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Course Leader and Senior Tutor in Computing

Salary £41,000 - £48,000 (appointments will normally be made at the bottom of the scale)

Post Type Full Time

Closing Date 23.59 hours BST on Tuesday 01 September 2020

Reference UA92-59

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CONTRACT TYPE: Permanent 

HOURS: Full time (37.5 per week) 

LOCATION: Manchester but may be required to travel

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 1st September (please be aware that this date may be brought forward should we receive a high level of suitable applications)

(Given the covid-19 pandemic, our assessment centre and interviews will be conducted remotely. Applicants should have access to a camera and microphone enabled device. UA92 will conduct all interviews and assessment centre activities through Microsoft Teams. We will share further details and guidance with shortlisted candidates). 


Transform Higher Education: Join the UA92 Team

At UA92 we see things differently. We believe in the power of you. 

Newly opened to students in 2019, we are building a “best in class” team of expert educators and experienced professionals, with the ability to drive this new venture forwards at pace, establishing it quickly as a sector leader.

At UA92, you will have the opportunity to make an impact in an organisation where innovation is constant, challenging convention is embraced and the vision is big! 

If you’re a highly skilled, forward-thinking team player and leader with an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for social mobility through life-transforming, career-making higher education, then we’re keen to hear from you!

THE ROLE 

We are seeking to appoint a highly skilled Course Leader and Senior Tutor in Computing to provide academic and professional leadership in order to deliver and further develop our pioneering Computer Science and Software Development programmes.  The successful candidate will also take a leading role in the delivery of UA92’s Digital Strategy, working with Microsoft and other key partners.  You will have a strong commitment to, and track record of, excellence in learning and teaching and an innovative approach to delivering the curriculum. Ideally you will have experience of teaching in higher education and hold a postgraduate qualification or equivalent, alongside professional experience in the computing domain.

Acting as a leader, role model, practitioner and a specialist in computing and software development, you will help lead the development and delivery of the curriculum, assessment of learning and ensure academic administration responsibilities are discharged, for example quality assurance and enhancement. You will ensure students have a sector leading learning experience with a strong trajectory into employment and early career advancement.

You will join a small, agile and forward-looking academic team and will work collegiately across the institution, and with Microsoft and other employer partners to embed the principles, philosophy and values of UA92. You will work alongside other senior academics to ensure ambitious performance and growth targets are met in your area of responsibility.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Leading and ensuring development of high-quality learning resources and delivery of engaging learning activities.

  • Leading the design and application of robust assessment vehicles and provision of regular and constructive student feedback.

  • Ensuring individual learners are well supported in their personal development journeys.

  • Driving and leading engagement with employer and industry partners to ensure the curriculum and its delivery has currency from a professional practice perspective.

  • Leading and ensuring participation in aspiration raising, student recruitment and progression partnership developments, ensuring strong application, conversion, progression and retention.

  • Leading delivery of key components of the UA92 Digital Strategy.


WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR 

We are looking for a bright and well-qualified individual with proven sector leadership experience and with a track record of success and personal credibility in computing.  You will be a highly effective educator with exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.  You will be competent and confident using digital tools for delivery of high quality and interactive learning. You will also have a passion for providing accessible, high-quality, university level education, be an innovator in your own practice, be a strong team player, collaborator and leader and be committed to UA92’s values and behaviours.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Solid subject knowledge in computing and programming.

  • Experience of effective and innovative teaching in areas such as:

  • Front end development

  • Back end development

  • Software Design

  • Computational problem solving

  • Excellent team-working and leadership skills as well as experience of leading and planning the processes that support students across computer science programmes.

  • The ability to engage learners actively through the delivery of outstanding student centric learning experiences.

  • Experience of successfully supporting learner attainment and wider personal development.

  • An innovative spirit and confidence to develop and apply new techniques and technologies to improve learner success and support others to do likewise.

  • Experience of providing academic leadership across a broad subject domain and be able to coordinate and support others to operate as highly effective and reflective facilitators of learning.


This represents an exciting opportunity to join and shape the future of Computing at UA92 and play a key role in driving forward our plans for development.

Normal working hours are 37.5 per week. However, due to the nature of the post you will be expected to work flexibly. Consideration will be given to applications for part time or flexible working, subject to business needs.  


HOW TO APPLY 

For further information about UA92 and all current and future job vacancies, please visit www.ua92.ac.uk 

UA92 values diversity and is committed to equal opportunities. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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