Inclusive Education GTA

Job Description

We are looking for a Graduate Teaching Assistant to help us with organising and running of some elements of our Inclusive Education work at King’s Academy.  The post holder will work closely with the Inclusive Education Lead at King’s Academy contributing to the review and delivery of areas of work, as well as providing operational support on projects.   



We anticipate the role requiring up to 14 hours of work each week (up to two days) recognising that this may fluctuate depending on busy periods.  You will be able to negotiate some of your working pattern with the expectation that you will work half days on Mondays and Wednesdays. It would be preferable if you could come into the office on Wednesdays.  



There would be an expectation to commit to event dates.  Please note we have an end year event on 9th September 2024. 



Role Profile: 





  • Be available to commit to a minimum of one day per week (two max) for a minimum of 9 months in the first instance.   




  • Be able to commit to fixed event dates such as 9th September 2024.  




  • Overseeing and managing the review process for the Race Equity and Inclusive Education Fund working closely with the Inclusive Education Lead and the Head of Operations.   




  • Providing logistical support in organising the panel review meeting, collating scores, and communication of outcomes. 




  • Organising, sourcing presenters, sending out communications, attending and recording the Inclusive Education Network communities of practice webinars for upload on SharePoint. 




  • Working closely with Student Transitions and Outcomes and King’s Academy to help manage platforms such as sending invitations via the shared mailbox, maintenance of the Inclusive Education Sharepoint Hub. 




  • Providing logistical support for the Inclusive Practice for Educators workshops, managing registration, sending out calendar invitations and disseminating material as required. 




  • Other duties as assigned. 





Please note that interviews will take place in person between 9.30 am and 3.30pm on Wednesday 12th June and are expected to last 30 minutes.  Please hold this time slot in case you are shortlisted. The panel interview will consist of questions relating to the job description. There will be a task to complete which will be sent a week in advance.  The first 10 minutes of the interview will be devoted to talking through your response to the task. You may bring a 1-page document of notes into the interview but there is no requirement to prepare a PowerPoint presentation.  



If you have any queries in relation to this position, please contact Mariam Ghorbannejad (Inclusive Education Lead) at Mariam.2.Ghorbannejad@kcl.ac.uk



Qualifications

N/A.  Please refer to Essential criteria



Skills

Essential:   





  • An interest in inclusive education 







  • Experience working in an educational context 




  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 




  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to liaise with a large network of stakeholders 




  • Highly organised with the ability to prioritise and work under minimal supervision 




  • Proficient in Office 365 applications such as Outlook, Excel and SharePoint 





 



Desirable:   





  • Experience working with shared networked documents and folders.  




  • Experience of organising meetings with a large group of stakeholders   




  • Support the Head of Operations with the delivery of the REIEF 23/24 End Year Event and management of programme  





When on campus, you will be provided with a laptop, and will be able to work from any campus space you prefer.  We share open plan office space in Bush House South East and JCMB. Your 1:1 meetings with the Inclusive Education Lead are likely to be on the Strand Campus.  

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Please read all of this before applying - information on where to send your application is below. 



About the Role

We are looking for a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) to contribute to the King’s Academy GTA Development Programme next year. This fixed-term role would be ideal for someone who has experience as a GTA who is interested in working with King’s Academy to support fellow GTAs and develop their own skills. This post may be particularly suitable for someone wishing to develop an academic career with a teaching component. The post holder will be a member of the King’s Academy team and work alongside other academic development and professional services colleagues to provide support to GTAs. The postholder will receive support and mentoring to develop their expertise in teaching and education. This would be a hybrid role. Office space may be available on the Waterloo or Strand campuses and some working from home may be possible.



Role Purpose




  • To contribute to the design and implementation of the GTA Development Programme.



Role Profile




  • To work closely with the GTA Development Programme Lead to design, plan and run events and workshops for GTAs.

  • To update existing and create new online resources for GTAs, such as on the GTA One Stop Shop KEATS page.

  • To work with the GTA Development Team to plan and organise events for GTAs, which may include workshops, peer teaching support and social events.

  • To develop own teaching expertise in line with the responsibilities of the post.



Application Process



If you fulfil the criteria, please submit and indication of your interest by sending:




  • a concise CV (max two sides of A4) and,

  • a brief covering letter outlining your interest in the post and relevant experience (max two sides of A4)



to Dr Sandra Takei at Sandra.Takei@kcl.ac.uk



Further Information

Interviews will take place on 20 June 2024.



Candidates will be asked to prepare a brief (10-minute) interactive teaching demonstration for the interview on one of the following topics: planning your first seminar, active learning strategies or developing confidence as a GTA.



Deadline: 13 June 2024



Qualifications

E = Essential; D = Desirable



Education / qualifications and training




  • A teaching qualification of any kind - D

  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (e.g. AFHEA) or working towards - D



Experience




  • Experience of teaching in a university setting - E

  • Experience of using active learning methods in teaching - E

  • Experience of designing, developing and evaluating teaching - D

  • Experience of using virtual learning environments and other forms of technology to support teaching and learning - D

  • Experience recording and editing videos - D

  • Experience teaching in a health or science/STEM discipline - D



Knowledge / skills




  • Some theoretical knowledge of education - D

  • Excellent organisational skills - E

  • Good listening, communication and interpersonal skills - E

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate with academic and professional services colleagues - E

  • IT literate with good knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 applications such as Word, Excel and Outlook - E



Personal characteristics / other requirements




  • Ability to be punctual, reliable and professional at all times - E

  • A commitment to equal opportunities and inclusive teaching - E

  • A commitment to continued professional development to enhance teaching and broaden the range of teaching methods used, including the use of technology - E



Skills

Applicants must:




  • Have an understanding of the GTA role at King’s and completed some teaching on an academic programme (either undergraduate or postgraduate)

  • Be available to commit to a minimum of 0.5 days per week for 9 months (August 2024 to April 2025) and be present during peak periods (9 – 30 September 2024 & 13 – 24 January 2025)

  • Be flexible about working at more than one campus (primarily Strand and Waterloo).



Desirable criteria:




  • GTAs from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. However, we especially welcome applicants with teaching experience in a health or science/STEM discipline.

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