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Senior Lecturer in Mental Health (CBT) 

SBU/Department: School of Health and Social Work, Department of Nursing, Health & Wellbeing

Full time, Permanent

Salary: UH8 £43,155 (pro rata) pa to £54,353 (pro rata) pa dependent on skills and experience

Location: College Lane Campus, Hatfield, University of Hertfordshire

Ref: 048075

We have a vacancy for a full-time post; however, we are very happy to discuss a range of part time options.

We are seeking to expand our CBT team within the School of Health and Social Work, at the University of Hertfordshire. We deliver highly successful BABCP accredited programmes, including IAPT, with both part time and full-time routes. Currently, most of our delivery is online and will be for 2023/24. Our School has a long-established reputation as a centre for excellence for healthcare education. Our vision is to transform lives through our education, research and community engagement activities. The provision of high-quality mental health related programmes, including CBT and IAPT, is central to this vision.

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, including IAPT.

We will provide full training, funding and support in relation to teaching and learning in a university setting. This will equip you to teach and develop the CBT curriculum within designated modules as well as having the potential to contribute to our short courses. You will perform administrative and quality assurance duties and will contribute to Programme Development teams, examination boards and the monitoring and review panels as appropriate. In addition to this, where appropriate, you will be able to represent CBT/mental health both locally and nationally and will have opportunities to contribute to departmental activities and national networks. You will be committed to our policy of equal opportunities and participate in other academic activities within the School and University.

Skills and experience needed

You will have proven experience of delivering high quality CBT approaches as an accredited BABCP Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. You will also have experience of providing supervision related to CBT. 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 Masters degree (or equivalent) in a subject relevant to mental health. You will be accredited with BABCP as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Our commitment to the University’s Safeguarding Policy, requires that the recruitment of staff in this area, will need to undertake the minimum of a Basic DBS Check. In the course of our work and University-led activities, there may be external or other contractual obligations where a further Enhanced Check is required. DBS Checks may require renewal in line with policy.

Overseas applicants and UK applicants who have lived abroad

Successful applicants who have lived outside the UK, for 12 months or more (whether continuously or in total), in the last 10 years, will be required to produce a ‘Certificate of Good Character/Conduct’ from each of those countries.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries

Greg Rooney, Professional Lead for Mental Health 07908 528977 or

Closing date: 4 June 2023.

Interview date: Monday 12 June 2023.

Our vision at the University of Hertfordshire is to transform lives and we are committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in line with the University’s Race Equality Charter Bronze award and the School of Health and Social Work’s Athena SWAN Silver award. We are a Disability Confident committed and equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from individuals who identify as male and from BAME candidates, as these groups are currently under-represented in the senior academic team. 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.


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