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Senior Lecturer in Mental Health (CBT)

£40,322 - £51,034 pa dependent on skills and experience
Hatfield, University of Hertfordshire
Ref: 028535

The School of Health and Social Work at the University of Hertfordshire is seeking to enhance our highly successful BABCP-accredited programmes by recruiting an additional senior lecturer to join the well-established and expert academic team.

The School has a long-established reputation as a centre for excellence for healthcare education. Our vision is to transform lives through our education, research and community engagement activities. The provision of high-quality mental health related programmes, including CBT and IAPT, is central to this vision.

Main duties & responsibilities

You will work within the mental health team of the Department of Nursing, Health & Wellbeing, to undertake planning, teaching, assessment and evaluation of programmes of learning related to CBT, including IAPT (and to teach on other appropriate programmes as required).

You will be expected to engage in scholarly and research activity, promote and maintain the policy of equal opportunities and participate in other academic activities within the School and University. You will be required to teach and develop the curriculum within designated modules and have the potential to contribute to our short courses. You will perform administrative and quality assurance duties and will contribute to Programme Development teams, examination boards and the monitoring and review panels as appropriate. In addition to this you will represent CBT/mental health both locally and nationally and will contribute to departmental activities and national networks.

Skills and experience needed

You will have substantial proven experience of delivering high quality CBT approaches and have experience of providing supervision related to CBT practice, including high intensity IAPT. You will also have a record of publication and/or engagement in research or consultancy work. You will have complex interpersonal skills, particularly in written and verbal communication. You will also have a high standard of negotiation and facilitation skills.

Qualifications required

You will hold a degree in a relevant mental health subject and a post graduate qualification at Masters or equivalent, relevant to mental health. You will also be registered with NMC, HCPC or other similar professional, statutory and regulatory body and will be accredited with BABCP as a psychotherapist.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries

Greg Rooney, Professional Lead for Mental Health 01707 285157 or

To apply, please click the link at the end of this email.

Closing date: 13 July 2020.

Interview date: morning of Tuesday 21 July 2020.



This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 as amended. The University requires that the successful applicant who is offered employment may be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed. An Enhanced Disclosure will be required, and this will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings, as well as convictions. The University of Hertfordshire complies with the ‘Code of Practice for Registered Persons and other recipients of Disclosure Information’.

Overseas applicants and UK applicants who have lived abroad

Successful applicants from overseas may be required to produce a criminal records check, or ‘Certificate of Good Character’, from any country in which they have been resident, consecutively or cumulatively, in the previous 10 years.

Our vision is to transform lives and UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave and discounted Sports Village memberships, personal and professional development and family friendly-policies. #GoHerts

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