Vacancy Type/Job category
Centre for Lifelong Learning
£53,353 - £61,823 per annum
University of Warwick, Coventry
Permanent position, 1.0 FTE.
Counselling & Psychotherapy at Warwick is a successful, and growing curriculum
area with a reputation for quality; delivered by a nationally recognised team.
We are seeking to appoint a new member of staff to join our dynamic, dedicated
and enthusiastic Counselling & Psychotherapy team to course lead, and teach
principally on either our undergraduate (BA (Hons.) Person Centred
Counselling and the Psychotherapeutic Relationship BA (Hons.), and the new
BA (Hons.) Counselling and the Psychotherapeutic Relationship) or
postgraduate (MSc Psychotherapy and Counselling) professional trainings, as
well as to teach on a range of Counselling and Psychotherapy courses where
required. You will join a dynamic and growing team delivering a suite of
programmes from undergraduate to postgraduate studies as well as other
continuing professional development courses and short courses. The programmes
are moving to a more Integrative therapeutic base to reflect an evolving field
and meet the needs of the diverse and sometimes complex needs of clients. The
successful applicant will need to be able therefore to lead, and deliver,
teaching and learning on Integrative counselling and psychotherapeutic
accredited programmes, while demonstrating capacity to teach on our remaining
You will also be responsible for overseeing all aspects of one of these
programmes including course administration, team guidance and support for
professional development, student placement and curriculum development, as
well as liaison with professional accreditation bodies.
To be successful you will have excellent communication (oral and written)
and presentation skills, relevant teaching experience, and the ability to
facilitate counselling and psychotherapy training groups. You will be an
experienced psychotherapist or counsellor. You will need BACP or UKCP
registration and will possess or be working towards a PhD in Counselling and
Psychotherapy or be able to demonstrate equivalent professional or academic
standing and will preferably be published in the field.
We will consider applications for employment on a part-time or other flexible
working basis, even where a position is advertised as full-time, unless there
are operational or other objective reasons why it is not possible to do so.
Interview Date: TBC.
To provide strategic and operational leadership for a programme within the
Centre for Lifelong Learning's counselling and Psychotherapy provision. You
will be course leader for either the undergraduate of postgraduate
programme(s) and provide oversight for all aspects of this. You will
undertake teaching in order to support the work of the department and develop
and enhance its teaching reputation, both internally and externally. Apply
knowledge of a range of therapeutic modalities and approaches, alongside
person centred, in teaching and facilitating student learning and development
as well as in supporting colleagues in promoting high quality student learning
experiences and innovative teaching and facilitation. Provide course
leadership, manage course administration, student placement responsibilities
and liaison with professional accreditation bodies as required. Design
teaching material and deliver either across a range of modules or within a
subject area. Lead and collaborate in curriculum development. You will be
required to contribute to both research and knowledge exchange agenda related
to counselling and psychotherapy.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The responsibilities of the post holders will comprise the following:
• Provide strategic direction in areas of counselling and psychotherapy
provision, either at UG and/or PG levels.
• Lead colleagues within the counselling and psychotherapy team to ensure that
the programme is delivered effectively, agreeing objectives and work plans.
• Collaborate with the Director of counselling and psychotherapy programmes in
the effective oversight of teaching, learning and staff management and
• Develop and apply innovative and appropriate teaching techniques and
materials, which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst
• Undertake curriculum design and deliver material across a range of modules
using appropriate teaching, learning support and assessment methods, reviewing
and improving as required.
• Design student support materials and maintaining learning and assessment
through online platforms (i.e., Moodle).
• Take responsibility for academic duties (i.e., setting examination
questions, marking, invigilation and pastoral support of students, managing
placement requirements) required to sustain the delivery of high-quality
• Supervise undergraduate and postgraduate student projects, field trips and
placements, where appropriate.
• Contribute to the development of departmental and subject teaching and
• Work in conjunction with others to apply subject knowledge to practice.
• Collaborate with colleagues, including tasks such as mentoring and peer
observation in order to promote their learning and development.
• Engage in subject, professional, pedagogic and practitioner research and
other scholarly activities in areas of counselling and psychotherapy.
• Fulfil administrative duties associated with a programme of counselling and
psychotherapy education including ensuring adherence to PSRB requirements
(BACP/UKCP), including leading and securing course re-accreditation
requirements, and other external regulations.
• Contribute to the efficient management and administration of the Department,
by performing administrative duties as allocated by the Head and by taking on
appropriate Departmental responsibilities including budgetary management
Supervise PhD students.
The above are not intended to be an exhaustive list but give guidance as to
the parameters of the position. The post holders will be expected to be
flexible in their duties.
The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and
qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by
(a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d)
Essential Criteria 1
Good honours degree and possession of a PhD, Masters or equivalent in a
relevant discipline. (a)
Essential Criteria 2
Sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline to
develop teaching programmes and the provision of learning support or of
teaching methods and techniques to work within own area. (a, c)
Essential Criteria 3
Experience of professional practice in counselling and psychotherapy (a, c)
Essential Criteria 4
Full practitioner registration with UKCP or BACP. (a, c)
Essential Criteria 5
Proven course leadership skills and the ability to work as a member of a team.
Essential Criteria 6
Proven ability and major achievements in teaching, demonstrated by
consistently high quality and a substantial record in teaching. (a, c)
Essential Criteria 7
In-depth understanding of own specialism to enable the development of new
knowledge and understanding within the field. (a, c)
Essential Criteria 8
Evidence of successful course and programme development and development of
innovative teaching strategies. (a, c)
Essential Criteria 9
Pedagogic leadership and specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop
teaching programmes and the provision of learning support. (a, c, d)
Essential Criteria 10
Understanding of counselling and psychotherapy PSRB regulations and
requirements and knowledge of current developments in the discipline. (a, c,
Essential Criteria 11
Understanding of equal opportunity issues as they may impact on areas of
teaching and counselling practice. (a, c)
Essential Criteria 12
Engaged in continuous professional development. (a, c)
Essential Criteria 13
Excellent interpersonal skills. (c, d)
Essential Criteria 14
Good quality publications in relevant professional and academic journals.
Desirable Criteria 1
Teacher training qualification. (a)
Desirable Criteria 2
Understanding of GDPR legislation and the principles of information security.
Desirable Criteria 3
A good level of IT skills to include use of standard software such as Outlook,
Word, PowerPoint, etc. (a, c)
Desirable Criteria 4
Experience of using online teaching platforms (such as Moodle, Blackboard
etc…). (a, c)
The counselling and psychotherapy course provision is well established within
the Centre for Lifelong Learning and offers undergraduate and postgraduate
professional training routes as well as a number of short introductory and CPD
oriented courses for those in the profession or those considering training in
the field. The successful applicant would be joining a thriving department and
team (in counselling and psychotherapy as well as across CLL) with strong
interests in research and further course development.
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