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Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
£42,792.00 - £49,553.00 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Part Time
28 hours per week

This position has expired.


This is a part time (0.8FTE)/fixed term maternity cover opportunity for 12 months

Glasgow Caledonian University is a vibrant, multi-cultural and modern university in the centre of Glasgow, and is placed amongst the top 50 universities globally (THE Impact rankings, 2020). Our welcoming community of 20,000 students, from more than 100 countries, enjoy a wide range of award-winning support services and state of the art facilities across each of our campuses in Glasgow, London and New York. Our University mission - with its commitment to the Common Good and core values of integrity, creativity, responsibility and confidence - is integral to everything we do.

The School of Health and Life Sciences (SHLS), one of three academic schools in GCU, brings together the departments of Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Nursing and Community Health; Occupational Therapy & Human Nutrition and Dietetics; Physiotherapy and Paramedicine; Podiatry and Radiography; Psychology; Social Work; and Vision Sciences. Working in partnership with our staff, students and external stakeholders, the School of Health and Life Sciences has created a unifying vision designed to meet the 2020 University Strategy, embedding excellence, engagement and energy into every aspect of school life.

The post advertised sits within the SHLS Learning Development Centre (LDC). Each School of the University has a Learning Development Centre and these provide contextualised academic writing support for home and international students, information and communications technology (ICT) support, advice on study skills and other academic support and guidance. The LDCs are inclusive and committed to providing support for all students including those with disabilities or specific learning and teaching needs. SHLS LDC provides this support; through a combination of workshops, small group sessions, one-to-one appointments and tailored teaching within modules, enabling students to develop the skills required to succeed at university

The role requires the successful candidate to work in partnership with colleagues to provide contextualised, specific academic development support to students across all levels of undergraduate and taught post-graduate programmes through Enhancement-led, evidence-based learning and teaching practices. The role holder will be required to work across the University with colleagues from other Learning Development Centres to evaluate, develop and strengthen existing evidence- based pedagogic practices. This will involve engaging in scholarly activity to develop knowledge and skills that contribute to the ongoing enhancement of embedded, inclusive and research-led learning and academic development practice. Please refer to the attached Role Profile for more detailed information regarding this role.

If wishing to apply for this role it is essential that the candidate has experience in a learning support role, previous guidance experience and/or experience in delivering learning and teaching. The candidate must have experience in the education sector and teaching developmental strategies, particularly in the areas of academic skills and writing for academic purposes. They must also have an understanding of, and commitment to, student support and equality and diversity. Current experience or knowledge of Higher Education, and the issues which can affect student success and satisfaction, is also essential.

Being able to communicate effectively and efficiently at all levels is key, including excellent communication skills when working with both individuals and groups. A high degree of motivation and ability to organise and self-manage tasks and activities, combined with computer literacy and digital skills is also required. All candidates must similarly be able to provide evidence of the ability to manage time effectively and to work collaboratively with other teams and team members.

Knowledge and experience of English language support and knowledge and/or experience of blended learning approaches and technologies is desirable. A postgraduate qualification is also desirable, as is some knowledge and application of educational diagnostic techniques. The ability to define and manage small projects and contribute to large scale projects would also be useful.

If you have any further questions about this role, please contact: Dr Claire McGuinness, Senior Lecturer and Assistant Head of Learning Teaching and Quality, School of Health and Life Sciences by email at

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality and diversity, as well as our values in everything that we do. As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.

Glasgow Caledonian University is committed to a fair and transparent recruitment process that is free from bias so that we can attract and retain a high performing workforce which makes a critical contribution to our success​.

As a Disability Confident 'Committed' employer, we are striving to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to people with disabilities. Although the Disability Confident 'Committed' level does not guarantee an interview for disabled applicants, we will make reasonable adjustments for applicants with a disability during the recruitment process.

The University offers a range of benefits including opportunities for professional development, family friendly policies, cycle to work scheme and onsite childcare facilities.

Applicants must have the continued right to live and work in the United Kingdom to apply for this vacancy.

Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).

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