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The Skills Centre

Do you share our passion and commitment for developing the academic, digital and employability skills of students at all levels and from all backgrounds, so that they can flourish at university and thrive in their future careers?

This is an exciting time in the Skills Centre as we play a key role contributing to the University of Bath’s Strategy 2021-26 and its ambition to build on its position as a leading institution in the higher education sector.   

We are looking for highly motivated, talented, enthusiastic and values-driven individuals who can play their part in ensuring the University remains at the forefront of delivering high-quality education, a first-class academic student experience and support for their future employability.

“We will seek to ensure students get the most out of their time at Bath, gaining valuable knowledge, transferable skills and intercultural competencies so they leave us well rounded and with a competitive edge.” University of Bath Strategy 2021-26

About the Skills Centre

The Skills Centre is a professional service at the University of Bath, comprising around 50 permanent and 20 casual staff, based at the university’s beautiful Claverton Down campus. 

Working closely with the academic community and other central services, we deliver academic, mathematics, languages, digital and employability skills development opportunities to home and international students at all levels. 

Our purpose is to foster student independence by building their skills, confidence, academic capability and resourcefulness.

We enhance the student experience by providing high-quality, evidence-based, discipline-specific skills support and thereby contribute to University’s goals for access, success, progression and employability. 

We are responsive to a diverse range of student needs and place student engagement at the heart of our provision.

Digital vision

The University’s digital vision is to “enhance the quality and excellence of our University and position us to meet the challenges of today and the expectations and questions of tomorrow.” 

A key component of the Digital Strategy is to increase the digital capabilities and literacy of students to give them the confidence to use digital tools and manage data proficiently and equip them with the vital skills employers need.

Skills Centre staff will play a leading role designing and delivering high quality digital skills development opportunities for all students. By joining our team, you will be able to make your mark in this increasingly important area. 

Our impact

When you work in the Skills Centre you will make a real difference to student success.

We are reaching more students through digital platforms and resources and now offer a range of flexible, 'blended' options for much of our provision. We continue to broaden the scope of our offer in response to the changing needs of our students. 

Student Skills Co-Creators are an integral part of our team, ensuring our learning resources and communications are as useful and engaging as possible to the whole student community. 

A specific focus is reducing differences in attainment for key identified groups, including domestic student groups identified in the University’s Access and Participation Plan (APP) and international students. 

“My language classes [Mandarin Chinese] at the University of Bath have given me a passion which will last far beyond my time at this university, and have had an impact both on my professional and personal life.” Michal Nalepa, Civil Engineering graduate from Poland.

“In my fourth year, after having a year out for my placement year, I needed to refresh my essay writing skills. I booked a writing tutorial through the Skills Centre. The tutor told me the most common mistakes I made and throughout the rest of the year I’ve picked up on these mistakes more easily. I’ve progressed from a 2:2 in first year to a 1st overall in final year.” Mackyla Palmer-Logue, recent Social Sciences graduate.

How can you work with us?

We don't currently have any vacancies. Please check back here soon, or why not set up a job alert?

Our staff come from a varied and international mix of backgrounds and cultures and bring a rich, diverse and highly valued collection of skills, experience and perspectives to the Centre. 

At present our staff are following hybrid working patterns, partly at home and on campus. 

What our staff say

What do our staff say they enjoy most about working in the Skills Centre?

“Working with students and working on resources for students. It's great to find new, active ways for student learning that will really engage them and help them feel part of the Bath Uni community.” - Jennifer Weston, Learning Advisor

“I don't think I have ever gone through a day without learning something new, and that's pretty cool.” - Ed Southwood, MASH Co-ordinator and Teaching Fellow

“There are many aspects I enjoy about my role, including the continuous learning, the implementation of new approaches to teaching and learning, and new policies, but the high of my job has to be the interaction with students and supporting them.’ - Ana Sevilla-Merino, Teaching Fellow in Spanish

“Being able to positively impact students’ experiences at University. I enjoy working with digital resources and developing MySkills as a central skills platform for the University. I also really enjoy collaborating on projects with other departments and getting more involved in some of our APP-focused work.” - Kirsty Morlese, Digital Projects Manager

“I love helping the students and learning something new every day!” - Theresa Wood, Foreign Languages Administrator

Otter Baker, Teaching Fellow within Skills Centre discussing her experiences at UoB.

How will we support you?

Skills are at the heart of all we do, and we nurture a culture of continuing professional development.  Colleagues regularly deliver workshops, conduct teaching observations and review materials in a spirit of peer support and collaboration.

Staff are actively encouraged to make full use of the University’s personal and professional development programme, online Development Toolkit and coaching and mentoring opportunities. The University also offers a wealth of resources to support staff wellbeing.

The University of Bath is a family friendly workplace and is open to exploring flexible working. It recognises the talents of its diverse workforce through an excellent reward package.

We value the commitment, achievements and talents of our workforce which is why we promote a rewarding culture that features a better benefit offering than those found elsewhere, particularly in industry.

We are inclusive and truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

Current vacancies

Unfortunately we don't have any live vacancies.

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Get in touch

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