Academic Skills Tutor Library Services · Holborn Study Centre, Tower Hill Study Centre · Hybrid Remote

Arden University


Academic Skills Tutor
£36,000 pa with £2,500 pa London Weighting and Excellent Benefits
Hybrid working with base from our Holborn and Tower Hill Study Centres 
Full-Time Permanent
Monday to Friday 2pm – 10pm plus 1 Saturday every 3 weeks on rotation (with Monday off)
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The Opportunity

At Arden University, we pride ourselves on being true innovators, disruptors and pioneers, our focus is to promote life-long learning and ensure that everyone, everywhere can access higher education.

We are currently looking for an Academic Skills Tutor to join our Library Services team, to provide Academic skills support to students throughout their studies.

Based within our Library Service, Academic Skills Tutors (ASTs) are specialists who support students on all programmes and across all levels in the development of good academic skills.

ASTs are responsible for delivering a high-quality student experience and monitoring the engagement and performance of students in their work with the Academic Skills Team. ASTs work alongside the Deputy Head of Library Services (Learning and Teaching) in the innovative development of academic skills provision for all students.

The successful candidate will have experience of and be able to support students in the understanding and application of a broad range of academic skills including referencing, academic writing, academic integrity (and avoiding academic malpractice), using the Library, note-taking, developing “good study habits” (such as active listening, contributing to discussions, reflection, time management, appropriate “netiquette”), preparing for examinations, planning assessments and digital literacy.

They will work as part of a team of Academic Skill’s Tutors who are responsible for supporting students right across the University. This includes delivering a range of support including a curriculum of study to support our Cert HE Programme, embedded skills teaching across programmes, delivering optional workshops and providing one to one support. Details of the provision offered by the Academic Skills Team can be found here https://library.arden.ac.uk/academic-skills .


About You:   

You will be an academic and must have proven experience of supporting students to develop good academic skills, along with experience of supporting students across a variety of different programmes. You will need excellent digital literacy skills and a clear passion to engender these in our students, as well as possessing understanding, empathy and a kind nature with the ability to support our diverse population of students.

You should be self-motivated, positive, ambitious and organised with a genuine enthusiasm and commitment to delivery of blended and online learning. You will contribute towards the practice of continuous improvement through continuous professional development and sharing of best practice.

Why Arden:  

At Arden, you will become a part of a passionate and dedicated team who are committed to removing unnecessary barriers to learning and making education more accessible. Our people work hard to ensure our students journeys are the best they can possibly be, as such we want to reward our people with fantastic benefits. Employees benefit from: 

  • 30 days holiday, add the bank holiday on top, and we even throw in Christmas closure 
  • A generous Aviva pension plan, our contributions start at 7% 
  • PMI or Healthcare Cashback (dependent on role grade)  
  • Study any Arden course for free, with generous discount for all family and friends 
  • Our ‘Golden Ticket’ which allows you to gift anyone in your life a free Arden education 
  • Plus, other competitive benefits !

Arden’s values:  

Stand out, Progressive, Accessible, Resourceful, Kindness, reflect who we are as an institution, a team and as individuals. If they also reflect you and you are excited by the chance to be the driving, creative force within a growing business, we want to hear from you. 

There has never been a more exciting time to join Arden University, as we expand into new disciplines and locations. For the full job description, click here , or to start your journey with us, click apply!

Closing Date: 
 28 June 2023

We reserve the right to close this vacancy before the specified closing date should we receive sufficient applications or in order to respond to business needs. In order to avoid missing an opportunity to apply please submit your application as early as possible.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we recognise, and studies confirm, that often underrepresented candidates in the work place are less likely to apply to roles unless they meet all skills and experience of the position. At Arden we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, therefore we make sure that our recruitment and selection processes never discriminate based upon age, race, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, or pregnancy, and actively welcome applications from all groups.

So, if you want to be part of Arden and our journey, but you feel that you’re missing some of the skills or experience the role requires, then we encourage you to apply anyway as you may make a great candidate for this role or others!

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