We are looking for several Systemic Tutors to support the teaching of systemic ideas and the assessment of participant learning. There are teaching roles in Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle/Sunderland and Coventry. Candidates may be based anywhere in England provided they are willing to travel to these areas to teach (travel and accommodation provided). We aim to recruit a small group of tutors, who may focus on 1 or 2 geographical areas. There will also be occasional travel London for meetings.
- Support the delivery of systemic teaching (through large cohort lectures, small seminars and one to one support) across Frontline programmes (PGDip year, MSc year, CSW programme and Firstline) by drawing on research and clinical practice.
- Remain up-to-date on research and practice issues, particularly in systemic practice in child and family social work.
- Ensure participants have an understanding of the generic nature of social work education and enable participants to draw links between the work they do in adults' and children's services.
- Develop teaching materials in collaboration with colleagues, that can be delivered by colleagues in other regions.
- Develop seminar materials and briefing notes which can support co-tutors facilitating break out seminars.
- Deliver lectures and seminars, within your expertise, from collaboratively developed materials, to ensure parity of learning across regions.
- Marking, double marking and quality assurance of marking on the Frontline and CSW programmes.
Experience and knowledge
- Minimum 2 years clinical practice as a qualified systemic psychotherapist, preferably within a child and family setting.
- Knowledge and understanding of statutory child and family social work (e.g. through partnership working).
- Previous experience developing and delivering systemic training.
- Understanding and experience of applying systemic ideas to organisational and leadership contexts. (desirable)
- Knowledge of adult learning theories and experience of developing the knowledge and skills of others.
- Knowledge or experience of working with the unit model (desirable, not essential).
Characteristics and skills
- Highly skilled verbal and written communication skills.
- Able to motivate and inspire others
- Able to make effective use of feedback and provide constructive challenge.
- Good presentation skills to both small and large groups.
- Able to establish confident and authoritative relationships with a range of stakeholders and an ability to negotiate effectively within challenging settings.
- Actively listens and demonstrates understanding and empathy.
Approach to work
- Collaborative and supportive team member.
- Able to show initiative and a "can-do" approach to bring solutions to problems.
- Capacity to work independently for sustained periods.
- Highly organised and flexible approach to work with the ability to prioritise workload under pressure and meet deadlines.
- Able to use feedback effectively and reflect on self.
Education and background
- UKCP registered systemic psychotherapist (essential)
- Social work qualification (desirable)
- HEA accreditation or relevant teaching qualification (desirable)
- Right to work in the UK
- Interest in, and commitment to the Frontline programme, mission and values