Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy

Opening Date:
8 Mar 2024
Closing Date:
6 May 2024
Salary Range:

FTE: 0.4 fte (working 14.8 hour per week)

Duration of Contract: Permanent

Salary: UH8 £44,263pa to £46,974pa with potential to progress to £56,021pa by annual increments on achieving designated skills and experience

Annual Leave: 35 days (pro-rata) plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year.

An opportunity has arisen to join our friendly and dynamic Occupational Therapy team within the School of Health and Social Work. Successful candidates will play an essential role in the delivery of our new Occupational Therapy Degree Apprenticeship programme which has recently had its first cohort of qualifying occupational therapists.

Main duties and responsibilities

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced occupational therapist, who is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. You will be responsible for the teaching, support, and assessment of apprentices at the University or on placement. You will utilise current evidence-base to underpin teaching and learning activities. You may participate in development and reviews of programmes including inter-professional developments across the School, and contribute to undergraduate curriculum developments; including development, delivery and teaching of modules within the programme.

You will contribute to the administration of the School by undertaking additional roles, such as being a module lead and joining teams involved in activities such as admissions, timetabling or programme support.

You will also be expected to undertake and contribute to Occupational Therapy research in due course. You will contribute to the planning of placement opportunities as part of the practice team for the programme.

You will liaise with and maintain good relationships with colleagues across the School and University.
Skills and Experience

You will be an experienced Occupational Therapist with recent academic and/or practice experience and knowledge of the UK system. You’ll have a breadth of relevant experience in occupational therapy practice in either physical and/or mental health. You will have a keen interest in in pre-registration education within occupational therapy and an awareness of degree apprenticeships for the profession.

Your application will demonstrate a sustained interest and knowledge of contemporary OT practice. It is essential that you have good oral and written communication skills and be proficient in the English language.

You will demonstrate a willingness to undertake OT research and are able to work effectively as part of a team.

You will be able to work without close supervision, be organised, take initiative and be self-motivating, and be adaptable to change and flexible in your approach. Being willing to contribute to inter-professional teaching and learning activities, with an interest in evidence-based healthcare is key.

Qualifications required

The successful applicant will hold an honours degree in Occupational Therapy (or equivalent), and have completed or be close to completing a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject or have substantial relevant professional experience.

Contact Claire Lancaster Programme Lead Occupational Therapy email or Dr Karen Beeton, Head of Department on 07534 912131 email

Interview date: To be confirmed
Apply here Ref 058216