Associate Lecturers in Undergraduate Counselling

Expiring today

Various locations
£34,304 Pro Rata
19 Jul 2022
12 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Part Time

The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education. 

The role 

We are looking to recruit Associate Lecturers in the area of Undergraduate Counselling, in the School of Psychology and Counselling at the Open University. 

The position is part-time and would involve teaching one or more modules. There are immediate teaching needs on modules D241 Exploring mental health and counselling, and DD310 Counselling and forensic psychology: Investigating crime and therapy. 

The position is home-based and has no fixed core hours. It is permanent, with a probation period of two years. The annual salary and workload are fixed, but there are significant workload peaks and troughs, mainly linked to providing marking and assessment feedback. This is likely to include exam and end of module marking tasks. Other tasks will be required such as focused student support (individual and forum), peer mentoring and working with the module team on assessment activities and quality improvement. Some evening and weekend work will be required. The appropriate level of FTE will be discussed at interview, and there is the possibility of increasing the FTE later. The starting full-time salary is £34,304 paid pro rata based on your FTE. Although most of the teaching occurs between September and June, the position is paid over the full calendar year. 

What you get in return 

We have a strong commitment to providing training and development in and beyond your current role. To ensure they remain up to date with developments in their academic field, Associate Lecturers are allocated 6 days (pro-rata) per annum for Academic Currency and 1 day, plus 5 days pro rata, per annum for Professional Development.  

Benefits include a supportive and friendly working environment, 27 days holiday per annum (pro rata) with variable (pro rata) Bank holidays and an attractive pensions proposition. 

How to apply 

For full details on each of the modules advertised and to apply online please use the link below: 

Associate Lecturers in Undergraduate Counselling | Employment ( 

Closing date for application: 12th August 2022 - noon 

The Open University is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which is reflected in our mission to be open to people, places, methods and ideas. We aim to foster a diverse and inclusive environment so that all our staff can reach their potential and attract diverse candidates.  We recognise that different people bring different perspectives, ideas, knowledge, and culture, and that this difference brings great strength 

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