Study Support Tutor (Maternity Cover)

University of Nottingham - Specialist Processes

Location: University Park

Salary: £29,301 to £38,183 per annum pro-rata depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

The University’s new and visionary Global Strategy 2020 puts students firmly at the heart of the University and makes them partners in their own education.  The part-time  Study Support Tutor will join an established  team of well qualified and experienced tutors for students with Specific Learning Difficulties, working alongside a separate team of Disability Advisers, a Support Worker Service and Access Centre, within the new Student Services Department.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing a point of one to one contact, support and information for both undergraduate and post-graduate students with dyslexia and other Specific Learning Difficulties. The day to day work involves the provision of on-going tutorial support using student-centred methodologies as well as ensuring that institutional support is made available to students. This includes liaising with Academic departments and other central University services. 

Candidates should have knowledge and understanding of the nature and challenges involved in life at University and the particular ways in which dyslexia and other SpLDs can impact on study at this level. They should also be able to provide assistance to students applying for Disabled Students' Allowances.

Candidates should have a degree (or equivalent) with experience in providing support for dyslexic students in Higher Education, or a proven record of extensive relevant experience in Higher Education. A relevant postgraduate qualification (or equivalent), for example in teaching, is desirable. IT skills and an awareness of current disability legislation and legal requirements are essential. Knowledge of specialist programmes and Assistive Technology for use with dyslexic students is desirable.

Candidates must also have good organisational, administrative and communication skills and be able to work both independently and as part of a team.

This is a part-time fixed term post to provide maternity cover for until 9 February 2018. Hours of work are 21.5 hours per week and the current working pattern is Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays but this is open to discussion.

Academic Support is housed on the University Park campus but you may be required to work at one or more of the other local sites. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Lynette Outram, tel: 0115 8232070 or email lynette.outram@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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