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Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Edge Hill University - Applied Health & Social Care

Location: Ormskirk
Salary: £34,804 to £39,152 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th January 2020
Closes: 28th January 2020
Job Ref: EHT1029-0120

Your discipline. Your passion. Our success, together. 

About You 

You will have a broad integrative, humanistic and/or creative approach to psychotherapy and specific knowledge, experience and training in person-centred, experiential, arts or expressive therapies. You will be registered with UKCP, BACP, HCPC or equivalent, a psychotherapist, counsellor or arts psychotherapist and able to apply learning to real life situations. The ideal candidate would also have a broad integrative, humanistic and/or creative approach to psychotherapy and specific knowledge, experience and training in person-centred, experiential, arts or expressive therapies. Ability to support the diverse academic and personal needs of individual students is essential to the role, as is ability to reflect on own skills and knowledge and see opportunities to develop. Your excellent interpersonal and communication skills will ensure that you become a key member of our friendly and supportive team.

About the Role

You will play a significant role in contributing to curriculum delivery within the recently expanded portfolio of the Department of Applied Health and Social Care Counselling and Psychotherapy programmes. These include: the practice-based BA (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy; the BSc (Hons) Critical Approaches to Counselling and Psychotherapy and MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy – Contemporary Creative Approaches (for delivery from 2019). This portfolio reflects the cutting edge profile of both research and practice that is a feature of the Counselling & Psychotherapy provision at EHU, and in which your contribution to further development, will be both supported and encouraged.


We want you to feel happy when you come to work and proud when you go home.

From the moment you join us you have the opportunity to enhance your skills. We offer various routes for progression, a range of specialist development sessions and academic development opportunities along with an award winning and comprehensive staff health & wellbeing programme (HR Excellence Awards 2017). This means you will receive a full academic induction, be enrolled if appropriate on our PGCTHE, benefit from the Edge Hill University CPD scheme (UKPSF) and our annual University Learning and Teaching day all to support your professional development. 

This is just a taste of what we are able to offer you at Edge Hill University.

About Us

“A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education. 

We are recognised for our outstanding achievements in student satisfaction, staff engagement, graduate employment and innovation as well as our strengthening research profile, investment and growth. The Times Higher ‘University of the Year’ award also celebrated our distinct role in “transforming lives” – reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.

The University has been ranked Best University Workplace (Times Higher Education 2015), judged Best UK Employer (European Business Awards 2016) and highly commended in Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017 for Workplace of the Year.

Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire, Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high performing professionals.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact: Carol Wilson, Associate Head at

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society.

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