Academic Team Lead (Senior Lecturer) in Occupational Therapy

Opening Date:
28 Jun 2022
Closing Date:
28 Aug 2022
Salary Range:

At Robert Gordon University (RGU) we are proud of our excellence in education and research and we are offering an opportunity to join our great team as Academic Team Lead (Senior Lecturer) for our Occupational Therapy team. RGU is an innovative, inclusive, and ambitious University, focused on the impact of its demand-led teaching and research. We are the top modern University in Scotland (Complete University Guide 2022) and 2nd in Scotland for teaching quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022). Additionally we are top modern university in Scotland for Health (Guardian University Guide 2022).

Specifically in Occupational Therapy we are 1st in the UK for student satisfaction in Counselling, Psychotherapy and Occupational Therapy (Complete University Guide 2022) and top modern University in Scotland for graduate prospects in subjects allied to medicine – Occupational Therapy (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022).

The School of Health Sciences aims to future proof our graduates by taking a student centred, innovative, practically applied and agile approach to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes required to be successful in a rapidly changing world. This is an exciting time to join the School to lead a team of academics who currently deliver the first course in the UK to offer a four-year Master of Occupational Therapy award as well as a DipHe in Wellbeing and Enablement.

You will actively contribute to the School’s strategic priorities by developing an industry led postgraduate portfolio, contributing to the research activity within the subject and School as well as exploring and capitalising on relevant commercial activity.

You will support the Head of School by undertaking delegated line management responsibilities for staff and any other delegated sub team and assume accountability for their performance. The post-holder will effectively develop and deploy staff, co-ordinating the work of the team.

What we can offer you:

  • A full-time, permanent position.
  • A competitive salary, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance.
  • An option for hybrid working in line with our HR policy.
  • You will be supported to engage in scholarship and research for your professional and personal development.
  • We are an equal opportunities employer
  • We are committed to the health and wellbeing of our staff and to the sustainability of our environment.

This post is subject to the individual being required to join the PVG scheme. For more information, visit:

Salary on first appointment is normally to the bottom of the scale, although in exceptional circumstances an appointment further up the scale may be considered. Relocation assistance may be available, subject to conditions.

For an informal conversation please contact: Mrs Laura Binnie, Head of School ( or Ms Fiona Roberts, Academic Strategic Lead (