University of Plymouth

University of Plymouth

Advanced Mathematics Support Programme - Area Coordinator

United Kingdom

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Job details

Job reference

B0147

Date posted

02/04/2024

Application closing date

29/04/2024

Location

Plymouth

Salary

£45,585 - £54,395 pro rata per annum - Grade 8

Contract Type

Fixed-term, Part-time

Contractual hours

22.2

Job category/type

Academic/Research
Advanced Mathematics Support Programme - Area Coordinator

Description

Based in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics is an innovative, creative and inspiring place to study and covers the subject areas of civil and coastal engineering, computing, electrical and electronic engineering and robotics, mathematical sciences, mechanical, marine and materials engineering.

With many internationally recognised experts, our teaching staff are passionate about providing a practical learning experience enabling students to gain skills for the future. With the sustainably refurbished Babbage Building, STEAM subjects come together to support academic collaboration and innovation. Students of the School benefit from hands-on, state of the art learning environments, seeing projects through from design to manufacture, solving real-world challenges and working with students across disciplines. The School also hosts the Marine Building, home to the world-class Coastal, Ocean and Sediment Transport (COAST) Laboratory, amongst many other facilities.

The School is a collaborative and interdisciplinary community of world-leading academics and researchers focused upon the creation of knowledge and innovative solutions that have a positive impact upon society. The School has an extensive portfolio of research from offshore renewable energy, coastal engineering and robotics to cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and data science.

The School holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award demonstrating the University's ongoing commitment to advancing gender equality and success for all, and is an official Signatory of the Tomorrow's Engineers Code, a framework for organisations with a mission to increase the diversity and number of young people entering engineering careers.

The University of Plymouth is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic educational professional with substantial experience of teaching A level Mathematics, Core Maths and/or Further Mathematics to take on the role of Advanced Mathematics Support Programme Area Coordinator in the South West region. This post is funded by the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP).

You will play a key role in the operation of the AMSP, working as part of a team of Area Coordinators across the South West including Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. You will be responsible for the effective management of support for schools and colleges in improving the teaching and learning of level 3 mathematics and increase student participation in your area, particularly in Core Maths.

You will be provided with an office space at the University campus, while you may work mainly from home, but you will be expected to visit schools, the University campus, or other locations for meetings or events.

You will be able to carry out duties to the highest standard, including:

  • organising and delivering activities and events to promote level 3 mathematics to students in Key Stage 4
  • organising and delivering professional development for teachers of GCSE, Core Maths, A level Maths and Further Maths
  • advising and supporting schools and colleges with the development of their level 3 mathematics provision
  • coordinating support and tuition for students of Further Mathematics and for students preparing for university mathematics entrance examinations
  • liaison with Maths Hubs and other stakeholders to improve level 3 mathematics in your area
  • We are looking for an enthusiastic teacher with a passion for mathematics, who can evidence:

  • substantial experience of teaching A level Mathematics, Core Maths and/or Further Mathematics
  • some evidence of coaching, mentoring and/or delivering professional development
  • outstanding organisational and project coordination skills
  • the ability to build and maintain good professional relationships with teachers and schools
  • excellent communication skills
  • excellent IT skills
  • This is an exciting time to join the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (SECaM) as the £63 million Babbage Building creates the state- of-the-art space for inspiring research and teaching, and enables multidisciplinary collaborations within and beyond the School. SECaM is a welcoming and inspiring place to work and study. SECaM is part of the Faculty of Science and Engineering and includes the subject areas of civil and coastal engineering, computer science, electrical and electronic engineering and robotics, mathematical science, mechanical, marine and materials engineering and navigation and maritime science. We are a collaborative and interdisciplinary community of world-leading academics and researchers focused on the advancement of knowledge and the creation of innovative solutions that have a positive impact on society. We have an extensive portfolio of research from offshore renewable energy, coastal engineering and robotics to cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and data science. With many internationally recognised experts, our teaching staff are passionate about providing an innovative and inspiring learning experience.

    SECaM holds an Athena Swan Bronze award demonstrating the University's ongoing commitment to advancing gender equality and success for all, and is an official Signatory of the Tomorrow's Engineers Code, a framework for organisations with a mission to increase the diversity and number of young people entering engineering careers. Women and members of other currently underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

    Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the job description in your supporting statement.

