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Student Learning Adviser

University of Kent - Student Learning Advisory Service

Location: Chatham
Salary: £35,326 to £39,739 per annum (grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th October 2021
Closes: 24th October 2021
Job Ref: CSF-343-21

Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 24 October 2021 (unless otherwise stated)

Interview Date: Wednesday 10 November 2021

Do you have experience of either teaching or advice work in adult, further or higher education and the expertise to support students to develop effective study and learning strategies?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team as a Student Learning Adviser and contribute to supporting learner independence, development and achievement at the University of Kent. Putting to use your knowledge of current theory and practice of teaching and learning in higher education, you will design, deliver and evaluate induction, transition and achievement initiatives for all levels of students from all disciplines and modes of study.

This is a student-focused role that requires you to understand barriers to student learning and success and to work collaboratively with colleagues and the wider University to deliver objectives.

As Student Learning Adviser you will:

  • design, develop, deliver and evaluate a range of seminars, workshops and individual advice sessions as well as online and physical learning resources
  • undertake and apply research in the area of learning development innovation
  • proactively advertise the Student Learning Advisory Service including via welcome fairs and marketing events

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • experience of supporting students in the development of effective study and learning strategies
  • experience of either teaching or advice work in adult, further or Higher Education
  • an understanding of Widening Participation and Accessibility in Higher Education
  • effective and proven communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal

The University of Kent is a distinctive and attractive place to work. We employ around 6,000 staff, including academic and research staff and a full range of support and administration staff. Our friendly and close-knit Medway campus at Chatham Maritime is a vibrant mix of modern and historic buildings. Most of our buildings are new or have been completely renovated offering outstanding state of the art facilities and a unique learning environment. Our staff enjoy competitive salaries, an occupational pension scheme, generous holiday entitlements and a great working environment.

Please see the links below to view the job description and to apply for this post. For further information regarding the application process, please contact quoting ref: CSF-343-21

Further details:

Please note that we prioritise applications from current University of Kent redeployees. We will let you know if this post is to be filled by a redeployee as, in this instance, your application will unfortunately not be taken forward.

Applications must be made via the University’s online application system; CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

The University of Kent values diversity and promotes equality at all levels.

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, interviews may take place remotely.

From 1 January 2021, non-British and non-Irish nationals who do not already hold a UK immigration status will be required to obtain a visa in order to be able to work in the UK. A new points-based system will be implemented which will treat EEA and non-EEA citizens equally. For further information please visit the UK Visas Immigration website.”

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