Academic Skills Tutor - Mandarin
Salary: £36,000 (additional £2,500 London weighting)
Location: Working from one of our study centres or with an option for agile/remote working. We are particularly interested in candidates based in the London area.
About Arden: 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. As a private University we operate at a faster pace, we are more creative and entrepreneurial, and we are not afraid to take risks. We are small enough to be agile, but with grand plans to make a global impact. We have offices across the UK and in Berlin and in the next five years, you will see us in most continents across the globe, but we need you to help us achieve this. We are also proud to have won the Education Business of the year 2020 - Education Investor!
The Opportunity: Our Academic Skills Tutors (ASTs) are specialists who support our students across all levels in their studies in the development of key methods and techniques to aid learning in areas such as: referencing of different kinds of information sources, academic writing, academic integrity (and avoiding academic malpractice) critical thinking, searching/researching a range of resources to develop knowledge and digital literacy, personal and professional development, using the Library, note-taking, active listening, developing “good study habits” (such as active listening, contributing to discussions, reflection, time management, appropriate “netiquette”), preparing for examinations and planning assessments. ASTs are key to creating a positive and accessible learning environment and are passionate about supporting students in the development of their academic skills for successful progression and achievement. They are responsible for delivering a high-quality student experience, monitoring the engagement and performance of students in their work within the Academic Skills Team.
We are looking to recruit a colleague who is a bilingual English and Mandarin speaker (with the ability to translate teaching materials from English to Mandarin), to join our team and deliver academic skills support to Chinese students studying Arden’s International Programmes. You will also work alongside colleagues to deliver academic skills support in English to students studying Arden’s UK and distance learning programmes.
About You: You will be an academic with proven teaching experience in Academic Skills support and a discipline relevant to Arden’s current portfolio. Fluency in Mandarin and English is essential along with the ability to enable students to evaluate information critically in Chinese as well as being able to teach/support students in either English or Mandarin.
With excellent digital literacy skills you will have a clear passion to engender these in our students as well as possess understanding, empathy and a kind nature with the ability to support our diverse population of students.
It is essential you are a team player and have the capability to share good practice, collaborate effectively with others and develop productive relationships. Clear communication is key as it will be necessary to communicate with all levels of people both within the academic team and across other departments and sites.
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 the sharing of best practice.
Why Arden: At Arden, 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 our wonderful benefits. We want our colleagues to enjoy both their personal and professional life, and we know work-life balance is at the forefront of everyone’s mind, as such we offer the opportunity for our people to explore agile working and offer flexibility in working patterns to accommodate where we can. We know that health and wellbeing are important, and our colleagues benefit from private medical insurance from Vitality along with access to wellbeing support. Our colleagues love the standard 30 days holiday, add the bank holiday on top and we will even throw in Christmas closure, giving you plenty of time to do the things you love! Your future is also important to us, and we want you to be as comfortable as possible in retirement, so we offer a generous pension plan from Aviva.
We want you to grow as the University grows, as such we promote lifelong learning and all our colleagues can study any of our courses for free, we also offer a generous friends and family discount. We believe in the freedom to learn, and each year every colleague can use the Golden Ticket to gift a free Arden education.
There has never been a more exciting time to join Arden University, as we expand into new disciplines and locations. To learn more about our benefits click here, for the full JD click here or to start your journey with us click apply!
Deadline - 26th October 2021