Associate Lecturer Counselling and Psychotherapy

Opening Date:
23 Nov 2020
Closing Date:
7 Dec 2020
Salary Range:

Challenging, interesting and constantly changing, the University of Derby, is an extraordinary place to learn and an incredibly rewarding place to work.

Ours is an extraordinary educational environment and because we specialise in identifying and developing individual potential, you can be confident you’ll receive all the help and encouragement you need to build a rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

Our combined higher and further education offering is spread over campuses in Derby, Buxton, Leek and Chesterfield and we have some of the best university facilities in the UK, investing more than £200 million in facilities in the last 10 years.

We achieve outstanding results for our teaching and research and with more than 34,000 people choosing to study with us every year, we depend on the dedication of a team of 2,200 academic and professional services staff.

Financially strong and seriously ambitious we offer our employees a family-friendly, rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

About the role

Applications are invited for the post of Associate Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Associate Lecturers are required to support the PG Dip in Evidence Based Psychological Approach for CYP IAPT. We require psychotherapists with Cognitive Behavioural expertise to supervise students on this programme.

You will join a highly committed and expanding team that provide a range of degree and postgraduate programmes in Counselling and Psychotherapy with high professional standing and high standards. We expect that you would:-

  • engage in the development and delivery of an innovative and flexible range of learning and teaching materials, including module design
  • provide high quality, accessible learning opportunities and an exceptional student experience in line with the University’s strategic objectives, ensuring that employability and ‘ real-world’ learning are at the heart of the curriculum
  • engage in research which influences cutting edge practice, informs and inspires a research-led curriculum and contributes to the Research Excellence Framework

The successful candidate will have a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy and will have professional experience in working with children and young people in various settings. The candidate must also be accredited by the BABCP.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect everyone who works for us to also share this commitment and to treat people with courtesy and respect.

Please note, unfortunately due to the SOC level and salary associated with this post we would be unable to sponsor any applicants requiring a Tier 2 (general) visa. For further information, please visit the following link:

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