Teaching Fellow (Career Studies and Coaching) (103959 - 0621) . Job Reference: 1877246

University of Warwick

United Kingdom

June 30, 2021


Vacancy Type/Job category



Centre for Lifelong Learning


£30,942 - £40,322 per annum


University of Warwick - Coventry

Vacancy Overview

Permanent Full Time Position 36.5 hours per week

The Centre for Lifelong Learning is recruiting a Teaching Fellow to work on our growing suite of qualifications in career development and coaching. The postholder will join a team of five teaching staff to work on our postgraduate programmes in Career Development and Coaching, in particular our full time MA as well as our new suite of coaching programmes from levels 4 to 7.

As well as teaching across our programmes, helping our students develop as career development professionals and coaches, you will hold course administration, student support and module leadership responsibilities, as required. You will have demonstrable ability to support students from a range of international backgrounds on blended learning programmes as well as good knowledge of at least one of the theoretical bases for career development and coaching practice. You will have, or be working towards, a postgraduate qualification, or be able to demonstrate equivalent professional or academic standing. You will have excellent communication (oral and written) and presentation skills and both face to face and online teaching experience relevant to our professional practice focus. The ability to work both independently and as part of a team on teaching programmes and administrative tasks is essential.

Interview Date - 12 July 2021

Job Description


As a member of a teaching team, undertake teaching in order to support the work of the curriculum area, facilitating student learning and development. Manage course administration and personal tutoring responsibilities as required. Design teaching material and online learning resources and deliver either across a range of modules or within a subject area. Collaborate with colleagues in curriculum development and supervise Masters students' dissertations. Support the work of the department and develop and enhance its teaching reputation, both internally and externally.


Teaching and Learning Support • Teach as a member of a teaching team in a developing capacity within an established programme of study, with the assistance of a mentor if required. • Lead specified modules, developing own teaching materials, methods and approaches with guidance. • Identify learning needs of students and define appropriate learning outcomes. • Ensure that content, methods of delivery and learning materials will meet the defined and agreed learning outcomes. • Supervise the work of students, provide advice on study skills and help them with learning problems. • Select appropriate assessment instruments and criteria, assess the work and progress of students by reference to the criteria and provide constructive feedback to students.

Administration and Other Activities • Undertake duties related to course administration, such as attendance records, etc. • Attend departmental meetings and play an appropriate role in the life of the department • May be expected to assist in the preparation of proposals or applications to external bodies • Act as a personal tutor. • Participate in relevant professional activities. • Ensure compliance with health and safety in all aspects of work and, where appropriate, undertake risk assessments.

Research and Scholarship • Reflect on practice and the development of own teaching and learning skills. • Develop and produce learning materials and disseminate the results of scholarly activity.

Person Specification

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.

Essential Criteria 1

Good honours degree and postgraduate qualification or equivalent in relevant discipline. (a)

Essential Criteria 2

Sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in the scholarship and of teaching methods and techniques to work within career studies/coaching (a) (c)

Essential Criteria 3

Proven competence in teaching adult learners (a) (c) (d)

Essential Criteria 4

Developing familiarity with a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning. (c)

Essential Criteria 5

Understanding of issues of social justice and inclusion as they may impact on areas of teaching. (a) (c)

Essential Criteria 6

Ability to reflect on practice in the development of own teaching and learning skills. (c) (d)

Essential Criteria 7

A good level of IT skills to include use of standard software such as Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, etc. (c) (d)

Essential Criteria 8

Understanding of online teaching platforms (such as Moodle, Mahara, Blackboard etc.) or an active willingness to acquire such skills. Familiarity with a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning (a) (c)

Desirable Criteria 1

Teacher training qualification or HEA fellowship (a)

Desirable Criteria 2

Accreditation or professional membership in career development/coaching (a)

Further Particulars

For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars.

For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website.

Career Studies and Coaching curriculum area The Career Studies and Coaching curriculum area within CLL brings together a team of staff committed to offering professional development opportunities from beginner to experienced practitioner. From introductory programmes through to postgraduate qualifications we focus on integrating theory and practice in a wide range of practice contexts, from schools and universities through to corporate and community settings. The design of the our programmes is based on an integrative theoretical approach with a central focus on the facilitation of learning in career development work and coaching.

This is an exciting time to join an expanding team as we respond to growth in our programmes. In particular, we have seen considerable increased numbers on our full time MA in Career Development and Coaching Studies and wish to enhance support for these learners, studying in a compressed 12-month timeframe. We have recently launched a new online only coaching programme as well as a new suite of level 7 coaching programmes up to MA. An apprenticeship route for career development professionals is also under development and has outline approval and we are working with government agencies to develop learning resources for careers leaders in schools and colleges in England. At this time of growth and transition, as career development and coaching work contributes to global post-pandemic recovery and change, and learning from our experiences of moving nearly all programmes online, there are many opportunities to develop our provision. The precise teaching duties of the postholder will be worked out based on prior experience, but are likely to include teaching core CDCS modules, supervising student research projects and dissertations, assessing work based reflective assignments and supporting students through personal tutoring and one to one support. There is also scope to get involved in work across the team to develop our use of e-learning activities for effective learner support.

In relation to experience in career development and coaching, a relevant professional background (defined broadly) is sought. Our focus is on the facilitation of learning through career development and coaching activities. These activities take place in a variety of organisational and geographical contexts and with people of all ages and backgrounds and we wish to diversify our existing staff team's areas of expertise.

Funding for this post is available from 1 September 2021. To arrange an informal conversation about the role, please email the Subject area lead, Gill Frigerio on g.frigerio@wawick.ac.uk.

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

As an organisation using the (DBS) Disclosure and Barring Service to assess applicants' suitability for positions of trust, the University of Warwick complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. More information is available on the University's Vacancy pages and applicants may request a copy of the DBS Code of Practice.

Other Information

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The University of Warwick provides an inclusive working and learning environment, recognising and respecting every individual's differences. We welcome applications from individuals who identify with any of the protected characteristics defined by the Equality Act 2010.

Closing Date

30 Jun 2021

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