University of Northampton

University of Northampton

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Psychological Therapies

United Kingdom

Closing in 12 days

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Psychological Therapies

Job Type

Full Time Fixed Term


£38,205 - £54,395 per annum


Waterside Campus

Closing Date


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  • About the job

    Fixed term maternity cover, likely to be 12 months or until the current post holder returns, whichever is sooner.

    Interview date: 18 October 2023

    Applications are welcome from external candidates as a secondment opportunity and we will consider fractional appointments

    Working with our Psychology team you will be primarily responsible for the delivery of teaching, module leadership and depending on experience HEI supervision on the PG Diploma in Education Mental Health Practitioner and/or other CYP IAPT programmes such as Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner in CYP IAPT depending on experience. There is also possibility of contributing to other programmes we offer such as our MSc CAMH and MSc CCYP.

    About you

    You should be a team player and highly motivated individual. You will have a relevant PG qualification to practice as a CBT therapist OR a Qualified EMHP OR a Qualified PWP. Additionally, you should be accredited or eligible to work towards accreditation with relevant professional bodies such as the BABCP or UKCP. You will preferably have clinical experience delivering supervision, and ideally of working in mental health and/or counselling contexts with children, young people and families.



  • Postgraduate qualification to practice as a CBT Therapist OR a Qualified EMHP OR a qualified PWP
  • Relevant Professional Accreditation or eligibility to become accredited, such as with the BABCP or UKCP
  • Desirable

  • Low-Intensity supervisory training such as an IAPT PG Cert in Supervision or other relevant qualification in supervisory training with a focus on supervision theory.
  • Professional Recognition as HEA Fellow (D2) or teaching qualification recognised by HESA
  • A good honours degree in Psychology or a relevant related field
  • Faculty of Health, Education and Society

    The Psychology and Sociology Subject Area at the University of Northampton is a large, collegiate and supportive department with a culture of student focused teaching and high impact research. We deliver an extensive portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate awards and are in a period of growth. Our current portfolio consists of a suite of BPS accredited undergraduate and postgraduate conversion Psychology programmes, while our strengths at postgraduate level lie in the areas of Counselling, Children and Young People, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, and psychological approaches to understanding anomalous experiences.

    About Us

    Come to the University of Northampton and you will see that we do things a bit differently.

    We are one of the youngest universities in the UK but we are already leading the way in adding value to society, which we call social impact. We have won multiple awards for our work in this area, among others, but what matters the most to us is ensuring that our students and graduates have the opportunity to make their mark on the world too. That's why we were the first university in the UK to be named as a Changemaker Campus in 2012.

    We want to break the mould of what Higher Education can be. This has led us to build a whole new University from the ground up that is designed to reflect the way that students actually learn rather than the way they are expected to learn. Waterside Campus opened in September 2018.

    Our commitment to transforming lives and inspiring change is at the heart of all that we do.

    Right to Work

    All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.


    We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

    The University of Northampton is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable work, study and living environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion.

    This commitment, along with our legal and moral obligations, provides an inclusive environment for staff, students and the public who may be affected by our activities.

    Together @ UON confirms our commitment to equality and inclusion, underpinned by our belief in taking action. We are dedicated to creating an environment that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity.

    Together @ UON demonstrates our pledge to our staff, students and partners to nurture and develop an environment where equality and inclusion can thrive whilst we Transform Lives and Inspire Change.

    To find out more, please visit: https: // www. us/governance-and-management/management/equality-and-diversity/

    Job details


    Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Psychological Therapies


    University of Northampton


    United Kingdom


    September 16, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 10, 2023

    Job type




    About the employer

    Based in Northampton, U.K., the University of Northampton is one of the leading public universities. In 1924, Northampton Technical College was established and with constant evolution, the University of Northampton was founded in 2005 after the amalgamation of a host of training colleges. In the same year, it gained research degree awarding powers as well as full university status. It is also amongst those few universities, which have been awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), apart from being the foremost university in the country to be awarded the title of 'Changemaker Campus' in the year 2012. Equipped with contemporary facilities, the university opened a new £330 million campus in 2018, named Waterside.

    The University of Northampton also offers conferencing and business facilities through different centers, namely The University of Northampton Innovation Centre, iCon Environmental Innovation Centre, Sunley Hotel, and Portfolio Innovation Centre. In addition, the university also offers accommodation facilities to the students. The university also takes pride in its Schools Engagement Team and Schools and Colleges Liaison Team, which regularly organize different activities to inspire and motivate youngsters. In April 2016, the university also joined hands with Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation and Northamptonshire County Council in order to launch a new venture namely 'First for Wellbeing'.

    Located in the beautiful town of Northampton, which is well-known for historic sites and museums, teaching at the University of Northampton is taken care of by four faculties in total, namely Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology, Faculty of Health and Society, Faculty of Business and Law and Faculty of Education and Humanities. presently, the university has around 14,000 students. The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in diverse streams, apart from organizing different tutorials and seminars for the comprehensive development of the students. In addition, on an annual basis, over 1000 international students from more than 100 different countries enroll themselves with the University of Northampton for pursuing diverse courses.

    The undergraduate Joint Honours programs, as well as all undergraduate Business, Computing, and Engineering courses offer the possibility of a full year in a work placement. Many courses include volunteering opportunities, study trips, placements, internships, and exchanges as far afield as the USA, Sri Lanka, India, Italy, the Netherlands, Malawi, Nepal, Spain, France, Scandinavia, China, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and Japan.

    The university has a notable list of alumni, some of which are Andrew Collins (broadcaster and writer), Dallas Campbell (stage actor and television presenter), Jane Garvey (radio presenters), Daniel Middleton (writer and YouTuber), Felippe Moraes (independent curator, visual artist, and art researcher), James D. Boys (academic and media consultant) and Will Alsop ( modernist architect).

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