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Academic Support Tutor

PVC Students

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £27,929 to £33,314 per annum
Grade:  Grade 07
Contract Type:  Permanent
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Friday 03 February 2023
Interview Date:  Monday 13 February 2023
Reference:  1113-22
Release Date:  Friday 13 January 2023

Aston University was the Guardian’s University of the Year in 2020, and the Times Higher Education’s Entrepreneurial University of the Year in 2021. We offer business, science, health and technology-focused programmes across foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and degree apprenticeship levels. 

Aston University is diverse and culturally rich, with over 50% of the student population being international. 

The Disability & Academic Support Service is part of the Student Welfare Directorate, which is also expanding and this is an exciting time to join the service.

In line with the University’s plans for growth, the Disability & Academic Support service is expanding and has created this new role of Academic Support Tutor to join our dedicated team. 

We are a supportive, friendly and committed team with a reputation for seeing the holistic needs of students.

Our aim is to embed disability inclusion practices across the University, and we seek a candidate who is passionate about joining us on this journey.

The role

You will work collaboratively across the Student Welfare Directorate and the broader University, with academic colleagues and the Learning Development Centre.

Teach a range of study skills and learning strategies to students with dyslexia/Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs) both individually and in small groups.

Work in partnership with students’ assigned Disability Advisors, read and interpret diagnostic assessment reports, carry out a thorough review and identify risk to plan appropriate support.

The ideal candidate

Educated to Degree level or equivalent. 

Level 5 Diploma for Teaching Learners with Dyslexia, Specific Learning Differences and Barriers to Literacy (formerly Level 5 Certificate for Teachers of Learners with Dyslexia/ Specific Learning Difficulties)

Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (City & Guilds)

You will have in-depth understanding and experience of working with a diverse student population in FE or HE.

We aim to have a multicultural team to reflect the University’s student population, and welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities who can help the University to achieve its mission.

Anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of Aston University’s commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment. Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate’s name and address will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel.  We kindly ask that candidates do not send CVs or cover letters as these will not be considered. 

Further details:    Job Details     University Information    
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Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit:

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