Groupwork is the only British-based journal that specialises in promoting the social model of groupwork. Its particular focus is on the application and integration of groupwork theory and practice, and research-informed practice. Groupwork is peer reviewed and published three issues a year. It has an international readership. It draws on articles from a range of multi-disciplinary contexts, including social work, health, nursing, occupational therapy, mental health, counselling, child care, youth and community work, criminal justice, and groupwork located in academic and educational settings.
The successful applicant will work with the current Editor, Jennie Fleming, in post since 2011. There is an active and committed Board with membership from the UK, Ireland and North America. Co-Editors receive a nominal honorarium. Full editorial support is provided by the journal’s publishers, Whiting and Birch.
Applicants should have:
- editorial and/or peer review experience
- a knowledge of groupwork and groupwork literature
- a publishing track record
- a commitment to promoting groupwork theory, practice and research
- a willingness to nurture articles from authors new to publishing
- a commitment to encourage groupwork practitioners to publish their work in the journal
- a work schedule that permits the management and administration of the processes of reviewing and publication of papers.
The Editor should be able to attend two Board meetings a year – one takes place physically in the UK, the other usually in N America. However, participation by ‘virtual’ means (such as Skype) is also possible.
How to apply
Candidates should prepare a full professional CV (transcript) including positions held and publishing experience with a covering letter explaining why they are interested in this post. These should be sent as email attachments to Jennie Fleming email@example.com with copies to the Publisher, David Whiting firstname.lastname@example.org and Jane McLaughlin email@example.com.
The closing date for applications is noon GMT on 31st January, 2018.
Interviews will be held during February 2018 in London (by Skype for those unable to attend in person). The successful applicant will be expected to take up their role in March 2018. For further information, please email Jennie Fleming (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Groupwork is published by Whiting and Birch Ltd, an independent publisher of books and journals for the human services.
90 Dartmouth Road, London SE23 3HZ, England.