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Lecturer in Social Work

Keele University - Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences School Of Primary, Community and Social Care

Location: Keele
Salary: £35,210 to £50,132 Grade 7a-8
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 19th June 2019
Closes: 19th July 2019
Job Ref: KU00001172

Grade 7a: £35,210 - £40,792
Grade 8: £42,036 - £50,132

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience.  With a turnover in excess of £170 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research.  Further information can be found at

The new School of Primary, Community and Social Care invites applications for the post of Lecturer in Social Work.  The successful applicant will be required to teach across the range of Social Work undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.  They will also contribute to the delivery, administration and development of our undergraduate, postgraduate and CPD programmes in Social Work, and support wider School activities.    

Potential candidates will be qualified social workers, ideally with current HCPC registration, and will be expected to have excellent teaching skills (ideally gained within a higher education context) as well as excellent administrative skills.  For the Lectureship grade, you will be expected to make a strong contribution to Social Work and/or inter-disciplinary research. Candidates with/working towards a PhD are desirable; however, we also welcome applications from experienced Social Work practitioners with teaching-related, research and administrative skills gained in other contexts who are seeking to pursue an academic career.

This is an exciting time for Social Work at Keele as the discipline moves into the new School of Primary, Community and Social Care from 1st August 2019.  The new School unites world leading research from the Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences with professional taught programmes in Social Work and Counselling.

For more information about Social Work at Keele please visit their website, currently within the School of Social Science and Public Policy at 

Informal Enquiries 

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Christian Mallen, Head of School, Primary Community and Social Care. (, Telephone +44 (0)1782 734879.

Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.

Please note this appointment is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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Keele University employees wishing to apply should login to Employee Self Service and click on the 'View current vacancies' link.

Closing date for applications: 19 July 2019

Interviews will be held on: 1 August 2019

Post reference: KU00001172

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