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Departmental Academic and Communication Skills Advisor

Faculty of the Social Sciences
33,309 - 40,927 a year
Grade 6
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The Faculty of Social Sciences Departmental Academic and Communication Skills Academic Skills team are recruiting skills advisors for the School of Business and Society and the Politics Department to enhance the transition, and academic and communication skills development and success of students in postgraduate programmes. You will have the opportunity to work with a large international department as part of a creative, dynamic team, providing department-specific academic skills development opportunities and tutoring support aimed at improving student performance and success in their Masters studies. 


You will be embedded within a large international department, working with programme and module leaders to embed language and academic skills support within their programmes, developing and delivering academic skills workshops, and establishing and maintaining supportive student learning communities, all as part of a creative, dynamic team.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed

You will have a diploma qualification relating to English language teaching practice (or equivalent recognition), experience of teaching international PGT students from a range of backgrounds and levels, and experience of supporting students with transition to higher study.  You will be a collaborative and supportive team member with knowledge of the national HE teaching and learning agenda and of current research in HE pedagogy, a proactive and positive approach, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 

The post is available from August 2022. 

Interview date: 19 July 2022

For informal enquiries: please contact Victoria Jack (

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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