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Senior Lecturer (Enhanced Teaching) and Programme Co-Director AMHP (Approved Mental Health Professional)

Swansea University - College of Human and Health Sciences

Location: Swansea
Salary: £16,610 to £19,813 per annum (pro rata to £41,526 to £ 49,553) with USS pension benefits.
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 25th August 2021
Closes: 27th September 2021
Job Ref: AC04734


£16,610 to £19,813 per annum (pro rata to £41,526 to £ 49,553) with USS pension benefits.

The normal expectation is that the successful applicant will be appointed to the minimum of the scale with annual increments on 1 October each year (subject to completing six months service).

The post is for 2 days per week.

Main Purpose of the Post

To deliver its top 30 ambition Swansea University is seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer with excellence in teaching in the College of Human and Health Sciences, to co-direct delivery of our Advanced Mental Health Professional (AMHP). The AMHP programme is the only course of its kind in Wales

The AMHP programme of study at Swansea University is for those intending to become AMHPs, is a 60 credit Post Graduate Certificate at Masters level, designed to meet the ‘Key Competences’ required by the Welsh Assembly Government and the ‘Key Skills’ considered by Social Care Wales to be appropriate for the role. The programme was introduced to meet the new roles and responsibilities for professionals working with individuals who are considered for, and who become subject to compulsory hospital admission and/or treatment and aftercare introduced in the Mental Health Act 1983, amended 2007.

A Senior Lecturer on an academic career pathway with excellence in teaching is required to contribute to teaching and graduate supervision.

The AMHP programme is closely associated with the social work degrees, the BSc Social Work and the MSc Social Work. Social work at Swansea is highly regarded and currently ranked among the best in the UK. The AMHP programme and social work will be working with health professionals as part of the new Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences from August 2021.

The successful candidate will work alongside another co-director, and the Partnership Board representing 16 Welsh Local Authorities, to ensure the strategic direction and delivery of the programme meets the requirements stipulated by the Welsh Assembly Government and Social Care Wales. The role-holder will also be required to work with the programme officer on a number of key issues and initiatives with the goal of ensuring the programme meets its course aims.

The successful candidate will be provided the opportunity to further their academic and professional development.

The post also requires high quality delivery of teaching and student learning and a commitment to enhancing the overall student experience.

Informal enquires are welcomed and should be directed to Dr David M Rea, or by email at or Dr Paul Rees at

This post will close at 11.00pm 27 September 2021

Applicants will find full job details together with the online application link: 

The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive environment and welcome diverse applications from the following protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic and national origin), religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation.

Swansea University is a registered charity. No. 1138342.

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