London Met School of Social Professions – Academic Appointments


Three Senior Lecturers in Social Work

One Senior Lecturer in Youth Work

Salary from £42,273 to £53,172 per annum (inclusive of London Allowance) Permanent Location: London (Holloway Site)

Transforming lives through excellent education

The School of Social Professions at London Metropolitan University wishes to make new Senior Lecturer appointments within the areas of Social Work and Youth Work.

Successful candidates will join an outstanding team of staff and will play a part in delivering programmes offered at our Holloway Campus. The team is a key part of the wider School of Social Professions which offer courses in health and social care, early childhood, teaching education, educations studies as well as discrete programmes for refugees. We expect our students to build a strong values-driven approach over the course of the programmes they study. This will include developing their critical understanding of the relationship between theory, policy, practice and activism and acquiring an understanding of anti-oppressive practice and equal opportunities to underpin their future work as Social Work, Youth and Community Work professionals.

Our courses have very close relationships with a range of voluntary sector and local authority partners. The University is a leading member of the North East London Social Work Teaching Partnership which is a Department for Education funded programme that seeks to boost the Social Work profession through improved links between employers and Higher Education Institutions. The courses also benefit from London Metropolitan’s strong links with its immediate local community in North and East London. This has been recently supplemented with a major new initiative London Metropolitan Lab – which seeks to further enhance the University’s civic impact. Our student body is amongst the most socially diverse of any University in the UK, and this is particularly the case with our Social Work and Youth Work programme where students are typically members of the communities in which they go on to work when they graduate.

Successful candidates for these posts will be expected to develop an exciting, innovative and research-informed approach to teaching, making strong use of their practice experience and existing knowledge of learning technology. They will have good pedagogic, ICT, communication and organisation skills and are required to make a significant contribution to areas such as module and course leadership, admissions, student bursary allocation and placement. Successful applicants will have experience of teaching in a number of areas of specialist knowledge within the discipline and will also need to be committed to continuing to develop their teaching and subject knowledge. Areas of specialist expertise may include:

● Assessment and planning ● Domestic violence ● Campaigning ● Commissioning ● Housing
● Human growth and development ● Interprofessional practice ● Law ● Management and leadership
● Media and performance experience ● Public service design and improvement ● Safeguarding
● Trauma and mental health ● Youth Work practice

Successful applicants will have a strong commitment to the University’s mission and strategic plan; a “coaching and developing” approach when dealing with colleagues and students, and working collegially; valuing the contribution of others and sharing knowledge and expertise.
This post will be subject to a basic DBS check.

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