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Lecturer in Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Location:  Wrexham
Salary:  £37,473 to £40,930 per annum, pro rata
Closing Date:  Sunday 02 October 2022
Reference:  2122698-R

Part time, Permanent- 0.4FTE or 0.6FTE

Secondments will be considered. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the occupational therapy tutor team at Wrexham Glyndwr University in a lecturing capacity to meet the needs of increasing pre-registration student numbers. The vacancy arises at an exciting time for the University and in meeting a 10-year commissioning contract for healthcare subjects bringing opportunities, development for the faculty and new campus facilities.

The department prides itself on a student-centred focus ranking highly in the UK for student satisfaction. The tutor team is committed to delivering high quality occupational therapy education across the subject. WGU is 1st in the UK for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2023), currently 2nd in the UK for teaching quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022) and ranked 1st in England and Wales for social inclusion. The tutor team aims to generate occupational therapy graduate practitioners who are fit for contemporary practice in all health and social care areas and beyond into the third / independent sector area and has excellent graduate employability outcomes.

We are seeking a person to join the team who is an experienced occupational therapist with strong clinical knowledge and skills from any area of practice. We would particularly welcome applications from those with a physical/ acute background. We would welcome applications from individuals from a clinical background looking to move into an academic role and those who have experience in higher education and delivery of occupational therapy curricula. The successful applicant will be able to enthuse students to the occupational therapy role, facilitating pre-registration education of student occupational therapists through curriculum delivery across all levels. The successful post holder must enjoy being part of a small and cohesive team where you will have a contributory role across the subject area and allied health, including being actively engaged as a personal tutor and supporting students whilst on placement.

Evidence of Master’s level study is essential and Welsh language speaking is desirable. The post holder must hold current membership with the professional body, Royal College of Occupational Therapists and be HCPC registered. There is scope for career progression to senior lecturer grading and development opportunities including a teaching qualification, leading to fellow status with Advance HE.

All applicants invited to interview will be expected to undertake a micro-teach activity to a small group, based on a relevant subject to the role.

This post is open to applications for either a 0.4 or 0.6wte contract to compliment clinical roles. The post is also open to secondments with agreement from your employer. Please state your preference in the application.

Please refer to the job description and person specification for details or for an informal discussion please contact the professional lead, Dr Liz Cade via email-

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Wrexham Glyndwr University is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates and will ensure applicants will not be discriminated against due to their protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. The University will make all efforts to meet your access requirements, please contact our Human Resources Team as soon as possible to discuss any adjustments you may need.  

We welcome applications in Welsh and English. Any applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than applications submitted in English.

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