Part Time Lecturer – Occupational Therapy

Opening Date:
13 Dec 2022
Closing Date:
15 Jan 2023
Salary Range:


Job Summary
This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and experienced individual to join the Occupational Therapy Team at Robert Gordon University on a part time basis. Our multi professional School of Health Sciences is situated in a modern, purpose-built building with state-of-the-art teaching facilities which support the authentic, practical and applied ethos of our course delivery.

You will join our progressive, creative team of occupational therapists in the delivery and ongoing development of our integrated Master of Occupational Therapy course, the first to be validated in the UK.

Innovative and with excellent interpersonal skills, you will contribute to the development, preparation and delivery of teaching and assessment material whilst informing the development of the wider curriculum across the occupational therapy portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

The Lecturer will have close links with practice-based learning settings providing support to both practice educators and students to ensure the course demands continue to be reflective and responsive to current and service provision.

Opportunities to contribute to teaching and assessment on related courses both within the School of Health Sciences and the wider University reflect the inter-professional approach which is required of the successful candidate.

You will be supported to identify and actively engage in scholarship, research and knowledge exchange with service partners and agencies. Development of a personal research profile and contribution to the research base of the School is an expectation of all academic staff.

You will have a degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy and ideally have or be working towards an appropriate postgraduate qualification.

You will have sound clinical experience, preferably in the area of supporting those with mental health conditions, excellent interpersonal skills, and evidence of ongoing continued professional development. Teaching experience, student support and sound IT skills would be beneficial.

Enquiries are welcome and should be directed to: Elaine Stewart, Academic Team Lead for Occupational Therapy on 01224 263274 or

In keeping with RGU’s commitment to work/life balance you will have the opportunity to work from home for a portion of the working week and also benefit from a generous pension scheme, 46 days (pro rata) annual leave (including statutory days) an onsite nursery and sports centre, as well as a range of voluntary health and travel benefits. Relocation assistance is available.

This post is subject to the individual being required to join the PVG scheme. For more information, visit:

Grade 7 Salary Scale: £36,386 – £42,155
Grade 8 Salary Scale: £43,414 – £51,805
Salary on appointment will be dependent upon experience.

Candidates with limited or no prior experience as an academic will be placed on the first point of the Grade 7 scale. Consideration will be given to offering an Academic Attraction Payment (adjusted annually) for those candidates who have specific industry knowledge, skills or, expertise which are required for the position.

Please see the job attachments for further information regarding the Grade 7 and Grade 8 criteria. Further guidance on Academic Attraction Payments can be found here

Job Description
Responsible to: Academic Team Lead

Responsible to: No supervisory responsibility