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University of Derby is now among the top 20 universities in the UK for teaching quality, and has risen six places overall in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide league table to joint 13th in the country for teaching quality is an excellent achievement and a reflection of our Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold Award. The University of Derby has been ranked as one of the UK’s top 30 universities in The Guardian’s University Guide for 2019 and being named among the world’s top 250 modern universities in the Times Higher Education Young University rankings.
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About the role
This is an exciting time to join the University of Derby and the School of Allied Health and Social Care. With a University Gold TEF rating, and outstanding NSS scores in our courses.
The School of Allied Health and Social Care is seeking to appoint a permanent full-time Programme Leader (Lecturer/Senior Lecturer) post to lead on the BA programme. You will be part of our highly dedicated team of social work lecturers delivering on our successful BA, MA and Post Qualifying Social Work programmes. Social work at the University of Derby has national recognition for high quality teaching and student satisfaction and excellent partnerships with employers and placement providers. The social work programmes have a strong emphasis on social work values and ethics and seeks to develop and build on student’s passion for social work, intellectual understanding and personal insight and integrity. We are looking for a passionate applicant who despite the challenging times is able to think outside the box and offer exciting new ideas through a futuristic social work lense.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop an exciting, innovative and research informed curriculum, delivering high quality teaching across a range of social work subjects. You will have excellent organisational and communication skills and will be expected to contribute to course management and academic administrative duties. You will have a strong commitment to continuing professional development and to interprofessional and international social work perspectives.
The school of Allied Health and Social Care has strong partnerships with employers and placement providers from a range of sectors including education, Local Authority, social services, and the independent, voluntary and the private sectors. We have a commitment to internationalisation, and strong links with global partners, both within universities and practice settings.
Applied research activity is an integral part of the school’s business and there is a commitment to enabling staff to engage in a wide range of research and scholarship. You will be supported and encouraged to develop your research interest.
Applicants must have a relevant Good honours degree, a Doctorate in an appropriate subject and experience of teaching and assessing in HEI or practice settings. A professional qualification in social work and eligibility for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council is required.
The University offers academic support and professional development support and provides the opportunity for staff without a recognised teaching qualification to undertake the Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education leading to recognition as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
If you are successful, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The post for which you are applying is exempt from Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 requiring any spent convictions to be declared. Any information you provide will be treated in confidence and only used when considering your suitability for the post.
To enable us to process your DBS check please ensure you are able to supply the documentation listed on the DBS website at interview stage.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect everyone who works for us to also share this commitment and to treat people with courtesy and respect.
Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. « Return to the search results