The University of Wolverhampton

Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy

Walsall Campus
Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing
Contract Type
Advert Status
44,045 to 51,034 per annum
Closing Date
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We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced Occupational Therapist within the Department of Allied Health to support and facilitate learners throughout their studies to become an Occupational Therapist, with focus on the leadership of the recently validated occupational therapy apprenticeship course.


The role of the post involves all aspects of course and module leadership, preparation and delivery of teaching and learning activity of the recently developed BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy (Integrated Degree) Apprenticeship course including liaison with workplace employers, personal tutoring, tripartite reviews, learner recruitment, assessment and support of learners in placement. There will also be contribution to aspects of teaching and learning on the direct entry occupational therapy course. The successful candidate will be expected to actively engage in the promotion of all aspects of the student experience with a commitment to innovative teaching and research activities within occupational therapy in order to contribute towards the occupational therapy portfolio and the profile of the Faculty.


The successful applicant will have extensive experience and knowledge of occupational therapy practice and will be familiar with the requirements of the occupational therapist. Effective teamwork and excellent communication skills are essential. Familiarity with apprenticeship requirements and/or the support of occupational therapy students would be beneficial and formal teaching experience in a Higher or Further Education setting is preferred. Applicants who do not hold a teaching qualification would be expected to work towards one and a commitment to achieving Fellowship of the HEA is a requirement, if recognition has not already been achieved.


Applicants must hold a relevant professional qualification or undergraduate degree and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as an Occupational Therapist is essential.


The post is permanent and is based at Walsall Campus, although some cross campus travel and travel to practice placement/workplace areas will be expected when necessary.


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, occupational therapy 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 in Occupational Therapy for full details of the post requirements.


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

Jo Carruthers, Head of Allied Health, University of Wolverhampton, or, Emma Moll, Senior Lecturer / Course Lead in Occupational Therapy, University of Wolverhampton, 


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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