Senior Lecturer in Social Work (Maternity Cover)

Leicester, Leicestershire (GB)
Salary offered wil range from £ 39,152 - £ 49,553 depending on skills and experience
Monday, 19 July 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 22 August 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

De Montfort University (DMU) is an ambitious, globally-minded institution with a relentless focus on delivering quality teaching and learning, and a campus-wide focus on providing a sector-leading student experience. A culturally rich university with a palpable commitment to the public good, it strives to maintain a stimulating and inclusive environment where staff and students are able to thrive.

The university is a vibrant, multicultural hub of learning, creativity and innovation that never surrenders to convention. Our success is built on a fantastic student experience coupled with award-winning teaching and world-class facilities that help students develop the skills and attitudes employers demand.

Faculty / Directorate

We are seeking to recruit a Senior Lecturer to join our Social Work academic team on a 12 month Fixed Term contract (Maternity Cover). This is an exciting opportunity to join a committed and research active staff group, located in a Faculty with a well-established portfolio of inter-professional education and a strong commitment to transdisciplinary working in both teaching and research.


The team is part of a wider Division that offers an innovative range of provision at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in relation to Social Work and Youth Work/Youth and Community Development. You will be joining a staff team with extensive practice expertise across a range of social work, social care, and health care settings. The Division has staff with national and international research and publication profiles, and four Associate Professors. This post will focus specifically on module leadership, teaching, and student support, and would be an ideal opportunity to gain academic experience.

Ideal Candidate

The successful applicant will be expected to have primary input into Social Work undergraduate and post graduate provision, therefore significant practice experience, and some experience in a teaching or training environment, is essential. You must also be a qualified Social Worker and registered with Social Work England. The ability to teach topics such as Social Work theory, research skills, values and social justice, alongside experience of academic university processes and collaborative, partnership work, would be desirable. Interviews are planned for early September, therefore the ability to start in role swiftly would be welcomed.


You will benefit from access to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme scheme; 35 days annual leave plus concessionary days and Bank Holidays; career progression; employee perks that include up to 8.5 per cent off grocery shopping at Sainsbury's, Tesco, ASDA, Waitrose and M&S or at least up to 10% off package holidays through travel club; NUS discount card; free and confidential access to the Employee Assistance confidential Helpline who provide support on a range of lifestyle issues; discounted gym membership; free library memberships and the cycle to work scheme.