Institution: University of West London
United Kingdom
Description :

The University of West London (UWL) is one of the top 40 universities in the UK and the top modern university in London according to the influential Guardian University Guide 2021*.

We were also named University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021, being described by the editor as “regularly among the top-performing universities” and proving that “it is possible for a London-based institution to achieve outstanding levels of student satisfaction beyond other universities”.

Over the last few years, we have invested more than £150 million into our campus to create an inspiring social and learning environment for students. The University puts our students at the heart of everything we do: dedicated to providing an excellent student experience delivering positive, life-changing outcomes - a combination of career focused courses and tailored pedagogic care delivered within a supportive community. 

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The Department 

The College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare delivers a range of healthcare and social work courses across Berkshire and London and has a wide range of CPD provision. We have excellent partnerships with a large number of healthcare and social care organisations across the NHS, Social Services and in the private, voluntary and independent sector. We are a supportive and collegiate team and strongly encourage individuals in their continuing professional development.

The Role

An opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, innovative social work educator to join our team of dedicated academics to support the delivery of courses in social work at UG and PG level. Our new BSocial Work (Hons) commenced in September 2021 and the successful candidate will have a key role in its delivery.   We believe our new offer is ambitious and exciting and will prepare students to meet contemporary challenges in current social work practice. The team are currently developing a post-graduate offer for qualified social workers, and the successful candidate will be an integral part of this new project.

The Person

The successful candidate will have excellent social work knowledge and experience, and an excellent appreciation of the SWE (2019)â¯Professional Standards and SWE Education and Training Standards (2021) is essential. Candidates should demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills to work collaboratively with students, other academics, social work practitioners, and with our support and technical staff. You will be expected to assist in the development and delivery of learning materials that are relevant, evidence-based and current, in order to maintain the high quality of learning and teaching associated with the college.⯠

Applicants must be registered with SWE as a social worker, hold a minimum of first degree in a relevant subject and ideally hold a recognised teaching qualification for Higher Education. For successful applicants without relevant teaching qualifications then they will join the UWL Academic Professional degree apprenticeship scheme supporting the UK government’s commitment to up skill the UK workforce. 

For successful applicants without relevant teaching qualifications then they will join the UWL Academic Professional degree apprenticeship scheme supporting the UK government’s commitment to up skill the UK workforce.

How to Apply 

To apply click on ‘Apply Online’ and fill out the application form. Further information about the application process can be found here: 

Please email  if you need any assistance with the application process. 

Interviews are expected to be held in the week commencing Monday 13th June 2022.

For informal enquiries about the position please contact Janet Goddard, Course Leader, email  or Mthoko Sampson, Lead Social Worker

Additional Information 

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Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.  

A Standard/Enhanced DBS Certificate is required for this post (to be undertaken upon appointment).

Closing Date: 26 May 2022
Category: Academic

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