The University of Wolverhampton

Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy

Walsall Campus
Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing
Contract Type
Advert Status
44,045- 51,034 pa
Closing Date
Job Reference

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and experienced Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy to lead on the development of the proposed BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy course within the Institute of Health Professions. You will take on the role of course lead and will initially focus upon the writing of the new programme and development of placement capacity prior to validation by the University and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). You will also be expected to liaise with the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) in order to achieve their accreditation.


During the initial course development phase, there will be opportunities to teach on other established programmes, particularly on our physiotherapy programme, and to engage in all aspects of academic life at the University. 


You will be currently registered with the HCPC as an Occupational Therapist and have experience of teaching in an academic setting. We anticipate that you will have a minimum of a 2:1 BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy (or equivalent) and hold a relevant postgraduate qualification.  Ideally you will hold a recordable teaching qualification (for example, PGCE) or at least be willing to work towards one, and preferably be recognised as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). A commitment to achieving Fellowship of the HEA is a requirement if recognition has not already been achieved. In addition, a commitment to innovative teaching and research activities within Occupational Therapy are also a requirement of the post in order to contribute towards the OT portfolio and the profile of the faculty.


The University of Wolverhampton holds a distinctive place within the higher education sector, and is one of the most successful modern universities, delivering excellence in teaching and research, widening access, and in business engagement.  Having begun life nearly 190 years ago to enhance education and skill base of the workforce in what is today a major industrial conurbation, we have continued to fulfil and develop the role to meet the needs of the region we serve.  Today as the ‘University of Opportunity’, the University of Wolverhampton is an integral part of economic growth and social change within the West Midlands and beyond. 


One of four University faculties, the Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing has over 500 staff members and 11,000 students. The Faculty comprises a wide and diverse range of subject areas, research and knowledge exchange activities, organised through four Institutes; the Institute of Human Science, the Institute of Health, the Institute of Community and Society and the Institute of Education. 


The Institute of Health includes a wide range of professionally qualifying health care courses. We are growing to meet the needs of people who wish to work with a host of employers in healthcare and related areas. We include courses in nursing, nursing associates, midwifery, physiotherapy, paramedic science, podiatry and a wide range of continuing professional development opportunities. We are expanding on our newly developed skills centres to offer hands-on teaching of healthcare and nursing professions skills through a comprehensive range of state of the art equipment.


Please see the job description and person specification relevant to the post of senior lecturer for full details of the post requirements.


Date for interview:- 10th December 2019


For further information or an informal discussion with regards to this post please contact:

Pete Gregory, Head of Allied Health, University of Wolverhampton, 01902-518625 

The University of Wolverhampton values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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