The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is seeking to recruit two PGT Personal Tutors on a three-year fixed-term basis who will work with the departments of Digital Humanities and Culture Media and Creative Industries. These are exciting new roles that will support our taught postgraduate students to reach their full potential and make the most of their student experience.
The PGT Personal Tutors will provide high quality, proactive academic and pastoral support to our incoming postgraduate cohort. The role holders will support the transition to a new model of Personal Tutoring in the academic year 2022-23 in several ways: running student workshops to support student success, embedding the PGT Personal Tutor role within departmental process, and taking on Personal Tutees where academics are on research leave and/or require referral to more specialist, pastoral support. After the transitional phase, they will act as full Personal Tutors, being students’ main point of pastoral contact with the department; undertaking pastoral and generic study and programme-related advising and support through individual meetings & drop-ins; supporting student academic and career planning and personal & professional development; managing pro-active interventions to support transition and outcomes; referring to a range of more specialist services; and arranging & delivering co-curricular and pastoral provision.
The primary purpose of these newly created roles is to build rapport with our postgraduate community, provide additional and structured support for their studies, develop their understanding of our support mechanisms and services, and facilitate meaningful and quality conversations that will enhance their student experience. As a result our students will have a solid understanding of the university landscape, feel confident in seeking support and feel supported by colleagues who are aware of their progress.
The roles will be new additions to the academic and pastoral care system at King’s.
They will have responsibility for postgraduate taught students in the Departments of Digital Humanities and Culture, Media and Creative Industries and will sit alongside a community of academic advisors who are responsible for providing subject-specific, academic advice to postgraduate students. Oversight, support and guidance will be provided by the Faculty Senior Tutor and the Student Experience Manager.
We are seeking colleagues with teaching experience/experience of supporting academic development in either a higher or further education institution. You will be highly organised, motivated, and capable of working in a team but at times independently with limited supervision. You will develop an evidence-based approach to student success. You will have a good understanding of safeguarding protocols and experience of dealing with students in distress, signposting to appropriate counselling and wellbeing services when appropriate. You will have an enthusiasm for working with students and a passion to deliver a world-class student experience.
These are currently hybrid roles, and the role holders will spend part of their working week on campus and part of the week working remotely.
These posts will be offered on an a fixed-term contract for 3 years, with potential to become indefinite.
These are full-time posts.