Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT)

University of Northampton
November 22, 2023
Offerd Salary:£38,205 - £54,395
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Contract Type:fixed term 1 FTE (37
Working Time:Full time
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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT)

Job Type

Part Time Permanent, Full Time Fixed Term


£38,205 - £54,395 per annum (pro rata for part time)


Waterside Campus

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  • About the job

    Two vacancies available

    Part time: 0.6FTE (22.2 hours per week)

    Full time/fixed term: 1 FTE (37 hours per week) fixed term for up to 12 months or return of current post holder; whichever is sooner

    Interview date: 30 November 2023

    Working with our Psychology team you will be primarily responsible for the delivery of teaching, module leadership and supervision on the PG Diploma in Low Intensity Supervision Training and Senior Practice. The post will also require you to contribute to other CYP IAPT programmes such as the Wellbeing Practitioner in Children and Young People and the Education Mental Health Practitioner programmes. The post may also provide the opportunity to teach a limited amount on some of our other offerings such as the MSc Child and Adolescent Mental Health and MSc Counselling Children and Young People. The successful applicant will also contribute to our Personal Academic Tutor role and other related activities as required.

    As an academic you will also be able to contribute to the research and scholarly output of the subject area and work collegiately with other researchers in Psychology and Counselling. This is supported through our research centres and twenty-five days of annual scholarly activity (pro rata).

    We want you to be able to carry out your work in a way that best supports UON and our students, but also you as an individual. We understand this may vary between different areas of the university as well as from one person to another. With Smarter Working you can work with increased flexibility, if you would like to, which can facilitate greater freedom and autonomy.

    About you

    You should be a team player and highly motivated individual. You will have a relevant degree and appropriate supervisory training such as IAPT PG Cert in Supervision or other relevant qualification in supervisory training. Additionally, you should be accredited or eligible to work towards accreditation with relevant professional bodies such as the BABCP or UKCP. You will preferably have substantial clinical experience delivering supervision, and of working in mental health and/or counselling contexts with children, young people, and families.

    Experience in at least one of these areas is highly desirable: a postgraduate qualification to practice as a CBT therapist, experience of teaching in higher or further education, experience of facilitating supervision of supervisors



  • Honours degree in psychology or a relevant related field
  • Appropriate Supervisory training such as IAPT PG Cert in Supervision or other CYP LI supervision training with a focus on clinical supervision theory and methods.
  • Relevant professional accreditation or eligibility to become accredited with professional body (e.g. BABCP or UKCP)
  • Desirable;

  • Professional Recognition as HEA Fellow (D2) or teaching qualification recognised by HESA
  • Postgraduate qualification to practice as a CBT Therapist
  • Faculty of Health, Education and Society

    The Psychology & Sociology Subject Area at the University of Northampton is a large, collegiate, and supportive department with an embedded culture of student focused teaching and high impact research. We deliver an extensive portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate awards and are in a period of growth.

    Our current portfolio consists of a suite of BPS accredited undergraduate and postgraduate Psychology programmes, while our strengths at postgraduate level lie in the areas of Counselling, Children and Young People and Child and Adolescent Mental Health. We also deliver various programmes on Health Education England's Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) initiative, as part of the Midlands IAPT Collaborative.

    About Us

    Come to the University of Northampton and you will see that we do things a bit differently.

    We are one of the youngest universities in the UK but we are already leading the way in adding value to society, which we call social impact. We have won multiple awards for our work in this area, among others, but what matters the most to us is ensuring that our students and graduates have the opportunity to make their mark on the world too. That's why we were the first university in the UK to be named as a Changemaker Campus in 2012.

    We want to break the mould of what Higher Education can be. This has led us to build a whole new University from the ground up that is designed to reflect the way that students actually learn rather than the way they are expected to learn. Waterside Campus opened in September 2018.

    Our commitment to transforming lives and inspiring change is at the heart of all that we do.

    Right to Work

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


    We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

    The University of Northampton is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable work, study and living environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion.

    This commitment, along with our legal and moral obligations, provides an inclusive environment for staff, students and the public who may be affected by our activities.

    Together @ UON confirms our commitment to equality and inclusion, underpinned by our belief in taking action. We are dedicated to creating an environment that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity.

    Together @ UON demonstrates our pledge to our staff, students and partners to nurture and develop an environment where equality and inclusion can thrive whilst we Transform Lives and Inspire Change.

    To find out more, please visit: https: // www. northampton.ac.uk/about- us/governance-and-management/management/equality-and-diversity/

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