Teaching Fellow (Personal Tutoring)

University of Hertfordshire
May 08, 2024
Offerd Salary:£31,396pa
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Post Title: Teaching Fellow (Personal Tutoring)

SBU/Department: Hertfordshire Business School

FTE: 1.0fte (working 37 hours per week)

Duration of Contract: 1-year fixed term

Salary: UH6 £31,396pa to £37,099pa

Annual Leave: 35 days plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year

Location: DeHavilland Campus, Hatfield

Hertfordshire Business School are pleased to be able to offer this newly created role, which have been introduced to support students in academic and pastoral processes. This new post is intended to enhance existing support the school has in place, specifically at first year undergraduate.

You will be one of a dedicated team of trained personal tutors who will manage the day-to-day work of supporting, advising and connecting students to the most appropriate service. This role will provide face to face and online support with a strong on-campus presence.

This role will work alongside the Programme Leader and module teams and preserves a named-contact relationship for students giving access to staff dedicated to and skilled in enhanced course and programme advice and guidance, wellbeing, and mental health, and professional and academic and study skills development. The team will connect to the central support services as well as the school-based wellbeing and academic teams ensuring an ecosystem of support.

This post further recognises that all staff involved in a student's learning and teaching play a role in providing support during a student's time in HBS. You will be part of the HBS Student Experience Team who support all taught students, both undergraduate and postgraduate

Main duties and responsibilities

You will be expected to support students to fully engage with their programme and community to help them to succeed in their chosen subject, working closely with university and school academic and support staff. Providing personalised support to students in academic and pastoral processes.

You will be the named point of contact for HBS students within the HBS Student Experience Team, which provides a holistic consistent experience for all HBS students throughout the academic year; you will also be allocated a group of students within our undergraduate programmes, ensuring that the students feel fully supported when they require help and are connected with the appropriate Programme Leaders, programme teams and service(s) as and when required.

The post will also require you to support the orientation and induction of new students at the University, and support student engagement activities within the University. You will work closely with the Student Support Services, Academic and Wellbeing teams across the university, highlighting any issues at an early stage.

Additionally, you will act as a personal tutor to students, providing advice and support, and delivering some teaching as required.

Skill and experience required

You will be expected to have knowledge of and sensitivity to the complex areas of student support and excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain and develop related knowledge and skills as required for the position.

Excellent planning, organisational, time management skills, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, and being proficient in English Language will also be required. In addition to this you will have the ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team, deal with conflicting demands and priorities with high level attention to detail and handle sensitive material with strict confidentiality.

You will be flexible and adaptable to workload and student requirements, have a passion for providing excellent student experience and be committed in your approach to issues related to equality and diversity.

Qualifications required

You must hold a minimum of a Degree, or equivalent level 6 qualification, in a relevant subject area or relevant proven experience.

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria. Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Sara de Sousa, [email protected]

Closing Date : 08 May 2024

Interview Date: TBC

Reference Number: 058455

Date advert placed: 10 April 2024

The University offers every individual the opportunity to succeed. We want our staff to represent diverse life experiences and different cultural heritage. We recognise that the field is not ‘level' and want to actively address barriers to progression. We also challenge stereotypes through stimulating discussions on sensitive topics and partner with networks both within and outside of the University to enhance inclusivity in the workplace. We wholeheartedly encourage and welcome applications from individuals from Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and LGBTQ+ backgrounds who are currently under- represented within our School. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

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