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Learning Development Tutor

Centre for Enhancement in Learning and Teaching

Salary:   £26,715 to £32,817
Closing Date:   Monday 13 July 2020
Interview Date:   Thursday 23 July 2020
Reference:  PERM-419-2020

Bishop Grosseteste University is based in the historic uphill area of the city, just a ten minutes’ walk away from the castle and cathedral and a range of other cultural and historical attractions. BGU has been awarded a Gold Teaching Excellence Framework Award for its teaching and learning and the unique and positive experience we offer our students is well recognised and evidenced through such key achievements. This is an exciting time of expansion and growth for the institution and BGU will be able to provide you with the opportunity to develop your career and contribute to our ongoing success. 

We are looking for a dynamic, innovative individual who is committed to best practice in learning development, to lead on our learning development strategy playing a key role in enhancing student experience at Bishop Grosseteste University.

Applications are invited for the above post in the University’s Learning Development team which is part of the Centre for Enhancement in Learning and Teaching (CELT). The person appointed will be co-responsible for planning and delivering an integrated learning development service, working directly with students, academics and professional support staff, to help a diverse range of students achieve their full academic potential. 

The Learning Development Tutor will provide individual tutorials, group workshops and staff CPD sessions, focusing particularly on innovative and collaborative practice. This post involves developing creative resources to innovatively support the development of students’ academic practices.   Working closely with academic staff to establish, enhance and deliver learning development activity within academic programmes, the successful applicant will develop strategic approaches to enhance learning development across the University’s portfolio. 

Applicants for this post should be graduates, with experience of teaching or supporting learning in a higher education environment and confident in dynamically presenting to large groups of students and colleagues. Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills are essential for this role.

This is a full-time post and the hours of work will be 37 hours per week. Normal hours of work are Monday to Thursday 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. and 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. on a Friday.  However, some flexibility is required to cover early mornings and evenings plus some weekends; hours of cover are 8.00 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. An enhanced DBS check will be required.

BGU offers a generous employee benefits package including:

  • 25 days holiday for Grades 1-6
  • 35 days holiday for Grades 7+
  • Plus 3 additional discretionary days annual leave over the Christmas period
  • Various pension scheme options including a Local Government Pension Scheme offering up to a 19.5% Employer Contribution, a Teachers Pension scheme offering up to 23.68% Employer Contribution, and also a 10% non-contributory pension for members of staff that do not wish to pay into a scheme.
  • A 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme including free online GP services and face to face counselling sessions
  • We also offer various free perks and discounted vouchers through Perkbox e.g. a monthly free cinema ticket, a free coffee every week, a Birthday Box delivered straight to your work or home, Free Eyecare Vouchers, a Cycle to Work Scheme, plus many discounts at various high street shops and online brands.
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Bishop Grosseteste University values people and promotes equal opportunities.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.



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