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London Metropolitan University

Senior Lecturers in Social Work

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£42,273 to £53,172 per annum (inclusive of London Allowance)

Posted Date

Holloway Site

Closing Date


13 May 2021

31 May 2021

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 programmes 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 School of Social Professions at London Metropolitan University wishes to appoint 2.5 Senior Lecturers in Social Work, who will be able to take on major administrative roles within the subject including course and module leadership, admissions and placement lead.

The successful candidates will join an outstanding team of Social Work staff and will play a part in working on MSc and BSc programmes offered at our Holloway Campus. The Social Work team is a key part of a wider subject area group that also includes Community Development, Refugee Programmes Youth Work and Youth Studies.

We expect our students to develop a strong commitment to Social Work values over the course of the programme they study. This will include developing their critical understanding of policy and practice and acquiring an understanding of the ethical perspectives that underpin work in the profession.

Our courses have very strong 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.

Our Social Work programmes also benefit from London Met’s strong links with its local community. Our student body is amongst the most socially diverse of any in the UK, and this is particularly the case with our Social Work programme where students typically have first-hand experience of the communities that they will go on to serve when they graduate.

Lecturers in the Social Work team are expected to develop a creative, 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 course leadership and areas such as admissions and student bursary allocation.

Successful applicants will have experience of teaching in a number of areas of specialist knowledge within the domains of the Social Work discipline and will also need to be committed to continuing to develop their teaching and subject knowledge. Areas of specialist expertise sought include: assessment and planning; interprofessional practice, domestic violence; housing; human growth and development; law; management and leadership; mental health; safeguarding.

Successful applicants will have a strong commitment to the University’s values, mission and strategic plan; a “coaching and developing” approach when dealing with colleagues and students; and working collegially; valuing the contribution of others and sharing knowledge and expertise.

This post will be subject to a standard DBS check.

Interviews are due to be held on 11th June 2021

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