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Job description

The Role

Full-time, permanent role

Term-time only (35 weeks)

Salary is £28,660 to £33,199 per annum (pro rata £22,211 to £25,729)

Location: York

York St John is an ambitious, modern university at the heart of historic York and there has never been a more exciting time to join us.

Significant investment in our campus and facilities, the development of forward-thinking new partnerships and an enhanced range of contemporary courses have helped make us one of the fastest growing Universities in the U.K. over recent years. Now we are building on that achievement, with a new Strategy for the next decade, emphasising our commitment to widening opportunity through the power of education and contributing our talents to creating a fairer world, and a more prosperous region.

As a Stonewall Global Diversity Champion and holder of the Social Enterprise Gold Mark for Responsible Business Practice, our strength lies in the supportive, inclusive network that exists within our teams: renowned for our friendly, progressive environment, we will nurture your potential so that you can accomplish your ambitions.

We are recruiting for a Specialist Tutor and Mentoring Team Leader to provide operational and strategic direction for the Specialist Tutoring and Mentoring Team. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring a professional and consistently excellent tutoring and mentoring service, that empowers students to be independent learners.

The Specialist Tutoring and Mentoring Team is a newly formed team of professionally qualified Study Skills Tutors and Mentors. The team provides individual study related tutoring support for students who have a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) or are on the Autistic Spectrum (AS), and mentoring support for students who have Mental Health (MHC) / are on the Autistic Spectrum (AS). This support assists students to develop the academic and organisational skills to manage their course and workload effectively.

We are looking for someone with highly developed people management skills, and the ability and drive to lead and develop the team and its service offering. The postholder needs to have experience of delivering tutoring or mentoring to disabled students in Higher Education and will be expected to ensure the service remains compliant with the DSA-QAG Non-Medical Help Quality Assurance Framework and University expectations.

Candidates must have -
  • current membership of a professional organisation specified by DSA-QAG as being suitable to provide support as part of the Disabled Students Allowances
  • experience of working with SpLD / AS / MH students in an HE/FE environment on a one to one basis empowering them to become independent learners
  • experience of leading people and line managing staff
  • excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with senior colleagues to develop effective strategies that deliver a forward thinking approach to supporting disabled students

In addition to a competitive salary and the opportunity to work at our beautiful campus in the heart of York, YSJ employees enjoy access to a superb range of benefits including –
  • Pension scheme
  • Health cash plan
  • Training and development
  • Discounts at a wide range of high street brands and local companies, including shops, cinemas and gyms.

We welcome all applicants and particularly people from minority ethnic backgrounds as they are underrepresented within the university.

As part of our commitment to providing an inclusive working environment, consideration is given to all request for job share or flexible working arrangements.

Please note that CVs are not accepted in place of the application form.

Closing Date - Monday 15 July 2019 at midnight

Provisional Interview Date - To be confirmed
Further details: Job Description Further Information Candidate application form guidance

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