Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary £34,189.00 - £48,677.00 gross per year
  • Northampton


About The Job

Interview Date: Friday 30 August 2019

Working with our postgraduate Psychology team you will be primarily responsible for the delivery of teaching, module leadership and dissertation supervision on our MSc CCYP, MSc CAMH and IAPT programmes, as well as contributing to other undergraduate and postgraduate awards where appropriate.

As an academic you will also be expected to contribute to the research and scholarly activity output of the subject area, including where appropriate the upcoming REF, and work collegiately with other researchers in Psychology and Counselling. This is supported through our research centres and twenty-five days of annual scholarly activity.

This is a full time role. However, applications for fractional posts will be considered.

About You

You should be a team player and highly motivated individual. You will have a relevant degree and a postgraduate qualification in counselling and/or psychotherapy. Additionally, you should be registered and working towards accreditation as a counsellor, psychotherapist of counselling psychologist with a recognised counselling/psychotherapy professional body. We are particularly keen to see applications from individuals with BACP accreditation. You will preferably have experience of teaching in higher or further education and working with children, young people and families.

Training and experience in at least one of these areas is highly desirable: trauma and trauma-informed therapy, attachment and attachment-based therapies, child development, risk assessment and safeguarding with CYP.


Essential -Relevant degree;Master’s degree in the area of children, adolescents, young people or a related relevant subject;Specialist applied knowledge of counselling children, adolescent and young people

Desirable -Experience of providing high quality/successful doctoral supervision

Faculty of Health & Society

The Psychology Subject Area at the University of Northampton is a large, collegiate and supportive department with a strong culture of student focussed teaching and high impact research. We deliver an extensive portfolio of postgraduate, IAPT and undergraduate awards.

OurFaculty of Health and Society offers more than just a learning environment for students – the teamis focused on improving the health and wellbeing of people living and working across Northamptonshire. Our research aims to address inequalities through innovative interdisciplinary research, education and enterprise to improve the whole population’s health and wellbeing.

We pride ourselves on our emphasis on participation and our interprofessional relationships. Our ability to draw on academic expertise from disciplines as diverse as biochemistry and psychology, as well as those more traditionally related to health and social care, means that we can consider real-world problems holistically.

With services such as the

  • education
  • teaching