Job details


College of Health, Psychology and Social Care

Responsible to

Academic Lead


Derby Campus, Remote


£32,817 to £36,914 per annum pro rata

Closing date

Monday 1 November 2021

Contract type


Post type




About the role

Are you committed to delivering an outstanding student experience?

We provide online learning degree courses, professional courses and CPD opportunities, to those who require more flexible study options. Our learners are at the heart of every decision we make and we are committed to meeting their needs. By combining the best quality university teaching and the latest online delivery techniques, our learners can expect a high standard from us. Our support and guidance service ensures learners are able to get the very best out of their studies, no matter their location or situation. Our learners value our personal touch. If you are looking for a great opportunity to join an award winning academic team who are leading the way in online learning – we want to hear from you.

We are seeking to recruit a Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy to manage our highly successful online health portfolio. Your main duties will be to manage and deliver modules for online delivery that provide high quality, accessible learning opportunities and an exceptional student experience in line with the University’s strategic objectives, ensuring that employability and ‘real-world’ learning are at the heart of the curriculum. You’ll also engage in research, which influences leading edge practice, informs and inspires the research-led curriculum and teaching and contributes to continuing subject expertise and contribution to the REF.

This role will be predominately remote, however, you will be expected to be on site a few days per month.

This is a 0.5 FTE post.

Please note that interviews will be held on Tuesday 09 November.

Principal accountabilities

Learning / Teaching

Research / Scholarship


Person specification

Essential Criteria



Learning / Teaching
Research / Scholarship


Skills, knowledge & abilities

Business requirements


As well as competitive pay scales, we offer generous holiday entitlement. We also offer opportunities for further salary progression based on performance, and the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme.

Find out more about pay and benefits

How to apply

You can apply by submitting an online application. Once you have signed in or registered with us you will be able to begin your application. If you are creating an account for the first time, please ensure you provide an email address that you access regularly as this will be our main means of contacting you regarding your application.

If you require any assistance, including the provision of any documentation in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment team at

Please note all applications must be submitted online by Midnight GMT on the closing date of the vacancy.

Important information

Please note, unfortunately due to the SOC level and salary associated with this post we would be unable to sponsor any applicants requiring a skilled worker visa. For further information, please visit the skilled worker visa page at

If you wish to discuss your individual Visa arrangements in relation to this role, please contact us at


Our number one priority is to keep our staff, students and community safe as we continue to work through the pandemic. Upon appointment, full training will be given on the Health and Safety processes we follow.

Find out how we are ensuring the safety of our staff, students and community

Further details

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