Teaching Fellow (Counselling and Psychotherapy) (101301-1122) . Job Reference: 1889190

University of Warwick
December 18, 2022
Offerd Salary:£32,348 - £42,155
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Vacancy Type/Job category

Teaching Only


Centre for Lifelong Learning


£32,348 - £42,155 per annum, pro rata


University of Warwick, Coventry

Vacancy Overview

Permanent position, 0.9 FTE (33 hours per week).

Counselling & Psychotherapy at Warwick is a successful, and growing curriculum area with a reputation for quality; delivered by a nationally recognised team. We are seeking to appoint a new member of staff to join our dynamic, dedicated and enthusiastic Counselling & Psychotherapy team to teach across a range of Counselling & Psychotherapy courses. You will join a dynamic and growing team delivering a suite of programmes from undergraduate to post graduate studies as well as other continuing professional development courses and short courses. The programmes are moving to a more Integrative therapeutic base to reflect an evolving field and meet the needs of the diverse and sometimes complex needs of clients. Successful applicants will need to be able therefore to deliver teaching and learning on Integrative counselling and psychotherapeutic accredited programmes, while demonstrating capacity to teach on our remaining person-centred programmes.

You will also be responsible for aspects of course administration, student placement and curriculum development.

To be successful you will have excellent communication (oral and written) and presentation skills, relevant teaching experience, and the ability to facilitate counselling and psychotherapy training groups. You will be an experienced psychotherapist or counsellor. You will need registration with BACP or another suitable accrediting body.

Please indicate on your application if you are seeking work on specific days of the week and if you are able to vary these days as required in future years where this may be needed.

To find out more or arrange an informal conversation about the role, please contact: P.Goss@warwick.ac.uk.

Interview Date: TBC.

Job Description


Undertake teaching in order to support the work of the department and develop and enhance its teaching reputation, both internally and externally. Apply knowledge of a range of therapeutic modalities and approaches, alongside person centred, in teaching and facilitating student learning and development. Manage course administration and student placement responsibilities as required. Design teaching material and deliver either across a range of modules or within a subject area. Collaborate in curriculum development.


Teaching and Learning Support

• Design teaching material and deliver either across a range of modules or within a subject area.

• Use appropriate teaching, learning support and assessment methods.

• Supervise undergraduate and postgraduate student projects, field trips and, placements, where appropriate.

• Identify areas where current provision is in need of revision or improvement.

• Contribute to the planning, design and development of objectives and material.

• Set, mark and assess work and examinations and provide timely feedback to students.

• Routinely communicate complex and conceptual ideas to those with limited knowledge and understanding as well as to peers using high level skills and a range of media.

• Have academic ownership for modules.

• Where required act as the leader of an element of study (such as a course, module, programme, etc.), usually to a limited degree for example where it is a small programme.

• Challenge thinking, foster debate and develop the ability of students to engage in critical discourse and rational thinking.

Administration and Other Activities

• Participate in and develop internal and external networks, for example may contribute to student recruitment, secure student placements, facilitate outreach work, generate income, obtain consultancy projects, or build relationships for future activities.

• Act as a personal tutor.

• Be responsible for the pastoral care of students within a specified area.

• Undertake specific departmental roles as may be required.

• Attend departmental meetings and to participate (where necessary) in other committees and working groups within the department, the faculty and the University.

• Participate in relevant professional activities.

• Ensure compliance with health and safety in all aspects of work and, where appropriate, undertake risk assessments.

• Where required act as subject leader, usually to a limited degree for example where there is a small subject team or where the role is more administrative than academic.

Research and Scholarship

• Engage in subject, professional, pedagogic and practitioner research and other scholarly activities.

• May be called upon to contribute to the identification of sources of funding and the process of securing funds for scholarly activities.

• Extend, transform and apply knowledge acquired from scholarship to teaching and appropriate external activities.

• Develop and produce learning materials and disseminate the results of scholarly activity.

Person Specification

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.

Essential Criteria 1

Good honours degree and postgraduate qualification or equivalent in relevant discipline (a)

Essential Criteria 2

Sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop teaching programmes and the provision of learning support or of teaching methods and techniques to work within own area. (a,c)

Essential Criteria 3

Proven ability and achievements in teaching in higher and adult education. (a,c)

Essential Criteria 4

Ability to use a range of delivery techniques to enthuse and engage students. (a,c,d)

Essential Criteria 5

Engaged in continuous professional development and intending to continue. (a,c)

Essential Criteria 6

Familiarity with a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning. (a,c,d)

Essential Criteria 7

Understanding of equal opportunity issues as they may impact on areas of teaching (a,c)

Essential Criteria 8

Full practitioner registration with BACP or other suitable PSRB (a)

Essential Criteria 9

A good understanding of GDPR and the principles of information security (a,c)

Essential Criteria 10

A good level of IT skills to include use of standard software such as Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, etc (a,c)

Essential Criteria 11

Experience of using online teaching platforms (such as Moodle, Mahara, Blackboard etc…) (a,c)

Desirable Criteria 1

Teacher training qualification (a)

Desirable Criteria 2

Be published in the counselling and psychotherapy field (a)

Further Particulars

The counselling and psychotherapy course provision is well established within the Centre for Lifelong Learning and offers undergraduate and postgraduate professional training routes as well as a number of short introductory and CPD oriented courses for those in the profession or those considering training in the field. The successful applicant would be joining a thriving department and team (in counselling and psychotherapy as well as across CLL) with strong interests in research and further course development.

For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars.

For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website.

Warwick is committed to building an organisation of mutual respect and dignity, promoting a welcoming, diverse and inclusive working and learning environment. We recognise that everyone is different in a variety of visible and non-visible ways, and that those differences are to be recognised, respected, and valued. Where possible, we go beyond legislation to provide a place where everyone can thrive, supporting all staff to achieve their full potential. We aspire to remove economic, social and cultural barriers that may otherwise prevent people from succeeding.

We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all communities regardless of culture, background, age, disability, sex/gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion/belief, or sexual or romantic orientation. To find out more about our social inclusion work at Warwick visit our webpages here.

The University of Warwick holds an Athena SWAN Silver award; a national initiative to promote gender equality for all staff and students. Further information about the work of the University in relation to Athena SWAN can be found at the following link: Athena Swan (warwick.ac.uk)

The University of Warwick is one of the six founder institutions of the EUTOPIA European University alliance, whose aim is to become by 2025 an open, multicultural, confederated operation of connected campuses.

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Closing Date

18 Dec 2022

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