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Lecturer in Social Work

University of Kent - School of Social Policy, Sociology & Social Research

Location: Chatham
Salary: £35,326 to £48,835 per annum pro rata (grade 7/8)
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 5th October 2021
Closes: 31st October 2021
Job Ref: LSSJ-091-21

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Closing Date: 

23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 31 October 2021 (unless otherwise stated)

Are you an experienced Lecturer in Social Work, looking for a Part-time position?  The School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research is offering a superb opportunity to play a major part in developing and delivering social work education through the suite of social work programmes offered at the University of Kent. 

We are well-established in delivering social work education offering both undergraduate degree and postgraduate courses as well as work-based routes such as the Social Worker (Degree) Apprenticeship and Step Up to Social Work, partnership arrangements and professional development training. The successful candidate will be central to the continued development and delivery of all social work programmes, using both face to face and blended approaches to learning (combining distance and face-to-face teaching), and its subsequent delivery and assessment.  

You should have experience of social work education, practitioner experience and an interest in developing and delivering Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to local employers, as well as a dynamic approach and motivation for development and delivery of social work teaching. 

As a Lecturer in Social Work, you will:

  • Develop distinctive, exciting and innovative programmes of study that combine academic excellence with an exceptional student experience and appropriate learning resources
  • Engage in the planning, delivery and assessment of high quality teaching in social work through developing the VLE, blended learning and face to face delivery
  • Design, develop and manage a curriculum that is attractive to students and meets accreditation requirements
  • Conduct end-point assessments for our degree apprenticeship programme
  • Contribute to sustaining and developing the student experience in social work
  • Set, mark and assess work and provide constructive and comprehensive feedback to students
  • Contribute fully to the School and the University by playing a role in working groups, committees and other School and University activities

To succeed in this role you will have/be:

  • A Masters Degree or equivalent, in a relevant field
  • Professional Social Work Experience
  • A recognised Practice Educator Qualification to Level 2 PEPS 
  • Experience of teaching and assessing social work students and/or practitioners.
  • Knowledge and application of contemporary social work practice

Please see the links below to view the full job description and to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact us on quoting ref number LSSJ-091-21. 

Applications must be made via the University’s online application system; CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

The University of Kent values diversity and promotes equality at all levels

Interviews will take place online. 

Non-British and non-Irish nationals who do not already hold a UK immigration status are required to obtain a visa in order to be able to work in the UK.  A new points-based system has been implemented which treats EEA and non-EEA citizens equally.  For further information please visit the UK Visas & Immigration website.

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