Lifelong Learning Tutor – Languages(German)

University of Glasgow

Job Purpose

To assist the Widening Participation & Lifelong Learning (WP&LLL) team in taking forward the portfolio of Access and / or Open Learning courses. To effectively and efficiently undertake a range of duties associated with teaching, assessment and associated administration to contribute to meeting learning and teaching objectives in Lifelong Learning.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. To deliver a range of teaching and assessment activities (including tutorials/seminars) online, face to face and in a blended-learning format in WP&LLL subject areas.

2. To contribute to the design and development of appropriate teaching materials to ensure content and methods of delivery meet learning objectives.

3. To participate in the assessment process, using a variety of methods and techniques and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their learning. Including setting and marking assignments and exams in accordance with the code of assessment.

4. To assist with the facilitation of student learning, and any practical work, advising on skills, methods and techniques to assist the transfer of knowledge, and respond appropriately to the diverse range of learner support needs.

5. To contribute, as appropriate, to the ongoing development and design of the curriculum under the supervision of the Subject Coordinator.

6. To make effective use of learning technologies to support and enhance course delivery, course organisation, feedback and assessment. This may involve blended and/or online provision including the use of Moodle and other ICT platforms and materials.

7. To participate in a range of course administration duties, within required timescales, such as communicating with students, keeping attendance records, internal moderation, return of grades and responding to student feedback from course evaluation surveys.

8. To attend and complete all necessary and mandatory UofG training (online or in person).

9. To keep a record of hours worked and submit monthly pay claims to the WP&LLL office.

10. To maintain a weekly record of student attendance and report this to the Subject Coordinator. Actively encourage the completion of student evaluation forms.

11. To undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of WP&LLL.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience



A1 Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Level 10 (Honours degree). May be working towards post-graduate qualification such as a Masters (Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 11) or PhD (Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12). Or Equivalent professional qualifications in relevant academic/research discipline, and experience of personal development in a similar role.

A2 Appropriate level of knowledge and expertise in the subject specialism.

A3 For teaching COSCA counselling skills courses: be an accredited trainer with COSCA or willing to work towards trainer accreditation within 2 years.


B1 Professional teaching qualification or working towards one.

B2 Current knowledge of the Scottish HE system.



C1 Excellent communication and language skills both oral and written.

C2 Excellent interpersonal skills and presentation skills.

C3 Good time and project management skills.

C4 Demonstrable ability to communicate and lead students at varied learning levels (pre[1]university to postgraduate) in a friendly, student focussed manner.

C5 Demonstrate adaptability and contribution to change.

C6 Ability to work independently, as part of a team, and with little supervision.

C7 Ability to accept collegiate responsibilities and act accordingly.

C8 Good timekeeping and administrative skills, enabling accurate and up-to-date record keeping.

C9 Ability to work flexible hours.

C10 Good IT skills relevant to teaching and administration.


D1 Clear understanding of the pre-determined standards and regulations for the conduct and output of the role and/or team.

D2 Understanding of relevant health and safety policies and procedures relative to the role, and the quality outputs and standards required.



E1 Relevant experience of teaching in the subject area.

E2 Experience of designing course/teaching materials.

E3 Experience of providing student feedback.

E4 Experience of teaching/tutoring online.


F1 Relevant administrative experience (e.g., student support, course administration).

F2 Experience of working with learners in HEI’s or F.E.

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be Grade 6, £31,502 – £35,308 per annum, pro-rated to the number of hours assigned to, and worked by, you.

This post is open ended and part time for a minimum of 40 hours between September and June.

As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.

2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension – pensions handbook, benefits and discount packages.

3 A flexible approach to working.

4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University

We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community

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