IFP Coordinator (SSL)

Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol (GB)
10 Jan 2020
End of advertisement period
17 Feb 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

IFP Coordinator (SSL)

Job number ACAD104394
Division/School - Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies
Contract type - Open Ended
Working pattern - Full time
Salary £44,045 - £49,553

IFP Co-ordinator (Social Sciences and Law) - 1FTE (start early June 2020)

This position offers the successful applicant a fantastic opportunity to join the International Foundation Programme (IFP) team in the Centre for Academic Language and Foundation Studies at a very exciting time of growth and transformation. These changes aim to further develop the University of Bristol IFP as a world-class provision that attracts diverse, high quality students and provides them with an excellent educational experience. The new IFP Coordinator for Social Sciences and Law (SSL) will play a critical role in developing and leading the Centre’s expanding provision of Social Sciences and Law units on the IFP: Finance and Economics, Management, Introduction to Social Sciences, and Law and Politics. You will be required to design (where necessary), monitor and evaluate the IFP SSL units to ensure that they enable students to succeed not only on the IFP but also on their chosen degree programme. As part of this, you will be expected to liaise with the Schools and Faculties that students will progress into as undergraduates, lead a team of experienced SSL subject leads and tutors, and collaborate with our co-ordination team (currently 10 people including English for Academic Purposes, Arts and Humanities, and STEM). 

We are looking for an enthusiastic person who can lead a rapidly growing, dynamic team of teaching professionals in the Higher Education sector. You should have extensive experience of teaching Level 3 students with an international background in at least one of the SSL subject areas, as well as experience of high-quality curriculum, syllabus and materials design which take a learner-centred approach and incorporate relevant learning technologies. In addition, you will be working in a busy and dynamic environment dealing with a wide range of ongoing tasks, so the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines with a high level of autonomy is essential.

Closing date: 17th Feb 2020 

Interview date: 9th Feb 2020

Anticipated start date: 1st June 2020

We aspire to be a cutting-edge Centre that works with all individuals to develop their communication in academic contexts. To do this we work in line with 6 principles: development, reflexivity, transparency, autonomy, collaboration and transferability. If you feel that these principles are a good fit for your own, then we look forward to receiving an application from you detailing how you can contribute to the Centre’s success. In turn, we will work with you to further your development as an academic practitioner.

For any further information, please contact Elizabeth Allen at

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.