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University of Birmingham
School of Psychology
Centre for Applied Psychology

Lecturer in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Teaching Focused - 80309

Grade 8
Full time starting salary is normally in the range £40,792 to £48,677. With potential progression once in post to £54,765 a year
12 month – 0.4FTE

The School of Psychology aims to recruit a part time Lecturer who will contribute to the suite of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy training programmes delivered in the Centre for Applied Psychology.

The successful candidate will join a team of three academic staff, led by Dr Geraldine Fletcher. They will take responsibility for developing and delivering specific postgraduate modules within the Postgraduate Diploma courses which are offered, and contribute to the management, leadership and enterprise activities of the school as appropriate. They will ensure that work in designated areas is in line with the overall Training Programme objectives, policies and procedures underpinned by the requirements of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP) and the University of Birmingham. They will facilitate and appraise the development of trainee competence (clinical and academic) ensuring that it meets the requirements of the professional and awarding bodies, and prepares trainees for work within modern health and social care services.

The successful candidate will be expected to have a higher Degree relevant to the discipline (usually a Postgraduate Diploma in CBT) or equivalent qualifications. They will be an accredited practitioner with the BABCP. They will have extensive teaching experience in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, with proven ability to devise, advise upon and manage the learning of trainees. This role will also involve the management of clinical placements, ensuring adherence to the required standards consistent with the BABCP, Health Education England, Midlands and East, and the University of Birmingham. The successful candidate will therefore have extensive experience of providing clinical supervision to trainees. The successful candidate will also have extensive experience of working within healthcare settings, ideally having held positions including management and/or mentorship roles.

The post will be based in the Centre for Applied Psychology at the University of Birmingham. The centre is a new initiative that brings together all of the applied groups within the School of Psychology and provides an exciting opportunity to develop and integrate applied psychology within the school. This will provide excellent systems for support and development for the successful candidate:

The University of Birmingham is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from currently under-represented groups. The School of Psychology has a Bronze Athena SWAN award. It strives to be a flexible and supportive environment that enables all of its staff to flourish.

For informal enquiries, contact Dr Geraldine Fletcher (, Director of the CBT Programmes, or Professor Jessica Woodhams, Director of the Centre for Applied Psychology, .

Closing date – 24.3.2019

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