Lecturer for King’s Academy Assessment Advisers

London (Central), London (Greater)
£48,737 - £57,353 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
21 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
21 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

About Us

The King’s community is dedicated to the service of society. King’s Strategic Vision 2029 sets out our vision for the future, shaped around five priority areas: educate to inspire and improve; research to inform and innovate; serve to shape and transform; a civic university at the heart of London; and an international community that services the world. Our ambitious Education Strategy sets out the actions that we must take to transform how we teach, how and where our students learn and how we support them during their time with us.

King’s Academy is the centre for educational development dedicated to supporting all staff in enhancing the teaching and learning environment within the College.  King’s Academy is currently expanding its range of activities and the role of Assessment Adviser will be an important part of this expansion.

King’s Academy is part of the School of Professional and Continuing Education (PACE).  PACE both delivers teaching (King’s Academy King’s Foundations, Summer Programmes, King’s Language Centre) and works collaboratively with our nine Faculties enabling them to deliver professional and online education (KPED and King’s Online)

King’s Academy is currently expanding its team and range of activities and the role of Programme, module and assessment design lead will be key to this expansion. 

About the Role 

There is a clear need for faculty-level driven change to engage with faculty members to support improvements in Assessment and Feedback practices, including developing relationships between staff and students, building a sense of shared purpose, and working to ensure consistency and clarity around Assessment and feedback.

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual with appropriate disciplinary experience for the post of Lecturer on the King’s Academic Education Pathway (AEP) with a focus on Assessment and Feedback.

This is an exciting opportunity for candidates looking to develop in an education development role, and who wish to utilise their skills and expertise in assessment and feedback development.

We encourage applications from candidates who have experience from both within and outside of the Higher Education sector where they can demonstrate the skills needed to succeed in this role.

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract.

This is a full-time post, but we welcome applications from candidates seeking a flexible work pattern within our necessary service operating hours.

Key responsibilities

  • Work closely with one faculty, as part of a small team of assessment advisers, to provide in-depth support and expertise in improving assessment and feedback practices.  
  • Work closely with the College Assessment Lead and the Academic Director of King’s Academy to ensure alignment with the King’s Academy strategic priorities 
  • Work with the wider King’s Academy team to contribute across the portfolio of activities, including developing resources and guidance. 

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.

Skills, knowledge, and experience

Please clearly address how you meet the essential criteria in your application, and where possible how you meet the desirable criteria as well.

Essential criteria

  • Relevant work experience and/or education: We think a wide range of different work and educational experiences could support you to be successful in this role. Relevant work experience might include work in teaching or designing assessment. Relevant educational experiences might include higher education in a related discipline, professional qualifications or other training
  • Experience in supporting and enhancing others’ teaching 
  • Experience of teaching in HE, preferably in a STEM discipline, and in designing assessment and giving feedback 
  • Experience of delivering professional development in an education context 
  • Evidence of working with professional services teams to support students 
  • Ability to engage in collaborative working across King’s professional services, Faculties, and academic and student communities, with a meaningful and visible commitment to Diversity & Inclusion policies and practices  
  • Record of scholarly outputs relating to assessment and feedback  
  •  Knowledge of current issues and best practice assessment and feedback 
  • Understanding of the educational, social and cultural factors influencing change in HE, and ability to apply this understanding to the King’s context

Desirable criteria

  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy 
  • Track record of providing advice and guidance to individuals, departments and institutions on pedagogic issues and the wider student experience 
  • Ability to evaluate and use evaluative data to improve practice 

Application Process 

Please submit a personal statement when applying for this vacancy, clearly setting out how you meet the essential criteria, as this is how we shortlist applications. Learn more about how we recruit, including tips on writing your application and supporting statement on our website: https://jobs.kcl.ac.uk/gb/en/applying

Interviews will be held in person and will consist of competency-based questions linked closely to the essential and desirable criteria mentioned here.

Although we have made improvements over the last number of years, our team is still under-represented in terms of staff from global majority ethnicities, LGBTQ+ identities, and from people with disabilities. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries, and are committed to employing a team that has diverse skills, experiences and abilities.

Interviews are scheduled to take place on the 24 March 2023

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