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Clinical Senior Lecturer (education)\MSc in C&AMH Program Lead

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

London, Denmark Hill Campus


  • Posted on: 08th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £55,395
  • REF: 036286
  • Closes: 22nd November 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry seeks to appoint a senior (consultant-level)child and adolescent psychiatrist or psychologist to lead and teach on the MSc in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, a highly successful course that has attracted students from over 70 countries. The post holder will oversee the running of the MSc and will be expected to innovate the academic content and course structure of the MSc, as well as the development and extension of distance learning and new collaborations. The successful candidate will join an education- and research-active department with a wide range of research interests and expertise and strong links to other departments at the Institute. There is a close relationship with the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust Clinical Directorate, which provides many of the clinical placements. The post holder will have a clinical qualification in child and adolescent psychiatry, e.g., CCT, or psychology, e.g., BPS registration. Salary negotiable commensurate with NHS consultant level.

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract

This is a 0.5 FTE post

Key responsibilities

  • To lead the existing Master’s programme, including overall management of teaching and clinical placements, clinical and academic tutors and maintaining oversight of the various course components.
  • To collaborate with colleagues across the Faculty on education issues and attend relevant meetings and working groups, as required.
  • To lead and innovate the academic content and course structure of the MSc as a whole. This will include:
  • Course modifications to remain up-to-date with current clinical practice and academic knowledge extension into novel teaching methods involving IT and distance learning techniques as appropriate
  • Developing new links with other institutions nationally and internationally to extend the teaching/learning base
  • Reviewing and identifying new models of teaching and knowledge transfer.
  • To serve as a supervisor to Master’s students.
  • To oversee the selection and admission of prospective students.
  • To coordinate the internal and external marking of essays, examination scripts and dissertations.
  • To collaborate with other Programme Leads across the Faculty on educational issues and attending working groups and other meetings as needed to develop and maintain the course

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be

required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.
Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria

  • Master’s degree in relevant subject
  • Clinical qualification in child and adolescent psychiatry, e.g., CCT, or clinical psychology, e.g., BPS registration, with expertise in child and adolescent mental health
  • Experience teaching groups and supervising individuals
  • Expertise in child and adolescent mental disorders
  • Knowledge of research methods
  • Familiarity of course module design / curriculum development
  • Ability to work closely with others
  • Excellent administrative skills, including ability to make decisions in a timely manner
  • Ability to liaise with colleagues from different departments and schools and develop professional relationships
  • Ability to develop and follow through new work programmes Desirable criteria
  • PhD in relevant subject
  • Qualification in education and/or teaching
  • Familiarity with remote/e-learning programmes and methods
  • Experience of teaching students from a range of cultures and backgrounds
  • Experience of student feedback monitoring and critical analysis

Further information

The post holder will not have any specifically designated clinical sessions. It is expected that the appointee may have a separately-secured contract for their clinical activities and will have existing links with a range of types of clinical service across the Child Psychiatry field. The position will be offered as a university appointment or jointly with an NHS provider (e.g. SLaM) according to discussions between the appointee and the university.

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service and Occupational Health clearance.

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