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Lecturer, School of the Built Environment

Reading, Berkshire (GB)
circa £46,000 FTE pa plus benefits
Closing date
28 Feb 2024

Full or part time (21 to 35 hrs/wk), permanent

Flexible place of work options available (an expectation of six days pa in Horizons office, Reading)

Salary circa £46,000 FTE pa plus benefits

Applicants are required to submit a current CV, cover letter or email, and a Recruitment Check Form which can be found on our website.

Right now, we need you to join our team as we grow our academic presence in both teaching and research and further develop our sustainability agenda and curriculum. UCEM’s exciting new programmes require exciting new talent. Key skills and experience in the UCEM’s growth areas that we are looking for are;

Construction Management / Quantity Surveying

  • Able to support the development and launch of new programmes, most specifically new apprenticeships;
  • L4 Construction Quantity Surveying Technician
  • L6 Construction Quantity Surveyor
  • Ideally have a blend of industry and academic experience, although we would be particularly keen to hear from experienced construction quantity surveyors or construction managers looking to move into teaching and research.

Key subject areas include;

  • Measurement and Costing Financial Control Contract Practice Commercial Management Risk Management

Whilst our current focus is on recruiting within this specialism, we are also always interested in hearing from experienced academics within built environment disciplines.

This is a key academic position within the School of the Built Environment, delivering, developing and monitoring the performance of postgraduate and/or undergraduate modules within a specific subject discipline. In summary you will:

  • Provide high quality learning, teaching and assessment;
  • Support and manage the development and delivery of modules;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to personal and professional development through scholarly activity, research, industry liaison, and engagement with UCEM staff development activities.

UCEM is a place where you can bring your industry and teaching expertise to an online education environment, and really make a difference. We expect you to have good IT and digital skills and be passionate about teaching online; the remaining requirements are set out fully within the job specification.

If you think UCEM would be place to further your career and academic development but feel the Lecturer role is not what you are looking for, please do make contact. We are always keen to discuss opportunities with built environment experts looking to contribute to the development of teaching and research in the field.

At UCEM we expect employees to demonstrate our values: Passion, Integrity, Excellence and Support. Student satisfaction and success are our main drivers, and our people consistently report high levels of employee engagement; your contribution will be valued should you join us.

University College of Estate Management (UCEM) is a long-standing and leading provider of supported online education with a long-term ambition to be the world’s most sustainable university. Wellbeing and work-life balance are a priority for us, with flexible working arrangements and a generous holiday allowance amongst some of our key employee benefits.

For the full job specification and contact details:

TO APPLY: Please send your CV, covering letter/email, and Recruitment Check Form to by no later than Wednesday 28 February 2024 at noon.


Here at UCEM we champion equality, diversity, and inclusion in our workforce. We celebrate diversity and the strengths it brings to our staff body, our student community and our Board of Trustees, recognising that people are key to our success. Our aim is to attract, develop and retain a diverse workforce, therefore we welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds.

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