as we realise our ambition of transforming lives for the better and inspiring positive change.

The University of Northampton is one of only two Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses in the UK, and in 2017 was awarded the Social Enterprise Gold Mark, an independent guarantee that we have proven to our employees, students and stakeholders that we are committed to continuous improvement across our business in order to consistently deliver a positive impact on people and planet. 

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.   

The University of Northampton as an employer strives to achieve diversity among its staff which reflects the communities it serves.

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