Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, Greater London


Posted 4 months ago | ref: 213966

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Are you looking for a new role as an Occupational Therapy Lecturer within a University?

Protocol are currently seeking an experienced Occupational Therapy Lecture to work within a University based in London. We are looking for an experienced and self-motivated occupational therapist with a passion for supporting students’ learning to join our team. We welcome applications from both established lecturers and current or recent practitioners with the potential to move into Higher Education. You will have experience of supporting students whilst on placement or in education, bringing an innovative approach to student learning. You will need excellent communication skills and the ability to work alongside both University and practice partners. Previous experience in a teaching and/or academic management role is desirable. A qualification related to teaching in Higher Education is essential for this role; however, this could be obtained once the role commences. 



  • To develop an undergraduate course in Occupational Therapy;
  • To develop the apprenticeship in Occupational Therapy;
  • To support and facilitate the teaching of Occupational Therapy on the apprenticeship and on the undergraduate Course;
  • To develop and help manage the placement structure for Occupational Therapy students.


  • To lead on a course in Occupational Therapy;
  • To teach on a variety of modules in the Allied and Public Health department on both apprenticeship, undergraduate and post-graduate Courses;
  • To develop the placements of Occupational Therapy students and to help manage the placement structure;
  • To undertake research and participate in knowledge exchange;
  • To act as academic adviser to students;
  • To contribute to activities aimed at enhancing student experience;
  • To carry out or otherwise contribute to, the administration and management of courses in the Allied and Public Health department;
  • To attend assessment boards as necessary;
  • To contribute to course development and enhancement within the Allied and Public Health department;
  • To liaise with local feeder schools and colleges, NHS, employers and other organisations as appropriate;
  • To contribute to student recruitment activities as required including open days and later summer recruitment as required;
  • To undertake other such duties as may be assigned by the Dean or designated nominee;
  • To work within and actively promote the University’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy.


The person & qualifications

  • A degree in Occupational Therapy 
  • Higher degree in a relevant subject  
  • Member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Fellow of the HEA/Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education or equivalent teaching qualification 
  • Experience of higher education teaching in Occupational Therapy in the UK including course or module leadership and course/module development
  • Expert knowledge of Occupational Therapy
  • Experience and understanding of the Occupational Therapy placement model
  • Experience of mentoring/supervising students both academically and clinically 

About Protocol

Protocol are the specialist full-service recruiter dedicated to education, training and skills. People are at the heart of everything we do. We place people first.

We’re more than a recruitment agency – we pride ourselves on our ongoing support and aftercare delivered by our expert team, and all our candidates benefit from free access to our exclusive online CPD portal, Learning Zone.

Whatever your career goals, we’ve got the right role for you. With a wide range of temporary and permanent positions available, from lecturing and training jobs to assessment and support staff roles, all with very competitive pay rates and benefits – your future is in good hands.


The legal bit

Protocol promotes equal rights and is an employment business under The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003. Work is undertaken on a self-employed basis under contract with Protocol. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required for all Protocol assignments. All positions advertised by Protocol comply with the Agency Workers Regulations 2010.

As a result of the volume of applications we receive, we regret that we might not be able to respond to every candidate with individual feedback. If we have not contacted you within two weeks of your application being received then regretfully your application will not be taken forward on this occasion.