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Personal Academic Tutors

University of Sunderland in London - Academic Operations

Location:  UoS in London
Salary:  £31,153 to £36,169 per annum
Hours per Week:  37
Closing Date:  Sunday 01 November 2020
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  USL337
Further details:    Job Description    

Fixed term until 21 July 2021. 

Would you like to work in a forward-thinking institution where values of student experience, customer service, academic quality, value for money and continuous improvement are at the forefront of how we make our decisions? Do you place the student at the heart of all that you do? If your answer is ‘yes’ to these questions, we have a great opportunity for you to experience it all for yourself and to join our Academic Team in a brand new role of Personal Academic Tutor.

This is an exciting opportunity to join as part of a brand-new pilot programme designed to meet the needs of our students and in pursuit of Access and Participation Plan and Student Success Plan goals. 

We are looking for four Personal Academic Tutors to be assigned to one of the following programmes; BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management, BA (Hons) Business and Management, FdSc Health and Social Care, Integrated Foundations Year modules.  

Working in collaboration with the Principal Lecturer (Academic Development) and the Study Skills Team, you will provide tutoring support to ensure the personal and academic development of students. 

You will play a pivotal role in enabling students to achieve their full personal and academic potential. In addition, you will support the development and implementation of University targets in terms of Teaching & Learning metrics and goals that are aligned to the strategic aims and objectives of the University of Sunderland in London (UoSiL).

To be successful in this role, you will have a degree or equivalent professional qualification in Business Management, Tourism or Health and Social Care coupled with experience of working within Higher Education, and an understanding of academic curriculum, assessment feedback and teaching and learning approaches. In addition, you will have the ability to engage and build confidence in students with regard to personal and academic ability. You will have excellent networking and relationship building skills and a proven experience of collaborating with programme leaders and student support services to effectively support students in their journey.

In return, you will have a unique opportunity to add real value and shape our teaching provision, while working with a dedicated and friendly team of academic and support colleagues. We also offer you our commitment to training and development, a generous annual leave provision and our location in Canary Wharf with many transport links for easy access.  

If you’re interested, up for the challenge and want to know more, please see the attached job description and person specification. 

For an informal conversation about the role, you can contact Angel Cartwright Principal Lecturer (Academic) on 0207 5317333 or email

Closing Date: Sunday 01 November 2020 at midnight. 

Please note we reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the closing date stated above should we receive sufficient applications. 

Interview date will be confirmed later. 

Please note that the UoSiL are currently working to a blended pattern of home and remote working to provide essential services and teaching to students during the Covid 19 pandemic period. You may be required to work from home as well as on campus. Any remote or homeworking is temporary only and does not constitute a permanent change to your designated place of work or working conditions.

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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

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