Lecturer (Teaching) / Senior Lecturer (Teaching) in Occupational Therapy

Opening Date:
11 Jun 2024
Closing Date:
3 Jul 2024
Salary Range:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Occupational Therapist to join the Department of Allied Health in the School of Allied Health and Community. You will join a friendly and supportive team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists radiographers and Dieticians, who play key roles in the delivery and on-going development of the courses in the Department. You should also expect to be actively involved in curriculum development and design, creatively considering teaching and learning within a dynamic team. Responsibilities for the post will include leading modules and teaching on the Occupational Therapy BSc and MSc pre-reg courses. We expect and encourage all staff to participate in a variety of modules in Occupational Therapy, and other disciplines, at foundation, under-graduate and post-graduate level where relevant.

All our staff work as an inter-professional team, teaching collaboratively across shared and profession specific modules at all academic levels and you will be expected to share this philosophy. As a student-centred inclusive university, your role will include being a Personal and Academic Tutor, to support and encourage students to achieve their potential. You will also supervise students with their dissertation and participate in admissions and recruitment events where we work collaboratively with our colleagues in IMPACT, the university service-user group, who support teaching, recruitment, and curriculum development. In addition, the post holder will be expected to play an active role within the School, which may include involvement in the delivery of CPD activity across a range of programmes. All staff are expected to engage in research and scholarly activity to enhance their own professional and academic development. Candidates are expected to highlight their areas of expertise in practice and how they intend to further this through scholarship and research.

Selection Process:

Short-listed candidates invited to interview will be asked to deliver a 15-minute presentation, followed by 5 minutes questions. The topic will consider teaching ‘Leadership in Occupational Therapy’, aimed at Level 6 students. The Chair of this group will provide feedback on the presentation to the subsequent interview panel. A 40-minute formal interview will follow the teaching session.


The School of Allied Health and Community offers courses ranging from foundation degrees in various specialties in health and social care, to BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Radiography Dietetics and Social Work and Masters level study in a number of disciplines related to Health and Social Care. The School is also developing a range of new Apprenticeship provision. The wider College of Health, Life and Environmental Science has an exceptional reputation for excellence and the appointee will further develop the quality of our provision through strong collaboration with our practice partners.

For this role full-time, part-time (0.8) will be considered.

Informal queries in relation to this role are welcome and should be directed to Debbie Sabbato (PA to the Head of School of Allied Health and Community) via email at D.Sabbato@worc.ac.uk