Senior Lecturer in Mental Health

Opening Date:
5 May 2023
Closing Date:
4 Jun 2023
Salary Range:

Post Title: Senior Lecturer in Mental Health (CBT)
SBU/Department: School of Health and Social Work, Department of Nursing, Health & Wellbeing.

FTE: 1.0 We have a vacancy for a full-time post; however, we are very happy to discuss a range of part time options.
Duration of Contract(s): Permanent

We are seeking to expand our CBT team within the School of Health and Social Work, at the University of Hertfordshire. We deliver highly successful BABCP accredited programmes, including IAPT, with both part time and full-time routes. Currently, most of our delivery is online and will be for 2023/24. Our 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.

Main duties & responsibilities

You will work within the mental health team of the Department of Nursing, Health & Wellbeing, to undertake planning, teaching, assessment and evaluation of programmes of learning related to CBT, including IAPT.

We will provide full training, funding and support in relation to teaching and learning in a university setting. This will equip you to teach and develop the CBT curriculum within designated modules as well as having the potential to contribute to our short courses. You will perform administrative and quality assurance duties and will contribute to Programme Development teams, examination boards and the monitoring and review panels as appropriate. In addition to this, where appropriate, you will be able to represent CBT/mental health both locally and nationally and will have opportunities to contribute to departmental activities and national networks. You will be committed to our policy of equal opportunities and participate in other academic activities within the School and University.

Skills and experience needed

You will have proven experience of delivering high quality CBT approaches as an accredited BABCP Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. You will also have experience of providing supervision related to CBT. You will have complex interpersonal skills, particularly in written and verbal communication. You will also have a high standard of negotiation and facilitation skills.

Qualifications required
You will hold Masters degree (or equivalent) in a subject relevant to mental health. You will be accredited with BABCP as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist.

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.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries
Greg Rooney, Professional Lead for Mental Health 07908 528977 or

Interview Date: Monday 12 June 2023
Reference Number: 048075