Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary £34,189.00 - £39,609.00 gross per year
  • Hull


x4 Posts Fixed Term

Applicants are required to submit a current CV and covering letter outlining how their qualifications and experience meet the Person Specification in the Job Description below.

The University of Hull consists of four faculties delivering learning, teaching and research across a broad range of areas, admitting students from a variety of backgrounds. The university is committed to ensuring that all students, irrespective of their diverse backgrounds, are able to integrate and participate in all aspects of University life, which enables them to make the most of their own opportunities and choices.

The Student Services Directorate is seeking to appoint four Transition and retention tutors to provide high-quality teaching, learning and skills support for foundation year students. The tutors will specifically support the transition, progression and retention of students accessing degree programmes via the foundation year, to ensure that all students have a positive experience at each step in their University career.

The post holders will be based in the Student Services Directorate but will work closely with academic areas and the new Teaching Enhancement Academy. Each post holder will work primarily with students from one faculty to support a diverse range of students across the foundation year and particular those students who may be at risk of non-completion. The tutor team will work together closely to share experience and best practice towards enhancing outcomes across foundation year cohorts.

The main focus of the role will be to provide a distinct and highly visible point of contact for foundation year students within their allocated faculty, and to liaise with academic staff and professional support services to ensure that all students feel fully supported. The role will have a broad remit; providing a first point of contact for a range of academic and pastoral issues, answering them when possible, offering support, guidance and acting as a referral service, which includes organising skills-based activities to encourage students to participate fully in University life.

The post holders will contribute towards improving student transition and retention for foundation year students individually and collectively, and increase the likelihood of student success in graduating and gaining employment in their chosen career. As motivated self-starters, the post holders will be capable of working independently and committed to working collaboratively with a broad range of colleagues and stakeholders across the allocated Faculty and wider University. They will be flexible, adapting the academic and pastoral support they offer to the needs of the students in this evolving role, and work with closely with programme directors and the rest of the teaching teams in a supportive, engaging, and collaborative working environment, that is focused entirely on doing the very best for all students.

For further information with regard to the post, please contact either Dr Angela Gardiner, Director of Student Services via email

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