AC2 Lecturer in Mental Health

PA1 2BE, Paisley
AC2: £39,592 to £47,047 per annum
28 Apr 2023
End of advertisement period
04 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Health and Life Sciences

AC2 Lecturer in Mental Health – REQ002098


An opportunity has arisen for an AC2 lecturer in mental health within the School of Health and Life Sciences, where teaching and research are at the heart of all the school’s activities. The post is based at our Paisley campus. Ideally, the successful candidate will be a registered mental health nurse and qualified, or soon to be qualified, to Masters level. Other professional accredited body registrations, such as HCPC, with the appropriate mental health experience may be considered, but preference will be given to applicants registered with the NMC.

The post requires a skilled and motivated person with clinical credibility to contribute to the currency and clinical relevance of our mental health and social care undergraduate programmes. Knowledge in a particular field of mental health (CAMHS, CBT, Older People, forensic mental health) would be desirable to deliver and develop our post graduate portfolio. The ability to contribute to module and programme development is integral to this post, along with engagement in wider academic activities such as consultancy, CPD, and scholarship to enhance teaching or academic knowledge.  

The successful candidate should have the following:

  • Professional Registration – preferably NMC Relevant Masters degree, or near completion of Masters degree
  • A sufficient breadth or depth of knowledge and experience in the discipline of mental health to work within established teaching programmes.
  • Awareness of strategies to promote and assess learning.
  • Understand equality and diversity issues as they may impact on academic content and issues relating to student need. 
  • Commitment to delivering high quality teaching and supporting an outstanding student experience.


University of the West of Scotland is one of Scotland’s largest and most dynamic modern universities. Our reach across Scotland, together with our London campus, means that UWS is a significant force in global knowledge creation, innovation, and a leading provider of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree education. Our degrees provide students with a transformational experience; equipping them with highly sought-after graduate skills that set them up for global success in world-leading sectors, industries and businesses.

With cutting-edge courses, modern pedagogy and practical knowledge, we enable our students and staff to experience the joy of learning, teaching, research and innovation, and apply their knowledge for the benefit of others. 

The School of Health & Life Sciences at UWS offers innovative teaching and research opportunities, firmly focused on the real-world challenges facing the healthcare and life sciences sectors. You will join a supportive and committed team, where you will play a key role in continuing to establish the University as a force for good. Our students benefit from studying in modern learning facilities – among the very best in the country – and the strong links we have with partner organisations across the private, public and third sectors

We offer our staff a caring and supportive environment, across five campuses, and a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • 35 days of annual leave, plus a further 12 days for public/university holidays
  • An additional day of annual leave to celebrate your birthday.
  • 23% employer’s pension contribution, including death in service benefits on joining the pension scheme
  • A flexible approach to working pattern and work-life balance
  • Employee discount scheme across 3,500 retailers
  • Fitness facilities across our campuses
  • Free gym membership
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing resources, including occupational health, physiotherapy and access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Professional, career and research development opportunities.

Closing date:  Sunday 4th June 2023

Interview date: week commencing 19th June 2023

The University reserves the right to shorten/extend the closing date of any position where a high/low volume of suitable applications are received. Therefore, if you are interested in this role, an early application would be encouraged.

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from under-represented groups.

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.

The current academic structure and nomenclature at UWS is as follows:

AC2 – Lecturer (first time academic post)

AC3 – Lecturer

AC4 – Senior Lecturer (alternate titles used in different Universities include Principal Lecturer or Associate Professor)

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