Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood

UWE Bristol
Grade G/H: £35,333 - £53,353 per annum
Contract Type: 
Full Time
Details of Role: 

UWE Bristol’s Department for Education and Childhood offers a range of programmes in Childhood, Education, Initial Teacher Education and Professional Development. 


Our BA(Hons) Early Childhood is a successful, long-established programme with excellent outcomes and feedback from students.  We also have a Foundation route to BA(Hons) Early Childhood and BA(Hons) Education.  We have an Early Years Teacher Status route , and we also offer Postgraduate routes to this qualification. These are thriving courses which we run in close partnership with early years settings. 


We also have a new online iPGCE (EY) programme and exciting upcoming overseas developments.  In 2023 we will be starting a third year top up ‘BA (Hons) Early Years Education which is designed for international students and will focus on Early Years in practice.

We have a permanent post to fill in the Early Childhood team.  You will work with the Associate Head of Department for Education and Early Childhood to focus largely on teaching and supporting the continuing development of our Early Childhood and Early Years Teaching programmes. We are looking for a colleague who shares our enthusiasm for learning and teaching and who is committed to developing and supporting students working towards careers involving working with or on behalf of young children and learners of all ages.  There may also be opportunities teach overseas and/or support international students.

You should have a relevant undergraduate qualification and also a relevant postgraduate qualification or be working towards one.  You should have experience in the Early Years, and preferably also experience of teaching in post-compulsory education.  Experience and an interest in working with international students and developing international delivery, both online and overseas, and/or experience of leading post-compulsory academic provision would be particularly helpful. 


You will be able to employ innovative teaching approaches, including digital learning, as part of your role. You will be able to enthuse and motivate students, be flexible in your approach, have excellent interpersonal and facilitation skills, be highly organised, able to manage a varied and challenging workload and take a collaborative approach to your work.


We would particularly encourage applications from the Global Majority community.

Where is this role based?


This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give both our staff and students access to everything they need to succeed – £300m has been invested in new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation while we continue to develop incredible new facilities to enhance our offer even further.


Frenchay campus has excellent transport links; as well as being located near the motorway network we are within walking distance of two train stations, our bus terminus connects us to the local bus and metrobus network and we also have a range of cycling and changing facilities.


Bristol is a city that’s famous for its rebellious streak, independent thinking, unique style and edgy creativity. Home to over 460,000 people hailing from 187 different countries – you can find over 91 different languages spoken here, and 45 religions practised. Topping polls on a regular basis, Bristol isn’t just a great place to live, but a great place to work.


Why UWE Bristol?


We are one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West with 32,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 4,000 staff from across the globe. We are both globally connected and regionally embedded, with a strong network of employer and partner connections.


We have a lot to be proud of at UWE, our achievements include scoring above sector average for student satisfaction, we are ranked 36th in The Guardian Best UK Universities 2022 and 39th in the latest Times Higher Education 'Table of Tables'.


We are an ambitious and values led university. We're focused on solving future global challenges through outstanding learning, world-leading research and a culture of enterprise and we are looking for people who share our core values to help us achieve those aims. 


With inclusivity as a core value, UWE Bristol recognises the power of a truly diverse university community. We support and celebrate the diversity of our staff and students as a key driver for innovation and success, promoting pathways and achievements to inspire and generate confidence and ambition.


In addition to progressive pay rates, we offer a wide range of employee benefits including:


  • a generous holiday allowance of 35 days
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year
  • flexible working
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes
  • access to employee assistance programme
  • 1st month free to our Centre for Sport facilities for all new starters
  • family friendly policies and wellbeing initiatives
  • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus.
  • Retail savings via the Wider Wallet scheme
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme


We also boast an excellent in-house Learning & Development team who provide a wide variety of in-house training courses and development programmes and our Academic Practice Directorate supports our academic colleagues to ensure the highest in professional teaching standards.


Add your individuality to ours


Proud to be part of a vibrant, multicultural city that celebrates diversity, we’re always on the lookout for talented people from all backgrounds to join us. Our people are our strength, and diversity enhances our creativity and leads to better decision-making and problem-solving. Bring your talent and ambition to our growing staff community of over 4,000 individuals and find yourself in a stimulating and supportive environment where you’ll thrive. Add your individuality to ours to help set us apart.


We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian, Multiple Heritage or Other Minority Ethnic candidates as we are currently under-represented in these areas within UWE Bristol however all appointments are made strictly on individual merit.


Further information:


If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Rebecca Kingsley Jones on 01173 286499 or email: Rebecca2.Kingsley-Jones@uwe.ac.uk after 31 August 2022.


This is a permanent, full-time post working on a 100% contract.


Interviews are tentatively scheduled for week commencing 26 September 2022.


This post is not available on a job share basis.

UWE Bristol is a campus-based University and it is important for our success and the delivery of an outstanding experience for our students that our campuses are dynamic and vibrant places to learn and spend time. This role is therefore campus based.


This post requires enhanced DBS clearance.


We may be able to sponsor qualifying candidates for this role under the Home Office Skilled Worker visa route. Please read our Skilled Worker Guidance to assess if you will be eligible to be sponsored under the criteria.


Please also refer to the Home Office Right to Work Checklist which provides details of which documents are acceptable to prove your right to work in the UK. Should you be shortlisted you will be asked to produce your right to work documents at your interview.


Please note that UWE does not cover any visa or health surcharge costs.


Closing Date: 
Sunday, 18 September, 2022 - 23:45