Lecturer in Physiotherapy – School of Health, Social Work and Sport – Grade H

£40,521 - £46,974
Town/City Preston PR1 2HE
Payment type Per annum
Region North West
Contract type Permanent contract
Closing date
Hours Full-time
Job reference 0516-23-R
Type of employer Private provider
Name of employer University of Central Lancashire
Workplace Preston Campus

Other benefits

Vacancy details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an innovative and motivated individual or individuals to contribute to the delivery of physiotherapy education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels within the School of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, Preston. You will be focused on teaching, learning and assessment within the physiotherapy provision.

We are seeking to appoint a physiotherapist with recent clinical experience or Higher Education experience. You will have a contemporary understanding and knowledge of physiotherapy and healthcare education and practice within the UK. We are looking for an individual or individuals with experience in neurology/paediatrics/musculoskeletal practice and at least 2 of the following:

  • Paediatrics
  • Women’s health
  • Case management
  • Leadership
  • Service improvement
  • Public health
  • End-of-life care
  • Technology in health care

You must be a member of a National Physiotherapy professional body (e.g., CSP) and hold registration with HCPC. You will have a good honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject and a relevant master’s qualification or working towards.

You must be committed to student success and experience and be able to show that you can effectively support learning and teaching in both the classroom and practice setting, including the promotion of inter-professional education. Therefore, experience teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level is essential.

You will need to be able to work as a team member, as well as be self-reliant. Presentation skills as well as planning and organisational skills are also core requirements for this role.



To contribute to the academic development, course management, teaching, research development, and scholarship within the School in the area of physiotherapy. This post holder will work with the course leaders to develop and deliver innovative physiotherapy therapy education programmes within the school.


1. To make a contribution to achieving the academic objectives in the School through teaching, research, and income generating activities.

2. To act as a module leader for a number of identified modules.

3. To undertake administrative duties relevant to module leadership (administer course registers, assessment records, learning programmes and other records).

4. To engage with the recruitment of students onto courses and to provide appropriate advice on progression and career opportunities.

5. To adhere to quality assurance and enhancement systems to ensure high standards are maintained and the student experience is enhanced.

6. To contribute to the development of the School’s commercial activities, including consultancy, training and funded projects.

7. To participate in research as an individual or part of a team.

8. To develop and consolidate contacts with industry/employers and other external organisations.

9. To undertake any duties relevant to the School’s activities and commensurate with the level of the post, as directed by the Head of School/designated Division Leader.

Person Specification

Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviours (Essential)

  • Experience of contemporary clinical practice as a physiotherapist. (Application/Interview)
  • Experience of teaching physiotherapy in a clinical or higher education environment. (Application/Interview)
  • Expertise in cardiorespiratory, neurology or Musculoskeletal physiotherapy practice (Application/Interview)
  • Good honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. (Application)
  • A relevant Masters level qualification or working towards (Application)
  • Registration with HCPC (Application)
  • Membership of a National Physiotherapy professional body (e.g. CSP) (Application)
  • Ability to teach and supervise dissertations up to Masters level. (Application/Interview)
  • Flexible and innovative approach to teaching and learning. (Application/Interview)
  • Ability to undertake research/knowledge transfer. (Application/Interview)
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team. (Application/Interview)
  • IT literate with knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint and office 365 or equivalent. (Application/Interview)
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills (Application/Interview)
  • An understanding of and demonstrable commitment to the University’s Values of Achieving Together, Being Proud, Creating Opportunity and Supporting All, as a framework for decisions, actions and behaviours (Application/Interview).

Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviours (Desirable)

  • Experience of leading or coordinating clinical education for pre-registration physiotherapy students. (Application/Interview)
  • Experience of delivering inter-professional education. (Application/Interview)
  • Experience in any of the following - paediatrics, women’s health, case management, leadership, service improvement, public health, end of life care, technology in health care (Application/Interview).
  • Publications, conference presentation. (Application/Interview)
  • Formal teaching qualification or Registered Practitioner of Higher Education Academy (Application)
  • An ability to contribute to commercial activities and income generation. (Application/Interview)
  • An ability to contribute to the enhancement of research within the School. (Application/Interview)
  • Knowledge of UK current physiotherapy education and practice. (Application/Interview)
  • High level of IT skills in context of e-learning, including office 365 or equivalent. (Application/Interview)
  • Familiarity with virtual learning environments. (Application/Interview)
  • Active member of CSP as appropriate (Application/Interview)
  • Evidence of strong professional networks. (Application/Interview) 

We are proud to be a diverse, multicultural university. We are committed to building a truly inclusive
culture where diversity is championed. Applications are particularly welcomed from individuals who will
support the diversification within the University and support its development of a culture that is
inclusive and welcoming to all.
UCLan is committed to providing a safe environment to study, work and visit, protecting children, young
people and adults at risk from harm and abuse. Our safeguarding policy and safer recruitment
procedure outlines our approach, alongside other internal policies, procedures and guidance which can
be found on our website at Safeguarding – UCLan.
Applicants applying for roles in regulated activity and that are listed as an exception under the
Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 will be required to disclose any spent and unspent convictions and
undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check at the appropriate level, UCLan will only ask an
applicant to make an application for a DBS check if they are legally entitled to.

How to apply

For further information contact: Dr Heather Stewart, Principal Lecturer, Allied Health Professions - HCStewart@uclan.ac.uk

You need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for an interview. This
position is based in Preston. Job share or part time working may be considered for suitable candidate.

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