Learning Development Mentor

University of Northampton
June 04, 2024
Offerd Salary:£23,144
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Contract Type:Fixed Term (Term tim
Working Time:Part time
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Learning Development Mentor

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Part Time Fixed Term


£23,144 per annum - pro rata


Waterside Campus

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  • About the Job

    A Job Opportunity for University of Northampton Students Only

    Part Time - Fixed Term (Term time only)

    Interview Date: 25 June 2024

    We are looking for University of Northampton students to work with us to enhance the academic and study skills of their fellow students. Will you be a second year student next academic year 2024 - 2025? Do you like working with others? Do you think you can encourage and support other students with their academic and study skills?

    We are recruiting students to supplement our Learning Development Provision to enhance the provision. We need Learning Development Mentors to offer students drop-in sessions, support with Open Day events, get involved in creating resources and develop content for social media. The successful candidates will be working 6 hours a week to fit around their own studies and alongside a Learning Development Team.

    We are an accredited Living Wage Foundation Employer and currently pay the real living wage. In recognition of this the salary for this post has been increased to pay the higher amount which currently supersedes the actual Grade 3 starting salary before living wage which is £20,880 per annum, pro rata.

    Please make sure you take your time to answer the job specific questions clearly within the application form. For more information about the post, please contact [email protected] - Head of Learning Development.

    About you

    It is important that you are supportive and a good listener as we need the successful candidates to mentor individuals and occasionally groups, in the development of academic skills.

    You should be able to communicate effectively to a variety of stakeholders which include students (peers), academic and professional services staff to aid in the development of the mentoring initiative. You should possess good study skills practices and be able to hold conversations with peers on how you find these study skills methods helpful.

    You will need to work with peers to identify factors affecting their engagement and become familiar with the range of support mechanisms available to students, and signpost students to these as appropriate.

    Essential Qualifications

    Undertaking a University of Northampton undergraduate degree programme and at Level 5 in academic year 2024/25 with an average Grade profile of 2:1 or above

    Library, Learning and Student Services

    The Learning Development is part of Learning and Teaching Enhancement Team. Learning Development are a team of academic tutors who work with all students to advise them about their academic, study and maths and statistical skills. The Learning Development Mentors will be a part of this team and work alongside colleagues to enhance the academic skills of peers.

    About Us

    Come to the University of Northampton and you will see that we do things a bit differently.

    We are one of the youngest universities in the UK but we are already leading the way in adding value to society, which we call social impact. We have won multiple awards for our work in this area, among others, but what matters the most to us is ensuring that our students and graduates have the opportunity to make their mark on the world too. That's why we were the first university in the UK to be named as a Changemaker Campus in 2012.

    We want to break the mould of what Higher Education can be. This has led us to build a whole new University from the ground up that is designed to reflect the way that students actually learn rather than the way they are expected to learn. Waterside Campus opened in September 2018.

    Our commitment to transforming lives and inspiring change is at the heart of all that we do.

    Right to Work

    All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview. Due to the requirements laid out by UK Visas and Immigration regarding Right to Work in the UK, the University can only accept applications from individuals who currently have a status allowing them to work in the UK for this position.

    Due to this criteria we regret that we are unable to offer sponsorship at this time.


    We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

    The University of Northampton is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable work, study and living environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion.

    This commitment, along with our legal and moral obligations, provides an inclusive environment for staff, students and the public who may be affected by our activities.

    Together @ UON confirms our commitment to equality and inclusion, underpinned by our belief in taking action. We are dedicated to creating an environment that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity.

    Together @ UON demonstrates our pledge to our staff, students and partners to nurture and develop an environment where equality and inclusion can thrive whilst we Transform Lives and Inspire Change.

    To find out more, please visit: https: // www. northampton.ac.uk/about- us/governance-and-management/management/equality-and-diversity/

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