Learning Development Tutor

University of Northampton

Job Type

Part Time Fixed Term


£37,386 – £41,931 per annum, pro rata


Waterside Campus

About the job

Part time: 18.5 hours per week

Fixed Term contract: 12 months, or upon return of the post holder, whichever is sooner

Interview date: 26 June 2023

The Learning Development provision at the University of Northampton is a high performing team of learning development experts who work across the institution to provide advice and guidance to enhance all academic skills. By working with Faculty based colleagues, the team delivers bespoke and embedded workshops within taught modules across all undergraduate degrees and at Level 7. This provision is supplemented by a regular drop-in service and individual one-to-one tutorials. The successful candidate will also design and create learning materials to enhance their teaching and for standalone student use.

Learning Development Tutors also undertake practice-based research to further enhance their work which is regularly disseminated to colleagues across the UK HE sector and beyond. We work closely with other teams within and beyond the department such as learning designers, learning technologists, academic librarians as well as subject based colleagues and other departments eg. Changemaker.

We want you to be able to carry out your work in a way that best supports UON and our students, but also you as an individual. We understand this may vary between different areas of the university as well as from one person to another. With Smarter Working you can work with increased flexibility, if you would like to, which can facilitate greater freedom and autonomy.

About you

You should have an undergraduate and post graduate qualification and have an Advance HE fellowship status or be prepared to work towards one.

You must also be an experienced teacher with a track record of teaching a full range of academic skills via workshops and one-to-one tutorials. Experience of creating learning materials and using a virtual learning environment is essential. The ability to work in dynamic teams with colleagues across the department, in a flexible way is very important.

The student should be at the centre of your approach to learning and teaching. 



  • Undergraduate degree
  • Higher Degree or equivalent


  • Professional recognition as HEA Fellow (D2) or teaching qualification recognised by HESA, or willingness to obtain within a reasonable period
  • Teaching qualification 

Library and Learning Services

Library and Learning Services (LLS) consists of the University Library (incorporating Academic Services, Service Development and Research Support) and also the areas of Learning Technology and Learning and Teaching Enhancement (which includes the Learning Development team).

The University Library provides adaptable and IT rich learning environments, with access to print and online resources, including University research outputs, alongside expert support in finding information. Learning and Teaching Enhancement provides flexible opportunities for students to develop a broad range of academic skills, while Learning Technology manage NILE, the University’s virtual learning environment, and support the use of technology in learning and teaching.

About us

Come to the University of Northampton and you will see that we do things a bit differently. We are one of the youngest universities in the UK but we are already leading the way in adding value to society, which we call social impact. We have won multiple awards for our work in this area, among others, but what matters the most to us is ensuring that our students and graduates have the opportunity to make their mark on the world too. That’s why we were the first university in the UK to be named as a Changemaker Campus in 2012.

We want to break the mould of what Higher Education can be. This has led us to build a whole new University from the ground up that is designed to reflect the way that students actually learn rather than the way they are expected to learn. Waterside Campus opened in September 2018.

Our commitment to transforming lives and inspiring change is at the heart of all that we do.

Right to work

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.


The University of Northampton is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable work, study and living environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion. This commitment, along with our legal and moral obligations, provides an inclusive environment for staff, students and the public who may be affected by our activities.

Together @ UON confirms our commitment to equality and inclusion, underpinned by our belief in taking action. We are dedicated to creating an environment that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity.

Together @ UON demonstrates our pledge to our staff, students and partners to nurture and develop an environment where equality and inclusion can thrive whilst we Transform Lives and Inspire Change To find out more, please visit: https://www.northampton.ac.uk/about-us/governance-and-management/management/equality-and-diversity/ 

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