Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, Teaching Track Systemic Psychotherapist

Surrey, United Kingdom
£43,413 to £63,674 per annum pro rata (0.4 FTE)
09 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
16 Apr 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Part Time

Psychological Interventions

Location: Guildford
Salary: £43,413 to £63,674 per annum pro rata (0.4 FTE)
Post Type: Part Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 16 April 2023
Reference: 013523

As a result of the expansion in Clinical Psychology Doctoral training, we have a unique opportunity to support the development of an embedded intermediate Systemic Psychotherapy training Programme. The Programme team have gained financial support from Health Education England to help set up this training Programme and to build on the Foundation level training we currently offer as an integrated element of the course. The intermediate systemic psychotherapy pathway will be available for a number of trainees in each year groups. This post is to support the development and delivery of this provision.

The University of Surrey is one of the leading courses in the UK to have developed specific pathways on the Clinical Psychology Programme. The course gained accreditation from the BABCP in 2019 to provide a specialist CBT pathway alongside the PsychD in Clinical Psychology. We have also developed a neuropsychology pathway. The Programme team are committed to supporting trainees to develop core competencies and offering choice around more advanced competencies. The Systemic Intermediate provision will therefore compliment and offer choice at an advanced level. The current team are a welcoming, innovative and a cohesive group with a wide variety of clinical and research interests and expertise. We have an outstanding reputation for applied psychology training and research.

The Programme has recently been re-accredited by the BPS and has been recommended for the innovative clinical pathways we deliver and recognised our commitment to involving experts by Experience in all aspects of the Programme.

The Programme team have been actively working to develop ways to decolonise the curriculum and to increase our reach into Black and Asian communities, to highlight and support the possibility of a career in clinical psychology and importantly at Surrey. We have developed a specific curriculum group to help us reorientate the Programme to recognise the contribution of other cultural psychologies. This post offers an opportunity to contribute to the integration of this agenda with the robust delivery of clinical training and practice, to reflect the needs of our communities locally and nationally.

We are looking for an experienced systemic psychotherapist to join our expanding team at the University of Surrey in Guildford. The ideal candidate will be confident in their clinical and leadership skills, passionate about systemic practice and keen to share this knowledge with others. They will share the Team philosophy of enabling trainees to become the best clinical psychologist possible and be able to guide them in realising their own professional ambitions. The candidate will registered with UKCP as a Family and Systemic psychotherapist and have worked within the NHS.

The core role and purpose of this post is to support the expansion of our AFT accredited Systemic pathway on the PsychD in Clinical Psychology at Surrey. The post holder will work closely with our systemically trained team members, the Programme Directors and various stakeholders (including the wider course team, regional supervisors and our service user and carer colleagues).

The post holder will have access to some excellent benefits offered to employees of the University including a generous leave allowance, access to a wealth of facilities (both online and physically on campus), in addition to CPD opportunities. This could be a secondment from the NHS at 8B grade.

This is an exciting time to join the Programme as you will influence and create impact. Do consider joining us and if you would like further information about the post please do contact us, our emails are below.

Interviews will be held on

Further information about the University and the School of Psychology can be found at: For an informal discussion please contact email: Mary John, ( or Jo Culver, (, Pathway Leads, or Catherine Huckle, Joint Programme Director (

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In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate, flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community. Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

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