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Graduate Assistant

£23,302 - £23,302
 

Job Description

Graduate Assistant to support the module teaching team on DN6045 Work Ready Level 6 in the Visual Communication BA courses.

The successful applicant will support students in finding work placements both during taught sessions and outside taught sessions, liaise with tutors and employment office staff of the administration of placements, and support students during placements. 



Qualifications

BA and postgraduate qualification in one of the above courses. 



 



Skills

Applicants are required to:



1. have prior experience of supporting Visual Communication (BA Graphic Design and BA Illustration & Animations) students within LMU in a graduate role;



2. have prior experience of undertaking a work placement on one of the courses mentioned above, as a student;



3. have a BA and postgraduate qualification in once of the above courses. 

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Provision of the administrative processes for the Bachelor in Medicine/Bachelor in Surgery, in particular years 3 and 4 of the programme



Act as a key contact for all enquiries relating to the relevant programmes.

Ensuring the smooth running of the relevant programmes on a day to day basis

Maintaining accurate records of student progression, including EC submissions; any other

relevant information which will be required for Subject Exam Boards.

Acting as secretary to the Academic Leads Meetings, including sending out agenda &

associated paperwork, minute taking, distribution of action points.

Supporting the work of the wider Curriculum Operation Unit, including contributing to the

provision of cover.



Qualifications

GCSE/O Level (Grade C or above) or equivalent in English and Maths



Educated to A Level (Grade C or above) or equivalent



(Desirable) Degree or equivalent, or equivalent attainment through experience



Skills

Experience of working as an administrator in a Higher Education Office environment

(preferably health care related)

A successful track record in working with colleagues at all levels, including senior staff and

external contacts

A good understanding of the annual cycle of administration within a Higher Education

environment

Experience of working with a variety of databases (ideally SITS)

Awareness and understanding of the current issues within Higher Education, particularly in

health care disciplines



Excellent organisational skills

Excellent IT skills, including spreadsheets, email, word processing and database

management (Microsoft Office)

Excellent written, verbal and numeracy skills

Accuracy and attention to detail

Ability to prioritise a varied workload and meet tight deadlines

Ability to deal with students in a supportive, friendly, and professional manner

A good understanding of student records and GDPR

POST: AHSS Student Skills Assisant x 12 (Specialists in Digital, Academic, Employability/Transversal skills)



SCHOOL/DEPT: AHSS Faculty Office



DURATION: Fixed Term until 30th June 2025 (with the possibility of contract extension through to August 2025)



WAGE: £19.23 per hour (Salary may increase as of August 2024 but will be commensurate with Queen's University's Agenda for Change)



CLOSING DATE: Midnight on Sunday16th June 2024



EXPECTED INTERVIEW DATES: Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th June 2024



NO. OF HOURS PER WEEK: Minimum of 8 hours per week (with the possibility of 10/week)



JOB TITLE: AHSS Student Skills Assisant



QUESTION? Informal queries can be directed to Aileen Carson (Employability and Skills Development Officer with AHSS) a.carson@qub.ac.uk.



 



JOB SUMMARY:



We are looking for 12 exceptional students to join our Student Skills Development Team in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS). As part of a dedicated team of Student Assistants, you'll provide peer-to-peer support and training for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students, and to promote the student skills agenda.



The team will be made up of Digital (x4), Academic (x4) and Employability/Transversal (x4) assistants* to form the ‘Student Skills Development Team’ who will then be split into 3 sub-teams supporting either Undergraduate (UG), Post Graduate Taught (PGT), or Post Graduate Research (PGR) students across the faculty. Your responsibilities will include organising events, delivering training, offering support through 1-2-1s and group drop-in sessions, and creating engaging learning guides in written and video formats. Additionally, as a member to the Student Skills Development Team, you will actively represent the student voice in important committees and working groups, contributing to decisions that shape the future of student skills development within the AHSS Faculty and the wider university. See a summary of the overall team breakdown below:




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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