Lecturer for the Doctorate in Educational Psychology (DEdPsy)
Cardiff University School of Psychology
United Kingdom

Lecturer for the Doctorate in Educational Psychology (DEdPsy)






School of Psychology


Teaching & Scholarship




Lecturer for the Doctorate in Educational Psychology (DEdPsy) Programme (Professional Training), School of Psychology


The School of Psychology wishes to appoint an enthusiastic Lecturer to provide professional tuition and to participate in all aspects of the DEdPsy Programme.


Candidates will:


    be fully qualified educational psychologists;

    have at least three years of experience of working as an educational psychologist;

    be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS);

    be  registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC); and

    currently be employed as a practising educational psychologist


 This post will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to:


    work with a friendly and close-knit team;

    be part of the School of Psychology, which has a 6* rating for research and an 'excellent' rating for teaching;

    use the most modern facilities and technology with first class support; and

    enhance their professional development.


This is an exciting time to join a strong and supportive team; to undertake stimulating work with highly-motivated trainees; and to play a part in promoting the Welsh agenda for education and the wellbeing of children and young people.


The School of Psychology at Cardiff University is keen to continue to embed the educational psychology programme within the teaching and research environment in the School, alongside ensuring that the programme team influences positively the changing demands for the training and professional development of educational psychologists in Wales.


On the DEdPsy Professional Training Programme there is teaching in the areas of assessment: learning; social, emotional and mental health needs; research methods, the role of the EP and working with organisations, systems and groups. The individual appointed will be responsible for providing teaching input to trainees on a particular theme, as well as making a teaching contribution to other aspects of the programme, organising and participating in varied curriculum events such as mini conferences and carrying out professional tutor duties, for example, supervising trainees and assessing their work.  The topic to be taught will be discussed following the appointment of a suitable candidate.


The individual appointed will also take on a role as an internal and external examiner for the programme.


The appointment will be from 1st September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.


Please contact us if you wish to discuss an alternative method of employment (psych-hr@cardiff.ac.uk)


For further details and an application form, please visit http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs/


Informal enquiries can be made to Andrea Higgins or Kyla Honey on 02920 879003.


One fixed term post, ranging from 0.4 - 0.6 fte minimum, renewable annually by mutual agreement.


Salary: £50,806 - £54,586 per annum, pro-rata (Soulbury Senior and Principal EP Scale, points 4 - 7)


Date advert posted: Friday, 17 May 2019


Closing date: Monday, 17 June 2019


Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.


Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.




Job Description


Main Function of Post

Providing professional tuition on the DEdPsy Professional Training.


Job Description


The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to all aspects of the DEdPsy Professional Training Programme, including:


    general course management, delivery and development;

    delivery of teaching on existing Themes (current themes cover assessment; learning; social, emotional and mental health needs; research methods; the role of the EP and working with organisations, systems and groups;

    attending team meetings, examination boards and meetings of the Advisory Committee;

    organising and participating in the wider programme activities such as the selection process; Mini-conferences; Supervision Development Days; training events for local authority educational psychology services and other professional training programmes and professional conferences;

    giving tutorials and supervising fieldwork placements and research projects;

    assessing student performance;

    promoting the programme;

    contributing to the development of the research and publishing profile of the programme team;

    contributing to work that develops the programme’s contribution to supporting developments in Education and the profession of Educational Psychology; and

    acting as Internal Examiner for Cardiff DEdPsy Theses and as External Examiner for trainees in associated universities.

    The successful candidate may occasionally be asked to perform other duties which are not included above, but which are consistent with the role, and to take on any additional, appropriate duties identified by the Head of School.


Person Specification


Essential Criteria




1.Skills in working with adults to enable the practical implementation in educational settings of theory and research in psychology, including group work and training.


2.The ability to work collaboratively within a team




3.Knowledge of theory and research in educational psychology.


4.Group processes and the theoretical basis of supervision.


5.The Constructionist Model of Informed, Reasoned Action (COMOIRA).


6.Knowledge of current developments and practice within the profession of Educational Psychology


Qualifications and Professional Registration (IT/Academic/Vocational)


7.Qualified Educational Psychologist, registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS).




8.Generic EP experience, with the entire age range of children and young people, and of working at individual, group and systemic levels within schools and other organisations with experience of supervising EPs or trainee EPs.


Specific Qualities (eg attitudes)


9.Interest in personal and professional development, including conducting research in applied psychology.


10.Willingness to engage in the administration and leadership of the programme, working alongside other members of the team.


Desirable Criteria


1.Completed or on-going doctoral level studies.

2.Ability to communicate through the medium of Welsh.

3.Expertise in research methods and statistics for educational psychologists.

4.The current developments to the education systems in England and Wales.

5.Membership of the BPS

6.Contribution to training on doctoral level educational psychology programmes.

7.Willingness to contribute to the teaching across the wider psychology department


Additional Information


Evidencing Criteria –    It is School of Psychology’s policy to use the person specification as a key tool for short-listing. Candidates should evidence that they meet ALL of the essential criteria as well as, where relevant, the desirable. As part of the application process you will be asked to provide this evidence via a supporting statement. Please ensure when submitting this document/attaching it to your application profile you name it with the vacancy reference number.


If candidates do not provide written evidence of meeting all the essential criteria then their application will not be progressed.


As the post holder will be a practising EP, s/he will have had an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check already and will provide evidence of this to the HR section on accepting the offer of the job.



Cardiff School of Psychology


The Cardiff School of Psychology (including Research Centres: CUBRIC, WARC and Occupational and Health Psychology) has a complement of over 49 academic staff, of whom 26 are Professors.   There are 55 full and part-time research staff (including Royal Society, BBSRC, RCUK, Wellcome Trust and ESRC Research Fellows).   In addition, there is a substantial number of technical and administrative support staff.   It is one of the largest Psychology departments in the UK.   The School occupies all floors of the 12-floor Tower Building on the main University campus, together with additional buildings on Park Place, and the CUBRIC facility.   Currently there are 85 full-time and part-time PhD students (including staff candidates), 60 Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and 55 Doctorate in Educational Psychology, including students on the part-time Top-Up Scheme.




The School of Psychology undertakes outstanding interdisciplinary scientific research under three contemporary research themes: Neuroscience, Cognitive Science and Social, Health & Developmental Psychology.   Many individuals in the School are leading figures in their research area, and the School is renowned, both nationally and internationally, as a centre for research excellence in Psychology (ranked 2nd in REF 2014).


The three broad themes support ten smaller research groups that aim to understand the psychological and biological foundations of animal and human behaviour at both individual and group levels.   The research undertaken in the School ranges from ‘synapse to society’, and includes normal behaviour in development and adulthood, the breakdown of cognition after stress, trauma and in neurological and/or genetic conditions as well as key psychological issues of broad importance to society, such as prejudice, reproductive health and optimising performance at work.




As with research, the School attained the highest rating of ‘excellent’ for its teaching from the HEFCW Teaching Quality Assessment Panel.   Each year it admits around 200 FTE students to the single honours degrees, Graduate Diploma and a recently added part-time Diploma entry course.   In addition it offers introductory modules to first year students not proceeding in Psychology.   At postgraduate level the School offers a MSc in Neuroimaging Methods & Applications and two professional doctorates in Clinical and Educational Psychology.



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