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Module Leader Role

Closing date for applications: 05 December 2016

Job description

Applications are invited for the Module Leader role for Cell Biology on the Bellerbys Foundation Programme. Applicants should be members of Bellerbys academic staff and be teaching on Bellerbys Foundation Programme in January 2017 onwards. This Module Leader role commences in December 2016 and lasts for one and half years, until summer 2018. The Module Leader has a key responsibility within Bellerbys Foundation Programme to coordinate all aspects of the delivery, assessment and development of the module's subject area.

Key Responsibilities

Liaising with staff to build and maintain a consensus concerning all aspects of their module, including the module’s domain/skills content, its delivery and its assessment processes/standards. The Module Leader responsibilities can be discharged in a number of different ways. The role certainly suits experienced members of staff but can also be effectively discharged by less experienced staff with good team-coordination and consensus-building skills.

  • Overall development of: the module’s specification and scheme of work; the teaching and learning processes within the subject area of the module
  • Overall development of Assessment Specifications for all summative assessment within their module
  • Development of teaching and learning resources within the subject area of the module – including a set of module specific resources in Study Group’s VLE (Study Smart)
  • Development of pre-arrival academic orientation activities (pre-sessional activities, academic course introduction for the module)
  • Overseeing the setting and checking of examination papers and mark schemes and the moderation of marking standards, within their subject area throughout the academic
  • year (ML may train other staff to write examination papers and mark schemes)
  • Maintaining a bank of signed-off finalised fully corrected examination papers (one year’s worth)
  • Overseeing the production, administration, marking and moderation of other forms of assessment (ML may train other staff to write other assessments) and associated mark schemes
  • Moderating a sample of marked scripts twice per year
  • Visiting each centre at least once per year to liaise with module-teaching and Programme-managing staff
  • Being available by phone to Central Exams Officer Brighton during the time their Module exam is administered each session to decide action needed for all queries-of-error on Module exam paper
  • Induction of staff new to teaching the module
  • Training selected staff to write summative assessments
  • Teaching their module to at least 1 Foundation group for 2 terms each year.

Selection Criteria

Qualification and Training

  • Team & consensus building skills
  • Very good communication skills
  • Vision & initiative
  • Resilience, flexibility, patience and understanding.

Essential criteria:

  • Experience of teaching the module's subject area on Foundation Programme for the relevant Pathway.

Organisational Compliance

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students, and expect all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the role, including checks with past employers, an Enhanced Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and overseas criminal records checks if appropriate.


Applicants should simply e-mail Richard Loader, indicating they are applying and attach a current Curriculum Vitae and a completed application form. A letter of application is not required.

Applications close Monday 5th December 2016

Additional documents:
FDN Module Leaders Job Description
Module Leader Terms and Conditions
Module Leaders Template Course Criteria