Lecturer - Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Job Title: Lecturer - Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Colchester
Salary: Grade 8 - £32,548-£38,832. Grade 9 - £39,993-£47,722
Job Published: July 02, 2018 15:44

Job Description

Lecturer in Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

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.

Duties of the Role

To contribute actively to excellence in education by designing and delivering broadly based, substantive and effective teaching, and provide learning support, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels (e.g. curriculum development and review, assessment and feedback, research supervision, etc.) as agreed with the Head of School.

For the Grade 8 ASE role the candidate would be expected to gain fellowship of the Higher Education Academy within their probationary period (usually three years). Also to participate in knowledge exchange activity through the development of internal and external networks, as well as establishing links with relevant academic and professional bodies, contracts and employers.

For the Grade 9 ASER role the candidate would be expected to generate external research funding, including in collaboration with colleagues, appropriate in scale to career stage and subject area norms. The candidate would also be expected to produce papers, articles, reports or other publications on aspects of professional practice as appropriate to career stage and discipline norms.

Skills and qualifications required

For the grade 8 and grade 9 post you would be expected to have a relevant doctoral level degree in Psychology or equivalent professional experience or practice or be close to completion of PhD. The candidate should also have Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy or the ability to gain professional recognition at this or a higher level if appropriate as well as a qualification or relevant professional experience as a CBT Therapist or a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner.

For the grade 9 post the candidate should have evidence of a clear publication plan for submission to future Research Excellence Framework (REF) programmes.  The candidate should also have evidence of a research agenda, engagement in high-quality research activity and developing research profile.

This post is available at Grade 8 ASE (teaching only) post or Grade 9 ASER (teaching and research). Please state in your application which role you are applying for.

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: 26 July 2018

Interviews are planned for:  13 August 2018

Salary: £32,548-£38,832 per annum, grade 8 ASE

£39,993-£47,722 per annum, grade 9 ASER