Lecturer, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Job Title: Lecturer, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Colchester
Salary: Salary: £33,199 - £39,609 per annum (pro-rata for part-time)
Job Published: April 09, 2019 16:31

Job Description

Lecturer, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (ASE)

School of Health and Social Care


The School of Health & Social Care has an excellent reputation for teaching and research in health and social care.  Our academic members of staff (approx. 75) include occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, psychological therapists, nurses, social workers, oral health practitioners and sociologists.  The School is run over 2 campuses, based at Southend and Colchester. (PWP programmes are based in Colchester) Academic staff are supported by a team of administrative staff based at both Colchester and Southend campuses.  In April 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. 

Duties of the Role

The School of Health and Social Care is seeking to appoint a part-time Lecturer for our Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner programmes.  We would particularly welcome applications from individuals that are keen to develop research, drawing from, and building upon, existing research expertise within the school and applicant's own research profile.  

Skills and qualifications required

Candidates are required to of successfully completed their Post Graduate Certificate in Psychological Well-being Practitioner. Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy or the ability to gain professional recognition at this or a higher level if appropriate as well as experience of working independently in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels, or demonstrable potential to engage in teaching and learning support in engaging and innovative ways is also essential for the post..

This role will require management, administration and support for staff alongside, assessment and teaching of students on our existing modules, and generally enhancing our research-led teaching in PWP. 

We have a high reputation for our innovative educational delivery of Speech & Language Therapy programmes (in the top 15 in the National Student Survey for overall student satisfaction, 100% Employability, ranked gold in 2017 for the Teaching Excellence Framework and named University of the Year 2018). We aim for excellence in research as well as in education and are looking for candidates who can contribute to both.

We particularly welcome applications from those who identify as male or non-binary and those from an ethnic minority as they are under-represented in the School of Health & Social Care.

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 876559).

Closing date: 21 April 2019

Interview date: 09 May 2019

Salary: £33,199 - £39,609 per annum (pro-rata for part-time)