Lecturer in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (7 hours per week) Cardiff University, School of Psychology United Kingdom

Lecturer in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (7 hours per week)


School of Psychology

Teaching & Scholarship


Lecturer in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lecturer in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) at the School of Psychology.


Duties will include working with the other staff on the CBT Programmes to deliver high quality training for students on the Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in CBT


This vacancy is part-time (0.2), 7 hours per week to be worked on a Wednesday. Secondment applications for this position are welcome.


This position is available immediately and is fixed-term for 3 years.

For informal enquiries, please contact: Louise Waddington - Waddingtonl1@cardiff.ac.uk or Petroc Sumner - SumnerP@cardiff.ac.uk


Salary: £42,036 - £48,677 per annum, pro-rata for hours worked (Grade 7).


Date advert posted: Wednesday, 20 February 2019


Closing date: Saturday, 13 April 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

Undertake teaching, including the development, delivery and evaluation of modules on the postgraduate training programmes in cognitive and behavioural therapy within post qualification provision within the School. To supervise students clinical work and to carry out administrative duties within the work area as required. To pursue excellence in teaching and inspire others to do the same.

Main Duties and Responsibilities


  • Independently contribute to module and curriculum development and lead modules at postgraduate levels, inspiring students
  • To ensure that training promotes the integration of theory and research within clinical practice, and adheres to the BABCP Core Curriculum.
  • Offer specialist CBT supervision to a group of students on the postgraduate diploma programme using live supervision, assessing   formative tapes and acting as academic tutor for academic submissions.   To assess clinical competency with a range of approaches including CTS-R.
  • To mark and moderate student submissions on the certificate and diploma programmes in CBT.
  • To offer 3-6 days of teaching on the postgraduate certificate in CBT in areas from the curriculum as requested by the programme lead.
  • To take the role of academic tutor for a small group of students on the Certificate programme, providing academic support and feedback on draft submissions. Monitoring of student progress on academic work and communication with workplace managers where appropriate.
  • To be a member of the Extenuating Circumstances Group
  • To contribute to weekly programme meetings and occasional supervisor meetings, marking meetings, board of examiners and annual programme reviews.
  • To provide effective feedback on student submissions and resolve emotional distress that may accompany student failure, or educational or personal difficulties.
  • Supply pastoral care through both acting as a Personal Tutor and providing support and guidance to students, building and establishing trust
  • To participate in selection procedures for new students



  • To maintain CBT clinical practice with appropriate CBT supervision.
  • To take responsibility for own clinical practice and adhering to professional and ethical standards of the BABCP and other regulatory bodies.

Research and Development

  • Maintain an up to date knowledge of research around CBT for anxiety disorders and depression.
  • Audit and report on the quality of training in the specified modules.
  • Support students in learning to critically review the evidence base for CBT.
  • Work with the programme lead and tutor to develop and carry out training related research.


Job description continued in additional information below.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

Qualifications and Education

1.    Post holders are required to be BABCP Accredited CBT Practitioners and must abide by the BABCP Guidelines for Good Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy.

2.    First degree and post-graduate level qualification in a field allied to mental health 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

3.    Significant teaching experience at a high level of quality at undergraduate/postgraduate level.

4.    Growing national reputation within academic field 

5.    Ability to design, deliver and continuously develop modules across the Schools teaching programmes.

Pastoral, Communication and Team Working

6.    Excellent communication skills with the ability to present complex and conceptual ideas clearly and confidently to others using high level skills and a range of media 

7.    The ability to provide appropriate pastoral support to students, appreciate the needs of individual students and their circumstances and to act as a personal tutor.  

8.    Ability to act as module leader and co-ordinate with others to ensure student needs and expectations are met.


9.    Proven ability to demonstrate creativity, innovation and teamworking within work

Desirable Criteria
1.  Successfully completed a BABCP accredited postgraduate training programme in CBT.


Additional Information

Job Description continued:

Continuing Professional Development

  • To take responsibility for own continuing professional development in accordance with the requirements of BABCP and if applicable, HCPC or other professional body


  • Contribute to scholarship in the area of work through participation in conferences, seminars and other academic and professional forums to disseminate the results of individual scholarship
  • Engage in scholarly activity through journal articles and/or outputs which advance knowledge within the area of work
  • Contribute to scholarship through interdisciplinary working with individuals and teams within, and external to, the wider university community
  • Carry out other forms of scholarship including work associated with examinations (setting and marking paper and providing constructive feedback to students), administration, participation in committee work


  • Engage effectively with industrial, commercial and public sector organisations, professional institutions, other academic institutions etc., regionally and nationally to raise awareness of the School’s profile, to cultivate strategically valuable alliances, and to pursue opportunities for collaboration across a range of activities. These activities are expected to contribute to the School and the enhancement of its regional and national profile
  • Participate in School administration and activities to promote the School and its work to the wider University and the outside world
  • Any other duties not included above, but consistent with the role


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.

Cardiff School of Psychology

We are recognised internationally for sustained excellence in research, impact and research-led teaching. We are a large School with over 50 academic staff, over 600 undergraduates and 150 postgraduate students. In the last assessment the School attained the highest rating of ‘excellent’ for its teaching from the HEFCW Teaching Quality Assessment Panel.

Many individuals in the School are leading figures in their research areas. In the last Research Excellence Framework we entered as a unit of over 80 staff with our colleagues in Psychological medicine. We were placed 2nd in our topic area across the UK. We have state of the art laboratories and experimental expertise across the range of psychology, and are currently building one of the largest and best equipped imaging centres in Europe (see: sites.cubric.cardiff.ac.uk).

Our collective aim is to understand the psychological and biological foundations of 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 understanding risk. The School also contributes to cross-disciplinary University Research Institutes in Neuroscience and Mental Health, Sustainable Places, and Energy Systems Research.


Salary Range Min.42,036

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Academic - Teaching & Scholarship


Grade 7

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