Lecturer (Teaching) in Psychology (IAPT)


17 Jun 2023
Job Information

Research Field
Psychological sciences
Researcher Profile
Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)
United Kingdom
Application Deadline
16 Jul 2023 – 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract
Job Status
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

Offer Description

About us

The Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology undertakes world-leading research and teaching in mind, behaviour, and language. It brings together researchers in a range of disciplines such as psychoanalysis, neuroscience, health, education, communication, medicine, behaviour and development. The Department is a vibrant environment for both study and research. UCL is the top-ranked university in the UK for research in Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience.The IAPT Low Intensity Intervention Course is a Post Graduate Certificate. In 2022/3, 260+ trainees based in 32 IAPT services in London will be trained at UCL across four cohorts. Trainees will be based in IAPT services and attend UCL one day a week. The post holder will join an established course team including High Intensity, Clinical Psychology and Senior PWP tutors and will work predominantly on one of the four cohorts.

About the role

To contribute to the delivery of the Low Intensity training for the IAPT programme at UCL. The Lecturer role is organised over a minimum of two days a week. This job description reflects likely duties and responsibilities in the first year of delivery of the programme from September 2023. This is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities, and the postholder may be required to undertake other duties which fall within the grade of the job, in discussion with the course director or deputy.The job description will be reviewed and amended as appropriate in consultation with the post-holder following the first 12 months in post.Specific duties include co-facilitating the teaching of workshops in core clinical skills across the national curriculum modules, observing and giving feedback on trainees’ role play practice, marking course assignments, coordinating trainee feedback, facilitating seminar supervision groups and acting as a Academic Tutor to selected trainees. As well as additional leadership tasks as specified below.

About you

The successful candidate will have a strong background in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) supporting clients with common mental health problems within a range of services including primary care. The candidate will be either a CBT Therapist, Clinical Psychologist or Counselling Psychologist. The candidate’s experience will include the supervision of staff including PWPs, as well as teaching experience. Ideally, the candidate will have had experience in a leadership/managerial role. Candidates will be expected to play an active role in the delivery and development of the PWP training programme. Commensurate with the grade of this post, the post holder will link with the Course and Deputy Director to lead on cross cohort professional and academic areas which arise from a University delivered professional practitioner training course. The work has both remote and in-person components. A full job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.If you have any queries about the role, please contact Dr Rachel Newman, Associate Professor in Psychology () and Sundeep Phull (). If you have any queries about the application process, please contact Adam Gudalajtys, Senior Teaching Administrator ().To apply for the vacancy, please click on the Apply Now button below.Candidates are asked to also upload the following documents: full curriculum vitae, including academic and employment history, any additional relevant skills and contact details of two referees.This role does not meet the eligibility requirements for a skilled worker certificate of sponsorship under UK Visas and Immigration legislation. Therefore, UCL will not be able to sponsor individuals who require right to work in the UK to carry out this role.

What we offer

The salary for the post is 47,414 – 55,805 (inclusive of London allowance) plus market supplement for clinically qualified post holders ( 11,532, pro rata). Additionally, you can add information about benefits using the details below: As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer some great benefits some of which are below:

* 41 Days holiday (27 days annual leave 8 bank holiday and 6 closure days)

* Additional 5 days’ annual leave purchase scheme

* Defined benefit career average revalued earnings pension scheme (CARE)

* Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan

* Immigration loan

* Relocation scheme for certain posts

* On-Site nursery

* On-site gym

* Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay

* Employee assistance programme: Staff Support Service

* Discounted medical insurance

Visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/rewards-and-benefits to find out more.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce. These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women.Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality. You can read more about our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/equality-diversity-inclusion

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United Kingdom
London (Greater) (GB)

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