University of Bedfordshire

University of Bedfordshire

Senior Lecturer Social Work

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Senior Lecturer Social Work

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12 month fixed term contract


£46,974 - £56,021 per annum

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Full time

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Closing date: 3 rd Dec 2023

Interview date: 14th Dec 2023

The Faculty of Health and Social Sciences is one of the largest faculties within the University offering a full range of undergraduate, postgraduate and vocationally orientated professional programmes for home and overseas students. The School of Society, Community and Health, within the faculty, is looking to appoint a Senior Lecturer in Social Work to Support the delivery across our suite of social work courses. This fixed term post is cover for long-term staff sickness with the possibility of becoming permanent.

We are seeking a personable, hardworking and enthusiastic person to work with our team of Social Work academics in the School. You will be a keen team player and committed to providing an excellent student experience. You will hold a Professional Social Work qualification and be registered with Social Work England. You will be educated to Masters Degree level or above and have recent experience of UK social work practice as well as substantial experience of academic delivery at Higher Education level. Your ability to build strong positive professional working relationships with students, colleagues and employer partners will be important.

This post represents an exciting opportunity to be involved in the delivery of our social work training programmes at both Postgraduate and Undergraduate levels. You will draw on your subject knowledge, experience and expertise to work with colleagues in delivering an innovative curriculum to equip our students for the future of Social Work. In return, you will have the opportunity to work with a forward thinking, passionate and supportive team in a richly diverse environment.

The Faculty has an international research reputation and actively encourages staff to develop their specialist knowledge and skills through research activity, with full support provided by The Institute of Health Research and The Institute of Applied Research.

Social Work courses are delivered at our Luton, Bedford and Aylesbury campus sites.

Informal enquiries can be made to Head of School Dr Lana Burroughs at: [email protected]

Interviews to be held on 14th December 2023

For a full job description and person specification please click here

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and values the diversity of all its workforce and student population.

Please note that CVs will only be accepted in addition to a fully completed application form.

All applications must be received by midnight on the closing date. Applications will not be accepted after this deadline.

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Senior Lecturer Social Work


University of Bedfordshire


United Kingdom


November 14, 2023

Application deadline

December 03, 2023

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Medicine,Social Science

About the employer

The University of Bedfordshire is located in Luton Bedfordshire United Kingdom. This university was founded in 1882 but it achieved the position of a university in 1992 and was known as the University of Luton. This is a public university. The name the University of Bedfordshire was adopted in 2006 after the approval of the Privy Council after the merging of the University of Luton and the Bedford campus of De Montfort University.

The university will give about up to 2,400 GBP cash to students of undergraduate studies. The Merit Scholarship spans worth 2,400 GBP and is paid for 3 academic years that is awarded to people with a high level of academic achievement and to those who can score 112 UCAS points or more. Even if a student does not achieve this level the university will give about 1,500 GBP over three academic years along with the bursary or 1,000 GBP over 2 academic years if the student is a top-up one receiving Level 5 bursary. There are many other qualifications for grants and bursaries like the Care Leavers Bursary that is available to the students that are ‘open to care’ and can be supported by the local authorities leaving care services.

The chancellor is John Bercow (former speaker of the House of Commons) and the vice-chancellor is Bill Rammell. There are a total of 14,000 students on the campus as of 2016-2017 out of which 10,860 are undergraduates and 3,140 are postgraduates for the same year. There are about 4,500 international students at the university. The university is sprawled across six campuses; there are 4 campuses in Bedfordshire, in Luton and Bedford, 2 campuses in Buckinghamshire, in Aylesbury (for the students of Midwifery and Nursing) and in Milton Keynes (for business studies, telecommunications and electronic engineering). The university had entered the Research Assessment Exercise in 2008 and had achieved a GPA of 2.087 with 34.7 percent internationally.

Top assessment units were Cultural and Media Studies, Communication, Social Work Social Policy and Administration along with English Language and Literature. As of 2012, the university received the status of FairTrade. There are four faculties that are the Health and Social Sciences, Creative Arts, Education and Sports, and Science and Technologies. Notable alumni include Gemma Hunt, Richard Page among others.

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