Lecturer in Health and Social Care

University of Northampton

United Kingdom

August 29, 2021


Lecturer in Health and Social Care

Job Type

Part Time Fixed Term


£34,804 - £39,152 per annum, pro rata


Waterside Campus

Closing Date


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  • L in Health and Social Care - Job Description.pdf (PDF, 155.65kb)
  • About The Job

    Part time: 0.6FTE, Fixed Term until 30 September 2025 (or until the return of the post holder, whichever is sooner)

    Interview Date: 09 September 2021

    As a lecturer in Health and Social Care you will provide an outstanding research-informed, personalised student learning experience utilising an active blended learning approach to teaching. You will deliver both on-line and face-to-face sessions and develop the Virtual Learning Environment to enhance delivery and will have thorough, up-to-date subject knowledge as well as relevant professional practice. You will also have a commitment to engaging in relevant professional development.

    You will develop and deliver a range of innovative assessments and manage modules in line with University policy and practice. You will be involved in the preparation and delivery of student recruitment activities as well as undertaking personal tutorial support. You will be able to communicate effectively to ensure high quality delivery. You will be involved in developing the subject area's CPD portfolio.

    You will actively contribute to the Faculty's research community and undertake activities which deliver a social impact. You will be required to work flexibly and may be required to work some evenings and weekends.

    DBS This post is subject to a background disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service before any appointment can be confirmed.

    About You

    You will have attained a degree in a relevant subject and experience of working in a Health and Social Care environment. You should be able to work autonomously. You should possess up-to-date subject knowledge and bring relevant specialist knowledge and insight into the subject area.

    You will be forward thinking and be able to network effectively. You will have relevant teaching experience and be able to plan, design and deliver the student learning experience in innovative and creative ways. You will respond appropriately and proactively to student needs, in order to engage and motivate learners. You will have the ability to lead modules and have experience of using different digital devices, applications and services. As a lecturer you will have the ability to implement quality assurance processes. You will be able to manage multiple priorities, managing and meeting short timescales.



  • Degree qualification or equivalent in relevant subject
  • Professional Recognition as HEA Fellow (D2) or teaching qualification recognised by HESA, or willingness to obtain within an agreed timescale
  • Desirable

  • Master's degree in relevant subject
  • Doctorate in relevant subject, completed or within 12 months of completion
  • Relevant professional qualification
  • Social Work, Sociology and Social Care

    The subject area is part of the Faculty of Health, Education and Society and is led by the Subject Lead. The Social Care team deliver a number of degrees including a Foundation Degree and BA in Social Care and Community Practice and a Masters degree in Youth and Community Leadership. It is currently developing it's portfolio to deliver a 2 year accelerated degree in Applied Social Care and Health. It is an innovative team with a diverse portfolio of experience in Social Care and Health. The team is currently developing its research portfolio and has interests in widening participation and student engagement and attainment.

    About Us

    The University of Northampton's focus on a personalised learning experience for our students was recently cited by HEFCE as a reason for our Gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017. To augment this approach further we have adopted an ‘Active Blended Learning' (ABL) approach which places greater emphasis on student-centred activities that support the development of subject knowledge, understanding, independent learning and digital fluency. Successful candidates for academic posts at the University of Northampton will be expected to adopt ABL as standard in their teaching practice.

    This is an exciting time to join our University following our relocation in September 2018 to a new purpose-built, town-centre campus designed to adapt to 21st century teaching and the ABL model. We are looking to recruit individuals who share our passion for innovation, creativity and social impact and who will play a key role as we realise our ambition of transforming lives for the better and inspiring positive change.

    The University of Northampton is one of only two Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses in the UK, and in 2017 was awarded the Social Enterprise Gold Mark, an independent guarantee that we have proven to our employees, students and stakeholders that we are committed to continuous improvement across our business in order to consistently deliver a positive impact on people and planet.

    Right To Work

    All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.


    We are proud of our diverse student population and applications from Black Asian Minority Ethnic student grow year on year. Equality and the promotion of inclusion are a key value that we are proud to promote. To embed this across the University, to achieve diversity amongst its staff and to improve staff representation, we would like to encourage applications from women, people living with disabilities, and those from the LGBT+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.

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