Teaching Fellow, Career Studies and Coaching (71455-0922) . Job Reference: 1887791

University of Warwick

United Kingdom

September 25, 2022

Description

Vacancy Type/Job category

Teaching Only

Department

Centre for Lifelong Learning

Salary

£32,348 - £42,155 per annum, pro rata

Location

University of Warwick, Coventry

Vacancy Overview

Permanent position, 0.7 FTE.

In response to the growth and development of our programmes in Career Development and Coaching, the Centre for Lifelong Learning is recruiting a Teaching Fellow to work in the existing team.

The postholder will join a team of six teaching staff to work across our postgraduate programmes. Precise modules and teaching duties will be tailored to the successful applicant but there is particular scope to contribute to programmes such as Career Development Professional Higher Apprenticeship and the full time MA in Career Development and Coaching Studies.

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 relevant 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.

Career development activities makes a significant contribution in a wide range of social, economic and political contexts and we are committed to an approach grounded in the facilitation of learning in various formal and informal settings and across the lifespan. We seek to foster creative and inclusive career development practices that are accessible to all by innovating in our professional development offer for new and experienced practitioners.

We are looking for a committed team player to join our friendly team with evidence of a developing teaching profile in our area of professional practice. Your ongoing development will be important to us, and you will have the opportunity to work closely with senior colleagues to enhance your potential and achieve your aims.

We will consider applications for employment on a part-time or other flexible working basis, even where a position is advertised as full-time, unless there are operational or other objective reasons why it is not possible to do so.

For an informal conversation about the post and our area, please contact Gill Frigerio, Associate Professor and Curriculum area lead on g.frigerio@warwick.ac.uk.

Interview Date: TBC.

Job Description

JOB PURPOSE

As a member of a teaching team, the postholder will design, deliver evaluate and assess teaching in specified aspects of the curriculum area, facilitating student learning and development and enhancing the student experience. 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 as we contribute to the University's key goals as outlined in the University Strategy 2018-2030.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Teaching and Learning Support

• Teach as a member of a teaching team in a developing capacity within an established programme of study.

• Lead specified modules, developing own teaching materials, methods and approaches with guidance, and maintaining learning and assessment platforms (e.g. Moodle).

• 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, communicating complex and conceptual ideas to those with limited knowledge and understanding as well as to peers using a range of media.

• 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

• Contribute to the planning, design and development of the curriculum area.

• 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.

• Participate in and develop internal and external networks, for example may contribute to student recruitment, secure student placements, facilitate outreach work, generate income, obtain consultancy projects, or build relationships for future activities.

• 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.

• Remain knowledgeable about key concepts and developments in at least one of theoretical bases for career development and coaching practice.

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 e.g. MA Career Development. (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 etc.) or an active willingness to acquire such skills. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 9

Proven ability to work in culturally diverse contexts with sensitivity and an inclusive approach. (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 Higher Apprenticeship for Career Development Professionals as well as new online only coaching programme as well as a new suite of level 7 coaching programmes up to MA. We are working with government agencies to develop and deliver distance 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 acting as an apprenticeship tutor, supporting the delivery of core and optional modules, leading some optional 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, develop our community of practice and support scholarship in the area.

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.

Warwick is committed to building an organisation of mutual respect and dignity, promoting a welcoming, diverse and inclusive working and learning environment. We recognise that everyone is different in a variety of visible and non-visible ways, and that those differences are to be recognised, respected, and valued. Where possible, we go beyond legislation to provide a place where everyone can thrive, supporting all staff to achieve their full potential. We aspire to remove economic, social and cultural barriers that may otherwise prevent people from succeeding.

We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all communities regardless of culture, background, age, disability, sex/gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion/belief, or sexual or romantic orientation. To find out more about our social inclusion work at Warwick visit our webpages here.

The University of Warwick holds an Athena SWAN Silver award; a national initiative to promote gender equality for all staff and students. Further information about the work of the University in relation to Athena SWAN can be found at the following link: Athena Swan (warwick.ac.uk)

The University of Warwick is one of the six founder institutions of the EUTOPIA European University alliance, whose aim is to become by 2025 an open, multicultural, confederated operation of connected campuses.

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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.

Closing Date

25 Sep 2022

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