Senior Lecturer / Principal Lecturer in Occupational Therapy

Opening Date:
27 Jul 2021
Closing Date:
24 Aug 2021
Salary Range:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Occupational Therapist to join the Department of Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Nutritional Therapy in the School of Allied Health and Community. You will join a friendly and supportive team of occupational therapists, physiotherapists and nutritional therapists, who play key roles in the delivery and on-going development of the BSc and MSc (pre-registration) courses in the Department. You should expect to be actively involved in curriculum and module development and design, creatively considering teaching and learning within a dynamic team. Responsibilities for the post will include leading modules and teaching on the occupational therapy courses. We expect and encourage all staff to participate in a variety of modules in occupational therapy, and other disciplines, at foundation, under-graduate and post-graduate (including pre-registration) level where relevant. This is a full or part-time post.

There is an opportunity to take on Head of Department responsibilities within this post, where you will take on a leadership role within the School.

The physiotherapy and occupational therapy staff work as an inter-professional team, teaching collaboratively across shared and profession specific modules at all academic levels and you will be expected to share this philosophy. You may also be involved in teaching Foundation Year students, preparing them for professional education, and will play a part in practice education, undertaking practice visits virtually and in person. As a student-centred inclusive university, your role will include being a Personal and Academic Tutor, to support and encourage students to achieve their potential. You will also supervise students with their dissertation and participate in admissions and recruitment events where we work collaboratively with our colleagues in IMPACT, the university service-user group, who support teaching, recruitment, and curriculum development. In addition, the post holder will be expected to play an active role within the School, which may include involvement in the delivery of CPD activity across a range of programmes. All staff are expected to engage in research and scholarly activity to enhance their own professional and academic development. Candidates are expected to highlight their areas of expertise in practice and how they intend to further this through scholarship and research.


The School of Allied Health and Community offers courses ranging from Foundation Degree in various specialties in health and social care, to Foundation Years, BSc (Hons) and MSc (pre-registration) level study in a number of disciplines related to Health and Social Care. The School is also developing a range of new CPD provision. The wider College of Health, Life and Environmental Science has an exceptional reputation for excellence and the appointee will further develop the quality of our provision through strong collaboration with our practice partners.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Dr Helen Frank (Deputy Head of School, Principal Lecturer in Physiotherapy),