University of Northampton

University of Northampton

Learning Development Mentor

United Kingdom

Closing in 5 days

Learning Development Mentor

Job Type

Part Time Fixed Term


£23,144 per annum - pro rata


Waterside Campus

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  • About the Job

    A Job Opportunity for University of Northampton Students Only

    Part Time - Fixed Term (Term time only)

    Interview Date: 25 June 2024

    We are looking for University of Northampton students to work with us to enhance the academic and study skills of their fellow students. Will you be a second year student next academic year 2024 - 2025? Do you like working with others? Do you think you can encourage and support other students with their academic and study skills?

    We are recruiting students to supplement our Learning Development Provision to enhance the provision. We need Learning Development Mentors to offer students drop-in sessions, support with Open Day events, get involved in creating resources and develop content for social media. The successful candidates will be working 6 hours a week to fit around their own studies and alongside a Learning Development Team.

    We are an accredited Living Wage Foundation Employer and currently pay the real living wage. In recognition of this the salary for this post has been increased to pay the higher amount which currently supersedes the actual Grade 3 starting salary before living wage which is £20,880 per annum, pro rata.

    Please make sure you take your time to answer the job specific questions clearly within the application form. For more information about the post, please contact [email protected] - Head of Learning Development.

    About you

    It is important that you are supportive and a good listener as we need the successful candidates to mentor individuals and occasionally groups, in the development of academic skills.

    You should be able to communicate effectively to a variety of stakeholders which include students (peers), academic and professional services staff to aid in the development of the mentoring initiative. You should possess good study skills practices and be able to hold conversations with peers on how you find these study skills methods helpful.

    You will need to work with peers to identify factors affecting their engagement and become familiar with the range of support mechanisms available to students, and signpost students to these as appropriate.

    Essential Qualifications

    Undertaking a University of Northampton undergraduate degree programme and at Level 5 in academic year 2024/25 with an average Grade profile of 2:1 or above

    Library, Learning and Student Services

    The Learning Development is part of Learning and Teaching Enhancement Team. Learning Development are a team of academic tutors who work with all students to advise them about their academic, study and maths and statistical skills. The Learning Development Mentors will be a part of this team and work alongside colleagues to enhance the academic skills of peers.

    About Us

    Come to the University of Northampton and you will see that we do things a bit differently.

    We are one of the youngest universities in the UK but we are already leading the way in adding value to society, which we call social impact. We have won multiple awards for our work in this area, among others, but what matters the most to us is ensuring that our students and graduates have the opportunity to make their mark on the world too. That's why we were the first university in the UK to be named as a Changemaker Campus in 2012.

    We want to break the mould of what Higher Education can be. This has led us to build a whole new University from the ground up that is designed to reflect the way that students actually learn rather than the way they are expected to learn. Waterside Campus opened in September 2018.

    Our commitment to transforming lives and inspiring change is at the heart of all that we do.

    Right to Work

    All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview. Due to the requirements laid out by UK Visas and Immigration regarding Right to Work in the UK, the University can only accept applications from individuals who currently have a status allowing them to work in the UK for this position.

    Due to this criteria we regret that we are unable to offer sponsorship at this time.


    We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

    The University of Northampton is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable work, study and living environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion.

    This commitment, along with our legal and moral obligations, provides an inclusive environment for staff, students and the public who may be affected by our activities.

    Together @ UON confirms our commitment to equality and inclusion, underpinned by our belief in taking action. We are dedicated to creating an environment that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity.

    Together @ UON demonstrates our pledge to our staff, students and partners to nurture and develop an environment where equality and inclusion can thrive whilst we Transform Lives and Inspire Change.

    To find out more, please visit: https: // www. us/governance-and-management/management/equality-and-diversity/

    Job details


    Learning Development Mentor


    University of Northampton


    United Kingdom


    May 16, 2024

    Application deadline

    June 04, 2024

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Education,Mathematics

    About the employer

    Based in Northampton, U.K., the University of Northampton is one of the leading public universities. In 1924, Northampton Technical College was established and with constant evolution, the University of Northampton was founded in 2005 after the amalgamation of a host of training colleges. In the same year, it gained research degree awarding powers as well as full university status. It is also amongst those few universities, which have been awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), apart from being the foremost university in the country to be awarded the title of 'Changemaker Campus' in the year 2012. Equipped with contemporary facilities, the university opened a new £330 million campus in 2018, named Waterside.

    The University of Northampton also offers conferencing and business facilities through different centers, namely The University of Northampton Innovation Centre, iCon Environmental Innovation Centre, Sunley Hotel, and Portfolio Innovation Centre. In addition, the university also offers accommodation facilities to the students. The university also takes pride in its Schools Engagement Team and Schools and Colleges Liaison Team, which regularly organize different activities to inspire and motivate youngsters. In April 2016, the university also joined hands with Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation and Northamptonshire County Council in order to launch a new venture namely 'First for Wellbeing'.

    Located in the beautiful town of Northampton, which is well-known for historic sites and museums, teaching at the University of Northampton is taken care of by four faculties in total, namely Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology, Faculty of Health and Society, Faculty of Business and Law and Faculty of Education and Humanities. presently, the university has around 14,000 students. The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in diverse streams, apart from organizing different tutorials and seminars for the comprehensive development of the students. In addition, on an annual basis, over 1000 international students from more than 100 different countries enroll themselves with the University of Northampton for pursuing diverse courses.

    The undergraduate Joint Honours programs, as well as all undergraduate Business, Computing, and Engineering courses offer the possibility of a full year in a work placement. Many courses include volunteering opportunities, study trips, placements, internships, and exchanges as far afield as the USA, Sri Lanka, India, Italy, the Netherlands, Malawi, Nepal, Spain, France, Scandinavia, China, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and Japan.

    The university has a notable list of alumni, some of which are Andrew Collins (broadcaster and writer), Dallas Campbell (stage actor and television presenter), Jane Garvey (radio presenters), Daniel Middleton (writer and YouTuber), Felippe Moraes (independent curator, visual artist, and art researcher), James D. Boys (academic and media consultant) and Will Alsop ( modernist architect).

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