Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy

Opening Date:
24 May 2021
Closing Date:
4 Jun 2021
Salary Range:

About us: The School of Health and Social Wellbeing runs a full time HCPC validated/RCOT accredited BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy programme, a new BSc (Hons) Applied Occupational Therapy Apprenticeship programme and a range of related postgraduate and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes, including a MSc in Rehabilitation. Responsibilities of this post will include teaching and assessing, module leadership, an academic and personal tutor role, research support for undergraduate students, practice placement supervision, and being part of the Occupational Therapy team in curriculum development and quality monitoring. Input to the B.Sc. (Hons) Occupational Therapy, BSc (Hons) Applied Occupational Therapy and CPD modules will be expected.

About you: The department is seeking a suitably experienced Occupational Therapist who can demonstrate a range of experience within either the physical or psycho-social aspects of Occupational Therapy. A strong understanding of assessment and management strategies, clinical reasoning, application to practice and contemporary healthcare is essential. An ability to demonstrate previous university and/or practice based educational experience is also required. You will have sound experience in a range of Occupational Therapy practice as well as experience of working within an interdisciplinary team. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a commitment to close team working. A Master’s degree would be an advantage; however, applicants with evidence of study at post graduate level, university teaching and/or a research profile within Occupational Therapy or related area would be positively considered. You will need to be registered with the HCPC as an Occupational Therapist. UWE Bristol is an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures. We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims. We are one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West with over 30,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,800 staff.

We are both globally connected and regionally embedded, with strong employer and partner connections. Our staff and students come from over 160 countries making this a diverse, dynamic and interesting place to work and study. We have a lot to be proud of at UWE, our achievements include an impressive 88% overall student satisfaction in the most recent National Student Satisfaction survey, placing us 11th of all UK universities for overall student satisfaction and 7th of all universities in England. We are 6th in the UK for postgraduate student satisfaction (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey) and importantly, 95% of UWE Bristol graduates are in employment or further study six months after graduation. We have also achieved TEF Gold status and The Guardian has placed us in the top 30 Universities in the UK.

In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of employee benefits including: • a generous holiday allowance of 35 days • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year • flexible working • excellent defined benefit pension schemes • access to employee assistance programme • savings on purchases via Wider Wallet scheme • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme • family friendly policies • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus.

Further information

If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Steve Evans, Professional Community Lead, School of Health and Social Wellbeing on 0117 328 8615 or e-mail: Steve.Evans@uwe.ac.uk or Dr Elaine Hall, Programme leader, BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy. 0117 328 8781 or email elaine3.hall@uwe.ac.uk

This is a permanent post, and is full-time working on a 1.0 fte contract. This post is not available on a job share basis. We particularly encourage applications from BAME as we are currently under represented in these areas – although all appointments will be made on merit. UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for the success and impact of our practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and our inclusive global outlook. We are able to sponsor qualifying candidates for this role under the Home Office Skilled Worker visa route.

Please read our Skilled Worker Guidance to assess if you will be eligible to be sponsored under the criteria. Please also refer to the Home Office Right to Work Checklist which provides details of which documents are acceptable to prove your right to work in the UK. Should you be shortlisted you will be asked to produce your right to work documents at your interview