Further Mathematics Support Programme Area Co-ordinator (Maternity Cover)

University of Nottingham - Mathematical Sciences


University Park


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

Applications are invited for the above post, based in the School of Mathematical Sciences. 

A major role will be to coordinate, monitor and develop the Further Mathematics Support Programme (www.furthermaths.org.uk) provision within the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire regions in collaboration with colleagues in the East Midlands Area.

Key activities are in promoting and organising continued study of Further Mathematics to AS or A Level in collaboration with the national Further Mathematics Support Programme. The FMSP is expanding its work to improve access to Further Mathematics tuition and to increase the numbers of students in England studying advanced mathematics post-16. Of ongoing importance is an emphasis on the provision to teachers in professional development to help meet the increasing demand from students to study Mathematics beyond GCSE level.

The successful candidate will work alongside University staff at the interface between secondary education and University and regional colleagues within the East Midlands in collaboration with the national Further Mathematics Support Programme. A local role will include promoting and enabling the continued study of mathematics relevant for entrance to a wide range of university degree courses.

Candidates must have recent experience of teaching Further Mathematics at GCE A Level. Ideally applicants should be an experienced mathematics teacher with an enthusiasm for mathematics and its applications at this level and can maintain the interest of students through interactive activities. Experience of the integrated use of e-learning and e-support facilities would be desirable. Prior teaching experience in a School Sixth-Form, Sixth-Form College or Further Education is highly desirable.

In recognition of its commitment to promoting women in science, the University of Nottingham is one of a small number of universities to hold a Silver Athena SWAN Award.

Hours of work are 14.5 hours per week, the days/hours are negotiable but must include the timetabled contact hours. This post is available from 3 January 2017 and will be offered on a fixed-term contract until 31 August 2017.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Stephen Hibberd, tel: 0115 9513841, fax: 0115 951 3837 or Email: Stephen.Hibberd@Nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted. Information about the School is available at: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/mathematics/index.aspx.

It is a condition of this post that satisfactory enhanced disclosure is obtained from the 'Disclosure and Barring Service'.

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