University of Glassgow

University of Glassgow

Lifelong Learning Tutor – COSCA Counselling Skills

Lifelong Learning Tutor – COSCA Counselling Skills

Job Purpose

As a Lifelong Learning Tutor you will assist the Widening Participation & Lifelong Learning (WP&LLL) team in taking forward the portfolio of Access and / or Open Learning courses. You will effectively and efficiently undertake a range of duties associated with teaching, assessment and associated administration to contribute to meeting learning and teaching objectives in Lifelong Learning.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. To deliver a range of teaching and assessment activities (including tutorials/seminars) online, face to face and in a blended-learning format in WP&LLL subject areas.

2. To contribute to the design and development of appropriate teaching materials to ensure content and methods of delivery meet learning objectives.

3. To participate in the assessment process, using a variety of methods and techniques and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their learning. Including setting and marking assignments and exams in accordance with the code of assessment.

4. To assist with the facilitation of student learning, and any practical work, advising on skills, methods and techniques to assist the transfer of knowledge, and respond appropriately to the diverse range of learner support needs.

5. To contribute, as appropriate, to the ongoing development and design of the curriculum under the supervision of the Subject Coordinator.

6. To make effective use of learning technologies to support and enhance course delivery, course organisation, feedback and assessment. This may involve blended and/or online provision including the use of Moodle and other ICT platforms and materials.

7. To participate in a range of course administration duties, within required timescales, such as communicating with students, keeping attendance records, internal

moderation, return of grades and responding to student feedback from course evaluation surveys.

8. To attend and complete

9. To keep a record of hours worked and submit monthly pay claims to the WP&LLL office.

10. To maintain a weekly record of student attendance and report this to the Subject Coordinator. Actively encourage the completion of student evaluation forms.

11. To undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of WP&LLL.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience



A1 Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Level 10 (Honours degree). May be working towards post-graduate qualification such as a Masters (Scottish Credit and

Qualification Framework level 11) or PhD (Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12). Or Equivalent professional qualifications in relevant academic/research discipline, and experience of personal development in a similar role.

A2 Appropriate level of knowledge and expertise in the subject specialism.

A3 For teaching COSCA counselling skills courses: be an accredited trainer with COSCA.


B1 Professional teaching qualification or working towards one.

B2 Current knowledge of the Scottish HE system.



C1 Excellent communication and language skills both oral and written.

C2 Excellent interpersonal skills and presentation skills.

C3 Good time and project management skills.

C4 Demonstrable ability to communicate and lead students at varied learning levels (preuniversity to postgraduate) in a friendly, student focussed manner.

C5 Demonstrate adaptability and contribution to change.

C6 Ability to work independently, as part of a team, and with little supervision.

C7 Ability to accept collegiate responsibilities and act accordingly.

C8 Good timekeeping and administrative skills, enabling accurate and up-to- date record keeping.

C9 Ability to work flexible hours.

C10 Good IT skills relevant to teaching and administration


D1 Clear understanding of the pre-determined standards and regulations for the conduct and output of the role and/or team.

D2 Understanding of relevant health and safety policies and procedures relative to the role, and the quality outputs and standards required.



E1 Relevant experience of teaching in the subject area

E2 Experience of designing course/teaching materials

E3 Experience of providing student feedback

E4 Experience of teaching/tutoring online


F1 Relevant administrative experience (e.g., student support, course administration)

F2 Experience of working with learners in HEI's or F.E.

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be Grade 6, £32,332 - £36,024 per annum pro-rated to the number of hours assigned to, and worked by, you.

This post is open ended and part time with no fixed work pattern (timesheets) for a minimum of 240 hours per annum.

As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.

2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook https: // www., benefits and discount packages.

3 A flexible approach to working.

4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University https: // www.

We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https: // www.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. for more information.

Vacancy Ref : 138631 Close Date : 19-Feb-2024 23:45

Job details


Lifelong Learning Tutor – COSCA Counselling Skills


University of Glassgow


United Kingdom


February 06, 2024

Application deadline

February 19, 2024

Job type



Education,Social Science

About the employer

The University of Glasgow was established in the year 1451 by papal bull. It is among the 4th ancient universities in Scotland and the fourth-oldest university in the USA. It was a part of the Scottish Enlightenment along with Edinburg, St. Andrews, and Aberdeen during the 18th century. Among the ancient universities in the UK, the University of Glasgow is one of the eight institutions that award undergraduate and graduate degrees in popular disciplines. The university comprises four colleges that include the College of Science & Engineering, College of Arts, College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, and College of Social Sciences.

The university is spread over different campuses. The main campus is the Gilmorehill campus situated in Hillhead. The campus in the Garscube Estate in Bearsden houses the Veterinary School and sports facilities of the university and Dental school, the medical section is taken care of at Gartnavel Royal Hospital located on Great Western Road. Moreover, the Crichton campus and the teaching center at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Dumfries are jointly operated by the Open University, the University of the West of Scotland, and the University of Glasgow.

The University of Glasgow has 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from over 140 countries worldwide. It is a major employer in the city of Glasgow with more than 8,000 staff, including more than 3,400 research and teaching staff. The university is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities

The university has introduced the World-Changing Alumni award for celebrating the excellent performance of the notable alumni. The winners include Susanne Mitschke in 2017 and Matt Fountain in 2016. Some of the other notable alumni who are now being recognized by the world include the three Prime Ministers namely Bonar Law, Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, and William Lamb.

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