Subject Leader: Psychology

Job Title: Subject Leader: Psychology
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Northampton
Salary: £50,132 - £58,089 per annum
Job Published: October 03, 2019 14:30

Job Description

Subject Leader: Psychology

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

Salary: £50,132 - £58,089 per annum

Location: Waterside Campus

Ref No: UN3244

About the Job

The Subject Leader will lead the strategic development and management of the Subject, including liaison with external agencies and professional bodies, lead internal and external quality reviews and monitoring and lead the development of new and existing programmes.

The position provides leadership and overall management with regard to all the Subject’s programmes as well as providing subject support for all aspects of the student journey e.g. open days/experience days, admissions, personal tutoring, etc.

The postholder will undertake a level of teaching appropriate to the responsibility of the post., act as an exemplar to staff in terms of excellence of teaching and academic achievement as well as maintaining a personal profile of research, scholarly and enterprise activity.

About You

The successful candidate will have expert knowledge and understanding of the Subject’s policy, practice and procedures in the UK. You will need to evidence effective strategic planning and A credible record of successful bidding and outcomes in relation to the Subject.

With an understanding of the international dimension of HE you will contribute to the Faculty’s research and enterprise activity in the Subject with sustained, significant and successful experience in professional contexts.

You will have successful experience of leading, managing and motivating teams, in an academic or professional leadership and management role and HE level QA responsibilities.

The successful candidate will be able to initiate and encourage cultural change have excellent communication skills and will have substantial knowledge in the use of ICT, including Technology Enhanced Learning.


Essential: Professional qualification related to Subject Area; A Master’s qualification; Professional Recognition as HEA Fellow (D3) and teaching qualification recognised by HESA.

Desirable: A Doctoral qualification related to the academic provision of the subject


Our Faculty of Health, Education and Society offers more than just a learning environment for students – the team is focused on improving the educational chances, health and wellbeing of people living and working across Northamptonshire. Our research aims to address inequalities through innovative interdisciplinary research, education and enterprise to improve the whole population’s education, health and wellbeing.

We pride ourselves on our emphasis on participation and our interprofessional relationships. Our ability to draw on academic expertise from disciplines as diverse as education and psychology, as well as those more traditionally related to education health and social care, means that we can consider real-world problems holistically.

About Us

The University of Northampton’s focus on a personalised learning experience for our students was recently cited by HEFCE as a reason for our Gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017. To augment this approach further we have adopted an ‘Active Blended Learning’ (ABL) approach which places greater emphasis on student-centred activities that support the development of subject knowledge, understanding, independent learning and digital fluency. Successful candidates for academic posts at the University of Northampton will be expected to adopt ABL as standard in their teaching practice.

This is an exciting time to join our University following our relocation in September 2018 to a new purpose-built, town-centre campus designed to adapt to 21st century teaching and the ABL model. We are looking to recruit individuals who share our passion for innovation, creativity and social impact and who will play a key role as we realise our ambition of transforming lives for the better and inspiring positive change.

The University of Northampton is one of only two Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses in the UK, and in 2017 was awarded the Social Enterprise Gold Mark, an independent guarantee that we have proven to our employees, students and stakeholders that we are committed to continuous improvement across our business in order to consistently deliver a positive impact on people and planet.

Right To Work

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.


The University of Northampton as an employer strives to achieve diversity among its staff which reflects the communities it serves.

Closing Date 27 October 2019

Interview Date: 12 November 2019

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