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Study Skills Support Adviser

Student Journey - University Library Services

Location:  Sunderland Campus
Salary:  £25,910 to £31,784 per annum pro rata
By annual incremental progression
Hours per Week:  18.5
Closing Date:  Sunday 20 October 2019
Interview Date:  Monday 28 October 2019
Reference:  0303-19
Further details:    Job Description    

The University of Sunderland is an innovative and forward thinking higher education provider, with excellent standards of teaching and a portfolio of high-impact research. With an operating turnover of around £130m, and a community of more than 20,000 students, the University is a major economic driver in the city and the North East region. The University also operates from a very successful campus in London, and recently acquired a Hong Kong campus.



As a member of the Student Journey Service, you will be part of University Library and Study Skills; a Department that provides a wide range of services, support and guidance to students. We actively encourage our team members to get involved and collaborate in projects across the Service and are committed to delivering high quality professional services in support of learning, teaching, research and reach-out.


The role will involve developing services in support of University and Service strategic objectives, ensuring the delivery of an excellent student experience and learner-centered service in-line with our shared Service values. You will be an important interface between the Library and Study Skills Service and University students and staff; providing a range of study skills support through both group and one to one skills advice; developing and improving resources to support the delivery of skills support; proactively engaging customers to increase engagement with the study skills support provision.  This is a part time post of 18.5hours (2 and a half days).


We are seeking an excellent communicator, who has experience of working collaboratively to achieve strategic service aims.  You will be experienced and creative in your application of a range of digital technologies to deliver innovative learning support and enhance study skills to support student achievement.  As a Study Skills Support Adviser you will have a key role in delivering study skills services across all faculties within the University.  Applicants should also have a degree, or equivalent qualification along with a training or teaching qualification.  In addition to this you will demonstrate experience of delivering high quality study skills support to a wide variety of customers.


If you have the skills and experience we are seeking and are looking to join an innovative, creative and committed library team, we would love to hear from you.

For informal enquiries regarding this role, please contact Harriet Davidson, Academic Liaison Librarian (Skills): harriet.davidson@sunderland.ac.uk or 0191 515 4053


Please note that this vacancy is also being advertised to staff eligible for redeployment via the University redeployment portal.  Applicants who are eligible for redeployment will be interviewed before any other external candidates are considered.

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Please note that this role is not eligible for Tier 2 sponsorship in accordance with the Home Office Points Based Immigration System.  Should you therefore require further information, please visit the Home Office website www.gov.uk

The University of Sunderland is proud to be an equal opportunities employer, treating all applicants equally and ensuring recruitment is based on merit. However we particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are underrepresented within the University of Sunderland at this level/in this area.



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