Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Counselling 


Permanent, 0.6 FTE

Lecturer salary range: £36,382 to £42,149 per annum

Senior Lecturer salary range: £43,434 - £51,799 per annum

The University of Suffolk is looking for an outstanding practitioner and scholar to join the School of Social Sciences and Humanities and help drive our vision for being a leading centre for teaching and research excellence. This exciting opportunity is offered as a 0.6 permanent post within Counselling. You will have a successful and sustained track record of teaching and be focused on growing our School’s USP around our counselling provision.

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.

Comprising a large and diverse group of scholars, the School includes a range of subject areas including: Sociology, Politics, Criminology, Law, History, Psychology, English, Social Work, 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 a student population in excess of 1400 at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. A particular strength of the School is our social sciences programmes in Criminology, Politics and Sociology.

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 and research-led teaching.

This post offers an exciting opportunity for a counsellor or psychotherapist to provide learning, teaching and assessment support to full-time and part-time students on the University’s BA (Hons) Counselling and MSc in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Counselling, be involved in the ongoing development of both these programmes and to engage in scholarly activity and research.

You must be an experienced practitioner who is competent in practising and teaching CBT and who is either already accredited with the BABCP or is working towards BABCP accreditation. You will also have experience and understanding of an integrative approach to counselling/psychotherapy.

The School is a collegial one, with an emphasis on mutual support and it is organised around the principle of working together to achieve the University’s strategic objectives. You must be a team-player, with an ability to nurture the talents of others to the benefit of the School and University as a whole. We offer a stimulating environment for an exceptional practitioner, along with an excellent level of staff development and support.

Closing date: Monday 14 February 2022, 5pm.

Interview date: Wednesday 23 February 2022.

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