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Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Counselling (Ref:060)

Permanent, 0.6 FTE

Lecturer salary range: £36,382 to £42,149 per annum, pro rata

Senior Lecturer salary range: £43,434 - £51,799 per annum, pro rata

The University of Suffolk is looking for an outstanding practitioner and scholar to join the School of Social Sciences and Humanities and help drive our vision for being a leading centre for teaching and research excellence. This exciting opportunity is offered as a 0.6 permanent post within Counselling. The successful candidate will have a successful and sustained track record of teaching and be focused on growing our School’s USP around our counselling provision.

The School of Social Sciences and Humanities is publicly engaged and outward looking, with an emerging profile in producing world-leading and internationally excellent research that is distinctive, impactful, and of relevance to our communities and broader society. Our School connects people, place and society.

Comprising a large and diverse group of scholars, the School includes a range of subject areas including: Sociology, Politics, Criminology, Law, History, Psychology, English, Social Work, Counselling, and Education. The School is a professional and collegiate group who have been proactive in establishing innovative programmes of study to serve the needs of a student population in excess of 1400 at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. A particular strength of the School is our social sciences programmes in Criminology, Politics and Sociology.

Student experience is at the heart of everything we do at the University of Suffolk. We are proud to offer our students state-of-the-art facilities, including specialist spaces designed to enhance learning and teaching. Boasting an outstanding record of achievement in promoting student engagement in the learning journey, as evidenced by high NSS satisfaction rates, we have a clear ambition to be a leading University for high-quality, student-centred and research-led teaching.

This post offers an exciting opportunity for a counsellor or psychotherapist to provide learning, teaching and assessment support to full-time and part-time students on the University’s BA (Hons) Counselling and MSc in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Counselling, be involved in the ongoing development of both these programmes, and to engage in scholarly activity and research.

The successful candidate must be an experienced practitioner who is competent in practising and teaching CBT, and who is either already accredited with the BABCP or is working towards BABCP accreditation. The successful candidate will also have experience and understanding of an integrative approach to counselling/psychotherapy.

The School is a collegial one, with an emphasis on mutual support and it is organised around the principle of working together to achieve the University’s strategic objectives. You must be a team-player, with an ability to nurture the talents of others to the benefit of the School and University as a whole. We offer a stimulating environment for an exceptional practitioner, along with an excellent level of staff development and support.

For specific enquiries about the role please contact Professor Sarah Corrie (Professor of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Counselling)

Closing date: Monday 14th February, 5pm

Interview date: Wednesday 23rd February 2022

We are actively committed to growing and supporting a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all backgrounds and communities. We particularly welcome applications from black and ethnic minority candidates and from candidates with a disability who are currently under-represented within our workforce. 

We consider flexible working requests for all our vacancies.

How to apply:

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  3. Fill in the Application Cover Sheet
  4. Fill in the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
  5. Attach a curriculum vitae and a covering letter setting out clearly how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the post

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