About the Role
Part-time contract: 22 hours per week.
Creative Arts at University Centre Leeds are looking for an outstanding Coach to join our pastoral team. You will be responsible for a caseload of students who need coaching as part of their planned learning programme as well as delivering tutorials to student groups.
University Centre Leeds prides itself on its students’ journeys to success. We offer a range of creative undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and are committed to supporting each student to succeed.
What You Will Do
- Track and monitor progress towards achievement and support students to complete their work and improve their outcomes.
- Assist and provide support for students with their learning.
- Identify where students require an intervention and convene small groups of students to work on a specific topic related to their course and facilitate student learning and development through highly effective and supportive coaching / mentoring techniques.
- Identify barriers to learning and implement a range of strategies to overcome barriers with students and develop and agree individual learning plans, identify SMART targets and set aspirational goals for students, liaising with subject specialists and other academic and support staff.
- Good organisational skills and ability to prioritise work to meet deadlines, using own initiative.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders, including students, college staff, parents and employers.
- Demonstrates significant experience or knowledge of how to work successfully with different groups of students enrolled to vocational courses (ideally where English is an integral part of the study programme).
- Ability to identify and report on barriers to learning and liaise with colleagues to support strategies for improvement.
- Ability to effectively utilise coaching and mentoring skills.
- Knowledge of blended learning strategies and how these can be used to ensure maximum impact in improving student retention and attainment.
There are plenty of benefits available to our staff members, here are just a few:
- Annual leave entitlement - If you work full time, you'll get at least 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary closure days at Christmas (pro rata for part time staff).
- Support Staff 27 days (increasing to 32 days after 5 years service)
- Academic 37 days
- Senior Management 37 days
- Generous Pension schemes
- Teachers’ Pension Scheme
- Local Government Pension Scheme
- Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes such as TOTUM card (formerly NUS card).
- Travel and commuting - discounted travel available through Metro card, Northern Rail, First Bus, Arriva Bus and Cycle to work schemes.
- Learning and development opportunities - including staff development days
- Employee wellbeing initiatives
- Flexible and hybrid working opportunities - this will vary depending on role requirements
At University Centre Leeds, we provide a supportive higher education environment designed to promote and enhance independent learning. We have access to industry standard equipment unique to many of our subject areas. These range from our makeup studios to practical science labs.
We are committed to lifelong learning and investing in our staff. You’ll have access to a broad variety of training and professional development designed to help you continually develop and grow. Choosing to work for University Centre Leeds means that you will be part of an inclusive and progressive learning environment. We hope that we will be part of the next step in your career and look forward to welcoming you to University Centre Leeds.
We are proud to be the highest rated for student satisfaction in Leeds for the third year running (National Student Survey 2022).
At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our students including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced DBS check, online checks and must have two satisfactory references. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.
EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
We recognise, value and champion diversity & Inclusion. As we engage with a diverse student population we want to ensure we reflect that in our staff population too. For us diversity is about building happy teams, full of people that want to learn and be inspired by each other, by our different experiences and backgrounds. It is important to us that both staff and students achieve their full potential. Diversity is important to us, but inclusion is equally, if not more important. It’s not just about having the representation but also providing the people we recruit with opportunities and valuing everyone’s contributions and perspectives.