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Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer (Social Work (Adults)) (5180)

As one of the largest providers of social work education in the region, we offer a diverse range of award-winning and innovative degree programmes. Our work is professionally recognised, accredited by Social Work England and respected. We are proud of our diverse and inclusive learning environment that encourages discussion, debate, shared learning and interdisciplinary co-operation. Our innovative, vibrant programmes reflect our practice excellence and research activities, which enriches and informs the student experience.

We are ranked 5th in the Guardian University League Tables 2022 for Social Work departments and on an upward trajectory in the Complete University Guide (Top 30) and Times University Rankings. We are a growing department and contributed significantly to REF2021. We have a strong team ethos and we're keen to develop this by recruiting practice experienced and or research-active academics. For this particular position we are seeking someone with a minimum of four years experience in Statutory Adults Social Work in the United Kingdom to deliver high quality, innovative and collaborative research as well as research-informed, vibrant teaching to inspire our students.


The successful candidate will be based in the Faculty of Health and Education in our Brooks building.  


Manchester Metropolitan University is a great place to work and Social Care and Social Work at Manchester Metropolitan University is a vibrant and ambitious department. We provide excellent learning and teaching spaces through innovative programmes delivered from modern new facilities in the heart of Manchester. More information about our university, department and courses can be found on our dedicated web pages  


To apply:

Please submit your CV and covering letter via the online portal.

For informal enquiries contact Dr Jenny Fisher, Head of Department ( or Andrea Collins, Head of Social Work (


If you would like to join our people and share our ambition, we would love to hear from you.


You will also receive an additional discretionary payment of 2% per annum, which is in recognition of staff contribution to the University's achievements and which will be added to your base salary each month until 31st July 2023.

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring. We particularly encourage applications from Black and Minority Ethnic candidates, who we recognise are underrepresented in this area.

We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this throughout the application process.



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Manchester Birley Campus
53 Bonsall Street, Manchester, UK, M15 6GX
  • Location:
    Manchester Birley Campus
  • Faculty / Function:
    Health & Education
  • Salary:
    Grade 8/9 (£37,474 to 51,805) until 31/07/23 additional 2% to be paid (£38,223 to £52,841)
  • Closing Date:
    13 October 2022
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