Lecturer in Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Skills

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Lecturer in Psychology, Counselling & Psychotherapeutic Skills who is able to contribute to the successful delivery of the BSc (Hons) Psychology, FdSc and BSc (Hons) top-up Counselling & Psychotherapeutic Skills. 

As Lecturer, you will be responsible for teaching a range of high-quality modules within the discipline. Monitoring and reporting on all aspects of course performance including attendance...

You will be an enthusiastic and friendly professional with excellent communication and interpersonal skills coupled with a commitment to providing an excellent student experience.

The successful candidate will have a proven record in inspirational teaching at HE level and have a demonstrable commitment to teaching and learning excellence. As a practice-experienced professional, able to apply your experience in teaching your students, you ideally will be registered with the BACP, UKCP, HCPC or equivalent.

The ideal candidate will have a broad knowledge of psychology, counselling and psychotherapeutic skills, and be confident teaching undergraduate students at levels 4 – 6.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to develop their academic career in a small and friendly environment, whilst utilising their background in practice to enrich the student experience.


  • Good honours degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Master’s degree or equivalent professional qualification in Psychology, Counselling, Psychotherapy or a related discipline.
  • Membership of the BACP, UKPC, HCPC or equivalent professional body.
  • Experience of teaching Higher Education courses.
  • Track record as an effective and innovative teacher.
  • Knowledge of the QAA Quality Code
  • Evidence of working with stakeholders to develop educational programmes

Mike Dessington, Director of HE Curriculum, says “UCO prides itself on the welcoming and supportive environment we provide for our students. We are a small and dedicated team, with every member of staff playing an important role in the success of our students. If you are looking to develop your career in a supportive environment which strives for excellence in all that we do, then we would welcome your application”

Joining our Journey:

When you join our college, our colleagues have access to numerous benefits and facilities: 

  • Generous Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity provision
  • Staff Development days/week (Jan, July, Aug)
  • Free confidential counselling service
  • Staff recognition awards
  • Subsidised car parking
  • On-site Day Nursery
  • On-site hair and beauty salon and The Grange Theatre
  • Staff benefits

Oldham College is a great career choice for ambitious professionals. With a “good” Ofsted rating, one of the best apprenticeship programmes in the region, our most recent (2020) NSS results place us in the top 10% of providers nationally for student satisfaction.

But we want to deliver much more than this.  Our ambition is to be “The Best Place to Learn and Work” and we have a clear Strategic Plan which sets out what this means and what we will do to deliver it.  We will keep on improving and innovating, and we are investing in new provision, new facilities and new technology. 

We expect a lot from you, so we want ambitious, open minded candidates, who are ready to give their best.  But we give a lot in return, from training to pensions, our own benefits package, and one of the best and most helpful group of colleagues you could ever wish to meet.

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.