Lecturer (Tutor EMHP/CWP - education and mental health)

Job Title: Lecturer (Tutor EMHP/CWP - education and mental health)
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Exeter
Salary: £35,211 up to £39,609
Job Published: September 02, 2019 12:44

Job Description

Lecturer (Tutor EMHP/CWP - education and mental health)

University of Exeter

Exeter College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Psychology

Ref. P68737

The starting salary will be from £35,211 up to £39,609 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.

This full time post is available from 1st September 2019 on a fixed term contract to 31st December 2020 within the Clinical Education Research and Development (CEDAR) team. 


Summary of the role

In line with the government's stated priorities (DoH & DoE, 2018) to increase access and availability of mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people, the new Mental Health Support Teams (MHST) and Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) workforce represent a significant investment towards achieving this.  This EMHP course is part of the child mental health workforce development and was a new course which started in early 2019 to train graduate entry practitioners to the child and young people mental health workforce. It is a key part of the Green Paper proposals to establish mental health workers in education settings to increase the workforce set out by the government in 2015. This role represents expansion of the academic team delivering the training due to increased number of trainee places over 2019/2020.

This role is part of a substantial DoH and DoE investment to develop improved mental health support within the education sector and the successful candidate will be operating alongside an established academic team who have a proven record of teaching excellence; delivering a curriculum driven by evidence-based practice.

The post will include working with Academic and Programme Leads within the EMHP practitioner team to ensure the efficient and effective development and delivery of the teaching programmes in accordance with the College's education strategy and implementing the external affairs strategy.  You will contribute to stakeholder engagement, needs analysis and evaluation of the EMHP and related MHST initiatives.  You will have a background in educational settings and ideally understand the mental health needs of young people with experience and knowledge of the interface between health and education.  You will support the student learning experience drawing on your knowledge of education and using a range of approaches and modes of delivery appropriate to the teaching and development of clinical competency within the education setting.  In collaboration with the EHMP Project Lead, the post will involve key stakeholder liaison and operational support with participating partners to support programme implementation.

You can view the Job Description and Person Specification document here.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our research income in recent years means we're fastest growing UK Research University and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework) and we encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.

With over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce. 


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus' and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Further information

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact: Please contact Rob Kidney by emailing 

To discover more and apply, please go to:

We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.

This role may be subject to additional background screening.

Application closing date: 15th September 2019.