Principal Lecturer in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Opening Date:
31 Jan 2023
Closing Date:
26 Feb 2023
Salary Range:

Post Title: Principal Lecturer in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
SBU/Department: School of Health and Social Work, Department of Nursing, Health & Wellbeing.

FTE: 1.0 FTE
Duration of Contract: Permanent
Salary: UH9 £53,353 to £63,673 pa dependent on skills and experience.
Location: College Lane Campus, Hatfield, University of Hertfordshire

The School of Health and Social Work is seeking to recruit a Principal Lecturer in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). The successful candidate will take lead responsibility for the BABCP accredited postgraduate diploma/MSc in CBT. As Programme Tutor, they will manage a small team of CBT academics and oversee the quality of the student experience.

The School has a long-established reputation as a centre for excellence for healthcare education. Our vision is to transform lives through our education, research and community engagement activities. The provision of high-quality mental health related programmes, including CBT and IAPT, is central to this vision.

You will work within the mental health team of the Department of Nursing, Health & Wellbeing, undertaking planning, teaching, assessment and evaluation of programmes of learning related to CBT, including IAPT (and to teach on other appropriate programmes as required). As Programme Tutor, you will be departmental lead on CBT and oversee the delivery of CBT/IAPT programmes.

You will engage in scholarly and research activity, promoting and maintain the policy of equal opportunities within the School and University. You will teach and develop the curriculum within designated modules and have the potential to contribute to our short courses. You will contribute to Programme Development teams, examination boards and the monitoring and review panels as appropriate. You will represent CBT/mental health both locally and nationally and will contribute to departmental activities and national networks.

You will have substantial proven experience of delivering high quality CBT approaches and have experience of providing supervision related to CBT practice, including high intensity IAPT. You will have experience in working within a higher education setting, delivering modules and other activity related to CBT.

You will hold a degree and Masters (or equivalent) in a subject relevant to mental health. You will be accredited with BABCP as a psychotherapist and be registered with NMC, HCPC or other similar professional, statutory and regulatory body. You will have a Doctoral level qualification or commitment to doctoral level study.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
Our commitment to the University’s Safeguarding Policy, requires that the recruitment of staff in this area, will need to undertake the minimum of a Basic DBS Check. In the course of our work and University-led activities, there may be external or other contractual obligations where a further Enhanced Check is required. DBS Checks may require renewal in line with policy.

Overseas applicants and UK applicants who have lived abroad
Successful applicants who have lived outside the UK, for 12 months or more (whether continuously or in total), in the last 10 years, will be required to produce a ‘Certificate of Good Character/Conduct’ from each of those countries.

Informal Enquiries
Greg Rooney, Professional Lead for Mental Health

Interview Date: 06 March 2023

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