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Part Time Hourly Paid Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences and Policing

Vacancy Details

Salary: Grade7/8 £23.57 - £33.90 per hour
Job Type: Academic
Closing Date: 01/05/2024
Date Posted: 11/16/2023
Reference: O260


PTHP (Part Time Hourly Paid) Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences and Policing

Grade 7/8 £23.57 - £33.90 per hour

Francis Close Hall Campus, Cheltenham


Due to growth within The University of Gloucestershire school for Business, Computing and Social Sciences, we are looking for exceptional candidates to join a bank of Part Time Hourly Paid (PTHP) staff who can support the face-to-face delivery of our Undergraduate and Postgraduate criminology and policing programmes.


The school currently hosts lectures across all 3 campuses (Oxstalls in Gloucester, Francis Close Hall in Cheltenham and The Park in Cheltenham), however the majority of social science based teaching currently takes places at Francis Close Hall campus in Cheltenham. At Oxstalls we have our impressive state-of the-art facilities including collaborative lecture rooms, social learning spaces and breakout areas. There is also a Moot Court and simulation house. In Cheltenham at Francis Close Hall we have a crime scene house, crime flat and custody block.


To become part of our team you will be someone who can contribute to exceptional teaching and / or have industry-related experience in policing, NCA, prisons, probation, criminal justice, victim support, relevant NGOs or government departments etc. Experience in setting and marking assessments as well as knowledge of quantitative / qualitative research processes and the ability to supervise undergraduate and / or post graduate dissertations is desirable. You would be expected to work successfully with a range of staff and students across our course portfolio. We are looking for contributions to the teaching and assessment of areas such as:


  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Restorative Justice
  • Public Protection and safeguarding
  • Criminological theory
  • Green criminology
  • Policing and law enforcement
  • Courts
  • Young offenders
  • Prisons and rehabilitation
  • Sociology
  • Research methods (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Globalisation and global crime


The School’s strategic aims are delivered through a creative and innovative teaching and the development of external relationships. We pride ourselves on our support for students and aiding students in their employability and personal growth, through innovative pedagogy developments and real-world engagements in our programmes.


Desirable criteria:

  • PGCAP or equivalent  
  • Experience of developing / delivering teaching and learning sessions within an HE environment
  • Experience of marking assessments and supervising undergraduate dissertations


To apply please complete the short application form demonstrating your key skills and experience that you feel would suit this role.


If you would like to find out more about the opportunity, please contact Dr Emily Beaumont on


Closing date: 05 January 2024


Recruitment date: The morning of 18 January 2024 time TBC but you will have a introduction to the school, 30 minute interview and 30 minute tour of the campus and facilities.


The University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive staff community and welcomes applications from currently under-represented sections of our workforce. We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader, guaranteeing an interview to everyone who meets the definition of disability set out in the Equality Act 2010 and the essential criteria contained within the person specification. 


Please download and save the Application for Employment Form to your computer. You will need to complete this form as part of the online application process. Your application will not be considered without completing this form.

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