EAP Co-ordinator

University of Bristol - Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies

Contract Type: Open ended contract staff

Work Hours: 35.0 Hours per Week

Job Type: Research and Teaching

Division / School: Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies

CELFS is an ambitious Centre within the University of Bristol.

Established in 2011, our original remit was based around three core areas:

I) Pre-University programmes
ii) Intensive summer courses
iii) Provision for students studying at the University (both ‘international’ and ‘home’)

These still stand, but all areas have grown considerably, and the medium-term should see more of the same.

As a start, you will need to be a good tutor, confident enough that you think you can teach virtually all levels and all variants of EAP / Academic Literacy, and extremely comfortable in the creation of material, both at an individual level but also motivating and guiding others. It’s also a given that you’re qualified and have sufficient experience to persuade our team of tutors to follow you. We will also expect you to have views on where you want a future Centre to ‘be’, and some ideas on how you think we’ll get ‘there’.

You will be surrounded by extremely able colleagues and work with what you’ll hopefully see as a supportive management team. Saying that, it’s likely you will think there’s too much to do, so it’s key that you know from the start that an ability to juggle workload at the same time as helping tutors do the same is vital. We’re broadly happy with the direction the Centre is moving, but each person in a new role needs to add something to the mix, and that’s one of the things we’ll be looking for.

The advertised role is likely to be initially working alongside the current co-ordinator on the Pre-sessional courses, but as the Centre evolves with the demands of UK Higher Education, the co-ordination role is unlikely to stay exactly the same, hence an interest in all aspects of the Centre’s provision (and an awareness of this potential) is important. The key areas for development in the coming year include the synchronisation of 5 pre-sessional entry points, the recruitment of a suitably qualified temporary teaching team and the professional induction/subsequent in-course CPD to ensure equity of delivery across the large student cohort.

As always, positions in CELFS are a genuine opportunity for the ambitious. The Centre’s management tries to treat everyone in the way they would hope to be treated, with support and encouragement in CPD that we think is currently unequalled. In return, we are looking for someone who is not the norm.

For an informal discussion of the post, please contact Martin Jenkins at martin.jenkins@bristol.ac.uk

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