The University of Wolverhampton

Lecturer in Occupational Therapy (0.6 FTE)

Location
Walsall Campus
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing
Contract Type
Permanent
Advert Status
Salary
35,844 to 42,793 per annum (pro rata for part-time)
Closing Date
08/08/2021
Job Reference
12638

We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced Occupational Therapist to work 3 days per week within the Department of Allied Health to support and facilitate learners throughout their studies to become an Occupational Therapist.

 

The role involves preparation and delivery of teaching and learning activity on various aspects of the occupational therapy direct entry and apprenticeship courses including the delivery of skills, personal tutoring, assessment and support of students in placement. A commitment to innovative teaching and research activities within Occupational Therapy are a requirement of the post in order to contribute towards the OT portfolio and the profile of the faculty.

 

The successful applicant will have 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 the support of occupational therapy students would be beneficial and formal teaching experience is preferred, but is not essential. 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 0.6fte and permanent and is based at Walsall Campus, although some cross campus travel and travel to practice placement/workplace areas will be expected on occasions.

 

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 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, 01902-518625 j.carruthers@wlv.ac.uk   

or, Emma Moll, Senior Lecturer / Course Lead in Occupational Therapy, University of Wolverhampton, e.moll@wlv.ac.uk 

 

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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