Senior Lecturer in Mental Health

SBU/Department: School of Health and Social Work, Department of Nursing, Health & Wellbeing.
FTE: 0.4 FTE
Duration of Contract: Permanent
Salary: UH8 - £40,322 pa (pro rata) to £51,034 pa (pro rata) dependent on skills and experience.
Location: College Lane Campus, Hatfield, University of Hertfordshire
Ref: 023618

The School of Health and Social Work are seeking to enhance our team providing successful BABCP accredited programmes by recruiting a suitably qualified senior lecturer on a part time basis.

Main duties & responsibilities

You will work within the mental health team of the Department of Nursing, Health & Wellbeing, to undertake planning, teaching, assessment and evaluation of programmes of learning related to CBT (and to teach on other appropriate programmes as required).

You will be expected to engage in scholarly and research activity, promote and maintain the policy of equal opportunities and participate in other academic activities within the School and University. You will be required to teach and develop the curriculum within designated modules and have the potential to contribute to our short courses. You will perform administrative and quality assurance duties and will contribute to the Programme Development teams, examination boards and the monitoring and review panels as appropriate. In addition to this you will represent CBT/mental health both locally and nationally and will contribute to departmental activities and national networks.

Skills and experience needed

You will have substantial proven experience in delivering high quality CBT approaches and have experience of providing supervision related to CBT practice. You will also have a record of publication and/or engagement in research or consultancy work. You will have complex interpersonal skills, particularly in written and verbal communication. You will also have a high standard of negotiation and facilitation skills.

Qualifications required

You will hold a degree and Masters (or equivalent) in a subject relevant to mental health. You will also be registered with NMC or other similar professional, statutory and regulatory body and will be accredited with BABCP as a psychotherapist.

DBS Required: Yes

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries

Please contact: Greg Rooney, Professional Lead for Mental Health 01707 285157 or or Liz Simon, Programme Tutor, MSC CBT on 01707285099 or

To apply, please visit:

Closing date: 01 October 2019.
Interview date: 28 October 2019.


This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 as amended. The University requires that the successful applicant who is offered employment will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed. An Enhanced Disclosure will be required and this will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings, as well as convictions. The University of Hertfordshire complies with the ‘Code of Practice for Registered Persons and other recipients of Disclosure Information’.

Overseas applicants and UK applicants who have lived abroad

Successful applicants from overseas will be required to produce a criminal records check, or ‘Certificate of Good Character’, from any country in which they have been resident, consecutively or cumulatively, in the previous 10 years.

The University offers a range of benefits including a pension scheme, professional development, family friendly policies, a fee waiver of 50% for all children of staff under the age of 21 at the start of the course, discounted memberships at the Hertfordshire Sports Village and generous annual leave.