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Teaching Associate x2 (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for two part-time (0.5FTE) Teaching Associate posts in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapeutic Counselling.

The Faculty of Education runs a postgraduate psychotherapeutic counselling programme for working with children and young people. The programme is accredited by the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (U.P.C.A.) and leads to registration with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (U.K.C.P.).

The course is integrative in theoretical orientation and there is an emphasis on working with the arts and play. The postholders will contribute to all aspects of the programme. The work will involve teaching of theory, development and assessment of practice, supervision of students' research and academic work, and personal tutoring. The posts are also part of the course team who teach, assess and examine the course.

The successful candidate(s) will have a professional qualification and accreditation/registration in counselling/ psychotherapy, and a postgraduate qualification in counselling/ psychotherapy. They will also have experience of teaching at Higher Education level and working therapeutically with children. The ability to work independently, with strong time management skills and a high level of attention to detail is also essential.

For full details of the responsibilities of the post and the person specification, please see the further particulars.

The positions are available from 01 August 2020.

Fixed-term: The funds for these posts are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Applications are particularly welcomed from candidates from a BME background, who are currently under-represented in the Faculty.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please ensure that you upload a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a letter of application indicating how you would contribute to the responsibilities of the post.

Informal enquiries should be made to Carol Holliday (

We hope to hold interviews on 24 June 2020.

Please quote reference JR23135 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information

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