17 May

Subject Coordinator Languages Jobs Vacancy at University Glasgow Glasgow

Position
Subject Coordinator Languages
Company
University Glasgow
Location
Glasgow SCT
Opening
17 May, 2018 9 days ago

University Glasgow Glasgow urgently required following position for Subject Coordinator Languages. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Subject Coordinator Languages Jobs Vacancy at University Glasgow Glasgow Jobs Details:

To be responsible for the delivery of language courses (and associated programmes) within Short Courses, including their design, development and organisation in line with Short Courses strategy and policy. Languages currently offered include Arabic, Dutch, French, Gaelic, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian. The postholder will provide academic management and coordination, including identification of potential new courses and programmes, and will have line management responsibility for all part-time tutors associated with the delivery of language courses (and associated programmes). They will be responsible for ensuring the language courses operate on a successful commercial basis as well as providing a high quality educational experience.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Plan, organise and deliver teaching and assessment activities for a range of courses across multiple different languages, predominantly credit-bearing at SCQF level 7.

Be responsible for the recruitment of sufficient part-time tutors to ensure timely delivery of all courses (and associated programmes). Oversee all aspects of human resources management in relation to the part-time tutors associated with the courses, including recruitment, performance management, management of attendance and staff development. Monitor course delivery and approve time sheets submitted by part-time tutors.
Ensure all part-time tutors are provided with up to date and accurate information about teaching on the courses, for example dates of teaching blocks, examination dates and deadlines, dates of Boards of Studies meetings etc.

Oversee curriculum development and course and programme proposals to ensure both effective learning and teaching and financial viability.

Undertake teaching and associated teaching activity as required.

Be responsible for the design and development of effective assessment processes. This includes the preparation of assessment materials and samples of students’ work for the external examiner, compiling data on students’ performance, liaison with the external examiner, and attendance at all relevant exam boards. Subject Coordinators are also expected to moderate and/or second mark assignments, and to ensure that tutors meet all deadlines relating to assessment set by Short Courses. When required, assist in the identification of potential new external examiner appointments.

Ensure the provision of effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students which supports their learning.

Organise and manage the courses to ensure successful recruitment in line with Short Courses’ financial targets.

Attend meetings and events as required, including Management Group, Academic Planning and Management Group, routine quality assurance meetings such as Scrutiny Group and Boards of Examiners meetings, and Short Courses and External Relations away days and training events.

Ensure effective development, monitoring and evaluation of the courses (and associated programmes) in line with the University’s policies and processes. This includes preparing course and programme approval documentation, undertaking annual course monitoring and any other annual or periodic quality assurance and quality enhancement activities in order to enhance the student learning experience.

Undertake regular liaison with the Marketing Manager to identify opportunities for marketing, recruitment and profile-raising, for both the language courses and Short Courses as a whole.

Encourage the use of technology to enhance the student learning experience.

Support the University’s strategic ambitions in relation to engagement, in line with the University’s Strategic Plan: https://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_410447_en.pdf

Undertake any other duties as assigned by the Director, Short Courses or their nominee.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Knowledge/Qualifications
Essential
A1 Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 10 or 11 (honours degree/postgraduate qualification) or equivalent.
A2 Sufficient knowledge and understanding of the subject area(s) and of course development, organisation and management to deliver successful courses (and associated programmes) in the subject area(s).
A3 Thorough knowledge of and ability to apply policy, practice and procedures relating to the development, organisation and management of courses in higher education.
A4 Commercially aware and able to deliver income-generating activities in line with financial KPIs.

Desirable
B1 Professional teaching qualification or working towards one.


Skills
Essential
C1 Ability to initiate, plan and deliver a high quality programme of courses.
C2 Proven people management skills.
C3 Excellent organisational skills.
C4 Analytical and problem-solving ability.
C5 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written), with the ability to interact constructively with a wide range of individuals.
C6 Relevant IT skills which promote the efficient delivery and organisation of teaching.
C7 Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team.
C8 Negotiating and influencing skills.
C9 Self-motivation and resilience.

Desirable
D1 Ability to deliver teaching across the subject area(s).


Experience
Essential
E1 Experience of the design, organisation and management of teaching programmes related to the subject area(s).
E2 Experience of planning and progressing work activities within professional guidelines or organisational policy, applying initiative and independent judgement.
E3 Experience of effective staff management in an educational context, including the management of performance.
E4 Experience of teaching and assessment in a relevant subject area.

Desirable
F1 Experience of teaching in further or higher education.

Job Features

Planning and Organising
On an annual cycle plan, develop and manage the delivery of courses (and associated programmes) in the subject area(s) in line with departmental and University quality assurance and enhancement processes, timescales and deadlines.
Plan and manage workload effectively to ensure the courses (and associated programmes) are delivered on time and in line with financial and other KPIs.
Undertake the effective management of part-time tutors associated with the delivery of courses (and associated programmes) in the subject area(s).
Respond to queries from Short Courses’ staff/students on a frequent and regular basis.

Decision Making
Monitor delivery and evaluate the success of the courses (and associated programmes) in the subject area(s).
Prioritise own work in accordance with agreed Short Courses/University strategy.
Ensure the effective and efficient deployment of resources.
Decide upon appropriate advice to students in light of academic, pastoral and procedural issues.

Internal/External Relationships
Director, Short Courses.
Staff and students across Short Courses to provide information and advice.
Part-time tutors.
Colleagues across the External Relations Directorate, the University of Glasgow and in other universities and professional organisations.
External examiners.

Problem Solving
Deal with enquiries/problems from students on relevant courses (and associated programmes).
Identify solutions to problems in relation to the organisation and management of courses (and associated programmes), and part-time tutors associated with the subject area(s).
Assist students to resolve problems regarding their studies.
Act as a key point of contact and resolve student related issues such as missed deadlines, good cause and academic appeals.

Standard Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions
Salary will be on the Research & Teaching Grade, level 7, £34,520 - £38,833 per annum.

This post is offered on an open-ended and full time (35 hrs) basis.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.
Vacancy reference: 021173; Closing date 24 June 2018.


It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of
Athena SWAN
, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

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