LECTURER IN OCCUPATIONAL
(TEACHING AND SCHOLARSHIP)
Job Ref: A-580131
Faculty: Health and Life Sciences, Institute of Learning and Teaching, School of Health Sciences
Salary: Depending on qualifications and experience Range: £37,012 - £46,846 pa (pro rata)
Location: University Campus Hours of work: 0.6 fte
Tenure: Permanent Grade: 8
Closing Date: 27 July 2012 Interview Date: To be confirmed
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1. The University of Liverpool
The University of Liverpool is the original “redbrick” university, established in 1881 as a University
College, and it received its Royal Charter in 1903. It is one of the UK's leading research universities,
with a reputation nationally and internationally for high quality teaching and research. In the course of
its history the University has been associated with seven Nobel Laureates. Today, it is famous for
delivering high quality education in a diverse range of programmes. The University of Liverpool now
has over 22,000 registered students, making it one of the largest non-collegiate universities in the UK.
The University remains strongly committed through the teaching and research of its staff to the
'advancement of learning and ennoblement of life' which the people of Liverpool helped establish over
a century ago.
2. The City of Liverpool
Liverpool has a famous history, but the Liverpool of today is a changed city, now energetically
regenerating itself by building on its rich heritage and cosmopolitan reputation to emerge as one of
the UK’s leading centres for culture and entertainment, learning and endeavour. Liverpool today can
offer a café society, first-class restaurants and bars, beautiful parks, sport, music, theatre and art
galleries and museums. Liverpool was awarded the title European Capital of Culture in 2008.
Architecturally, Liverpool is an outstanding city with an extraordinarily rich heritage of building, public
squares and civic parks. It has two exceptional cathedrals, looking towards each other along Hope
Street, two famous football teams (Liverpool and Everton), and an internationally recognised
waterfront on the River Mersey. The Pier Head and the Albert Dock forms part of the UNESCO World
Heritage Site: Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City.
The large student body in the city has led to a rich and diverse cultural life, with activities for students
ranging from football, nightclubs (the city is home to many venues that offer live music or famous
dj’s), and classical music (the city hosts a symphony orchestra a stone's throw from the city centre
campus). Liverpudlians themselves are famous for their music, humour and creativity. They have a
well-deserved reputation for friendliness, and a sure sense of their own identity.
Finally, Liverpool is uniquely situated within comfortable travelling distance of three of the UK's most
beautiful National Parks. Heading west, North Wales, with the well-known hiking and mountaineering
centre of Snowdonia, is only ninety minutes drive, while north of Liverpool, the Lake District is less
than two hours drive. Heading east, the Peak District and the Pennine Way is less than an hour.
3. Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Following an extensive consultation carried out in 2008-09 a new, three faculty academic structure
was agreed: Humanities and Social Sciences; Science and Engineering; and Health and Life
Sciences. The purpose of the restructuring exercise was to more effectively support the achievement
of the University’s Strategic Plan priorities by enabling better support for and facilitation of academic
endeavour and collaboration through an enhanced capacity to respond to cross-disciplinary research
challenges and with greater devolution of decision making and budgetary control.
The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences comprises five Research Institutes; Ageing and Chronic
Disease, Infection and Global Health, Integrative Biology, Psychology, Health and Society, and
Translational Medicine and the Institute of Learning and Teaching (ILT).
The Faculty’s key research strengths embedded into the five Research Institutes enhance existing
collaborations and foster interdisciplinary alliances, allow better integration of related research
activities and increase the critical mass focusing on areas of research with high impact.
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The considerable track record of clinical research in Liverpool will benefit from closer engagement
between clinical and non-clinical research groups that these Institutes will foster, as will the synergies
of those working towards similar aims in both human and animal health. The Research Institutes
cover a wide spectrum of high quality research and offer opportunity for postgraduate research
experience through MRes, MPhil and PhD study pathways. For staff in the Institute of Learning and
Teaching wishing to engage in research activity associated with these Institutes, there is an Associate
Membership scheme to provide a support link. The close links between the ILT and the Research
Institutes of the Faculty ensures that our teaching activities are research-led
Institute of Learning and Teaching
The Institute of Learning and Teaching comprises six schools – Dentistry; Health Sciences; Life
Sciences; Medicine; Psychology; Veterinary Science and two cross school units – the Centre for
Excellence in Evidence Based Learning and Teaching; the Human Anatomy Resources Centre. The
Institute provides excellent learning opportunities through offering a wide range of specialist focused
undergraduate, taught postgraduate (PGT) degree and Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
activities. This integration of Schools within the Institute places the Faculty at the forefront of
developments in the education of a wide range of diverse disciplines, which provides a stimulating
environment that enriches the staff and student experience of university life.
