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Senior Lecturer in Social Work

Social Work

Location:  Wrexham
Salary:  £40,927 to £50,295 per annum, pro rata
Closing Date:  Tuesday 23 August 2022
Reference:  2122753

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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the social work tutor team at Wrexham Glyndwr University (WGU) in a senior lecturing capacity. The social work department prides itself on a student-centred practice focus and we are currently 1st in Wales for satisfaction of teaching (The Guardian University Guide 2022). The tutor team aim to generate social work graduate practitioners who are fit for contemporary social work practice. Therefore we are looking to appoint a principled, committed and enthusiastic individual to develop and contribute to the provision of high quality teaching and research in Social Work.

The BA (Hons) Social Work is delivered in partnership with people who have care and support needs and their carers, Local Authority partners and social work agencies. The programme integrates professional training in social work with academic study to degree level. The successful applicant will work with the Programme Team, Partner Agencies, Outside In (the focus group of individuals who use services) and other stakeholders. As such the successful post holder must enjoy being part of a cohesive team while undertaking a leadership role where appropriate.  They will have a contributory role across the subject area, including being actively engaged in programme and module leading and as a personal tutor which includes supporting students whilst on placement.

We are looking for a person to join the team who is a qualified Social Worker. We also require applications from individuals with an academic background with experience of curriculum development and moderation. We are seeking to develop our Welsh medium provision and therefore Welsh language skills are particularly desirable for this role. All applicants invited to interview will be expected to make a short presentation to the panel, based on a relevant subject to the role.

For an informal discussion please contact Dr Vivienne Dacre on 

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this position. 

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close a vacancy prior to the closing date if a high number of applications are received.

This post is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS disclosure.

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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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