    The starting date is 1 August 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. The post is offered for as fixed-term for one year in the first instance due to funding. The hours of work are 22.2 hours per week (0.6 FTE), with some flexibility about which days are worked.

    Informal enquiries may be made with Professor Alex Belton ([email protected]), Dr Yinghui Wei ([email protected]) or Sally Anderson ([email protected]).

    This role will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check plus a Children's Barred List and Adults Barred List check.

    There is an essential requirement within this role that you will be required to travel to and work at different University sites and/or other business locations that may not be easily accessible by public transport. Please refer to the job description for further information.

    Please note that this position may be subject to ATAS clearance if you require visa sponsorship.

    Interviews are likely to take place week commencing Monday 13th May 2024 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

    We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities. A summary of our comprehensive benefits can be viewed here.

    The University of Plymouth has a strong interdisciplinary research ethos which is supported by our three strategic Research Institutes; the Marine Institute, the Sustainable Earth Institute, and the Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research. As a member of our academic community, you'll be expected to contribute to our recognised research strengths. Working holistically across the University, you will be challenged to innovate, collaborate and deliver impactful research contributions as part of a systems thinking approach to addressing today's global challenges.

    The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity & adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages

    We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+.

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    Job details

    Title

    Advanced Mathematics Support Programme - Area Coordinator

    Employer

    University of Plymouth

    Location

    United Kingdom

    Published

    April 03, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 29, 2024

    Job type

    Administration/Managerment

    Field

    Agricultural Science,Geosciences,Mathematics,Physics

    About the employer

    The University of Plymouth is a public university that was established in 1862 as a polytechnic institute. The institute gained the status of a university in 1992 and is also the first contemporary university to start a private medical and dental school. It is affiliated to ACU, EUA, CHUC, and Universities UK. The university has academic collaborations with several renowned institutes including GSM London, Highlands College, Weymouth College, Strode College, City of Bristol College, and Exeter College.

    Notably, the main campus of the university dwells at the center of Plymouth. It includes academic buildings, libraries, laboratories, and student residence halls. The main campus is home to the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business, Faculty of Science and Engineering, and the Faculty of Health, as well as the University of Plymouth Students’ Union. The North Plymouth campus hosts the School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, and School of Biomedical and Healthcare Sciences. The Roland Levinsky Building, a 9-story structure, houses a public art gallery, digital media suites, and three performance rehearsal studios.

    The Charles Seale-Hayne Library with 24x7 accessibility houses more than 350,000 books, e-books, journals, and additional resources for research, learning, and teaching. The primary mode of transport in the campus involves cars and two-wheelers. Also, the nearest railway station is just a few minutes’ walk from the campus.

    The academic structure of the university is organized into faculties, each of which comprises a number of schools that offer undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral-level degree programs in various disciplines. The Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and business offer degrees in English, art history, architecture, fine art, photography, media arts, dance, theatre, and music. Plymouth Business School is part of the University of Plymouth's Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and the School offers undergraduate and postgraduate (masters) degrees, is research active, and works in partnership with industry and organizations across the world. The Faculty of Health comprises the former University of Plymouth Faculty of Health and Human Sciences and Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and offers degree programs in social work, and medical sciences. The Science and Engineering Faculty offers degrees in mathematics, computing, environmental sciences, and also professional diving.

    The University of Plymouth is a three-time winner of the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, most recently in 2019 for marine microplastic pollution research. The university has over 19000 students and 2,500 staff members. The student population of the university comprises of 3,000 international students from 100 countries. In addition to that Over 4,500 students per year benefit from placements and work-based learning.

    The university has many distinguished alumni who are leaders and have received awards in their fields. The alumni list of the university includes Sebastian Clover (the youngest sailor to cross the Atlantic Ocean), Monty Halls (A Wildlife Presenter at BBC), Jane Wilson-Howarth (Physician and a Travel-Writer), Mandy Chessell (Computer Scientist), Clare Nasir (Meteorologist), Darren Jones (MP for Bristol North West), and Jaka Aryadipa Singgih (Indonesian Politician and Entrepreneur).

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