University of Bristol

The Faculty of Education & Children’s Services has at its core one of the institution’s original missions – the preparation of students for careers of service. As the Children’s Services workforce evolves, the Faculty seeks to maintain its role in developing current and future employees in the sector to make a valuable contribution to that workforce.  The portfolio of the Faculty has enlarged significantly over the past few years building on a historic base of quality provision in Primary and Secondary Initial Teacher Education (ITE). The Faculty runs a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at its sites in Chester, Warrington and Shrewsbury.

Provision to support the development of the children’s, young people’s and families’ workforce was established at University Centre Shrewsbury six years ago.  It has involved the delivery of ITE and is evolving to recognise the diversity of roles within this sector with the BA Childhood Studies with Applied Psychology Programme and the BA Working with Children, Young People and Families (Work Based and Integrative Studies).

We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic, creative and innovative Senior Lecturers to join the team based at University Centre Shrewsbury.  Those appointed will be expected to teach on the multi-disciplinary BA Childhood Studies with Applied Psychology programme, and/or BA Working with Children, Young People and Families course.  Posts will be offered on a fractional/full time basis depending on the skills, experience and interests of applicants.  We welcome applications for job share and part time roles. Please specify your preference (s) on your application.

We are keen to develop a multidisciplinary team that reflects the areas taught on these degree courses and would particularly welcome applications from candidates with a background in any of the following: Social Work, Child Health and Wellbeing Services, Therapeutic Services for children such as Play Therapy or Counselling, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, Early Intervention, Family Support, Youth Work, Advocacy and roles with the charity sector.  Both programmes are highly centred on supporting graduate career planning and progression, and aim to involve a range of local partners. The role will also include establishing links with a range of professionals, organisations and settings that will enrich the provision that we offer.   Please note that psychology modules are delivered by the Applied Psychology Department.

You will be educated to undergraduate level as a minimum, and a Masters level qualification related to the programmes (or be working towards/willing to undertake) is essential.

Pre-application enquiries may be made to Andy Connell, Head of Group (Education, Children and Families) via email: or Michelle Palser, Programme Leader for BA Childhood Studies with Applied Psychology, email:

We encourage applications from a diverse range of applicants.

Candidates may download further details from our website at and apply for the post via our Online Recruitment Website quoting reference number RA006564.

Closing date: Friday 10th September 2021


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