Social Work and Youth Work Senior Lecturer Positions

The School of Social Professions is seeking to fill four lecturing positions in the social work, youth studies and community development areas. 

Positions:

The successful candidates will join our outstanding team of staff and will play a part in delivering programmes offered at our Holloway campus. Our team forms 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 Met’s strong links with its immediate local community in North and East London. This has been recently supplemented with a major new initiative London Met 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.

The 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. They 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

 

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About London Met 

Transforming lives through excellent education

London Metropolitan University is an ambitious institution which is committed to transforming the lives of its students through excellent education.

We make our courses available to people from all walks of life, creating and advancing social justice, social mobility and access to opportunity and professions. Our graduates benefit personally, but also contribute to society, culture, public service and the economy in all areas of London, the UK and around the world.

The University is embarking upon a radical transformation to emerge as sector leaders in inclusive practice. Building on our social mission we are committed to tackling all forms of discrimination and prejudice. We are looking for candidates who reflect our students’ lived experience, are completely committed to supporting our diverse student body, can help advance our goals to remove disparities in academic outcomes and to de-colonise our curriculum.

The positions

Job title: Senior Lecturer in Social Work 

Positions available:
  • two full-time positions
  • one part-time (0.5 full time equivalent) position

Main duties: 

  • teaching and learning support
  • research and schoolarship
  • course management

The purpose of the job is to undertake a full range of academic duties including teaching, scholarly activity, academic and placement tutor support and research. To support the University to deliver on its strategic priority to address the degree awarding gap between White, Black, Asian and students from minoritised communities through inclusive curricula and pedagogy.

  • Support the School to deliver fair outcomes for students through enhancing inclusive academic practice and advancing anti-racism. 
  • Contribute to, deliver and promote high quality and inclusive teaching and student support.  
  • Enhance the School’s research profile through developing and delivering impactful research.

To see a full job specification for the Senior Lecturer in Social Work positions and to apply, please visit our recruitment portal.

Job title: Senior Lecturer in Youth Work 

Position:
  • full-time

Main duties: 

  • teaching and learning support
  • research and schoolarship
  • course management

The purpose of the job is to undertake a full range of academic duties including teaching, scholarly activity, academic and placement tutor support and research. To support the University to deliver on its strategic priority to address the degree awarding gap between White, Black, Asian and students from minoritised communities through inclusive curricula and pedagogy.

  • Support the School to deliver fair outcomes for students through enhancing inclusive academic practice and advancing anti-racism. 
  • Contribute to, deliver and promote high quality and inclusive teaching and student support.  
  • Enhance the School’s research profile through developing and delivering impactful research.

To see a full job specification for the Senior Lecturer in Youth Work position and to apply, please visit our recruitment portal.