Job Description

Widening Participation Postgraduate Tutor

Job Purpose

To assist the University of Glasgow (UoG) Widening Participation (WP) team in taking forward the suite of UoG WP programmes: FOCUS West (Focus on College and University Study in the West of Scotland) Top-Up Programme; Reach (Access to the High Demand Professions) Programme; Access to a Career Programme; Early Secondary Programme; UoG Summer School; UoG Taster Weeks.
To tutor pupils in secondary schools and on the University campus: to raise awareness and aspiration of Higher Education (HE) as an option; on all aspects of the HE application process; in the key skills required for successful first year study at a Higher Education Institution.
Interviews are scheduled to take place between Monday 2nd – Wednesday 25th September 2019
If you are successful following interview, you MUST be available for training between 7th-11th October, and 21st -25th October.
Employment commences in November 2019 until July 2020

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. To prepare and deliver Top-Up, Reach and Early Secondary Programme school sessions with fellow tutors using the materials and following guidelines provided in the Tutor Resource Packs and online, and to attend all school sessions as agreed at the commencement of the Programme.
2. To liaise with nominated contact staff in schools to ensure the smooth running of Top-Up, Reach and Early Secondary sessions.
3. To act as a tutor/mentor for groups of pupils during sessions held on the UoG campus for each WP Programme, including travelling with pupils as required.
4. To maintain regular contact with fellow tutors and WP core staff and to inform WP staff of any problems encountered in schools or on campus.
5. To maintain accurate registers as required on a weekly or by-session basis, and maintain an accurate record of outcomes of all school groups for all sessions. To submit these to WP core staff after each school session.
6. To mark pupils’ work and compile and collate student profiles to enable dissemination of results to admissions officers in HEIs.
7. To attend all training and regular feedback meetings.
8. To keep a record of hours worked and submit monthly pay claims to the WP office.
9. To proactively suggest improvements to the programme through established feedback mechanisms, in terms of content, materials, training and user experience.
10. Conduct other duties as required to support the WP team in successfully widening participation to HE and the UoG. 

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Knowledge/Qualifications
Essential
A1 Degree, or equivalent professional qualification in relevant academic area
A2 Sound understanding of the learning skills required for successful study in HE.
Desirable
B1 Current knowledge of the Scottish secondary school system.
B2 Current knowledge of the Scottish HE and FE systems
B3 Degree, or equivalent professional qualification in relevant academic area within the last 10 years
B4 Currently working towards / studying a postgraduate qualification
Skills
Essential
C1 Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal skills
C2 Excellent team and independent working skills.
C3 Demonstrable ability to communicate and lead school level students in a friendly, student focussed manner.
C4 Demonstrate adaptability and contribution to change.
C5 Good timekeeping and administrative skills, enabling accurate and up-to-date record keeping.
C6 Knowledge of wider access within education
C7 Prepared to work flexible hours

Desirable
D1 Full, clean driving license.
Experience
Essential
E1 Experience of working with young people e.g. schools, personal tutor, youth work/groups, community work, sports coaching.
Desirable
F1 Experience of working with learners in HEI's or F.E.
F2 Experience of working with young people in small and large group settings.
F3 Experience of working in widening access within an HEI or F.
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