Transition and Retention Programmes Co-ordinator

Newman University

0.4 FTE (Fixed term 18 month contract)

Newman University Student Support Services is seeking a Transition and Retention Programmes Co-ordinator to support university-wide strategies to improve and enhance student engagement and success. 

The post holder will be responsible for delivering our successful transition programmes targeted at new students to aid their entry to, or progression within, higher education.

The post is offered on a 0.4 FTE basis. The ability to work flexibly and alter working patterns during August – November when the transition programmes are being delivered is desirable.

Applicants must possess a first degree and have previous professional experience of delivering study skills support within a further or higher education environment, including advising students with a complex range of issues on a one-to-one basis. Knowledge of academic regulations and procedures or a willingness to develop knowledge in this area is essential. A teaching qualification and prior experience as a personal tutor is desirable.

The start date for this post will be late December 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Sarah Parkes, Tutor for Transition and Retention at or Siân Howarth, Director of Student Services at

Further particulars with respect to the above post can be obtained from our vacancies web page or alternatively please e-mail: or telephone 0121 476 1181 ext. 2456 or 2398.

Closing date for applications: 24th August 2017

Interviews will be held on 19th September 2017

Please note that we reserve the right to remove this advert prior to the advertised date, dependent on the level of response received.  You are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

Newman University offers a wide range of staff benefits which include 35 days paid annual leave plus bank holidays and closure days, Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, child care vouchers and an onsite crèche facility, health care and cycle to work schemes, sports centre facilities, chaplaincy and spiritual care, free tea and coffee, a staff room, free on-site parking, and a discounted travel scheme. For further information on these and other staff benefits please visit our website  or contact the Human Resources Department.

Newman University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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