Social Work Senior Lecturer opportunity at London Metropolitan University

Closing date 15th December 2021.

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Job Description/Person Specification:

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Chris Lane – Head of Subject for Community Development, Refugee Programmes, Social Work and Youth Studies on

London Metropolitan University is a striving and ambitious institution committed to transforming the lives of its students through excellent education. It jumped 31 places overall in the most recent Guardian League Table and is placed 36th out of 122 universities on the basis of it’s ‘value added’ score.

London Metropolitan University’s undergraduate Social Work course received a satisfaction score of 95% in the recently published 2021 National Student Survey. Building on this success, we are now engaged in a radical transformation of our Social Work programmes. To support this work, we are looking for candidates who reflect our students’ lived experience, are committed to supporting our diverse student body, and can help advance our goals to remove disparities in academic outcomes and to de-colonise our curriculum. 


The School of Social Sciences and Professions at London Metropolitan University wishes to appoint a Senior Lecturer in Social Work, who will be able to take on major administrative roles within the subject.

The successful candidate will join an outstanding team of Social Work staff and will play a part in working on MSc and BSc programmes offered at our Holloway campus. The Social Work team is a key part of a wider subject area group that also includes Community Development, Refugee Programmes Youth Work and Youth Studies.

The successful applicant will have experience of teaching in a number of areas of specialist knowledge within the domains of the Social Work discipline and will also need to be committed to continuing to develop their teaching and subject knowledge. Areas of specialist expertise sought include: assessment and planning; interprofessional practice; domestic violence; housing; human growth and development; law; management and leadership; mental health and safeguarding.

The successful applicant will have a strong commitment to the University’s values, 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.