Study Support Tutor

University of Nottingham - Specialist Processes

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 Study Support Tutor will join an established team of well qualified and experienced tutors for students with Specific Learning Differences, 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 foundation year, undergraduate and post-graduate students with dyslexia and other Specific Learning Differences. 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. Furthermore, involvement in workshops and small group programmes for students with SpLDs will be required.

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. In addition, this role includes an emphasis on furthering the use of assistive technologies designed to support students with SpLDs and to advance inclusive practice in the wider institution.  

Candidates should have a degree (or equivalent) with experience in providing support for dyslexic students in Higher Education. A relevant postgraduate qualification (or equivalent), for example in teaching, is desirable. Good 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 essential for this role.

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 full-time permanent post. Hours of work are 36.25 hours per week. Academic Support is housed on the University Park campus, but the role involves working at one or more of our other local campuses.  

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Antony Martin, tel: 0115 8466113 or email antony.martin@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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