Vacancy Type/Job category
Centre for Lifelong Learning
£30,942 - £40,322 per annum
University of Warwick - Coventry
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
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.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES
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
• 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
• Attend departmental meetings and play an appropriate role in the life of the
• May be expected to assist in the preparation of proposals or applications to
• 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
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)
Essential Criteria 1
Good honours degree and postgraduate qualification or equivalent in relevant
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)
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
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)
For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our
University Further Particulars.
For further information about the department, please visit the departmental
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 email@example.com.
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30 Jun 2021