Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Low Intensity Psychological Interventions

Leicester, UK
Closing date
26 Oct 2020

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De Montfort University (DMU) is an ambitious, globally-minded institution with a relentless focus on delivering quality teaching and learning, and a campus-wide focus on providing a sector-leading student experience. We are a culturally rich university with strong commitment to the public good, providing a stimulating and inclusive environment where staff and students are able to thrive. The university is a vibrant, multicultural hub of learning, creativity and innovation that never surrenders to convention. Our success is built on a fantastic student experience coupled with award-winning teaching and world-class facilities that help students develop the skills and attitudes employers demand.

Faculty / Directorate
Our Gold award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) is testament to our consistently outstanding teaching and learning excellence to enable an environment where students can thrive and take this into their careers. We are proud of our achievements in the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences and look to expand our academic team, to make additional lecturing appointments that will help build on our successes in psychology.

By joining our faculty, you will help prepare and develop entrant industry professionals with the knowledge and expertise to make a significant difference to lives, health, wellbeing, communities and society. The Division of Psychology is part of the School of Applied Social Sciences, one of four specialist schools, also including Leicester School of Allied Health Sciences, Leicester School of Nursing and Midwifery, and Leicester School of Pharmacy.

Our teaching reflects the latest developments in the sector and many of our courses have professional accreditations. A range of work experience and volunteering opportunities enables students to develop the skills sought by graduate employers. Recent graduates have secured roles with leading employers such as AstraZeneca, Ministry of Defence and the NHS. DMU's dedicated facilities are designed to replicate current practice and feature industry-standard equipment, enabling staff and students to undertake life changing projects to improve health and social care.

We are seeking an outstanding candidate to join our successful team of academics and researchers in the Division of Psychology in the School of Applied Social Sciences. This is a contract position up until March 2022.

We are working in partnership with the NHS to deliver Low Intensity Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) training in the East Midlands region and are seeking an individual with experience in psychological wellbeing practice to join the team responsible for delivering this training. You will be required to contribute to the programme and to support students on their clinical placements. You will be expected to visit students on placement and will play an important role in assessing students' academic work and their practice.

Ideal Candidate
You will have a background in psychology and/or a related field, hold a psychological wellbeing practitioner qualification and will have demonstrable experience of working in a clinical setting to deliver low intensity psychological interventions for common mental health problems. You will be knowledgeable about professional body accreditation relevant to this training, will have excellent communication and team working skills, and will be committed to delivering a first-class experience for our students. We welcome applications from people who wish to work full time and also those interested in working part-time or as a job share.
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