The School of Psychology at the University of East London is one of the largest in the UK and has a long-standing leading position in the provision of undergraduate and postgraduate professional training spanning from traditional specialisms to new and pioneering pathways into psychological practice. This is complemented by a strong research profile, commitment to research informed teaching and to promoting a culture of scholarly activities across the academic year. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) the school was ranked joint first in the UK for impact of research showcasing our academic expertise and its real-world relevance.
Our well-established Professional Doctorate Counselling Psychology programme is characterised by its long tradition and reputation in high quality professional training. This is an exciting opportunity to lead an enthusiastic and committed programme team to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of a quality Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology to the students. You will also ensure maintenance of excellent standards of professional training accredited by HCPC and BPS and manage efficiently and effectively the tutor team on the programme. You will have a Professional Doctorate or PhD and substantial experience in Counselling Psychology. You should also be registered with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist and with the BPS as a Chartered Psychologist. Experience of supervising Counselling Psychologists in training at Doctoral level is essential.
Part-time and job share applications will be considered.
The University of East London is a vibrant and diverse university located in Stratford and Docklands. We are implementing our Vision 2028 strategy, to transform our curriculum and partnerships to make a positive difference to student, graduate and community success. Our goal is to become the leading careers-focused, enterprising university in the UK, one which both prepares our students for the jobs of the future and provides the innovation to drive that future sustainably and inclusively.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON:
The University of East London has been pioneering futures since 1898: from the 2nd Industrial Revolution through to where we are now, the 4th. We are a careers-led university, dedicated to supporting our students to develop the skills, emotional intelligence and creativity needed to thrive in a constantly changing world.
Vision 2028 has been developed to transform our curriculum, pedagogy, research impact and partnerships to make a positive difference to student, graduate and community success. Our ambitious but achievable goal is to become the leading careers-focused, enterprising university in the UK, one which both prepares our students for the jobs of the future and provides the innovation to drive that future sustainably and inclusively.
To ensure the efficient and effective delivery of a quality Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology to the trainees, having overall professional responsibility for the Programme, maintaining excellent standards of professional training accredited by relevant professional bodies. To manage efficiently and effectively the tutor team on the programme.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following duties and responsibilities are intended to give a broad indication of the variety of tasks that the Programme Director may be asked to undertake and are expressed in sufficient detail to distinguish the grade of the post. It should be noted that a job description is not an exhaustive list of activities, and employees may be asked to carry out other duties commensurate with the grade of the post. The job description may also be amended to take account of changed circumstances, and employees will be consulted when this is necessary.
- To be responsible for the development and running of the Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology.
- Organise and lead on the allocation of duties, responsibilities and setting of appropriate organisational structures such as lines of accountability, reporting and communication, necessary for the effective operation of the Programme.
- Attending various Boards and Committees in the School and University.
- Ensuring continuous monitoring and management of procedures for validation, review, programme modification and quality monitoring, to ensure it meets appropriate academic quality standards as required by the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC), the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the University.
- Ensuring that the Programme meets its educational aims and learning outcomes, that these are revised appropriately and communicated to staff, students and relevant external bodies.
- Developing, with the Programme team, new approaches to teaching and learning that are appropriate for the subject area and reflect excellence in teaching as specified by the Teaching Excellence Framework.
- Overseeing and ensuring appropriate running of all research related activities in the programme.
- Leading on the Programme’s recruitment strategy, marketing and overseeing applicants’ selection.
- Ensuring excellent organisation and application of placement related procedures and overseeing activities, such as quality monitoring, assessment of placement learning, meeting professional body requirements.
- Ensuring the development and implementation of appropriate systems of support and supervision for trainees and for the regular review of these systems.
- To undertake other duties as reasonably required by the Head of the Professional Psychology Department and the Dean of the School of Psychology.
EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS:
- Professional Doctorate or PhD in Counselling Psychology (A, C)
- HCPC registration as Practitioner Psychologist and BPS registration as Chartered Counselling Psychologist (A, C)
- Post-qualification training/study and/or evidence of engagement in Continuous Professional Development (e.g., FHEA). (A, C)
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
- Substantial post-qualification experience as Registered Counselling Psychologist (A)
- Knowledge of current developments in the field of Counselling Psychology (A, I)
- Experience in designing and implementing curricula for Doctoral training programmes in Counselling Psychology (A, I)
- Experience of supervising doctoral research of Counselling Psychologist trainees to completion (A, I, R)
- Experience of Programme Directorship in HE or relevant managerial experience as team leader in other settings (e.g., NHS) (A, I)
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Ability to provide effective team leadership (I)
- Ability to engage in strategic planning (A/I)
- Excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills (I)
- Ability to work and deliver against deadlines (I)
- Ability to motivate, mentor and support others (I)
OTHER ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:
- Commitment to and understanding of equal opportunities issues within a diverse multicultural environment (I)
Criteria tested by Key:
A = Application form
C = Certification
I = Interview
P = Presentation
R = Research papers
T = Test
The University of East London has appointed SearchHigher as their recruitment partner for this campaign, please apply below by uploading a CV, and a Cover Letter in Word Document format or call Chris on 07823524581 to book a confidential call, all applicants will need to book a screening call with SearchHigher to make a formal application before the closing date- C.Boote@searchhigher.com