Director of the Forensic Psychology Programmes

United Kingdom
Jul 27, 2017
Aug 31, 2017
Organization Type
University and College
Part Time

Job Purpose

To lead the forensic psychology postgraduate programmes, taking responsibility for the effective running of the courses, co-ordinating the activities of the forensic teaching, practice and administrative staff, to supervise and teach postgraduate students/trainees, and provide strategic teaching and administrative leadership to the Forensic Psychology team in the Centre for Applied Psychology.


Person Specification

The post holder will have demonstrated excellence in Learning and Teaching, and Management and administration.


Learning and teaching requirements

An excellent profile in teaching and practice in terms of both impact and quality will be required, as well as teaching quality demonstrated to be informed by an appropriate level of scholarship.

Evidence of success under the following headings will be required:

• High national reputation for the development of teaching and learning, and practice excellence within the discipline
• Successful and sustained use of a range of appropriate teaching and supervision methods, and assessment strategies that promote high quality learning, including learning that is flexible, distinctive and current and stimulates learners’ natural curiosity.
• Significant and sustained contribution to one or more of the following: strategic development of new programmes, approaches to learning and professional training, the development of learning resources.
• High quality and sustained contributions to fostering excellence in teaching activities more widely, i.e. in the Department/School or College and/or externally.
• Mentoring and expert advice which develops the skills of colleagues in teaching/supervision and in fostering learning
• Sustained high value impact knowledge transfer and enterprise that is of manifest benefit to the College and University.
• Postgraduate qualification in forensic psychology (e.g., PhD or ForenPsyD), or a Masters degree in Forensic Psychology with a doctorate qualification in a related area (e.g., clinical psychology)
• HCPC-registered practitioner (forensic)

Management and administration-related requirements

The post holder will have demonstrated significant achievement in management and administration-related activities, which may include leadership of activities/initiatives.

Evidence of success under the following headings will be required:

• Successful and sustained performance in significant administrative/managerial role (s) (e.g. exams officer).
• Significant and sustained high quality innovative contributions to the management/administration of the Department/School/College or University.

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