Specialist Study Skills Tutor


University Disability Service
UAL - Various sites, London UK
Grade 4
£38,359 to £47,109 per annum, pro rata


Term time only - 29.6 hours per week

Yes - Enhanced DBS

28 February 2024 23:55

11 March 2024

The opportunity

University of the Arts London has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced Specialist Study Skills Tutor to join our innovative Disability Service.

This post offers an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced Specialist Study Skills Tutor to join our innovative Disability Service.

As a Specialist Study Skills Tutor, approximately two-thirds of your time will be spent working directly with students, providing specialist 1:1 study skills tuition and SpLD screenings.

You will be responsible for associated administrative tasks and will need to establish good working relationships with a range of staff to ensure effective support for disabled students. You will work closely with other tutors and the Specialist Study Skills Coordinator and will participate in activities to develop processes and procedures to underpin the effective delivery of support.

You will be based at London College of Communication (Elephant & Castle) and London College of Fashion East Bank (Stratford). You will be expected to work flexibly across other college sites when required..

Please note this role is Permanent, Part Time/TTO (0.627 FTE: 29.6 hours over 38 weeks).

About you

You will hold a recognised teaching qualification and specialist qualification in the area of SpLD support. You will hold professional membership with a professional body (e.g. Patoss, ADSHE, the British Dyslexia Association, or the Dyslexia Guild) that enables you to meet NMH/DSA-QAG registration guidelines.

You will have comprehensive training or a qualification in autism, or be willing to work towards this qualification within the first year of your appointment.

You will have experience of teaching students within a Higher Education/Further Education setting. Equally, you are able to work effectively in a team and are able to build and nurture good working relationships. You must be committed to inclusion.

What we offer

To recognise the hard work of our staff and their contributions, we provide a wide range of benefits – please check our careers site/Canvas for further information as conditions and exclusions apply:

▪ at least 31 days of annual leave in addition to bank holidays.
▪ generous defined benefit pension schemes (LGPS/TPS}.
▪ flexible working and family-friendly policies for improved work-life balance.
▪ 2 days of paid volunteering leave for a UK registered charity.
▪ discounts including TOTUM, gyms, nursery and private healthcare insurance.
▪ continuous learning and development opportunities including free UAL Short Courses.
▪ season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, free counselling via EAP and more! 

We are UAL

University of the Arts London (UAL) offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. We are a collegiate University spread across London with six Colleges, four Institutes and five Research Centres.

We’re made up of all types of people, coming together in London, the world’s creative capital. We are designers, artists, performers, thinkers, researchers and makers. Our students, staff and graduates form a global network of creatives, entrepreneurs and leaders. Together, our ideas change the world. Because the world needs creativity.

We are ranked highly across the board. We are ranked first for specialist art and design, second in the world for Art and Design in the 2023 QS World University Rankings (for the fifth year in a row), ranked fifth in sustainability and two of our colleges were rated in the top three fashion schools in the world. 

Our culture

We have become one of the world’s most international Universities, welcoming over 22,000 students and 6,000 staff from 130 countries. And, as a global university, staff and students learn from different cultures and perspectives, which leads to new conversations and innovative work. At our very core, everything we do seeks to challenge the status quo by driving social purpose and standing up for what matters.

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds including those who may feel underrepresented in the workforce due to their socioeconomic circumstances such as those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (B.A.M.E.) backgrounds. We aim to be a university where everyone can be themselves and are supported to reach their full potential.

With our commitment to inclusion and diversity, we are proud to be a Race Equality Charter (REC) member to help us reduce barriers that negatively impacts B.A.M.E. staff, a Stonewall Diversity Champion to ensure all LGBTQ+ people are valued at work, a Disability Confident Scheme Committed employer and member of the Business Disability Forum which help us to improve the lives of disabled people in the workplace. 

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Stages involved in the process: Application, Shortlisting, Interview Q&A, Presentation, Onboarding.

As part of your application, you will need to write a supporting statement in no more than 1,500 words that covers the competencies that can be found in the person specification.

We advise you to apply early as the application closing date may be brought forward if we receive enough applications. If you have any general questions or require any reasonable adjustments, please get in touch via Educationstaffrecruitment@arts.ac.uk
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