Academic and Professional Tutor in Psychology
University of Nottingham Department of Psychology
United Kingdom

Academic and Professional Tutor (secondment)

Closing Date
Monday, 20th December 2021
Job Type
£51538 to £56554 per annum pro rata

SALARY:  Soulsby Scale Senior/Principal Psychologist Scale points 3-6 (plus up to 3 SPAs).

An exciting opportunity exists to be seconded to work as Academic and Professional Tutor with the Educational Psychology (EP) Team at the University of Nottingham, and to be involved in the delivery of the Doctorate in Applied Educational Psychology (DAEP).

Academic and Professional Tutors (APT) contribute to all aspects of the DAEP including general course management and development; module planning and delivery; tutorials and supervision of practice placements and research projects; and assessment of trainee performance. 

The Nottingham course is located in the School of Psychology with a high reputation for the quality of its teaching and research and has a long established reputation for training educational psychologists. Successful candidates will be encouraged to carry out and publish research in professionally relevant areas and make a contribution to the full range of the Team’s work within the School of Psychology. Induction and mentoring will be provided for each aspect of the APT role.

Candidates must be fully qualified and experienced educational psychologists with a proven track record of effective professional practice, a good knowledge of current issues in training and a demonstrable ability to carry out senior management responsibilities. Applicants must also be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council as Practitioner Educational Psychologists. In addition, it would be a desirable for applicants to possess either a PhD or Professional Doctorate in Educational Psychology.  

Applicants will need to discuss with their employer the feasibility of being seconded to the University. The successful candidates will be expected to work in LA Educational Psychology Services for the remaining portion of their work and to carry out a range of generic and/or specialist duties as an Educational Psychologist. 

The University will reimburse LAs for the appropriate proportion of the secondee’s salary within the Soulbury scale above and any associated on-costs. It is expected that at the time of interview, applicants will be able to provide evidence that their LA is willing to second them to the University. 

The posts will be offered on a part time (0.4 -0.6 FTE) secondment contract until 30 November 2023 and details will be discussed at interview.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Nick Durbin or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.

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