Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Children & Young People (LIST) 

Part time: 0.8FTE (29.6 hours per week)

£35,326 - £50,296 per annum, pro rata

Location: Waterside Campus

Ref No: UN3782

About the job

Working with our Psychology team, you will be primarily responsible for the delivery of teaching, module leadership, and supervision on the PG Certificate in (Low Intensity) Supervisory Training. The post will also require you to contribute to other CYP IAPT programmes such as the Wellbeing Practitioner in Children and Young People and the Education Mental Health Practitioner programmes.

The post may also provide the opportunity to teach a limited amount on some of our other offerings, such as the MSc Child and Adolescent Mental Health, and MSc Counselling Children and Young People. You will also contribute to our Personal Academic Tutor role and other related activities as required.

As an academic you will also be able to contribute to the research and scholarly output of the subject area and work collegiately with other researchers in Psychology and Counselling. This is supported through our research centres and twenty-five days of annual scholarly activity.


This post is subject to a background disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service before any appointment can be confirmed.

About you

You should be a team player and highly motivated individual. You will have a relevant degree and appropriate supervisory training such as IAPT PG Cert in Supervision or other relevant qualification in supervisory training with a focus on supervision theory. Additionally, you should be accredited or eligible to work towards accreditation with relevant professional bodies such as the BABCP or UKCP. You will preferably have substantial clinical experience delivering supervision, and ideally working in mental health and/or counselling contexts with children, young people, and families.

Experience in at least one of these areas is highly desirable: teaching in higher or further education, facilitating supervision of supervisors, leadership and managing teams.



  • A good honours degree in psychology or a relevant related field
  • Appropriate supervisory training such as IAPT PG Cert in Supervision or other CPD supervision training with a focus on clinical supervision theory and methods
  • Relevant Profession Accreditation or eligibility to become accredited such as with BABCP or UKCP


  • Professional Recognition as HEA Fellow (D2) or teaching qualification recognised by HESA, or willingness to obtain within an agreed timescale

Faculty of Health, Education and Society

The Psychology Subject Area at the University of Northampton is a large, collegiate and supportive department with a strong culture of student focused teaching and high impact research. We deliver an extensive portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate awards and are in a period of growth. Our current portfolio consists of a suite of BPS accredited undergraduate and postgraduate conversion Psychology programmes, while our strengths at postgraduate level lie in the areas of Counselling, Children and Young People and Child and Adolescent Mental Health. We also deliver various programmes on Health Education England’s Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) initiative, as part of the Midlands IAPT Collaborative.

About Us

The University of Northampton’s focus on a personalised learning experience for our students was recently cited by HEFCE as a reason for our Gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017. To augment this approach further we have adopted an ‘Active Blended Learning’ (ABL) approach, which places greater emphasis on student-centred activities that support the development of subject knowledge, understanding, independent learning, and digital fluency. Successful candidates for academic posts at the University of Northampton will be expected to adopt ABL as standard in their teaching practice.

This is an exciting time to join our university, following our relocation in September 2018 to a new purpose-built, town-centre campus designed to adapt to 21st century teaching and the ABL model. We are looking to recruit individuals who share our passion for innovation, creativity, and social impact and who will play a key role as we realise our ambition of transforming lives for the better and inspiring positive change.

The University of Northampton is one of only two Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses in the UK, and in 2017 was awarded the Social Enterprise Gold Mark, an independent guarantee that we have proven to our employees, students, and stakeholders that we are committed to continuous improvement across our business in order to consistently deliver a positive impact on people and planet.

Right To Work

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.


We are proud of our diverse student population and applications from Black Asian Minority Ethnic student grow year on year. Equality and the promotion of inclusion are a key value that we are proud to promote. To embed this across the University, to achieve diversity amongst its staff and to improve staff representation, we would like to encourage applications from women, people living with disabilities, and those from the LGBT+ and Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities.

Interview date: 8 October 2021.

Closing date: 30 September 2021.


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