Academic Mentor for Financial Services Degree Apprenticeship Programmes (E&S)

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 01 Aug 2022

The above full time post is available immediately in the University of Exeter Business School within the Faculty of Environment, Science & Economy. (Fractional positions may be considered).

The role

The role of Academic Mentor/ Associate Lecturer (Education and Scholarship) supports the progression and development of the degree apprenticeship student, using a range of approaches and modes of delivery appropriate to the level of experience of the student.  We are looking for individuals to support apprentices on our financial services programmes, so a background in financial services, banking or investment banking is essential.

Specifically, you will visit apprentices in their workplace/virtually and play an important role in guiding and overseeing their professional development, supporting them through to programme completion. The role of academic mentor is pivotal in helping apprentices to identify professional development opportunities and build their portfolio of evidence against the degree apprenticeship standards.

This is a peripatetic role and travel around England is to be expected, although dynamic and remote working has become a key part the role. Working as part of an academic mentor team you will work closely with the Programme Director to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of programmes in accordance with the College’s education strategy, and to support the development and implementation of innovative teaching practices across the College.

Please ensure you read our Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

The University of Exeter Business School (UEBS) is an interdisciplinary business school dedicated to excellence in research and teaching across the management and economic disciplines. UEBS brings together inspirational and internationally respected academics from around the world in an environment that combines historical and intellectual heritage with modern facilities. Academic staff proactively engage with business, government and civil society partners in research, consultancy and development projects. The Business School is consistently among the UK's best in student experience and employability. Our academic staff aspire to be outstanding researchers and teachers. We value our learning community and collegial environment.

This is an exciting time in terms of new programme development both here at Exeter and in London, the most significant of which is the successful launch of Degree Apprenticeships in partnership with our corporate partners. These programmes offer the opportunity to work with post experience students engaged in a variety of professional degree programmes this role being specifically focused around our financial services programmes. All students are based in full time work and engage with academic teaching through blended learning delivery methods.

What we can offer you:

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly;
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development;
  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave  (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy.

For further information please contact Adrian Ball e-mail  or call 07811419400.

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