Pre-sessional and Short Courses Coordinator

London (Greater) (GB)
£46,292 - £54,534 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
15 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
17 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Job description

King’s College London seeks an experienced person to join a successful, dynamic and forward-thinking department as a Pre-sessional and Short Courses Coordinator.

Under the direction of the Head of Pre-sessional & Short Courses, the successful applicant will work with the Pre-sessional & Short Courses management team to plan, design and deliver a range of Pre-sessional programmes and associated embedded/in-sessional support helping to achieve a seamless and rounded educational experience for international students throughout their journey at King’s. 

The successful candidate will be solution focused, using their prior experience in a leadership or management role in EAP/ study skills/ to provide innovative contributions towards high quality learning & teaching that is sustainable and scalable.

They  will play a key role in the departmental structure of King’s Foundations, holding responsibility for line managing a group of tutors and contributing to their wellbeing and professional development.  They will work with other experienced line managers to help implement organisational and departmental policy and enable King’s Foundations to achieve its strategic aims.    

Please note – this is an advert for a grade 7 coordinator position.  We are also recruiting for a grade 6 assistant programme coordinator in a separate advert. 

Key responsibilities

1.       To coordinate the planning for, design of and delivery of Pre-sessional, Insessional/Embedded and Short Course provision, as part of the Pre-sessional & Short Courses management team.

2.       To identify, develop and implement innovative and/or digital solutions where applicable.

3.       With the Head of Pre-sessional & Short Courses, to build relationships across key Faculties to enable understanding of language and academic skills and to identify discipline specific needs within the Pre-sessional suite of programmes where applicable.

4.       To help plan, expand and consolidate short course provision within King’s Foundations liaising with academics and professional services staff across the university to enable this.

5.       With the Head of Pre-sessional & Short Courses to seek out best practice across the institution and HE sector to find innovative ways of delivering preparatory programmes sustainably at scale. 

6.       To use data on student performance and feedback to determine the impact of pedagogic interventions, prioritise areas of need and inform an approach which is sustainable and flexible.

7.       To work with other programme coordinators to ensure that teaching and learning builds towards the attainment of stated learning outcomes, and that all programmes adhere to stated College QA/British Council standards.

8.       To be a member of the Departmental Management team and to line manage a team of tutors (including temporary tutors) ensuring their wellbeing and professional development; to be a champion for innovation and change and to help implement departmental and organisational policies.

9.       To contribute to the development of staff awareness across the College around enabling international students to fulfil their potential.

10.   To teach up to 150 hours of teaching across a range of programmes.

 The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

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