Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT)

University of Northampton

Job Type

Full Time Fixed Term


£37,386 – £52,841 per annum


Waterside Campus

About the job

Fixed term to 01 February 2024 or until the current post holder returns, whichever is sooner

Full time 1.0FTE but a fractional post will be considered

Interview date: 14 July 2023

Working with our Psychology team you will be primarily responsible for the delivery of teaching, module leadership and depending on experience HEI supervision on the PG Diploma in Education Mental Health Practitioner and/or other CYP IAPT programmes such as Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner in CYP IAPT depending on experience. There is also possibility of contributing to other programmes we offer such as our MSc CAMH and MSc CCYP. 

We want you to be able to carry out your work in a way that best supports UON and our students, but also you as an individual. We understand this may vary between different areas of the university as well as from one person to another.  With Smarter Working you can work with increased flexibility, if you would like to, which can facilitate greater freedom and autonomy.

About you

You should be a team player and a highly motivated individual.  You will have a relevant PG qualification to practice as a CBT therapist OR a Qualified EMHP OR a Qualified PWP. 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 clinical experience delivering supervision, and ideally of working in mental health and/or counselling contexts with children, young people and families.



  • Postgraduate qualification to practice as a CBT Therapist OR a qualified EMHP OR a qualified CYPWP
  • Relevant professional accreditation or eligibility to become accredited such as BABCP or UKCP


  • Low-Intensity supervisory training such as an IAPT PG Cert in Supervision or other relevant qualification in supervisory training with a focus on supervision theory
  • Professional Recognition as HEA Fellow or teaching qualification recognised by HESA, or willingness to obtain within an agreed timescale 
  • Degree qualification or equivalent in Psychology or a relevant related field


The Psychology and Sociology 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, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, and psychological approaches to understanding anomalous experiences.

About Us

Come to the University of Northampton and you will see that we do things a bit differently.

We are one of the youngest universities in the UK but we are already leading the way in adding value to society, which we call social impact. We have won multiple awards for our work in this area, among others, but what matters the most to us is ensuring that our students and graduates have the opportunity to make their mark on the world too. That’s why we were the first university in the UK to be named as a Changemaker Campus in 2012.

We want to break the mould of what Higher Education can be. This has led us to build a whole new University from the ground up that is designed to reflect the way that students actually learn rather than the way they are expected to learn. Waterside Campus opened in September 2018.

Our commitment to transforming lives and inspiring change is at the heart of all that we do.

Right to Work

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


The University of Northampton is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable work, study and living environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion.

This commitment, along with our legal and moral obligations, provides an inclusive environment for staff, students and the public who may be affected by our activities.

Together @ UON confirms our commitment to equality and inclusion, underpinned by our belief in taking action. We are dedicated to creating an environment that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity.

Together @ UON demonstrates our pledge to our staff, students and partners to nurture and develop an environment where equality and inclusion can thrive whilst we Transform Lives and Inspire Change.

To find out more, please visit: https://www.northampton.ac.uk/about-us/governance-and-management/management/equality-and-diversity/

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