Graduate Teaching Fellow

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University of Hertfordshire

Post Title: Graduate Teaching Fellow

SBU/Department: Life and Medical Sciences, Department of Psychology, Sport and Geography

FTE: 0.7 FTE (working 25.9 hours per week)

Duration of Contract: Permanent

Salary: UH06 £30,619 pa pro rata with potential to progress to £36,333 pa pro-rata dependent on skills and experience and annual increments

Annual Leave: 35 days pro rata plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year

Location: College Lane, Hatfield

As part of the ongoing significant expansion in clinical psychology training places in the region, applications are invited for a new post of Graduate Teaching Fellow within the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme at the University of Hertfordshire. The post holder will contribute to the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme to support the provision of teaching, student support, administration and research on the programme.

The Department is one of the foremost amongst the new universities in teaching and research. The successful applicant will work as part of a friendly, ambitious and enterprising Team who deliver excellent training and continue to develop the programme in innovative and creative ways.  The DClinPsy programme is undergoing significant developments both regarding its expansion and leadership.

Main duties and responsibilities

Under the support and guidance of qualified members of the programme team, you will coordinate practical sessions and assist with coordinating and preparing module teaching and learning activities, whilst ensuring accurate and correct completion of programme-related teaching.

You will contribute to the development and implementation of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy across the programme and contribute to the organization of the academic curriculum whilst maintaining the highest ethical and safe practice standards of BRP and HCPC.

You will support activities related to placement allocation and scoping, support student engagement activities within the department, support research activities and undertake a range of general academic administrative duties. To maintain effective electronic or manual systems with particular regard to quality audit requirements

Skills and experience required

Postgraduate experience working in a clinical or higher education setting will be essential. You will also have a strong commitment to ethical practice and high levels of professional conduct along with team work skills.

You will be able to plan and manage your own activities effectively and have good oral and written communication skills in both spoken and written English.  You will be willing to work under the support and supervision of qualified members of the team whilst maintaining a reasonable degree of autonomy in carrying out the above responsibilities.

Qualifications required

You will have a minimum of an Honours degree in psychology or equivalent as this is essential for the role.

The programme is committed to social justice and the development of community psychology principles. We value a diverse workforce and would particularly welcome applications from BAME and LGTBQ candidates where we are currently underrepresented.

The University offers every individual the opportunity to succeed. We want our staff to represent multi-faceted life experiences, varied cultural heritage and to encourage cognitive diversity. We recognise that the field is not ‘level’ and want to actively address barriers to progression. Markers of success to date include no gender pay gap within the School where this post sits and holding an Athena Swan Bronze Award. We also challenge stereotypes and partner with networks both within and outside of the University to enhance inclusion in the workplace. We wholeheartedly encourage applications from BAME and LGTBQ candidates, who are currently under-represented within the School.

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria.Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification.

An appointment to this role may require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries:

Dr Emma Karwatzki, Programme Director for DClinPsy at [email protected]

Dr Lizette Nolte, Research Lead for DClinPsy at [email protected]

Closing Date: 01 November 2023

Interview Date: TBC

Reference Number: 055256

Date advert placed: 18 October 2023

Our vision is to transform lives: UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics, and recognise there are different ways applicants may achieve the criteria in this document. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships and free Active Staff sessions, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

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