Senior Lecturer (Social Work)

Opening Date:
31 May 2022
Closing Date:
14 Jun 2022
Salary Range:

FTE: 1 fte (working 37 hours per week)
Duration of Contract: Permanent
Salary: UH8 £40,927 to £51,799 pa depending on skills and experience
Location: University of Hertfordshire

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our friendly and dynamic Social Work team within the School of Health and Social Work. Successful candidates will play an essential role in the delivery of our educational programmes.

Main duties and responsibilities

We are looking for an experienced social worker, who is either Social Work England (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.

Skills and Experience

You will be an experienced Social Worker and be registered 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 will 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 also demonstrate a willingness to undertake 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.

Qualifications required

The successful applicant will hold an honours degree in social work, and have completed or be close to completing a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject or have substantial relevant professional experience.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Our commitment to the University’s Safeguarding Policy, requires that the recruitment of staff in this area, will need to undertake the minimum of a Basic DBS Check. In the course of our work and University-led activities, there may be external or other contractual obligations where a further Enhanced Check is required. DBS Checks may require renewal in line with policy.

Contact Details: Please contact Vida Douglas Professional Lead Social Work 01707285107 28 5107 (email or Professor Karen Beeton, Head of Department on 07534 912131 (email
Closing: 14 June 2022
Interview: TBC
Reference: 041996
Date placed: 31st May 2022

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