Senior Lecturer in Social Work

Opening Date:
13 May 2021
Closing Date:
27 May 2021
Salary Range:

Senior Lecturer in Social Work
School of Health and Social Work
FTE: 0.8 fte: We are seeking to appoint two part time positions (0.4 fte working 14.8 hours per week Adult or Childcare) and/or (0.4 fte working 14.8 hours per week AMHP)
Duration of Contract: Permanent
Salary: UH8 £40,322 – £51,034 pro rata pa depending on skills and experience
Location: College Lane Campus, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

We are looking for an experienced social worker, who is either SWE registered or who can convert their existing professional membership into SWE registration. You will be responsible for the teaching and assessment of undergraduate/postgraduate social work students at the University, at their placement or place of work. 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 on short courses, modules and programmes. 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 Social Work research. You will liaise with and maintain good relationships with colleagues across the School and University. You will be an experienced Social Worker with the SWE (or ability to convert local equivalent to SWE prior to appointment) with recent academic and/or practice experience and knowledge of the UK system. You’ll have a breadth of relevant social work practice in either children services, adult care or mental health. Your application will demonstrate a sustained interest and knowledge of contemporary Social Work 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 Social Work 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 social work, and have completed or be close to completing a Masters degree (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant subject or have substantial relevant professional experience. The successful applicant for the 0.4 fte AMHP post must hold an AMHP qualification.

Contact Details: Vida Douglas

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. Therefore, overseas applicants and UK applicants who have lived abroad, will at that time, also 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.

Closing date: 27 May 2021 – Reference: 032976 – Date placed: 13 May 2021
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