Lecturer in Occupational Therapy (North West)

Opening Date:
1 Aug 2023
Closing Date:
1 Sep 2023
Salary Range:

*** This is a rolling advert and may close earlier than advertised. Once a certain number of applications are received, they will be processed at regular intervals. Please ensure you complete and submit your application as soon as possible for consideration ***

This opportunity would ideally suit an experienced Band 6 or above occupational therapist working in the NHS (or equivalent) that has expertise in formal teaching, training, and supervision.

If you have any questions and/or would like to meet the team, you would be most welcome to our open events.
Please book a place and join us, on either Monday 7th August 2023 5.00pm – 6.00pm or Wednesday 6th September 2023 5.00pm – 6.00pm contact Katie Peck at email: k.peck@shu.ac.uk

Join the UK’s University of the year for teaching quality.

The Department of Allied Health Professions and Life Sciences is one of the UK’s leading teaching centres of pre-registration health education and one of the first universities to offer Allied Health Professions Degree Apprenticeship Courses.

We are growing our occupational therapy team due to continued expansion of our teaching portfolio. Our teaching team has a range of expertise in all areas of occupational therapy and are responsible for a distinctive and high-quality education portfolio which includes the BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy, BSc Occupational Therapy Degree Apprenticeship, MSc Occupational Therapy (pre-registration) and MSc Advanced Practice in Sensory Integration. In addition, the team contributes to cross-department and cross-College teaching including inter-professional education provision and CPD provision.

You will be involved in supporting the delivery of our degree apprenticeship provision in the North West Region working on the Occupational Therapy course and inter-professional portfolio. We are looking for individuals who can inspire our students and make a valuable contribution to their learning experience whilst preparing them for contemporary occupational therapy practice. Alongside this, is the opportunity to develop your career to further your own academic profile and enhance your teaching studying for a postgraduate teaching award (PG Cert Academic Practice).

You must be an HCPC registered occupational therapist and have well developed and current knowledge and understanding of critical, practical, and theoretical issues relevant to contemporary practice. We ideally seek to employ a candidate who is at the forefront of new ways of working in the NHS in either primary or secondary settings demonstrating care innovation and emergent management pathways. We are currently developing a team of lecturers to deliver our apprenticeship provision and it would be envisaged that the successful candidate would be part of this innovation, contributing to occupational therapy education in higher education whilst retaining strong links with practice partners. The Degree Apprenticeship programme is delivered in weekly blocks interspersed throughout the year with each encompassing a mix of face-to-face delivery in the North West and online.

The role also requires contribution to our pre-registration apprenticeship course through teaching, assessing and academic citizenship. The ability to inspire, enthuse and connect with a range of backgrounds is required. You will support students’ academic and placement learning progression and work collaboratively to enhance the student experience.