Sessional Community Tutor

University of Kent - Partnership Development Office

Responsible to:  Community Development Officer 

Job Purpose

As part of the Partnership Development Office (PDO) at The University of Kent, the Community Team is responsible for the development and delivery of a variety of projects which provide access to Higher Education for mature learners who do not have the qualifications required to apply. The main route which the PDO provide is an Access to Higher Education Diploma, run in partnership with Brompton Academy in Gillingham in the evenings. To feed into the recruitment of this Access course, the Community Team offer a range of taster sessions, visit days and short courses, which act as introductions to learning and stepping stones back into education for learners who may not have been in formal education for many years. Examples of these tasters include: Family Learning sessions, Creative Writing courses, and Social Sciences tasters.

The Community Team is looking to recruit a Sessional Community Tutor to support them in the creation and delivery of taster courses to complement those already running. We would like to invite applications to become a Sessional Community Tutor to help deliver taster session in a subject area you think could be relevant and useful to mature learners who have been out of education for some time. The taster session should have the potential to be turned into a short course, of around 4/5 sessions.

Job Description

Those employed as Sessional Community Tutors work in community settings to teach and engage adults from a range of backgrounds and ages, who may be lacking in confidence when returning to the learning environment. They will work with these learners to overcome barriers to learning and while developing and inspiring them in the subject content and skills.

Key duties and responsibilities will include preparation of materials suitable to the subject area and level of the learners; employing innovative and experiential teaching methods to provide learners with an accessible and engaging learning experience; providing support and encouragement for those returning to education; work with and adapt to the learning environment of the community provider; marking work when required; working autonomously and travelling independently to and from courses; liaising with Community Development Officers and admin staff to ensure the smooth running of courses.

Please be aware that this work will be on a sessional basis and is subject to learner interest.

To apply for this position, please send a C.V. and cover letter, detailing why you think you would be right for this role and indicating your subject area, to with the subject title Sessional Community Tutor.

Applications will close 4th of November 2016. Successful applicants will be contacted and invited for interview.

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