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Tutor Role Description

The Dean of Students’ Office is looking to appoint two or three tutors to deliver the Introduction to Active Bystander workshop and full Active Bystander Intervention course. This is a term-time only position which will start 12th September 2022 with a paid five-day training programme.

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Applicants should submit their CV (highlighting relevant experience) and a cover letter demonstrating/addressing the Principal Accountabilities (no more than two-pages) to the Programme Manager, Sam Parr, via Early application is encouraged.

Rate of pay: £16.55 (plus £2.00 holiday pay) per hour

Closing date: Friday 2nd September

Interview date: TBC, w/c 5th September 2022

Contract type: Sessional Teaching Payroll (STP)/Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA)

Reporting to: Programme Manager

Working patterns: This role includes training, administration, student contact hours, and teaching hours. Working patterns for each tutor will vary according to workshop and course dates and tutor availability. Work available will fluctuate throughout the academic year, but it is anticipated that each tutor will be assigned, on average, 5-6 hours of work per week (plus approx. 30 hours of training w/c 12th September 2022).

Principal Accountabilities: 

  • Facilitate the Introduction to Active Bystander workshop for incoming undergraduate and taught postgraduate students (online).
  • Facilitate the Active Bystander Intervention course for self-selecting undergraduate and postgraduate students and sports club & society executive committee members throughout the 2022/23 academic year (face-to-face).
  • Identify learning needs of students, and use appropriate teaching and learning methods and techniques to provide learning support.
  • Ability to use a range of delivery techniques and strategies to enthuse and engage students.
  • Use high level skills and a range of media to effectively communicate complex and conceptual ideas to a range of audiences.
  • Commitment to enhancing and contributing to the student experience. 
  • Maintain confidentiality and sensitivity with participants' information and engagement, following essential safeguarding procedures (as per training).
  • Provide within workshop/drop-in hours pastoral care of students as required including signposting to other services.
  • Be knowledgeable about resources related to unacceptable behaviours such as sexual misconduct, harassment and abuse, hate crime, racism and LGBTphobia, and be comfortable signposting to support and making referrals as needed.
  • Undertake duties related to course administration, including but not limited to maintaining attendance records, and collecting and storing evaluation data.
  • Represent the bystander intervention programme at University events and with departmental contacts.
  • Reflect on and develop teaching and learning skills.


Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Required  

  • Good honours degree or equivalent (in a relevant area).
  • Holds a postgraduate qualification or equivalent professional experience in a relevant discipline.
  • Sufficient breadth and depth of specialist knowledge of values related education and of teaching methods and techniques.
  • Competence in teaching at an appropriate level with ability to foster a positive, respectful and inclusive learning environment.
  • Ability to manage challenging group dynamics.
  • Experience teaching online and face-to-face.
  • Familiarity with a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning.
  • Willing to engage in reflection and assessment of practice, share learning with the team, act on development required, and engage in training.
  • Strong presentation skills, as well as high levels of creativity and innovation.
  • Interest, passion and enthusiasm for educating students.
  • Understanding of equal opportunity issues as they may impact on areas of teaching.
  • Demonstrate sound judgment, leadership and professional communication skills.
  • Ability to work respectfully within a team.
  • Good organisational skills, proactive in maintaining records as required and flagging issues.
  • Knowledge of sexual violence prevention work and consent education. 
  • Comfortable talking about sex, sexual violence and gender-based violence. 
  • Experience with diverse socio-economic, racial/ethnic, international, and LGBTQUIA+ populations, including knowledge and understanding of intersectional approaches to prevention efforts.
  • Desirable: Experience delivering workshops or facilitating discussion on issues of sexual or gender-based violence and/or other unacceptable behaviours.