Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy

Opening Date:
7 Jun 2021
Closing Date:
20 Jun 2021
Salary Range:

The school is particularly supportive of applicants who may wish to job share and or work part time

An exciting 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.

We are looking for an experienced occupational therapist, who is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. You will be responsible for the teaching 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 liaise with and maintain good relationships with colleagues across the School and University.

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 occupational therapy practice in either physical and/or mental health.

Your application will demonstrate a sustained interest and knowledge of contemporary Occupational Therapy 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 Occupational Therapy 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.

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.


The University requires that the successful applicant who is offered employment may require a DBS at a later date due to the nature of the work involved.
Overseas applicants and UK applicants who have lived abroad
Successful applicants from overseas will be required to produce a criminal records check, or ‘Certificate of Good Character’, from any country in which they have been resident, consecutively or cumulatively, in the previous 10 years.

We particularly encourage applications from men and BAME candidates who are under-represented in the University in this area.

Vacancy Number : 033715

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