Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Staffordshire University

United Kingdom

October 6, 2022


Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy School of Health, Science and Wellbeing

Location: Stoke Campus Salary: £35,326 to £50,296 Per Annum Pro Rata (Dependent Upon Experience) - 1.2FTE available in total ,as various FT or PT options (Permanent) Release Date: Thursday 22 September 2022 Closing Date: Thursday 06 October 2022 Reference: HSW21-37-R

Who is Staffordshire University?

We are the Connected University with 100 years of experience and ambition in becoming the UK's foremost digital Institution. Our main campus is located in Stoke on Trent alongside our Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Staffordshire University London's Digital Institute is our first campus outside the Midlands.

With more than 10,000 Full Time Undergraduate and Postgraduate students on campus, we continue to drive innovation and change, aiming to positively disrupt our sector. For our University, it is about so much more than the numbers. In fact, if there's one thing that sets us apart, it's our people who are all #ProudToBeStaffs. Every one of our employees goes above and beyond to deliver on our connected mission, responding to the needs of our students, academic partners, businesses and society.

Over the past 5 years, we have transformed ourselves into a Gold standard provider of teaching and learning, gaining historically high positions in the UK league tables. With digital skills being at our core, we strive for diversity in all its forms and play an important role in our local communities and regional economies.

A bout the role

Applications are invited from BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapists to join our academic staff team on our courses in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy including the BABCP Accredited Postgraduate Diploma in CBT, the BPS Accredited Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) Apprenticeship, and Long Term Health Conditions CPD courses.

The Staffordshire University Postgraduate Diploma in CBT is delivered in partnership with the local NHS Trust. The academic staff team forms part of the School of Health, Science and Wellbeing at Staffordshire University and is based in the Science Centre, Stoke Campus.

The post holder will contribute to the delivery of three major strands of training in CBT - academic, clinical and research. The role involves teaching and assessing students, clinical supervision and academic mentoring. The role also involves liaising directly with key stakeholders, such as local Service Managers, and attending National Course Director meetings on a bi-annual basis in order to keep abreast of, and influence local and national IAPT developments. In addition, the post holder will be expected to contribute to departmental and university initiatives in line with strategic business development plans.

Applicants will have a MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in CBT, or equivalent relevant to the discipline. Applicants must be BABCP Accredited Practitioners. Applicants should have worked for a minimum of two years post-qualification and successful applicants will have significant experience of providing clinical supervision to trainees and of working within clinical settings. Successful applicants will possess excellent IT and interpersonal skills. Previous employment in delivering CBT training programmes would be advantageous.

As part of the role, the successful candidate will, become a member of a highly-ranked Psychology department (24th in the UK in the Guardian 2022), have opportunities for clinical supervision of trainee high-intensity Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists, support the development of trainees in their application of evidence-based skills in CBT through theoretical, practical and reflective learning approaches. They will have access to training opportunities to develop as a CBT educator and to work towards BABCP Accredited Trainer status, and to deliver CBT training on a diverse range of courses and as CPD. They will also receive access to empirical resources through the University library to support both clinical and academic roles and the ability to undertake full training to qualify as an higher education professional with fellowship of AdvanceHE.

In return for your dedication, we have a competitive benefits package available

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • 37 days Annual Leave plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Access to continued professional and personal development
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans
  • We reserve the right to close any vacancies when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. All applicants are advised to complete and submit your applications as soon as possible.

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  • Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

    We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University.

    We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.

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    Established in 1914, Staffordshire University is a government university offering various undergraduate, graduate, professional, and distance learning programs. The university is divided into six academic departments, including computing and digital technologies, creative arts and Engineering, Health and Social Care, Law,...