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CAS Success Tutor

Swansea University

Location: Swansea
Salary: £31,411 to £35,333 Grade 7, per annum pro rata together with USS pension benefits
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd September 2022
Closes: 5th October 2022

Contract: Fixed Term until September 2023

Hours of work: Part-time 28 hours per week (80% FTE)

Location: This position will be based at the Singleton Campus

To deliver its sustainable top 30 ambition Swansea University needs a professional services workforce with the differentiated skills necessary to ensure that it can deliver excellence through efficient and effective systems and processes that harness innovations in technology.

The Academic Success Tutor will prepare and deliver academic study skills classes to home and international students, contributing to the development of taught courses, embedded skills sessions and online activity. Additionally, you will carry out confidential one-to-one appointments with students in a sensitive and professional manner.

Essential Criteria:

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Recognised teaching qualification
  • Master’s Degree (or working towards)
  • Demonstrable experience of teaching study skills for academic purposes; ideally having taught across a variety of subject areas at different levels.
  • Experience of conducting confidential 1:1 tutorials and/or advice sessions.
  • Experience of writing and reviewing teaching materials in the field of academic study skills, in line with changing student needs.
  • Proven ability to create materials for and populate VLE environments.
  • A developed awareness of the academic study skills issues faced by students in the Higher Education context.
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills to plan own day-to-day activity, within the framework of the agreed programme, together with the ability to work under pressure.
  • Good level of IT literacy with experience of using Microsoft Office applications.
  • A high level of awareness of boundary issues which arise during work in this context and of other ethical and professional issues.
  • Understanding of the specific needs of H.E. students and their transition to and through university study.
  • Possess sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge for the role and be prepared to develop further skills in, and knowledge of relevant teaching methods and techniques.

The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive environment and welcome diverse applications from the following protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic and national origin), religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation.

Please note this job is also being advertised to a pool of colleagues internally as part of our University commitment to employee redeployment.  Should this post be filled from this route then you will receive an email confirming this. If you do not receive an email, please assume that your application is still in process.

To apply for this position please complete the online application and provide key examples of how you meet the essential experience/knowledge and skills criteria in the person specification. For a full Job Description, please see the attached document.

To apply for the post please click on the link: CAS Support Tutor (swansea.ac.uk)

Interviews planned for week commencing 17th October

For further information please contact Pete Hanratty – p.hanratty@swansea.ac.uk

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