University of Brighton

University of Brighton

Lecturer in Social Work (0.8 FTE)

Lecturer in Social Work (0.8 FTE) School of Humanities and Social Science Location: Brighton - Moulsecoomb

Salary: £39,347 to £46,974 per annum Closing Date: Tuesday 28 November 2023 Reference: HU3220-23-434

The University of Brighton Social Work department is seeking a new member of staff to join the team. Your expertise and experience will contribute to the delivery of high-quality social work education in the School of Humanities and Social Science. This is an opportunity to join a collaborative team of social work academics, based in a new home for the school at the Moulsecoomb campus in Brighton. The team is particularly looking for social workers or social work academics with experience in mental health/DoLS practice or placements/practice education.

You should be able to draw on foundational social work knowledge and experience as a basis for delivering the core social work curriculum and alongside your specialist area across our undergraduate, postgraduate, and post-qualifying programmes. Applicants will be expected to engage with teaching, assessment, student support and development, both academically and on placement, and knowledge exchange/research.

To be effective in this position, you should:

Applicants must be qualified social workers and registered (or eligible to register) with Social Work England. An additional post-qualifying professional qualification as an Approved Mental Health Professional is essential for one post, whilst Best Interest Assessor or practice educator qualifications are desirable.

We welcome applications from job sharers. Informal enquiries are welcome to Dr Kelly J Alexander, social work subject lead, via [email protected].

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  • Job Description
  • The University is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive environment for all staff regardless of age, disability, family or caring responsibilities, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief (including non-belief), sex and sexual orientation. We embrace equality and diversity in our working, learning, research and teaching environment and are committed to maintaining a supportive and inclusive community. We particularly encourage applicants from Minority Ethnic backgrounds because the University is under-represented by Minority Ethnic staff.

    For the vast majority of our roles, we operate an agile working system with time split between working on campus and at the employee's home. It is the University's expectation that home working will take place within the UK.

    Further information about working for us, as well as the wide range of benefits we offer, can be found in the working with us section of our vacancies page.

    Job details


    Lecturer in Social Work (0.8 FTE)


    University of Brighton


    United Kingdom


    November 15, 2023

    Application deadline

    November 28, 2023

    Job type



    Social Science

    About the employer

    Founded as the Brighton College of Art in 1858, the University of Brighton attained the university status in 1992. It is a quadri-campus public university.  The Faculty of Arts & Architecture and School of Pharmacy & Biomolecular Sciences are the subsidiaries of the University of Brighton. It currently holds a student strength of more than 20,000. The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate, apprenticeship and top-up programs. M. Phil, Ph.D., and professional doctorate degree courses are also offered.

    With campuses in Brighton and Eastbourne on the south coast of England, the university is multi-disciplinary in its approach. The broad academic departments include subjects like Applied Social Sciences; Architecture & Design; Art; Business; Computing, Engineering & Mathematics; Education; Environment & Technology; Health Sciences; Humanities; Media; Pharmacy & Biomolecular Sciences; and Sport & Service Management. Also, it maintains Doctoral College; Language Institute and Medical School.

    The University of Brighton is the storehouse of several valid academic research programs, designed for solving practical problems and improving the lives of the general public. The institution is known to prepare its students for handling real-life problems by imparting training through its activities and curriculum. There are career centers in the university, guiding and mentoring students to acquire jobs based on their individual skills.

    The university has several scholarship facilities for both national and international candidates. It offers University International Scholarships, Sports Scholarships, and Merit Scholarships. The yearly end-of-the-year assessments are taken into consideration for awarding scholarships.

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