Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Integrated Foundation Year (Development Education Law)

Job Type
Part Time Permanent
£35,326 - £50,296 per annum pro rata
Waterside Campus
Closing Date
Ref No

About the Job 

Part time: 0.4 FTE 

Interview dates: 8 and 9 September 2022 

The Integrated Foundation Year provides the best possible preparation for degree level study at the University of Northampton with our Changemaker Values at its core. The programme is delivered across the full university portfolio and divided up into four cognate groupings of broad subject areas. This post is a learning and teaching post with a focus on delivering an outstanding ‘super supportive’ student experience, teaching study skills across the Development, Education and Law Cognate area, in addition to contributing to other subject areas and provide personal tutorial support informed by HE teaching experience. The Foundation is designed to give students without standard entry qualifications the opportunity to successfully study on the degree pathway of their choice whilst gaining critical study skills. The first year of study forms the foundation year followed by the standard degree programme.

We want you to be able to carry out your work in a way that best supports UON and our students, but also you as an individual. We understand this may vary between different areas of the university as well as from one person to another.  With Smarter Working you can work with increased flexibility, if you would like to, which can facilitate greater freedom and autonomy.

About you 

  • Evidence of ability to plan, design and deliver a high quality student learning experience in a creative and innovative way
  • Evidence of ability to engage and motivate learners effectively
  • Show willingness to get involved in wider institutional activities including ‘Changemaker’ and other initiatives which will deliver a social impact
  • Ability to lead the design and implementation of initiatives to enhance the student experience
  • Ability to work collegiately and flexibly as part of a team
  • A shared value in terms of our commitment to equality and inclusion in practice



  • Degree qualification or equivalent in relevant subject
  • Professional Recognition as HEA Fellow (D2) or teaching qualification recognised by HESA, or willingness to obtain within an agreed timescale


  • Master’s degree in relevant subject
  • Doctorate in relevant subject, completed or within 12 months of completion
  • Relevant professional qualification


Foundation has its own dedicated staff team, student focused with a strong commitment to learning & teaching, recognised nationally and internationally. The team have presented at the Foundation Year Network Conference, UON’s learning and teaching conferences, The Ashoka U Exchange Boston and secured several funding bids evaluating and sharing pedagogic practice.  Interdisciplinary teaching, social innovation and developing students towards reaching their full potential are our guiding principles.

About Us 

Come to the University of Northampton and you will see that we do things a bit differently.

We are one of the youngest universities in the UK but we are already leading the way in adding value to society, which we call social impact. We have won multiple awards for our work in this area, among others, but what matters the most to us is ensuring that our students and graduates have the opportunity to make their mark on the world too. That’s why we were the first university in the UK to be named as a Changemaker Campus in 2012.

We want to break the mould of what Higher Education can be. This has led us to build a whole new University from the ground up that is designed to reflect the way that students actually learn rather than the way they are expected to learn. Waterside Campus opened in September 2018.

Our commitment to transforming lives and inspiring change is at the heart of all that we do.

Right to Work 

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.


The University of Northampton is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable work, study and living environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion.

This commitment, along with our legal and moral obligations, provides an inclusive environment for staff, students and the public who may be affected by our activities.

Together @ UON confirms our commitment to equality and inclusion, underpinned by our belief in taking action. We are dedicated to creating an environment that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity.

Together @ UON demonstrates our pledge to our staff, students and partners to nurture and develop an environment where equality and inclusion can thrive whilst we Transform Lives and Inspire Change.

To find out more, please visit: https://www.northampton.ac.uk/about-us/governance-and-management/management/equality-and-diversity/

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