Student Transition Teacher-Bioscience

Zoek Pin Wolverhampton, England


Permanent (Full time)

Posted 20 days ago

Temporary post until 31st October 2022

As the University of Opportunity, we believe in offering life-changing education for our students. Many of those students are first-in-family to higher education, may be parents or carers, have a disability or be from one or more of the disadvantaged groups. All of these students have the ability to succeed, but need to be provided with the right opportunities and the right levels of support to enable them to progress through the levels and onto their degree.

The Faculty of Science and Engineering is wishing to appoint a Student Transition Teacher to cover maternity leave. The University is actively seeking applications from all backgrounds, ages, disabilities and ethnicities which represents our student population.

This exciting role will offer qualified teachers, with a PGCE for the Post Compulsory Sector, an opportunity to teach and support level 3 and level 4 students within the University. The emphasis of the role will be on providing excellent teaching and supporting students during the transition from the post compulsory sector or students re-entering higher education learning.

You will be expected to teach an average of hours per week (); teach on a broad spectrum of generic and specialist subjects; teach small groups of students and assist student with their Personal Development Planning. This is not a lecturing role and you will not be expected to provide lectures to large groups.

The Teacher role will focus on planning engaging classroom activities to meet the diverse needs of our students, providing new and innovated ways of teaching lessons and facilitating learning, integrating blended learning and forming a community of practice with Academic Coaches and other Teachers across the Faculties.

You will have a teaching qualification and experience teaching at level 3/4 in higher education and/or the post compulsory sector. You will ideally have experience working in a further education/foundation year setting and have an undergraduate/postgraduate qualification in a relevant or closely related subject area. You will be expected to teach on a broad area of core foundation and level 4 modules. Experience of successful classroom management and assessment for learning in a blended learning environment is essential to the role.

The role will include engagement with outreach/recruitment activities, establishing links with schools, colleges and adult learning environments.

For an informal discussion about this post please email Dr Ruth Shiner at

The University of Wolverhampton celebrates diversity and recognises that difference brings value to our organisation.

As part of our commitment to ensure the diversity of staff body reflects the diversity of the student and local communities we serve, we particularly welcome applications from candidates of Black, Asian, or Ethnic Minority heritage, and candidates who are Disabled (including people who whilst not self-defining as disabled do encounter challenges due to a society that disables them by lack of inclusivity).

We are proud to have been awarded Disability Confident employer status, included in the Stonewall list of employers and are working towards improving our practices against Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter. We believe in creating an even playing field for all our colleagues, where we can all belong.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications are scored against the criteria set out in the job description and person specifications attached to this advert. Applications are not assessed against the job advert so please ensure your applications are crafted against the Job Description and Person Specification contained within it.

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