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Senior Lecturer in Social Work (Ref:210)

Salary range: 
£44,737 to £53,353 per annum

Full time, permanent

The University of Suffolk is looking for an outstanding scholar with adult social work practice experience to join the School of Social Sciences and Humanities and help drive our vision for being a leading centre for teaching and research excellence. The successful candidate will have a sustained track record of professional experience in delivering education, training  and learning opportunities. 

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.

Comprised of a large and diverse group of scholars, as well as Social Work, the School includes a range of subject areas including: Sociology, Politics, Criminology, Law, History, Psychology, English, 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 over a 1400+ undergraduate and postgraduate student population. A particular strength of the School is our Social Work provision, whose exceptional graduates are critical to the future of social care services across East Anglia and beyond.

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, research-led teaching.

The successful applicant would teach on our undergraduate provision, delivering high quality instruction on modules including Social Work with adults, supporting and assessing practice learning, and providing pastoral support to students. Prospective candidates must have contemporary professional social work experience in working with adults; knowledge and experience of working with people with mental health needs is desirable. The post-holder must be a champion for social work and social justice and pro-actively sustain and enhance our excellent Suffolk and Norfolk Teaching Partnership.

If you would like to be part of the University of Suffolk community and share in our ambition, we would love to hear from you.

For specific enquiries about the role please contact Nora Duckett Social Work Course Lead

Closing date:    Thursday 13th October, 5pm

Interview date: Thursday 27th October 2022

We are a values driven organisation, committed to ensuring we remain a beacon for aspiration and achievement, while providing a great environment to work and study.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds. If you share our values and our vision, you will find a home at the University of Suffolk.

How to apply:

  1. Read the Guidance Notes and Privacy Notice
  2. If you think you might need a visa to work in the UK, please check your eligibility here BEFORE you apply for the role.
  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

Please return them as Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) attachments by email to including the post title and reference number in the email subject heading.

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