School of Health Sciences
The School of Health Sciences is one of the Schools in the Institute of Learning and Teaching. The
School is made up of the Directorates of Medical Imaging & Radiotherapy; Nursing; Occupational
Therapy; Orthoptics and Vision Science; Physiotherapy. The School offers seven pre-registration
programmes in healthcare professional subjects, as well as postgraduate taught Masters
programmes in Medical Diagnostic Ultrasound and in Advanced Practice in Healthcare. The School
has a strong commitment to the provision of accredited and non-accredited Continuing Professional
Development activities. Staff engage in pedagogic research in support of the delivery of all these
4. The Post
You will be expected to contribute to the teaching and administration of the School, in particular
related to the Directorate of Occupational Therapy. The main area of teaching will relate to the
undergraduate pre-registration programme, with preference for those able to deliver a broad spectrum
of the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary in the education of occupational therapy students.
Teach on undergraduate/postgraduate programmes, as directed by the Head of
Directorate or Head of School;
Undertake assessment and examination duties, as directed by the Head of Directorate;
Supervise and tutor students at undergraduate level, as directed by the Head of
Directorate or Head of School;
Participate in and contribute to the running of the School, Directorate, Faculty, and
University, by undertaking administrative duties, and in so doing, to represent the best
interest of students, the School, the University, and the Faculty.
Support CPD and knowledge exchange activity of the Directorate.
Candidates for the post who do not hold a teaching qualification will, within the first two years of their
appointment, be expected to undertake an approved programme offered by the University. All staff
will be appointed a 'personal mentor' for support and guidance in their teaching activities and personal
development. Applicants will be expected to maintain their HPC Registration.
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As the work involves working with young people and / or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate
will be asked to make an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosure.
This is a permanent post, but appointment will normally be for a probationary period of three years.
Confirmation in appointment will be made at the end of this period provided that the Review
Committee for the Faculty is satisfied that the appointee has fulfilled the criteria for confirmation.
These criteria are:
that the appointee has applied himself or herself to research and the advancement of
knowledge as shown by work completed or in an active state of preparation,
that he or she has satisfactorily undertaken such teaching and taken such part in University
examinations as have been assigned, and
that he or she has performed such administrative duties within the department as have been
The satisfactory undertaking of professional duties associated with the appointment will also be taken
If the appointee has been confirmed in appointment at this University or another equivalent UK
institution, no further probationary period would be required in this post. Relevant experience at this
or another institution, without confirmation in appointment, may be taken into account when
determining the length of the probationary period.
The University’s Learning and Teaching Strategy requires that all new probationary academic staff
attend an Induction event, and undertake and complete the Certificate in Professional Studies in
Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. Further details of the CPS can be obtained from
Education Development within the Centre for Life Long Learning. Individuals may be exempted from
all or part of the CPS, depending upon their qualifications and experience.
The Occupational Pension Scheme associated with this appointment is the Universities Superannuation
Full particulars of the scheme can be obtained, on request, from the Director of Human Resources.
An acceptance of this appointment will be taken as an application to join USS and have the appropriate
contributions deducted from salary unless the Director of Human Resources is expressly notified in
writing either before commencing employment, within three months of that date or on expiry of three
months notice, that the appointee intends to make his or her own pension arrangements.
Should the appointee decide to make his or her own personal pension arrangements, the University will
not contribute to the personal arrangement. No other form of supplementation of pension benefits will be
available from the University.
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It may be possible for a newly appointed member of staff who has not been in USS to have his or her
accrued benefits from his or her former pension scheme transferred to the USS. In such a case, USS
will be asked to investigate a transfer payment and will provide, on actuarial advice, a proposal for a
number of years' credit in USS which such payment would secure. The member of staff is at liberty
either to accept this or elect to deal with his or her accrued benefits as determined by the rules of his
or her former scheme.
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EMPLOYEE SPECIFICATION – Shortlisting Criteria
Post Title: Lecturer in Occupational Therapy (0.6 fte) (Teaching and Scholarship) Salary: £37,012 - £46,846 pa (pro rata)
Faculty: Health and Life Sciences Job Ref: A-580131
Attributes No. Essential Criteria Desirable Criteria
(Identified from – Application form/CV/Supporting (Identified from – Application form/CV/Supporting
1. EXPERIENCE 1.1 Post-qualifying practice experience in occupational Recent assessment experience in a practice
therapy placement and/or academic setting
1.2 Recent teaching experience in a practice placement Recent management and leadership experience
and/or academic setting
1.3 Recent experience of supervising students in practice
2. EDUCATION 2.1 Recognised professional qualification in occupational Recognised teaching qualification
TRAINING 2.2 Current registration with HPC Masters degree (or working towards) in a relevant
2.3 CPD activities demonstrated
3. SKILLS, GENERAL 3.1 Knowledge of current policies and practices concerning
AND SPECIAL occupational therapy practice and healthcare education
KNOWLEDGE 3.2 Knowledge of a spectrum across occupational therapy
3.3 Evidence of recent scholarly activity
3.4 Good communication and interpersonal skills
3.5 Effective time management skills
3.5 IT skills
4. PERSONAL 4.1 Understanding of and commitment to teamwork Willing to consider staggered working arrangements to
ATTRIBUTES AND accommodate key peaks of activity within the
CIRCUMSTANCES university calendar
4.2 Flexible attitude to working practices
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