Based in the Faculty of Health, the School of Health Professions has something for everyone interested in health and care-related professions and is committed to shaping our students into the best health professionals they can be. The School offers a unique interdisciplinary learning environment, where students can benefit from excellent skills and research laboratories, research-informed teaching, stimulating practice placements and teaching delivered by professionally registered academic staff. The School is proud of the commitment to student voluntary work, staff–student partnership, strong professional values and our record of student achievement and student satisfaction. State-of-the-art facilities and equipment help students maximise their potential and develop their core skills, preparing them to embark on exciting and rewarding careers. The School holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award demonstrating the University’s ongoing commitment to advancing gender equality and success for all.
An exciting opportunity have become available within the School of Health Professions for the role of Lecturer in Occupational Therapy. This post will join the team as we head to Intercity Place, a flagship building near main campus to deliver our wide range of programmes. We have an exceptional academic offer of pre-registration and postgraduate programmes including an integrated master's in occupational therapy, the recent development of the degree apprenticeship route and First Contact Practitioner in Primary Care post graduate certificate for occupational therapists. The University of Plymouth is a progressive university in a beautiful location with a robust reputation in learning, teaching and research with the BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy programme ranked 7th in the 2023 Complete University Guide.
You will be a registered occupational therapist (or eligible for registration) with appropriate academic and/or professional experience in occupational therapy. You will have an in depth understanding of contemporary occupational therapy practice and research. Applications will be especially welcome from candidates with experience of working with people with a learning disability or neurological conditions.
Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.
You should tailor your application towards the job description outlining how you meet the criteria, although the university reserves the right to make an offer at the appropriate level in relation to skills and experience.
For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Fiona Fraser, Academic Lead for Occupational Therapy via email firstname.lastname@example.org (tel: 01752 587581) or Dr Alison Warren, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy and Research Lead via email email@example.com (tel: 01752 587582).
This role will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check plus Adult and Children Barred List checks.
Interviews are likely to take place on Tuesday 21st February 2023 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.
This is a permanent position working 37 hours per week – part time applicants will also be considered.
We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.
A relocation package may be available to the successful candidate, conditions apply.
A willingness to travel is essential as you will be required to travel and work at different University and business locations.
The Faculty of Health holds a Silver Athena Swan Award and the University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women’s careers in STEMM academia.
Staff appointed within the Faculty of Health may be able to join the NHS pension scheme subject to eligibility criteria.
The University of Plymouth has a strong interdisciplinary research ethos which is supported by our three strategic Research Institutes: the Marine Institute, the Sustainable Earth Institute, and the Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research. As a member of our academic community, you’ll be expected to contribute to our recognised research strengths. Working holistically across the University, you will be challenged to innovate, collaborate and deliver impactful research contributions as part of a systems thinking approach to addressing today’s global challenges.
The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity & adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages
We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+
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