Take your academic career in social work and youth work to the next level at London Met

Take your academic career in social work and youth work to the next level at London Met

London Metropolitan University is embarking upon a radical transformation to emerge as sector leaders in inclusive practice.

Building on its social mission it is committed to tackling all forms of discrimination and prejudice. The School of Social Professions is looking for candidates who reflect its students’ lived experience, who are committed to supporting its diverse student body, who can help advance its goals to remove disparities in academic outcomes, and to decolonise the curriculum. To advance this mission, the university is seeking to fill senior lecturer appointments within the areas of Social Work and Youth Work.

Academic Appointments
Senior Lecturer in Youth Work
Senior Lecturers in Social Work
Salary from £42,273 to £53,172 per annum (inclusive of London Allowance)
Location: London (Holloway Site)
Successful candidates will join an outstanding team of social work, youth work and community development staff, and will play a part in delivering programmes offered at the Holloway campus.
The School of Social Professions expects its students to build a strong values-driven approach over the course of the programmes they study. This will include developing critical understandings of the relationship between theory, policy, practice, and activism, and acquiring an understanding of anti-oppressive practice and equal opportunities to underpin their future work as social work, youth and community work professionals.
The School’s courses have close relationships with a range of partners. The university is a leading member of the North East London Social Work Teaching Partnership, which is a Department for Education funded programme that seeks to boost the social work profession through improved links between employers and higher education Institutions. The university has also recently launched London Metropolitan Lab – which seeks to further enhance the university’s civic impact. Its student body is among the most socially diverse of any university in the UK. This is particularly the case with the Social Work and Youth Work programme, where students are typically members of the communities in which they go on to work when they graduate.
Successful candidates for these posts will be expected to develop an exciting, innovative and research informed approach to teaching, making strong use of their practice experience and existing knowledge of learning technology. They will have good pedagogic, ICT, communication and organisation skills and are required to make a significant contribution to areas such as module and course leadership, admissions, student bursary allocation and placement.
Successful applicants will have experience of teaching in several areas of specialist expertise which may include:
  • Assessment and planning
  • Domestic violence
  • Campaigning
  • Commissioning
  • Housing
  • Human growth and development
  • Interprofessional practice
  • Law
  • Management and leadership
  • Media and performance experience
  • Public service design and improvement
  • Safeguarding
  • Trauma and mental health
  • Youth Work practice
The School is seeking applicants with a strong commitment to the university’s mission and strategic plan; a “coaching and developing” approach when dealing with colleagues and students; and working collegially; valuing the contribution of others and sharing knowledge and expertise.

Staff Profile

Donna’s priority is to focus on the student experience, consolidating the ongoing work of the social work team, developing her arts-based ideas and research interests, embedding creativity and critical curiosity throughout the undergraduate and postgraduate courses. She is currently teaching Social Work (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) which provides a valuable route for learners into social work training. Donna also works closely with people with lived experience who contribute to all aspects of the social work provision, to ensure the centrality of their voices and input. Read more about Donna’s work HERE
This post will be subject to a basic DBS check.
Read more about London Met’s diverse community and its work around inclusion and equality HERE