Full Time - Permanent - High Wycombe
Salary – £32,332 - £36,024
Buckinghamshire New University is an ambitious, modern university that is always open to fresh ideas and thinking. We believe in the transformative power of education, and in doing the right thing by our students, people and local community. That's why our BNU community is a special place to work and study, and where people who want to make a difference can contribute and succeed.
Our University's DRIVE values and are at the heart of all that we do. We are united in being dynamic, responsible, inclusive, visionary and empowering to ensure that we provide the best experience to our learners and offer excellent service to our partners and to each other as colleagues. Our commitment to these values is unwavering and they are central to our mission. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries and we are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments that you require.
BNU continues to experience rapid growth in student numbers, making us one of the fastest-growing higher education providers. This is an exciting time to join the University as we invest significantly in estate developments and welcome Jay Blades MBE as our inaugural Chancellor.
Working in the School of Aviation and Security you will be expected to contribute to teaching across a range of topics that match your experience and interests, plus you will develop your knowledge further. We teach topics across Aviation, Tourism, Policing, Intelligence, Security and Resilience and so we are looking for two people who have knowledge in at least one of these areas. Plus we are keen to support teaching in research methods and what undertaking research entails in order to support the success of our learners. We will support your academic and professional development in this first step of your academic career.
What we offer:
Please click here to see our wide range of benefits available for employees. Please click here for our behavioural based interview question bank. Please click here to view our employee handbook.
If you have the qualities and attributes representative of the University's values and ambition, we would be delighted to hear from you.
All applications are to be made in full and online.
BNU is proud to have a diverse community and a strong track record of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our aim is to continue to build an environment where everyone thrives and can be themselves. We therefore ensure that our interview/shortlisting Chairs complete the relevant e-learning and/or inclusive recruitment training.
We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in BNU'S workforce. These include people from global majority backgrounds, disabled people, and LGBTQI+ people, particularly in more senior roles.
Closing Date: 26 November 2023
Interview Date: w/c 4 December 2023
If you are successful in securing an interview for the role, you will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK.
At Buckinghamshire New University equality of opportunity and diversity is at the heart of all we do and fully integrated into our values. Our aim is to create an inclusive environment where everyone thrives and feels a sense of belonging. We are committed to diversity and welcome applications from different backgrounds and experiences.
Buckinghamshire New University is a Disability Confident employer and as such you will be given the opportunity to declare a disability as part of the application process. The University is also committed to achieving the Race Equality Charter.
£32,332 - £36,024
Hours per week
Job Title: Graduate Teaching Associate (GTA)
School or Directorate: Aviation & Security
Location: Buckinghamshire New University Campus(es) - Principally High Wycombe
Responsible to: Deputy Head of School or designee
The purpose of the role is to support teaching and learning through the delivery of modules in conjunction with the Course Leader. Typical duties include tutorial class teaching; personal tutorial support; provision of feedback to students; course work assessment and examination marking.
The role will be required to:
Main Duties & Responsibilities of the role:
A = Application T = Test/Presentation I = Interview
Education, Qualifications & Training
Means of Testing
First Degree in a relevant field
Working towards a relevant master's degree
Commitment to working towards and achieving a teaching qualification
Knowledge & Experience
Adequate knowledge in discipline/field
Specialist skills appropriate to the courses taught
Excellent knowledge of MS Office software
Ability to communicate both orally and in writing with all stakeholders
Excellent organisational and time management skills
Ability to be flexible and to respond to changing priorities in a busy environment
Excellent people skills with the ability to build good working relationships with colleagues and external partners.
A willingness and ability to work in off-site locations
A willingness and ability to contribute to University Open Days (which may fall on Saturdays)
The BNU Behaviours Framework (BBF) is a framework for all University staff that sets out the key behaviours that exemplify the DRIVE values and ethos of the University. The nine categories provide a clear steer on behavioural expectations that will help support a step change in the performance and culture of the University. The three key behavioural indicators for this post are as follows:
Making every contact count by providing the best quality service to all our customers (Internal Customers, Students and all our Stakeholders). Building genuine and open long-term relationships in order to improve customer services.
Working collaboratively and across boundaries with others in order to achieve objectives. Recognising a valuing the different contributions people bring to this process.
Enhancing your contribution to the University through an understanding of organisational values, it's learners, customers and stakeholders.
£32,332 - £36,024
Hours per week