Job details


College of Health, Psychology and Social Care

Responsible to

Head of Counselling and Psychotherapy


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus


£41,526 to £45,361 per annum pro rata

Closing date

Sunday 17 October 2021

Contract type


Post type




About the role

This is a 0.2fte part time post and is for one day a week. 

Applications are invited for the post of Senior Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy to contribute to the teaching, curriculum development, research and consultancy in this discipline area. In particular, we are looking to appoint someone to work on the MSc Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy programme (Adult) or (Children and Young People). 

You will join a highly committed and expanding team that provide a range of degree and postgraduate programmes in Counselling and Psychotherapy with high professional standing and high standards. We expect that you would:-

- engage in the development and delivery of an innovative and flexible range of learning and teaching materials, including module design

- 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

-engage in research which influences cutting edge practice, informs and inspires a research-led curriculum and contributes to the Research Excellence Framework.

The successful candidate will have at least a Master's degree in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy and will have professional experience in this area. The candidate must be accredited by the BABCP professional body. 

Principal accountabilities

Learning / Teaching

  1. Lead on, or contribute to the leadership within, the subject area on undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and post-experience programmes
  2. Teach and facilitate learning on core and optional modules relating to the academic discipline
  3. Ensure that module / programme design and delivery comply with the quality standards and regulations of the University
  4. Contribute to the development of learning and teaching strategies and ensure that knowledge from research and scholarly activities informs and enhances learning and teaching, as well as extending it to appropriate external activities such as knowledge transfer activities
  5. Undertake relevant module leadership responsibilities and take on other programme-related work that may include marketing, recruitment, and learning and teaching development
  6. Supervise student projects at undergraduate / postgraduate levels
  7. Develop innovative approaches to learning and teaching, such as blended or online, to encourage student centred learning
  8. Ensure effective monitoring of student progress and provide advice and guidance to staff and students as appropriate

Research / Scholarship

  1. Take the lead on, plan, develop and conduct research objectives, projects and proposals within the broader programme. Deliver research outcomes that will contribute to the REF
  2. Acquire, analyse, interpret and evaluate research findings / data using approaches, techniques, models and methods selected or developed for the purpose
  3. Manage the application of a range of methodologies, approaches and techniques appropriate to the type of research being pursued.  Where appropriate investigate and devise research methods and approaches
  4. Generate income by developing and winning support for innovative research proposals and funding bids, working where appropriate within Research Centres and Colleges
  5. Disseminate and explain research findings through leading peer-reviewed national publications (and international where appropriate), conferences and other appropriate media
  6. Ensure adherence to ethical standards in the projects for which the role holder are responsible
  7. Monitor research resources such as budget, materials and equipment
  8. Provide mentoring and guidance to colleagues and co-ordinate the work of research and support staff
  9. Take a leading role in the development and delivery of business engagement activities, developing entrepreneurial links with external organisations
  10. Identify own professional needs and undertake appropriate training and staff development


  1. Act as a personal tutor, supporting and mentoring students as appropriate
  2. Provide pastoral care to students, referring when necessary to services that provide further support
  3. Liaise with international partners as required on existing and future collaborations
  4. Contribute to new initiatives at appropriate levels
  5. Build on existing research networks, furthering contacts with external organisations such as funding bodies
  6. Actively seek out and develop opportunities for interdisciplinary research both across the University and externally
  7. Observe and implement University policies and procedures

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


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