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Digital and Academic Skills Teaching Fellow

Job title Digital and Academic Skills Teaching Fellow

Department Skills Centre

Salary Starting from £27,929, rising to £34,308

Grade Grade 6

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 3563

This role is sponsorable

Placed on Thursday 19 January 2023

Closing date Sunday 12 February 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference JS10271

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An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Skills Centre at the University of Bath. We are seeking to appoint a hardworking and committed Academic Skills Teaching Fellow to play a key role in the delivery of academic skills development to home and international students with specific focus on digital and employability skills. We provide support for students at all levels across the University from undergraduate (UG), to postgraduate and doctoral level.

We are seeking keen, enthusiastic applicants, highly committed to learning, teaching and skills development, with good proven experience of teaching academic, digital and employability skills to:

  • ensure the highest level of student engagement, learning outcomes and quality are achieved within the student learning experience.
  • work collaboratively with partners across the University on the development of a skills provision portfolio for students at key transition points during their studies at the University.
  • develop, deliver and, where appropriate, co-ordinate teaching, assessment, feedback and learning support to our students.

We provide support on a wide range of academic programmes, courses, tests and activities, and we aim to improve the learning opportunities for our students through creating a dynamic, engaging and effective learning environment. Teaching will be delivered flexibly, combining in-person and on-line, in accordance with the blended learning principles of the Bath Blend approach.

You will need an appropriate level of qualifications, together with the skills and experience vital to deliver a varied range of provision to meet a range of student needs.

The Skills Centre is a central service providing skills development opportunities to the University’s student community, through embedded provision within academic programmes and extra-curricular activities. We have around 70 staff, 50 permanent and 20 casual within the Centre and are a warm, friendly group of staff, highly collaborative in the way we work. We work closely with academic staff and students alike to add value to the student learning experience. We pride ourselves on working flexibly to find innovative and high quality solutions to ensure we meet the needs of the academic community successfully.

For further information about the Skills Centre go to https://www.bath.ac.uk/professional-services/skills-centre/

This is a permanent, full time position working 36.5 hours per week.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact David Busby on drb45@bath.ac.uk however please ensure that you submit your application through the University website.

What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award.

A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce;
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.

a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for. Please visit the following webpages for more information:

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

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Visa information

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK, you should refer to our guidance on the Skilled Worker Visa before embarking on a job application to ensure you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / Indefinite Leave to Remain − please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

Update to our application process

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.