The University of Wolverhampton

Senior Lecturer in Social Work Housing and Social Care

Wolverhampton Campus
Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing
Contract Type
Advert Status
44,045 - 51,034 pa
Closing Date
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This is a great opportunity for someone already working in academia who is also an experienced Social Worker, Housing or Social Care practitioner and wishing to develop their career, or someone wishing to progress their career into academia. 


We are recruiting a Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Housing and Social Care as part of our growth, development and enhancement of our courses. A PhD higher degree and research experience are preferred. Social Work lecturers will be registered with Social Work England. This is an amazing opportunity to be in on the ground with a brand new development, registered with CIH, developed with local employers, in the City in which the Ministry of Housing is coming.


You will be experienced, innovative and full of enthusiasm for social care and social work and keen to impart your knowledge, love of excellence and inclusive practice to students. We are particularly interested to hear from applicants with experience in the Housing Sector and hold Chartered Institute Housing (CIH) membership. You will undertake the role of Senior Lecturer and work across our range of courses and developing areas in the Institute of Society and Community. 


This is an exciting time to join the Institute of Society and Community at the University of Wolverhampton. You will be part of a diverse, dynamic team working principally across the areas of housing, but may also contribute to our social work or social care programmes. You will be keen to work closely with our external partner agencies. We are developing our provision and will be growing our work with employers to enhance student’s academic and work based experiences, ensuring a range of creative and innovative opportunities. We are an expanding and developing team and if you are a creative, innovative, hard-working individual, committed to inclusive practice, we would love to hear from you. A creative, inclusive and innovative approach to teaching along with enthusiasm and commitment to supporting students is an essential component of the role. 


For any further information about this role please contact Maqsoodah Ashraf Head of Social Work at the earliest opportunity at

The University of Wolverhampton celebrates diversity and recognises that difference brings value to our organisation.

As part of our commitment to ensure the diversity of staff body reflects the diversity of the student and local communities we serve, we particularly welcome applications from candidates of Black, Asian, or Ethnic Minority heritage, and candidates who are Disabled (including people who whilst not self-defining as disabled do encounter challenges due to a society that disables them by lack of inclusivity).

We are proud to have been awarded Disability Confident employer status, included in the Stonewall list of employers and are working towards improving our practices against Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter. We believe in creating an even playing field for all our colleagues, where we can all belong.


Living Wage  Stonewall Diversity Champion  Disability Confident    Athena SWAN Gender Charter BronzeREC Charter Bronze



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