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Associate Lecturer (D10D and or D10/ED10)

Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 per annum including HCAS (pro rata)
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

This is an exciting opportunity for an Associate Lecturer to join the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust's renowned education provision in applied research and practice of systems-psychodynamic approaches to organisational leadership and consultancy. Specifically working on two of our flagship part-time programmes with national and international reputations: the Masters in Consulting and leading in organisations and the Professional Doctorate in Consultation and the organisation, both validated by University of Essex.

The post holder(s) will be involved in module leadership, teaching, practice and research supervision, personal tutoring and all aspects of course delivery and development within the portfolio. Please see the Job Description & Person Specifications.

Applications are welcome for the role as a single post or as a split post. As a single post, the applicant will have the knowledge and experience required to work flexibly across both the masters and doctoral level programmes. As a split post, they will have the knowledge and experience suitable to one or other of the programmes.

Masters in Consulting and leading in organisations: psychodynamic and systemic approaches (D10/ED10) - see course details.

Professional Doctorate in Advance practice and research: c onsultation and the organisation (D10D) - see course details.

**Please see the Job Description & Personal Specifications document for details . Provisional interview date Tuesday 11th May 2024.

Main duties of the job

- Teaching, research/practice supervision, and assessment

- Course development

- Research and evaluation

- Continuing professional development

- General

**Please see the Job Description & Personal Specifications document

About us

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health trust with a focus on training and education alongside a full range of mental health services and psychological therapies for children and their families, young people and adults. In 2020, the Trust was the first NHS body successful in obtaining registration with the Office for Students (OfS). Its academic awards are validated by university partners, mainly the University of Essex.

With specialist staff across a number of sites, we are committed to improving mental health and emotional wellbeing, believing that high quality mental health services should be available for all who need them. We bring a distinctive contribution based on the importance we attach to social experience at all stages of people's lives, and our focus on psychological and developmental approaches to the promotion of health and the prevention and treatment of mental ill health.

The Trust develops and delivers training initiatives that meet the needs of a modern health, social care and education sector and is responsive to policy and initiatives from government and other relevant agencies.

Job description

Job responsibilities

**Please see the Job Description & Personal Specifications document for details . Provisional interview date Tuesday 11th May 2024.

Person Specification



  • Appropriately qualified to teach the discipline at the required academic level (7 and/or 8)
  • Masters level qualification or equivalent (for D10/ED10) Doctorate level qualification (for D10D and/or the full post)
  • Qualification in consulting to organisations from a systems psychodynamic perspective
  • Evidence of continuing personal and professional development in areas such as pedagogy, group relations conferences


  • Advance HE/HEA Fellowship/PG Cert in Higher Education or equivalent or a commitment to applying for fellowship within one year
  • UK recognised qualification in Consultation or Coaching



  • Significant post-qualifying experience in consulting to organisations from a systems psychodynamic perspective
  • Experience of teaching students in higher education
  • Experience of academic research and supervision, as required by the Trust and/or relevant validating body
  • Understanding of, and experience in professional practice of engaging with, questions of equity, equality, diversity, inclusion, disadvantage, discrimination etc.


  • Experience of quality assurance, academic governance and the student experience
  • Track record of writing for publication



  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal and ability to convey complex ideas in teaching and learning environments
  • Able to manage own time, and plan workload of administration team members effectively, to ensure completion of tasks
  • Proficiency in the use of a range of Microsoft Office tools to Intermediate levels including advanced keyboard skills



  • Substantial knowledge and understanding and application of contemporary psychoanalytic and systemic approaches to organisations, leadership and to consultation
  • Knowledge and experience of a range of evidence-based approaches to consulting and leading in organisations
  • Knowledge of the infrastructure requirements for delivering postgraduate and/or professionally accredited programmes of study, including academic governance and quality assurance processes
  • Commitment and aptitude to explore opportunities for digital innovation in pedagogy and develop personal digital capabilities


  • Familiarity with the institutional procedures and processes surrounding doctoral progression and completion, e.g. research ethics approval, annual review of progress, examiner appointments



  • A commitment to and understanding of systems/psychodynamic theory and practice research
  • Commitment to and track record in anti-racist, intersectional and compassionate practice and teaching
  • Ability to work creatively and flexibly as part of an established team, of substantive posts holders and visiting lecturers
  • Current UK resident

Employer details

Employer name

Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust


Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

120 Belsize Lane



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