Academic Mentoring Officer
This is an exciting opportunity to coordinate the organisation, delivery, evaluation and development of our successful Academic Mentoring programme. The programme contributes to our KPIs and Access and Participation Plan and participants have up to 16% higher progression rates despite lower average tariff points. 150 level 5/6 students are recruited, trained and supported to facilitate the learning of around 1200 level 4 students in 26 courses, and we aim to expand to 30 courses this year. The programme is structured differently in each faculty, from timetabled peer assisted study sessions (PAL/PASS), buddy schemes, embedded in learning and teaching and e-mentoring.
You must have experience of working directly with students in higher education and relevant professional experience of academic mentoring. A relevant teaching qualification is desirable. The successful candidate will have excellent project management, communication and teamwork skills, be highly motivated and able to use their initiative to solve problems.
Raise the achievement of students throughout their journeys at Kingston University
The Directorate’s role is to provide guidance and support for learning, enhance the employability of our students, promote access, participation and inclusion, offer students the right development opportunities for them and support all student activities through collating and utilising survey data. Our activities are student-centred and developed in conjunction with staff and students. Together we provide expert advice, guidance and initiatives that supports course teams to improve teaching quality. Our careers and employability function helps students acquire professional experience and be ready to hit the ground running when starting their careers.
As a Directorate, we are service-oriented, honest and collaborative and use evidence-based approaches. We take a whole life cycle approach to student success to help improve student outcomes for students of all backgrounds.
This is a full-time, permanent position with a starting salary of £34,295 per annum.
Interviews are expected to be held on Thursday 3rd October 2019.
For informal enquiries please contact Julia Millette, Student Enrichment Manager.
Kingston University values the diversity of its student and staff body. We are committed to providing a fully inclusive environment to ensure consistent and holistic support for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors. We recognise our duty under the Equality Act 2010 to prevent discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between different people when carrying out their activities.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.
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