Academic Learning Support Tutor

City, University of London - Professional Services - Learning Enhancement and Development

Background
City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City is in the world’s top four per cent (Times Higher Education World University Rankings), attracts around 19,500 students (35% postgraduate), is top in London for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide), well above the sector average for graduate employability in most subjects and eleventh in the UK for starting salaries. City joined the University of London in 2016.

In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in academic staff, estate and systems and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university: it has recently agreed a new Vision & Strategy 2026.

City seeks to recruit a part-time Academic Learning Support Tutor who will work in the Academic Learning Support Service, which is part of the multi-disciplinary Learning Success Team sitting in the Department of Learning Enhancement and Development (LEaD). This is a part time 0.2 FTE role, working from September to April (Semesters 1 and 2).

Responsibilities
The post holder will work as part of an interdisciplinary team to develop and deliver support to students who are at risk of dropping out or under-achieving as a result of difficulties adapting to study in the Higher Education environment.

They will also contribute to the development and delivery of projects targeting students from under-represented groups, and plan and deliver 1:1 support sessions, workshop provision and on-line resources which enable students to become independent effective learners and fully engage with the curriculum.

Person Specification
Educated to degree level or equivalent, the role holder will also have a postgraduate teaching qualification. Experience of delivering learning support to students in a post school learning environment, an up-to-date knowledge of specialist learning support, and the ability to critically evaluate different forms of support provision is also required. They will also have an understanding of the issues relating to widening participation in Higher Education.

Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills are required together with excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to prioritise a busy workload. The role holder will be well organised with good IT skills (including experience of VLEs such as Moodle), and the ability to develop online learning support resources. They must be able to work alone and as part of a team.

Additional Information
City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date for applications: 11.59pm on 8 September 2017.

Interviews are planned for w/c 19 September 2017.

Actively working to promote equal opportunity and diversity.

Academic excellence for business and the professions.

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