Job details


College of Health, Psychology and Social Care

Responsible to

Head of Occupational Therapy


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus


£34,308 to £51,805 per annum pro rata

Closing date

Sunday 28 August 2022

Contract type

Permanent 0.8 FTE

Post type




About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy here at the University of Derby. We are an experienced and friendly team, who pride ourselves on the best student experience and are passionate about the transformative nature of occupational therapy. You will need to be innovative and creative in your role, flexible and contribute to a range of teaching, programme and placement activity as well as taking forwards the research and knowledge exchange agenda. 

We value a diverse workforce and actively encourage people to apply from under-represented groups. 

Principal accountabilities

Learning / Teaching

Research / Scholarship


Observe and implement University policies and procedures.

Person specification

Essential Criteria



Learning / Teaching
Research / Scholarship

Skills, knowledge & abilities

Business requirements

Desirable Criteria



Learning / Teaching


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.

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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

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.

Whilst this role is eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route, we recommend that you assess your individual eligibility before applying for this position.

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DBS check

If you are successful, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The post for which you are applying is exempt from Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 requiring any spent convictions to be declared. Any information you provide will be treated in confidence and only used when considering your suitability for the post.

To enable us to process your DBS check please ensure you are able to supply the documentation listed on the DBS website at interview stage.


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.

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Further details

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