Lecturer in Social Work

Job Description

Lecturer – Social Work

£33,797 - £38,017 per annum

High Wycombe/Uxbridge/Aylesbury


Bucks New University is an ambitious, modern university; one that is always open to fresh ideas and thinking. Our staff combine the very best professional practice with inspirational teaching and the University is consistently in the top quartile of the NSS for higher education institutions in the UK, exceeding the sector average in almost every area of the survey (NSS, 2019).

This is an exciting time to join the University, with our new University Strategy – Impact 2022 – and our revised values. The University is poised for the next phase in its development as we seek to develop our impact further, enrich the student experience through innovative and employment-focused education, and realign our professional services in support of our strategic aims.

We are looking for an experienced, motivated and enthusiastic individual to join a dynamic and highly skilled teaching team.

Role Responsibilities: You will be involved in the delivery of academic Social Work and Integrated Social Care courses and modules including Social Work Degree Apprenticeships. You will also contribute to the support of social work students whilst on practice placement.

Applicants: You will be a qualified and registered social worker with excellent academic and professional qualifications and have an excellent understanding of teaching within a Higher Education setting. You will have significant knowledge in one of the following areas: child protection; safeguarding vulnerable adults; therapeutic interventions or substance misuse. You will also have knowledge of Social Work curriculum initiatives. Applicants will demonstrate an ability to work within a team and have excellent communications skills.  A Masters level qualification is highly desirable for the role and a PhD in a relevant area is desirable.

If you have the qualities and attributes representative of the University’s values and ambition, we would be delighted to hear from you.

What you can expect in return are excellent employment benefits including: training, development and research support, a generous holiday entitlement, contributory pension scheme, discounted gym membership and a range of staff discounts with major retailers.

For further information about this role please contact Thomas Toscano, Associate Professor – Education & Professional Practice, at thomas.toscano@bucks.ac.uk.

All applications are to be made in full and online.  The University operates an anonymised shortlisting process and therefore any uploaded CV’s or supporting documents must not include your name and personal details.

Application Closing date: 3rd May 2021

Interview Date:  13th May 2021


Bucks New University is a Disability Confident employer and as such you will be given the opportunity to declare a disability as part of the application process.