Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy

Opening Date:
28 Jan 2022
Closing Date:
23 Feb 2022
Salary Range:


Applications are invited for a Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy. If you are an experienced HCPC registered Occupational Therapist, are enthusiastic about supporting Occupational Therapists’ learning and research, we would be pleased to hear from you. We have developed an exciting portfolio of courses (including an apprenticeship programme based delivered in the south-east of England).

As a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, you will use your previous academic, or high-quality practice experience, as an Occupational Therapist to deliver specialist and generalist knowledge and skills to students at all HE levels. You will use different learning and teaching methods, sensitive to different cultures and students’ ways of learning. Using contemporary evidence, you will prepare students for future clinical practice which supports embedding research into practice for patient benefit. Your level of appointment will be in line with your previous experience and the University will offer you career development opportunities.

You will also work within an established and friendly group of academic and professional staff and will contribute to enhancing the work and the reputation of the School as a whole, collaborating inter-professionally and effectively with colleagues in the Faculty, University and externally as appropriate. You will undertake scholarly activity, maintain or work towards being research active and contribute to the School’s enterprise and innovation within the UK and internationally. The nature of this contribution will vary according to your experience and your direction of work will be required to fit with the School’s strategic plans. We would particularly welcome applicants from those with an interest in innovation and entrepreneurship or occupational science / justice.

You will use your knowledge of best practice in your profession and education methods, combined with excellent communication skills to support students in their learning to become safe, autonomous, competent Occupational Therapists. You will work closely with all stakeholders to co-produce teaching materials to create an inclusive environment for students. You will continue your own personal and professional development as an academic using the evidence base and research to inform teaching.

Canterbury Christ Church University is committed to equality of opportunity, supporting and encouraging underrepresented groups as well as valuing diversity. We promote wider inclusion through our policies such as the Race Equality Charter, StoneWall for LGBT+ groups and the Disability Confident Scheme, guaranteeing an interview to all disabled candidates which meet the essential criteria for our roles.

We aim to create an inclusive working culture in which all employees feel valued. We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, which are currently underrepresented throughout Canterbury Christ Church. We are committed to improving employment opportunities for ethnic minorities. We also welcome applications from LGB, Trans and Non-binary candidates. All applications decisions and progression opportunities through the University will be determined by personal merit only.

Please note applications must be made online via the University website; details sent directly via email cannot be considered.