Senior Lecturer (Academic) in Social Work and Continuous Professional Development

Opening Date:
6 Aug 2020
Closing Date:
25 Aug 2020
Salary Range:

The Department of Social Sciences and Social Work is the home of the National Centre for Post Qualifying Social Work and Professional Practice. The vision of the National Centre is to provide high-quality continuing professional education and research that supports excellence in practice to the benefit of all those who access social work, health and social care services. Integrated with the Department’s pre-qualifying social work team, the National Centre is a supportive and vibrant community of academic staff, practitioners, students and service users.

As a Senior Lecturer in Social Work and Continuous Professional Development, you will:

  • Oversee the strategic development of professional CPD pathways for multiple stakeholders including Local Authorities, Health Services, third sector organisations and individuals
  • Develop employer engagement and fuse workforce development needs for social workers and allied professions with university models of education delivery in order to promote the development of professional practice at a local, regional and national level.
  • Support the design and delivery of CPD provision in line with the requirements of professional regulators, legal reforms and regional partnerships.
  • Work in partnership with the Academic Quality Team to oversee the quality assurance of flexible CPD models of education delivery.
    Contribute to CPD and/or pre-qualifying social work teaching in the Department.

You will be registered social worker with Social Work England and have significant experience in the practice and management of social work. It is desirable that you will have experience of supporting social workers and other practitioners with their Continuous Professional Development.

You will be qualified to Doctorate level or to Masters level and be able to demonstrate the ability to create and disseminate knowledge at an equivalent level and the capability to convert this knowledge into a doctorate in a maximum of 3-5 years from the date of appointment. You will be research active and committed to a culture of academic excellence and continuous improvement.

For further information and discussion or the opportunity for an informal visit, please contact by email