Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy – (E&S/ E&R)

Opening Date:
16 Nov 2022
Closing Date:
5 Dec 2022
Salary Range:

This new Programme Director post represents an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered (or equivalent) Occupational Therapy academic to develop and lead the delivery of a new two year accelerated pre-registration MSc programme. The post-holder will join a dedicated group of @60 AHP academic staff; enthusiastic educators, researchers and scholars, in the growing School of Allied Health Professions (SAHP). The post-holder’s research/ scholarship portfolio will align with the School’s research theme (Prevention, Performance and Rehabilitation) and complement our existing AHP provision and expertise.

Internationally recognised for offering high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate provision, the School offers a range of novel pre-registration AHP programmes including: sector-leading physiotherapy, radiography and prosthetic and orthotics educational programmes. Keele’s AHP research is 7th (out of 89 UK Universities); the majority deemed to be world-leading, or of international importance (REF 2021). For clinical partners, we also offer post-graduate programmes for Advanced Practitioners, professional doctorates and PhD opportunities as well as a range of CPD module opportunities.

Playing a key strategic role developing the Occupational Therapy programme, which will have synergies with the existing two-year MSc Physiotherapy, and MSc Prosthetics and Orthotics pre-registration programmes, the post holder will be able to demonstrate a track record of consistent contribution to the development of the occupational therapy professional /clinical services. They will have substantial experience of both teaching undergraduate and postgraduate AHP students and supervising research projects.

Evolving AHP and Faculty resources include: a bespoke health simulation suite, digital imaging suite; state-of-the-art anatomy facilities; a bespoke gait/motion analysis laboratory; plaster workshop; prosthetics/orthotics machine room; patient assessment suite; in addition to two “health houses” on campus with live screening facilities. SAHP students enjoy interprofessional educational learning opportunities with other Faculty students including: nurses, midwives, doctors, physiotherapists, radiographers, prosthetists, orthotists, pharmacists, paramedics, social workers, counsellors, and biomedical scientists.

Keele University values diversity, is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity, and to proper and fair representation across its senior decision-making groups. We are committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN charter across the workforce. The University particularly welcomes expressions of interest and applications from women and from individuals of Black, Asian, and ethnic minority backgrounds for this post. The University is committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible.

Please note this appointment is subject to both medical clearance by the University’s Occupational Health provider and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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Informal enquiries and/or visits to the School are welcomed:

Contact Anne O’Brien (Head of School) on: 01782 734195 / a.v.o’ or
Dr Desiree O’Leary (Director of Education): d.s.o’
Professor Jonathan Hill, School Research Director: