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Maths Tutor (0.5FTE)

Deadline for applications: 10 September 2018

Job Purpose:

The University of Sheffield International College and its programmes are provided by Study Group in collaboration with the University of Sheffield.  We are currently seeking an Academic Tutor (Mathematics).

Salary: £28,500 per annum

Contract: Part Time –0.5, permanent

Key Responsibilities:   

  • Academic management
  • Provide academic coordination for designated module(s) in the role of Module Coordinator
  • Participating in regular meetings with teaching and support staff contributing to the effective overall management of the programme and student life cycle.
  • Student learning experience
  • Contribute to the design, delivery and development of modules offered by the college
  • Contribute to the delivery and assessment of provision, with a normal teaching commitment of 18.75 hours per week. However, there may be a reduction in teaching for curriculum responsibility, as well as academic coordination.
  • Prepare module examinations and other forms of formative and summative assessment, marking and providing feedback to students
  • Develop and update course material for related modules, including module material on the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
  • Providing academic guidance and support to a designated group of students through the tutorial system
  • Work with the college’s Student & Academic Services team in the delivery of induction, orientation and registration programmes.
  • Quality and standards assurance and enhancement
  • Implement quality assurance procedures at module level and contribute to the annual monitoring and review of the courses
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of student attendance and performance
  • Any other duties as required from time to time by the Head of Subject.

Organisational Compliance:

The position holder must comply with Study Group policies and applicable laws including those in relation, but not limited to: Occupational Health and Safety; Anti-Discrimination and Harassment, Anti-Bribery and Corruption and those specifically relevant to the position and authority of the job holder.

Selection Criteria:

As the successful candidate, you will enjoy working with international students and be performance driven. In addition, you will have:

Qualifications & Training:


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics or a related discipline
  • Desirable
  • A teaching qualification such as PGCE, PGHE or equivalent
  • A Master’s or PhD degree in Mathematics or a related discipline. A Master’s qualification is required to teach on the pre-masters programmes.

Experience Required:


  • Demonstrable experience of outstanding teaching of Pure and Applied Mathematics within a UK higher, further education or school context at a minimum of level 3
  • Examination marking experience at a minimum of level 3
  • Experience of providing effective written student feedback


  • Experience of working with international students
  • Demonstrable experience of providing targeted support for weaker students
  • Ability to teach Statistics at foundation or pre-masters level; ability to teach Pure Mathematics or Computational Mathematics or Programming at pre-masters level
  • Familiarity with advanced computing software (e.g. MATLAB)
  • Test writing experience at a minimum of level 3
  • A level marking experience


  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Ability to develop and update teaching material and preferably experience of working within a Virtual Learning Environment
  • Competence in teaching and administrative IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail, etc.)
  • Ability to use LaTeX editors or willingness to learn
  • A student-centred and client-focused approach
  • A commitment to continuous professional development
  • Strong record-keeping skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to work under pressure to deadlines
  • Enthusiasm and motivation to be a performance-driven team player.


A full background (DBS) check will be required.

How to apply:

If you are interested in finding out more then please send a CV to Anita Wilson,

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What does a role at Study Group mean?


We are a unique business within the sector, giving our people a completely different working experience.


We have a large global network and encourage collaboration across the whole business. We work with a number of partners across the network including top tier universities.


We encourage innovation throughout our Centres, ensuring that our students are given an interactive, student centred, and creative, tailor-made learning experience. Our people are given an autonomy within their roles that is rarely seen within the industry.


We believe in continuous professional and personal development, and take pride in offering our staff ample opportunity to achieve their goals. Utilising our large organisational infrastructure, across our different brands, we invite our people to gain valuable experience, and maximise all the exciting tools available to help develop their career.