Lecturer in Clinical Psychology

Job Title: Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Essex
Salary: £39,993 - £47,722 per annum
Job Published: August 15, 2018 15:34

Job Description

The School of Health and Social Care

Organised health and social care is one of the greatest achievements of the 20th century, made possible by the vision and dedication of the professionals who staff it. We are at the forefront of preparing people to solve real-life issues in health and society, offering courses and research that both commissioners and employers believe in. We work in partnership with people from all walks of life, who offer us their expertise and experience, making us a team of people who truly understand what is needed from health and social care professionals and services– now and in the future.

The School has an excellent reputation for teaching and research in health and social care. Our academic members of staff (approx. 90) include nurses, allied health care professionals, social workers, psychologists and sociologists.  The School is run over 2 campuses, based at Southend and Colchester. Academic staff  are supported by a team of administrative staff based at both Colchester and Southend campuses.

In 2017 we were awarded a silver Athena SWAN award which recognises the commitment the School has toward equality and development of an inclusive culture promoting dignity and respect.  These are, of course, qualities that are also endorsed by the values of the NHS constitution with which all staff and students of the School engage.

Duties of the Role

To participate in the delivery of the training to trainee clinical psychologists in the School.

To contribute to the teaching on the programme, within the area of applicant’s competence.

To participate in the monitoring of trainees’ and supervisors’ placement experiences, and to liaise with clinical services in order to foster close working partnerships between the Course and local clinicians and supervisors.

To foster good links with other training courses within the East of England area in particular (i.e. University of Hertfordshire and University of East Anglia).

The successful candidate will be expected to deliver excellent research and teaching, to contribute to the administration and management of the School, and to the local, regional and international profile of the School.

This is a part-time, fixed-term post.

Skills and qualifications required

The successful candidate would be expected to have a relevant doctoral level research degree in Psychology or equivalent professional experience or practice together with a qualification which confers eligibility for Chartering as a Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and experience as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner.

We would particularly welcome applications from individuals that are keen to develop research, drawing from, and building upon, existing research expertise within the school. Applicants should have a strong commitment to team working and to enhancing the contribution of research and education to Clinical Psychology.

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.

Please visit our website ( for a full job description, person specification and more information relating to this post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application.  Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please telephone the Resourcing Team (01206 874588 / 873521/ 873461).

Closing date: 30 August 2018

Interview date: October 2018 – date to be confirmed