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Senior Lecturer (Health and Social Care) (5920)

Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the UK's largest and most popular Universities.


About the role:

The Department of Social Care and Social Work attracts students on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Information about the Department can be found on our homepage ( ).  At undergraduate level, we offer degrees in Social Work, Integrated Health and Social Care, Chartered Management Degree Apprenticeships in Health and Social Care and Social Work Degree Apprenticeships.  We have a taught Masters programme in Social Work and national Step Up to Social Work Level 7 qualifying routes.  


The Department resides within the Faculty of Health and Education. As a large provider of nursing, social work, education and allied health professionals in the region, the Faculty of Health and Education offers a diverse range of award-winning and innovative degree courses. These include a portfolio of degree apprenticeships. Our work is professionally recognised, accredited and respected and in 2022 Manchester Metropolitan has been recognised as Ofsted Outstanding  for its degree apprenticeships provision against the regulator's new Education Inspection Framework.


Following the fantastic success of the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care, we continue to extend the programme nationally. We are seeking someone with experience in leadership and management in roles aligned to health and social care for a Senior Lecturer role to contribute to outstanding learning and teaching across our programmes. 


We are working with the NHS Leadership Academy for the first time and incorporating the prestigious Mary Seacole Award into the programme. You will be part of a fast growing, highly motivated, proactive team engaging with a wide range of employers, apprentices and academic colleagues from across different faculties.  The role requires the successful candidate to contribute to teaching across our provision (Health and Social Care and the Business School) and to be committed to supporting and developing teaching, and pedagogy within the Apprenticeship team and broader undergraduate programmes. 


About you:  

You will be able to teach health and social care leadership and management units across cohorts of apprentices. This will involve some travel, currently to the Midlands, North East, Yorkshire, the South West, London and Cambridge. You will have excellent oral and written competencies and interpersonal skills and experience of teaching and assessing students and / or apprentices.  The ideal candidate should have teaching experience and a creative approach to designing and delivering HE curriculum at undergraduate, postgraduate and professional levels in subject specific and interdisciplinary contexts. This role requires a versatile approach and ability to contribute to a team that spans a wide range of disciplines, encompassing both academic and industry professionals. 

 You will have experience of supporting students in health and social care, leadership and management or social work and an understanding of current teaching practices/developments within higher education. You will have a first and ideally a higher postgraduate qualification/degree in a relevant discipline or appropriate equivalent experience in the subject field.


To apply:

If you would like to join our people and share our ambition, we would love to hear from you.  To apply, please submit your CV and Covering Letter via our application portal. For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Jenny Fisher (Head of Department) on  

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 9 (£44,737 to £51,805) until 31/07/23 an additional 2% will be paid (£45,632 to £52,841)
  • Closing Date:
    16 February 2023
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