Senior Lecturer in Mental Health

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
Senior Lecturer: £39,992 - £49,149; Lecturer: £34,520 - £38,832
05 Jun 2018
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06 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Senior Lecturer in Mental Health
Ref HLS17/67

Full Time
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne 

Salary:     Senior Lecturer: £39,992 - £49,149; Lecturer: £34,520 - £38,832

Northumbria University, Newcastle is a research-rich, business-focussed, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, and with a campus in the heart of London’s financial district, Northumbria University is located in the UK’s best two cities for students. At Northumbria we are global in our scope and reach, with operations in London, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Singapore, and we remain the largest English provider in Hong Kong. The University continues its strong commitment to internationalism, including its valuable and long-standing links with Europe.

We are looking to appoint an experienced and highly motivated senior lecturer to contribute to our mental health related provision, with particular current emphasis upon our Children and Young Peoples’ provision. This includes our CYP-IAPT programmes, within which we offer pathways for professionals to work within psychological therapies, including CBT and systemic approaches to working with children and their families. 

The post is based in the Department of Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing, in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. You will be responsible for developing and delivering high quality, research-rich teaching at post graduate and post qualifying level. You will demonstrate subject expertise with specialist knowledge gained through experience as a practitioner/clinician and you will have excellent knowledge of the complexities of working with children and their families, and the changing context of practice and service delivery. You will contribute to all aspects of professional studies relating to the academic and practice development of a range of clinicians.

Working in the Department you will be a member of a vibrant academic community that is multidisciplinary with social justice at the heart of what we do. The department of Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing is committed to making a difference to the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities and you will be expected to contribute to high quality research, knowledge exchange and engagement with a range of stakeholders.

We are seeking to appoint an academic with experience of clinical practice. You should also have (or be prepared to obtain in the first 2 years of employment) membership of the HEA. It is expected that you will be qualified to Doctoral level, with a clear plan for your research. Accreditation within a recognised therapeutic modality is desirable. 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 therefore the successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Kim Holt, Head of Department (Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing),

For more information about the role and to apply, please visit –

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Closing Date: 6th July 2018
Interview Date: 24th July 2018