Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Psychological Therapies & Mental Health

Leeds Metropolitan University (Leeds Beckett University)

United Kingdom

October 3, 2022


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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Psychological Therapies & Mental Health

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Grade 7 (£40,931 - £46,047) Grade 8 (£46,047 - £53,353)


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As a result of buoyant and growing student recruitment to our subject portfolio, we are seeking to recruit a Lecturer/Senior lecturer to join our Psychological Therapies & Mental Health team. This new additional post will support mutually agreed modules from our undergraduate or Postgraduate (including Distance Learning) provision in line with your experience and interest. For more information, see: https: // www. leedsbeckett.ac.uk/subjects/psychological-therapies-mental-health/

We are looking for an enthusiastic and credible professional to make a key contribution to our academic provision through inspiring high-quality teaching of theory and practice along with some ambition to research in the area.

To be considered for interview all applicants are required to have as a minimum a postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject and for Senior lecturer ideally supplemented with a relevant professional registration, for example HCPC, NMC, BACP. Applications from candidates currently working in any aspect of mental health or therapeutic practice seeking a career change are very welcome.

Applicants need to be able to provide evidence of all or some of the following; demonstrate provision of engaging high-quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level; articulate some ambition for engagement in individual or collaborative research; express an in depth understanding of current policies and practice for counselling and/or mental health service provision; articulate synergies between contemporary practice and what you view to be the needs of students at under/post graduate levels.

Professional and practice knowledge of the following would be advantageous: Working in CBT or third wave therapies or working with relational and integrative approaches to therapeutic practice.

For an informal discussion, please contact the Head of Subject - Psychological Therapies & Mental Health. Chris Hudson at c.h.hudson@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.

Closing date: Monday 3 October 2022 (23:59)

Interview date: Wednesday 10 October 2022 (subject to change)

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Our University offers: • Holiday entitlement of 38 days plus bank holidays; • Flexible work arrangements • Attractive company pension scheme; • Good gym and sports facilities; • A friendly and supportive working environment; • A wide range of employee benefits; • Good training opportunities; • A wide exposure to a variety of technologies.

We welcome applications from all individuals and particularly from black and minority ethnic candidates as members of these groups are currently under- represented at this level of post. All appointments will be based on merit.

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The origin of Leeds Beckett University (LBU) dates back to the establishment of Leeds Mechanics Institute in 1824. The institute originally had two rooms, a classroom and a library, located at a site on Park Row. It moved to South...