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Institution: University of Nottingham
United Kingdom
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The University of Nottingham Libraries is looking to appoint a Learning Development Consultant (Academic Skills) to contribute to the ongoing design and delivery of an academic skills programme to support the teaching and learning of taught course and research students (face-to-face and online, in groups and one-to-one) across all Faculties at the University, including arts, social sciences, and STEM disciplines.  

This is an exciting time to be joining the Learning Development team.  Launched in early September, within the Teaching and Learning Section, University of Nottingham Libraries, Learning Development is a new team with responsibility for supporting and enhancing student learning and outcomes.  This includes delivery of University-wide academic, digital and information literacy teaching, and learning resources, both in- and co-curricular, in synchronous and asynchronous environments, and in support of academic and professional competencies.

As a Learning Development Consultant (Academic Skills), you will work with the team to plan, design and deliver a comprehensive suite of academic skills teaching sessions and online resources that are engaging, interactive, accessible and inclusive, and are relevant for all students at various stages of their academic journey.  You will have experience of teaching or delivering training across a range of academic skills, including academic writing and study strategies, ideally within a higher education setting, including group teaching and one-to-one support, and face-to-face and online delivery.  You will be required to teach students across a broad range of disciplines including STEM.

You will work alongside Learning Development Librarians (Information Skills) and Learning Development Consultants (Access and Participation) to provide effective and efficient services to academics and students in support of the University’s ‘Education and Student Experience Strategic Delivery Plan’ and ‘Access and Participation Plan’.  Additionally, you will work in collaboration with other colleagues in Libraries and the wider University (including Professional Services, Schools and Faculties) within the realm of teaching and learning support to ensure our learning development provision is widely promoted and embedded at key points within curricula to optimise student learning.

You will have strong communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues across your team, section and the wider University.   You will possess a proactive, positive and forward-thinking approach to all that you do, being personable and approachable with the ability to engage with our diverse range of students and staff.

The post is offered on a full time (36.25 hours per week), fixed term contract until 31 July 2025. Job share arrangements may be considered. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Judy Fessey, email judy.fessey@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Closing Date: 12 Oct 2022
Category: Administrative, Professional and Managerial (APM)





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