Senior Lecturer, Mental Health Wellbeing Practitioner

Opening Date:
1 Dec 2023
Closing Date:
13 Dec 2023
Salary Range:

Challenging, interesting and constantly changing, the University of Derby is an exceptional place to learn and an incredibly rewarding place to work.

Ours is an extraordinary educational environment and because we specialise in identifying and developing individual potential, you can be confident you’ll receive all the help and encouragement you need to build a rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

Our combined higher and further education offering is spread over campuses in Derby, Buxton, Leek and Chesterfield and we have some of the best university facilities in the UK, investing more than £200 million in facilities in the last 10 years.

We achieve outstanding results for our teaching and research and with more than 34,000 people choosing to study with us every year, we depend on the dedication of a team of 2,200 academic and professional services staff.

Financially strong and seriously ambitious we offer our employees a family-friendly, rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

About the role

Mission Statement
The College of Health, Psychology and Social Care has a clear vision – to make a REAL difference to the lives of individuals, families and communities within our region. To be the University of choice for our Health and Social Care partners’ education needs across the region; and to provide an excellent student experience, delivered by highly credible and well qualified lecturer.

About Us
The School of Psychology sits within the College of Health, Psychology and Social Care. Our research has the power to transform lives and promote wellbeing; through the application of research and concepts and principles, we are making a real-world impact.

Our research includes understanding more about people and the planet, and whether compassion-based approaches might offer a solution to the wellbeing and mental health crisis in education.

The Impact you will have
You will be responsible for developing and delivering an innovative and flexible range of learning and teaching materials for our Mental Health Wellbeing Practitioner (MHWP) training program; working with our post graduate students. Through research and practice informed teaching that embraces a range of theoretical approaches and working with many organisations and agencies across the region, you will be committed to providing an excellent student experience.

This role is a 0.8FTE (4 days per week) position based at our Kedleston Road campus; exact days to be discussed at interview.

What we need you to bring to the team

  • To be BABCP accredited
    experience of working with adults with severe and enduring mental health difficulties in a secondary care setting, using CBT informed approaches
  • To be innovative and creative
  • Ability to use a range of delivery techniques to inspire and engage students
  • What you can expect from us

As a member of the team, you will experience close involvement in the future direction and development of the department, as well as benefit from extensive support to pursue your own research ideas and contribute to our high-quality research profile.

For further information and informal enquiries regarding the role, please contact Edith Moon, Assistant Head of Discipline: Professional Psychological Practice via

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