Senior Lecturer in Environmental Health

University of the West of England, Bristol - Department of Health & Social Sciences

The Department of Health and Social Sciences at UWE is seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Health to contribute to teaching, research and knowledge exchange in the Public and Environmental Health team.  The appointment will be on a fixed term basis until 30 August 2020.

The principal requirement of the role will be to participate in the design, development, teaching and assessment of modules on our MSc Environmental Health programmes and specifically to programme lead our unique Environmental Health Professional Practice programme.

Environmental Health at the University of the West of England is delivered by Environmental Health Practitioners and Public Health academics, who form part of the wider Public and Environmental Health team. The core teaching team comprises a professionally-orientated, friendly and energetic group with practitioner experience. Core teaching is supported by experts within the field of Public and Environmental Health, both from practice and academia.

Suitable applicants for this post will be members of the CIEH, registered with EHRB, will have an MSc, or equivalent, including significant practice experience incorporating leadership and/or project management. In addition, you should demonstrate knowledge of current developments in Environmental Health practice, an understanding of the wider Public Health context and will have practice experience in the following key areas:

Environmental Protection


Environmental Health law

Public Health or significant projects with significant Public Health outputs

Experience of student project supervision would also be advantageous.

The precise blend of teaching/research/academic management is not being specified but it is important to note that at this level of appointment the role holder is expected to make a significant contribution to teaching and research / knowledge exchange / business to business activities of the Department and Faculty. An element of the Department’s strategy for the future is the embracing and embedding of technology-enhanced provision across its range of activities and we would be particularly interested to hear from individuals with experience or interest in this area.

Other benefits, in addition to salary:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 35 days
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition;
  • flexible working;
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes;
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme;
  • family friendly policies;
  • option to purchase childcare vouchers.

Bristol itself is a hub of social and cultural activity. A place with a strong, creative and fiercely independent mindset. A city with a buzzing music scene, great restaurants and interesting business ventures. It’s not surprising Bristol is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work in the UK.

UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for the success and impact of our practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and our inclusive global outlook.

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