Senior Technical Instructor - #418838

University of the West of England


Date: May 14, 2022
City: Bristol
Salary: £27,116 - £30,497 / year
Contract type: Part time
Work schedule: Full day
University of the West of England
Job description




The Department of Education and Childhood at UWE Bristol is a vibrant community with a mission to advance social justice through education and lifelong learning. We have a long-term commitment to providing high-quality learning, teaching and research. We achieve this through partnerships with a large number of local schools, colleges and other organisations.





We offer a range of programmes in Initial Teacher Education, Childhood, Education, and Professional Development. Our undergraduate and postgraduate Early Years and Primary programmes are long-established with excellent outcomes and feedback from students. We are also developing new online programmes.




We are seeking a Senior Technical Instructor to support the English teams in the Education department to support and monitor subject knowledge, including the English functional and professional skills needed as a teacher, as well as the specific curriculum knowledge required in relation to spelling, punctuation and grammar. Knowledge of the English National Curriculum is required.





Understanding and knowledge of basic data tracking systems like Excel would be an advantage as well as a willingness to engage with new technologies to support delivery and tracking of student progress.





You will work with experienced colleagues to support trainees in their development across the undergraduate and postgraduate initial teacher education and education programmes.





You will be able to enthuse and motivate students, be flexible in your approach, have excellent interpersonal and facilitation skills, be highly organised, able to manage a varied and challenging workload and take a collaborative approach to your work.





Where is this role based?





This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give both our staff and students access to everything they need to succeed – £300m has been invested recently on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation while we continue to develop incredible new facilities to enhance our offer even further.





Frenchay campus has excellent transport links; as well as being located near the motorway network we are within walking distance of two train stations, our bus terminus connects us to the local bus and metrobus network and we also have a range of cycling and changing facilities.





Why UWE Bristol?





We are one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West with 32,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 4,000 staff from across the globe. We are both globally connected and regionally embedded, with a strong network of employer and partner connections.





We have a lot to be proud of at UWE, our achievements include scoring above sector average for student satisfaction, we are ranked 36th in The Guardian Best UK Universities 2022 and 39th in the latest Times Higher Education 'Table of Tables'.





We are an ambitious and values led university. We're focused on solving future global challenges through outstanding learning, world-leading research and a culture of enterprise and we are looking for people who share our core values to help us achieve those aims.





With inclusivity as a core value, UWE Bristol recognises the power of a truly diverse university community. We support and celebrate the diversity of our staff and students as a key driver for innovation and success, promoting pathways and achievements to inspire and generate confidence and ambition.





In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of employee benefits including:





  • a generous holiday allowance of 25 days pro rata

  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year

  • flexible working

  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes

  • access to employee assistance programme

  • ongoing learning and development opportunities

  • family friendly policies and wellbeing initiatives

  • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus.

  • savings on purchases via Wider Wallet scheme

  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme




Add your individuality to ours





Proud to be part of a vibrant, multicultural city that celebrates diversity, we’re always on the lookout for talented people from all backgrounds to join us. Our people are our strength, and diversity enhances our creativity and leads to better decision-making and problem-solving. Bring your talent and ambition to our growing staff community of over 4,000 individuals and find yourself in a stimulating and supportive environment where you’ll thrive. Add your individuality to ours to help set us apart.





We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian, Multiple Heritage or Other Minority Ethnic candidates as we are currently under-represented in these areas within UWE Bristol however all appointments are made strictly on individual merit.





Further information:





If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Karan Vickers-Hulse on 0117 3284137 or [email protected]





This is a permanent, part time role working 22 hours per week.





Interviews are scheduled to take place week commencing 20 June 2022.





The University’s normal practice is that new appointments will be made at the starting point of the grade.





We are unable to provide sponsorship for this role under the Home Office Skilled Worker visa route. As we are unable to sponsor anyone requiring a visa for this role candidates must therefore be able to provide their own right to work in the UK.





Should you be shortlisted you will be asked to provide your right to work documents at your interview. Please refer to the Home Office Right to Work Checklist which provides details of which documents are acceptable.




Please note that UWE does not cover any visa or health surcharge costs.

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