Lecturer in Social Work

Discipline: Teaching Staff
Salary: Up to £37,533 (dependant on experience)
Job ref: 006902
Published: about 1 year ago
Deadline for Application: 26 May 2023 23:59

We are looking for two passionate and dedicated Lecturers in Social Work to join our dedicated Education & Social Care Department.

The successful applicant will teach across social work education modules on our BA (Hons) Social Work Degree Course. They will also take on a pastoral role for a year group.

We welcome applications from social workers who have a current registration with Social Work England looking to move to a career in Education.

Responsibilities include:

  • Designing and delivering a wide range of effective and inclusive teaching and learning activities
  • Assessing the work and progress of all students and provide them with constructive and timely feedback.
  • Seeking ways of improving student performance by reflecting on teaching design and delivery and obtaining and analysing feedback.
  • Developing and applying innovative approaches to improving the learning environment, teaching and/or assessment and feedback methods
  • Engaging in professional development in relation to teaching, learning and assessment, including the use of an evidence-informed approach, which utilises the outcomes of scholarship to enhance teaching practice
  • Contributing to course development and the development of new programmes of study demonstrating an inclusive and collaborative approach to delivery.
  • Contributing to outreach and/or widening participation activity within the Department/ School
  • Producing Plans of learning, lesson plans, assessment plans, varied learning materials and any other related activities that positively impact on the effectiveness of learning.
  • Maintaining records of formative and summative assessments of students’ learning carried out.
  • Planning, delivering and assessing high quality teaching and associated activities on courses and programmes as specified by the Head of School/Department
  • Participating pro-actively in the design, development and delivery of enrichment and enhancement activity
  • Undertaking research and/or scholarly activity that feeds directly into teaching and learning and as agreed by the Head of School/Department


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The Ideal Candidate


The ideal candidate will be learner and quality focused with a commitment to our vision of working together to transform lives. They should be able to contribute to our journey to Outstanding, creating a positive working and study environment, and, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion should be embedded within their core values.


Education & Training


*       GCSE 4 – 9 or equivalent level 2 qualification in Maths or be prepared to pass a test prior to interview to demonstrate level 2 ability and then if appointed achieve within an agreed timescale

*       GCSE 4 - 9  or equivalent level 2 qualification in English or be prepared to pass a test prior to interview to demonstrate level 2 ability and then if appointed achieve within an agreed timescale

*       Bachelor’s Degree or professional qualification in social work.

*       A recognised teaching qualification or willingness to work towards one




  • Experience in Social Work Practice.
  • A comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of Social Work Practice.
  • Some experience of supporting students to successful in their work and/or placement.
  • A clear commitment to enhancing professional practice and scholarship.
  • Experience of high-quality teaching is desirable.


For an informal discussion about the role, please email recruit@bradfordcollege.ac.uk


We reserve the right to close this vacancy early depending on the level of interest and number of applications so early application is advised.


Bradford College

At Bradford College our ambition is to transform the lives of our learners, help them to aim higher and support them to achieve their goals.

Located in the heart of Bradford, we offer a wide range of courses at varying levels, with something to suit everyone. From undergraduate, postgraduate and professional qualifications to distance learning and short community courses.

Our aim is to attract and retain knowledgeable, passionate and focused individuals who can inspire, motivate and support both learners and colleagues. With a can-do attitude and desire for continuous self-improvement, you could make a difference to the lives of everyone at Bradford College.

Benefits of working at Bradford College:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement (8.8 weeks in addition to bank holidays and Christmas shut down)
  • Pension scheme (Local Government or Teachers Pension Scheme)
  • Development Opportunities (training days and Personal Development Plans)*
  • Money saving options with local organisations
  • Employee Assistance Programme and a range of wellbeing activities
  • Discounted Parking
  • Short walk to Bradford Train Stations


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*If you have the drive to further develop your skills and abilities, you will be given the support and opportunities you need to enhance your career. This includes access to in-house training and CPD, professional and academic qualifications and mentoring.

Bradford College is committed to supporting and promoting diversity and inclusion amongst our staff and student body. We promote applications within all sections of the community, recognising the benefits a diverse workforce can bring and therefore particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in our workforce.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expect staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Pre-employment checks will be undertaken for this post including a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.


Please be aware it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children and vulnerable adults.