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SL MA Counselling & Psychotherapy England

University of the West of England

University of the West of England England United Kingdom

2 months ago


Grade H: £43,155 - £54,421 p.a

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Full time


Permanent - Full time

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About the vacancy:

The School of Social Sciences at the University of the West of England (UWE) Bristol is seeking to appoint permanent 0.8FTE Counselling and Psychotherapy Senior Lecturer who will also assume Programme Leader role for MA Counselling and Psychotherapy programme (accredited by BACP).

The successful applicants will be a Counsellor or Psychotherapist with recent practice experience, registered/accredited with appropriate professional statutory or regulatory body, and will be expected to make a contribution to teaching provision, with a commitment to innovative and high-quality teaching, alongside their programme leadership duties.

The post is based with the Counselling and Psychotherapy team within the interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences within a suite of undergraduate and postgraduate psychology... programmes accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and other professional bodies (HCPC). We are focussed on the delivery of high-quality teaching with a strong emphasis on the application of academic understanding to real-world contexts with impact.

The School has a vibrant research culture, organised around several University Centres of Excellence, and where the School hosts Psychological Sciences Research Group.

Our staff are professional practitioners and researchers at the forefront of their specialist areas. Our students benefit from their cutting-edge insight, practical experience, and innovative approaches to teaching. We collaborate closely with employers and stakeholders to ensure that our curricula remain current, topical, and relevant to societal needs.

About you

The successful applicants will join a team who contribute to the Certificate in Counselling Skills and the MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy programmes. These programmes adopt an Integrative Relational Approach (integrating Person-Centred, Psychodynamic and Gestalt modalities) which is consistent with working in ways that empower clients and also demonstrate the high standards of anti-discriminatory practice appropriate to the pluralistic nature of society today.

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer with practice experience, who will lead the MA Counselling and Psychotherapy programme, provide clinical and research supervision and contribute to teaching and learning, which provide highly regarded professional training, which have impact in the immediate locality and beyond.

Where is the role based?

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give both our staff and students access to everything they need to succeed – £300m has been invested in new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation while we continue to develop incredible new facilities to enhance our offer even further.

Frenchay campus has excellent transport links; as well as being located near the motorway network we are within walking distance of two train stations, our bus terminus connects us to the local bus and metrobus network and we also have a range of cycling and changing facilities.

Why UWE Bristol?

We are one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the SouthWest with 32,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 4,000 staff from across the globe. We are both globally connected and regionally embedded, with a strong network of employer and partner connections.

We have a lot to be proud of at UWE, our achievements include scoring above sector average for student satisfaction, we are ranked 36th in The Guardian Best UK Universities 2022 and 39th in the latest Times Higher Education 'Table of Tables'.

We are an ambitious and values led university. We're focused on solving future global challenges through outstanding learning, world-leading research and a culture of enterprise and we are looking for people who share our core values to help us achieve those aims.

With inclusivity as a core value, UWE Bristol recognises the power of a truly diverse university community. We support and celebrate the diversity of our staff and students as a key driver for innovation and success, promoting pathways and achievements to inspire and generate confidence and ambition.

In addition to progressive pay rates, we offer a wide range of employee benefits including:
• a generous holiday allowance of 35 days pro rata
• up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year
• flexible working
• excellent defined benefit pension schemes
• access to employee assistance programme
• 1st month free to our Centre for Sport facilities for all new starters
• family friendly policies and wellbeing initiatives
• onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus.
• Retail savings via the Wider Wallet scheme
• option to participate in the cycle to work scheme

We also boast an excellent in-house Learning & Development team who provide a wide variety of in-house training courses and development programmes and our Academic Practice Directorate supports our academic colleagues to ensure the highest in professional teaching standards.

Add your individuality to ours

Proud to be part of a vibrant, multicultural city that celebrates diversity, we’re always on the lookout for talented people from all backgrounds to join us. Our people are our strength, and diversity enhances our creativity and leads to better decision-making and problem-solving. Bring your talent and ambition to our growing staff community of over 4,000 individuals and find yourself in a stimulating and supportive environment where you’ll thrive. Add your individuality to ours to help set us apart.

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian, Multiple Heritage or Other Minority Ethnic candidates as we are currently under-represented in these areas within UWE Bristol however all appointments are made strictly on individual merit.

Further information

This is a permenant 0.8 FTE position.

If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact

Dr Zoe Thomas, Associate Head of Department (Psychology) via email: [email protected]

We are able to sponsor qualifying candidates for this role under the Home Office Skilled Worker visa route. Please read our Skilled Worker Guidance to assess if you will be eligible to be sponsored under the criteria.

Please also refer to the Home Office Right to Work Checklist which provides details of which documents are acceptable to prove your right to work in the UK. Should you be shortlisted you will be asked to produce your right to work documents at your interview.

Any candidates wishing to apply who are subsequently appointed to this role without current Right to Work in the UK can be supported to obtain the Global Talent Visa (Academics and Researchers). This will involve a self-application which is a two stage process and we recommend you read the information about each stage on the following links:

You may also wish to explore other visa options which you are eligible for which will allow you to work in the UK.

Please note that UWE does not cover any visa or health surcharge costs
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