Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy

£32,817 - £49,553
Town/City Canterbury CT1 1QU
Payment type Pro rata
Region England
Contract type Permanent contract
Closing date
Type of employer Private provider
Name of employer Canterbury Christchurch University

Other benefits

Our staff enjoy competitive salaries and a great working environment with a number of benefits ranging from the occupational pension scheme to use of the University’s facilities including the library and fitness centre. We are strongly committed to equality and recognise the value of a diverse workforce.

Vacancy details

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy

Canterbury, Kent

£32,817 - £49,553 p.a. pro-rata

Permanent – Part-time 0.8 FTE until August 2021, opportunity to increase to 1.0FTE after August 2021 


Applications are invited for a Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy. If you are an experienced HCPC registered Physiotherapist, are enthusiastic about enhancing Physiotherapy higher education and teaching our students, we would be pleased to hear from you. We are developing an exciting portfolio (including apprenticeship and post-graduate programmes). You will join an ambitious subject team and have a keen interest in improvement and implementation within the healthcare setting. Most of the time you will teach our Physiotherapy undergraduate students at Medway, however interprofessional education is a key part of our learning and teaching approach and you will teach other students on health, social care and public health programmes at all HE levels on different University campuses.

The Role

As a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, you will use your previous teaching, or high-quality practice experience, as a Physiotherapist to deliver specialist and generalist knowledge and skills to students at all HE levels. You will use different learning and teaching methods, sensitive to different cultures and students’ ways of learning. Using contemporary evidence, you will prepare students for future clinical practice which supports embedding research into practice for patient benefit. Your level of appointment will be in line with your previous experience and the University will offer you career development opportunities.

You will also work within a friendly  group of academic and professional staff, and will contribute to enhancing the work and the reputation of the School as a whole, collaborating inter-professionally and effectively with colleagues in the Faculty, University and externally as appropriate. You will undertake scholarly activity, maintain or work towards being research active and contribute to the School’s enterprise and innovation within the UK and internationally. The nature of this contribution will vary according to your experience and your direction of work will be required to fit with the School’s strategic plans

You will use your knowledge of best practice in your profession and education methods, combined with excellent communication skills to support students in their learning to become safe, autonomous, competent Physiotherapists. You will work closely with all stakeholders to co-produce teaching materials to create an inclusive environment for students. You will continue your own personal and professional development as an academic using the evidence base and research to inform teaching.

Additional Information

Following the introduction of a number of measures at the University in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this position will be recruited on a part-time, 0.8fte basis until August 2021, at which point it is anticipated the post-holder will be offered the opportunity to increase their working hours to full-time / 37 hours per week.  Salary for the first year will be on a pro-rata basis to a full-time equivalent of £33,797 - £49,553

The University will be regularly reviewing this policy and, dependent on the University’s financial position at these points, it may be possible to reduce or withdraw the measures at these points and in agreement with the Governing Body

There is every confidence in the short, and long-term sustainability of the University, health programmes and particularly the Physiotherapy programme. Do please feel free to Rupert Kerrell (Academic Group Lead) if you would like to discuss this in more detail.

Informal enquiries to Rupert Kerrell at: rupert.kerrell@canterbury.ac.uk 

We would be pleased to consider applications from those who would be interested in a secondment from a role in service, as well as looking at part time and job sharing.

Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.

How to apply

How to apply

Apply online via our website.

Closing date for applications:    12th August 2020

Interviews are to be held:           TBC

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