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Job Description

Post Title: Senior Programme Tutor (FA7)

Project: Community Values Education Programme

Responsible to: Programme Manager

Hourly rate: £24.62

Job Purpose:

The Active Bystander Intervention programme implements a classroom-based educational course as part of an overall strategy at the University of Warwick to address and prevent unacceptable behaviours, including sexual misconduct, domestic abuse, hate crime, racism, and LGBTphobia.

The Active Bystander Senior Sessional Tutor is responsible for delivering Bystander Intervention training for students, and overseeing the Active Bystander Programme Tutors. The successful candidate must be able to respond to changing needs, account for best and emerging practices, and assure the quality and relevance of the program in ending unacceptable behaviours, and fostering a safe and strong campus community.


Principal Accountabilities:

  1. Research and Scholarship:
  •  Reflect on practice and the development of own teaching and learning skills


  1. Teaching and Learning Support:
  •  Facilitate the 10-hour Active Bystander Intervention course for undergraduate students during January, February and March 2021 (delivery pattern agreed in advance).
  • Maintain confidentiality and sensitivity with all information at all times.
  • Be knowledgeable about resources related to unacceptable behaviours such as sexual misconduct, harassment and abuse, hate crime, racism and LGBTphobia and be comfortable making referrals as needed.
  • Use appropriate teaching and learning support, and have a commitment to enhancing and contributing to the student experience.
    • Use high level skills and a range of media to effectively communicate complex and conceptual ideas to a range of audiences.


  1. Administration and Other Activities:
  •  Assist with administrative work as it relates to training implementation, including maintaining attendance records, and collecting and storing evaluation data .
  • Provide within workshop/drop-in hours pastoral care of students as required including signposting to other services.
  • May take on limited responsibility for the pastoral care of students as required.
  • Provide support to the student co-facilitator throughout training and implementation.
  • Promote and increase the usage of the bystander programme.
  • Provide reports regarding the bystander intervention program as requested.
  • Develop and implement events or activities related to consent and sexual violence awareness.
  • Represent the bystander intervention programme at University events and with departmental contacts.


  1. Knowledge, skills, and experience required:
  •  First honours degree or equivalent.
  • Postgraduate teaching training or equivalent and/or related educational professional qualification/degree.
  • Relevant experience in a learning environment.
  • Good honours degree and possession of a PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline or equivalent professional experience.
  • Sophisticated breadth and depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline and of teaching methods and techniques to develop teaching programmes and provide learning support to students.
  • Ability to foster a positive, respectful and inclusive learning environment.
  • Knowledge of teaching methods and techniques to provide learning support to students.
  • Ability to use a range of delivery techniques and strategies to enthuse and engage students.
  • Demonstrate sound judgment, leadership and professional communication skills.
  • Interest, passion and enthusiasm for educating students.
  • Role modelling appropriate behaviours.
  • Ability to manage group dynamics.
  • Knowledge of sexual violence prevention work and consent education.
  • The ideal candidate will have a passion for interpersonal violence prevention and education. They will be dependable, able to take initiative, and have the ability to work and communicate well with groups.
  • Strong presentation skills, as well as high levels of creativity and innovation are essential.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism, confidentiality and sensitivity to various issues is a must.
  • Comfortable talking about sex, sexual violence and gender-based violence.
  • Experience with diverse socio-economic, racial/ethnic, international, and LGBTQ populations, including knowledge and understanding of intersectional approaches to prevention efforts.
  • Desired: Experience delivering workshops or facilitating discussion on issues of gender-based violence and/or other unacceptable behaviours.


  1. Time commitment
  •  Must attend train-the-trainer sessions prior to facilitation (four days, to be held in December 2020).
  • Must participate in ongoing education for facilitators throughout the contract as required.


The University of Warwick provides an inclusive working and learning environment, recognising and respecting every individual’s differences. We welcome applications from individuals who identify with any of the protected characteristics defined by the Equality Act 2010.