Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Psychological
Therapies (CYP IAPT)

Job Type: Full Time Permanent
Salary: £34,189 - £48,677 per annum
Location:Waterside Campus
Closing Date:26 January 2020
Interview Date:4 February 2020
Ref No: UN3314

About the job

Working with our Psychology team you will be primarily responsible for the delivery of teaching, module leadership and supervision on the PG Certificate in (Low Intensity) Supervisory Training and other CYP IAPT programmes such as, Educational Mental Health Practitioner, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners in CYP IAPT, Enhanced Evidence Based Practice where appropriate, as well as other programmes we offer such as our MSc CAMH and MSc CCYP.

As an academic you will also be expected to contribute to the research and scholarly activity output of the subject area, including where appropriate the upcoming REF, and work collegiately with other researchers in Psychology and Counselling. This is supported through our research centres and twenty-five days of annual scholarly activity.

This is a full-time role. However, applications for fractional posts will be welcomed and considered.

About you

You should be a team player and highly motivated individual. You will have a relevant degree and appropriate supervisory training such as an IAPT PG Cert in Supervision or other relevant qualification in supervisory training with a focus on supervision theory is very desirable. Additionally, you should be accredited or eligible to work towards accreditation with relevant professional bodies such as the BABCP or UKCP. You will preferably have substantial clinical experience delivering supervision, and ideally and working in mental health and/or counselling contexts with children, young people and families.

Experience in at least one of these areas is highly desirable: experience of teaching in higher or further education; experience of facilitating supervision of supervisors; experience of leadership and managing teams.



  • A good honours degree in Psychology or a relevant related field
  • Relevant Profession Accreditation or eligibility to become accredited, such as with BABCP or UKCP


  • Appropriate Supervisory training such as IAPT PG Cert in Supervision or other relevant supervisory training with a focus on supervision theory
  • A good master's degree in a relevant field
  • Professional Recognition as HEA Fellow or teaching qualification recognised by HESA

Faculty of Health, Education & Society

The Psychology Subject Area at the University of Northampton is a large, collegiate and supportive department with a strong culture of student focussed teaching and high impact research. We deliver an extensive portfolio of postgraduate, IAPT and undergraduate awards.

Our Faculty of Health, Education and Society offers more than just a learning environment for students – the team is focused on improving the health and wellbeing of people living and working across Northamptonshire. Our research aims to address inequalities through innovative interdisciplinary research, education and enterprise to improve the whole population’s health and wellbeing.

About us

The University of Northampton’s focus on a personalised learning experience for our students was recently cited by HEFCE as a reason for our Gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017. To augment this approach further we have adopted an ‘Active Blended Learning’ (ABL) approach which places greater emphasis on student-centred activities that support the development of subject knowledge, understanding, independent learning and digital fluency. Successful candidates for academic posts at the University of Northampton will be expected to adopt ABL as standard in their teaching practice.

This is an exciting time to join our University following our relocation in September 2018 to a new purpose-built, town-centre campus designed to adapt to 21st century teaching and the ABL model. We are looking to recruit individuals who share our passion for innovation, creativity and social impact and who will play a key role as we realise our ambition of transforming lives for the better and inspiring positive change.

The University of Northampton is one of only two Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses in the UK, and in 2017 was awarded the Social Enterprise Gold Mark, an independent guarantee that we have proven to our employees, students and stakeholders that we are committed to continuous improvement across our business in order to consistently deliver a positive impact on people and planet.

Right to work

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.


We are proud of our diverse student population and applications from Black Asian Minority Ethnic student grow year on year. Equality and the promotion of inclusion are a key value that we are proud to promote. To embed this across the University, to achieve diversity amongst its staff and to improve staff representation, we would like to encourage applications from women, people living with disabilities, and those from the LGBT+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.

To apply

Please visit the University of Northampton website at https://jobs.northampton.ac.uk/vacancy/lecturer-senior-lecturer-in-psychological-therapies-cyp-iapt-407777.html to make an application.