Academic Skills Advisor

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
£34,308 - £40,931 per annum
06 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
19 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Edinburgh Napier University is an enhancement-led institution, committed to enabling students to thrive as learners through high quality teaching, research, and professional practice. We are delighted to be part of an institution recognised as #1 Modern University in Scotland (THE World University Rankings 2023) and #1 University in Edinburgh for Overall Student Satisfaction (NSS 2020, 2021 & 2022) and one of the leading universities in Scotland for graduate employability (GUG 2021), as well as being a truly international University with 20,000 students from over 110 countries.

As part of our ongoing efforts to provide comprehensive support to all students, the Department of Learning and Teaching Enhancement (DLTE) is currently seeking to appoint a full-time Academic Skills Advisor to support the student learning development journey, meet students’ individual learning needs and contribute to the planning, development and facilitation of the programme of academic and study skills workshops and online resources.

The Role:

As someone with experience of working with students in the Further or Higher Education sector, you will have the opportunity in this role to use your exceptional teaching and presentation skills to provide an inclusive service of group tutorials and one-to-one academic skills guidance to under-graduate and post-graduate students on and off-campus.

You will be in an excellent position to use your experience of gathering, collating and interpreting data on training and development needs to plan, develop and deliver online/face-to-face presentations, interactive tutorials and online resources for our Academic Skills portfolio, working closely with other members of the team and programme/module leaders across the university to provide open and integrated academic skills sessions tailored to a diverse range of students.

Your experience of collaborative working will be well received and utilised, and you will be joining a small group of advisers dedicated to helping students understand and adjust to the expectations of studying at university-level. 

As someone with the ability to relate to and understand the needs and aspirations of a wide range of students, you will make a truly positive difference in students’ academic development by offering inclusive, accessible academic and study skills guidance to help them develop as effective, independent learners and achieve their full potential.

What we will need from you:

  • A post-graduate qualification in Education or related discipline
  • An undergraduate degree in any discipline
  • Experience of working with students in the Further or Higher Education sector; online and face to face
  • Experience of delivering guidance and academic support to individuals and groups
  • Experience of gathering, collating and interpreting data
  • Ability to relate to and understand the needs and aspirations of a wide range of students
  • High level of commitment to inclusive teaching and reflective practice


Edinburgh Napier University is a forward-thinking institution, home to forward-thinking people, inspired by the world around us. Join us and you will find that we offer support and recognition wherever due, as well as fantastic benefits such as an attractive pension with employer contributions of 20.8%, a minimum of 36 days holiday as well as annual pay reviews.

There are professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts. For more information about our wide range of benefits, click here.


Salary: £34,308 - £40,931

Closing Date: 11.59pm 19/03/2023. 

Interviews: WC 27/03/2023.  

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