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Lecturer in Social Work

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Location: Llandaff Campus

Contractual hours: 37

Job category/type: Academic

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The Opportunity

Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy has an increasing national and international reputation for excellence and offers a diverse and stimulating range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in education, humanities and social policy. Based primarily on the Cyncoed campus, we work collaboratively with external partners, schools and organisations to ensure our programmes are discipline specific, innovative and professionally relevant. Many of our programmes have work placements embedded in them to ensure we prepare students appropriately for the job market or to further their academic study. The wellbeing of our staff, students and our local community underpins everything we do as we continue to add value through our teaching, innovation and research. As part of our continued growth strategy we seek to appoint an enthusiastic, well-qualified academic who will contribute to the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within their discipline whilst also contributing to and enhancing the research reputation of the School.

You will be an enthusiastic and friendly professional with excellent communication and interpersonal skills coupled with a commitment to providing an excellent student experience. An established or promising research profile and professional practice experience in the field of Social Work, and very good teaching experience on relevant programmes is essential. 

To be successful you will further enrich our students’ experience through your expertise and subject knowledge as evidenced through your qualifications and experience.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • You will be required to make a significant contribution to the delivery of our taught portfolio contributing to the delivery of the BSc (Hons) Social Work and Post-qualifying Framework in Social Work, Social Policy Programmes and other areas of our core curriculum depending on your areas of expertise and experience. Enthusiastic about student-centred pedagogy, you will contribute to education delivery, including programme management as required, across the range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. You will also make a significant contribution to employability, and professional engagement with relevant internal and external organisations, at a regional, national and international level. 
  • You will be expected to contribute to the research profile of the department and to meet the qualitative and quantitative requirements for submission to the next Research Excellence Framework.

What we are looking for - Experience & Strengths

  • A good level of knowledge relevant to the subject and professional area.
  • A sound understanding of pedagogy.
  • A sound understanding of research/innovation and scholarly activity.
  • Ability to develop teaching and/or research programmes and the provision of learning support.
  • Ability to design teaching and learning material.
  • Ability to employ appropriate assessment methods.
  • Ability to identify areas for improvement and to use initiative and problem-solving skills to improve performance.
  • Ability to communicate and disseminate complex and conceptual ideas in a variety of ways – presentations at conferences, reports on findings, publications, feedback etc.
  • Experience of HE teaching or equivalent.
  • Experience of providing academic leadership and first line support/mentoring for other colleagues.

What we are looking for - Essential Qualifications

  • A good honours degree
  • Ability to achieve Fellow Status as part of the Higher Education Academy’s Professional Recognition scheme, within agreed timescales (as soon as is practicably possible and definitely within three years of commencement of employment)

Why join Cardiff Metropolitan University?

We're delighted to have recently won two prestigious awards – the Times Higher Education UK and Ireland University of the Year 2021 and The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide Welsh University of the Year 2021.

We are a values-based University. We are proud of our culture, and we are there for our people. Our community spirit is the golden thread that underpins our values and behaviours. We support each other, we are kind to one another, and we are one team; we are One Cardiff Met. We encourage and embrace inclusion that enables everyone to feel respected and able to perform at their best.

In addition, the University offers highly competitive terms and conditions including:

  • Annual leave of 35 days, plus 12 bank holiday / concessionary days (pro rata if part time).
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme with generous contributions.
  • Flexible and remote working opportunities.
  • Excellent family friendly policies.
  • Award winning sports and fitness facilities with subsidised membership, plus subsidised physiotherapy/complementary therapy/sports massage.
  • Access to all library facilities.
  • Salary sacrifice schemes including cycle to work.
  • Free family access to our independent specialist wellbeing support provider, Health Assured.

If you would like to talk with us about this opportunity please contact Sarah Thomas, Associate Dean for Student Engagement at slthomas@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Should a high volume of applications be received, we may need to close this vacancy early. We therefore encourage you to apply as early as possible.

The University is committed to creating a highly inclusive culture. We offer family friendly and flexible working arrangements and a range of staff networks, forums and events to support and develop our people. We warmly welcome applications from those traditionally underrepresented in the higher education sector.

Further information

Please read our Candidate Pack or visit our staff recruitment website for information about working for us, our culture, benefits, work-life balance and our career progression and development opportunities.

Location: Cardiff
Salary: £42,155 to £47,423 Grade 7A/B
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th December 2022
Closes: 30th December 2022
Job Ref: 22REQ0002362
   
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