Lecturer in Social Work, School of Health and Social Care

University of Essex

United Kingdom

October 31, 2021


Job title

Lecturer in Social Work, School of Health and Social Care

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£42,149 - £50,296 per annum, pro-rata

Employment type

Permanent, Part-time

Job category/type

Academic, Education, Research


REQ05263 Jobpack.pdf

Job description

The School of Health and Social Care The School has an excellent reputation for teaching and research in health and social care. Our academic members of staff include dental professionals, social workers, nurses, allied health care professionals, psychologists and sociologists. The School is run over two campuses, based at Southend and Colchester. Academic staff are supported by a team of administrative staff based at both Colchester and Southend campuses.

We are at the forefront of preparing people to solve real-life issues in health and society, offering courses and research that both commissioners and employers believe in. We work in partnership with various people, who offer us their expertise and experience, making us a team of people who truly understand what is needed from health and social care professionals and services– now and in the future.

The School is currently going through exciting changes and expansion, with an increase in student numbers, and the introduction of new courses, including the recently introduced Masters in Social Work, Nurse Associate Apprenticeship, and Masters in Global Public Health. We are also expanding and building new and innovative areas for student study, including new clinical skills spaces, consultation rooms and study areas.

As part of this exciting expansion, we are now looking to appoint a Lecturer in Social Work, part-time at the Grade 9 ASER level.

Duties of the Role

You will take an active part in the delivery and development of the Social Work programmes in the School. This role will require management, administration and organisation alongside support of students on our existing programmes, and generally enhancing our research-led teaching in Social Work.

Your ongoing development is important to us, and you will have the opportunity to work closely with your Head of Division, the School's Director of Staff Development and Wellbeing, and the Dean, to enhance your potential and achieve your aims.

Candidates are expected to engage in individual and/or collaborative research activity that is in keeping with REF criteria, generate external research funding, including in collaboration with colleagues, appropriate in scale to career stage and subject area norms and develop a research agenda.

A full list of key responsibilities and main duties can be found within the jobpack attached.

Qualifications and Skills required The successful candidate will have a relevant doctoral level research degree in Social Work or equivalent professional experience or practice or be close to completion of a PhD, and you will have fellowship of the Higher Education Academy or the ability to gain professional recognition at this or a higher level if appropriate.

It is essential that candidates have xperience in Social Work, meeting the requirements for registration with the SWE or an equivalent EU/ International registration. Along with having proven experience in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels, or demonstrable potential to engage in teaching and learning support in Higher Education in imaginative, engaging and innovative ways and strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

In addition, you would be expected to be able to evidence a clear publication plan for submission to future Research Excellence Framework (REF) programmes.

At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.

To support this commitment we have our Global Forum, a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus based Faith Centre, which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives. For more information see: https: // www. essex.ac.uk/life/student-facilities/religion-and- faith

Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please email the Resourcing team (resourcing@essex.ac.uk)

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