Part-time Teacher Business & Management – Counselling Skills

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Cardiff, WALES

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Part-time Teacher Social Studies – Learning Counselling Skills / Counselling Skills in Practice

The Division of Continuing & Professional Education invites applications from suitably qualified individuals to teach on the following module: 

Learning Counselling Skills / Counselling Skills in Practice (to be taught during the academic year 2017–18), each course to comprise 20 teaching hours in the Spring and Summer term (see additional information below for outline of course).

The position is part-time (hourly paid). The modules are 10 credits at Level 3 on the Credit and Qualifications Framework for Wales, and each comprises 20 teaching contact hours and 20 preparation / administration / marking hours.

The modules are part of the part-time provision for adult learners in a higher education environment.

This post is offered, subject to probation, on an hourly-paid, open-ended basis, subject to demand, paid pro-rata for hours worked (i.e. 40 hours). (Grade 6).

Salary: £33,199 - £39,609 per annum, pro-rata hourly paid (Grade 6)

Date advert posted: Thursday, 3 January 2019

Closing date: Sunday, 20 January 2019
Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.


Job Description

Main Function of Post

You will design, prepare, and a deliver teaching programme, including preparing and supervising appropriate modes of assessment.  

Job Description

  • To deliver teaching courses.  This may include preparing teaching material, communicating subject matter and encouraging critical discourse to develop rational thinking; observing and reacting to student interventions; responding to questions outside class times and to contingencies in course delivery.
  • To carry out assessment for courses. This may include designing assessment instruments and, as required, criteria; marking assessments, ensuring adequate moderation; providing written/oral feedback; contributing to the assessment of student circumstances in relation to the assessment; and collating and providing final assessments of students.
  • To carry out course evaluation, including facilitating student feedback; reflecting on own teaching design and delivery; and implementing ideas for improving own performance.
  • To carry out pastoral role for students such as acting as Personal Tutor. If necessary refer them to the appropriate authority for guidance.
  • To design, as required, teaching programmes for courses. Includes identifying learning objectives and selecting appropriate curricula; selecting teaching methods, resources and reading; determining, designing and producing study material; planning course delivery and planning for contingencies such as slower/faster progress than anticipated.
  • To carry out teaching-related administrative duties as required (teaching-related and administrative work is allocated by the Head of Department and various Committees through the Business Co-ordinating Lecturer).
  • To carry out an administrative role within the department, or undertake other activity to contribute to the organisation of the department independently or with others, as required (teaching-related and administrative work is allocated by the Head of Department and various Committees through the Business Co-ordinating Lecturer).
  • In all the above, work closely with the Co-ordinating Lecturer for Business.
  • To undertake any other duties consistent with this grade or lower, as may be assigned from time to time by the Co-ordinating Lecturer for Business.
  • To ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements in respect of equality and diversity, data protection, copyright and licensing, security, financial and other University policies, procedures and codes as appropriate.
  • To take reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and of other persons who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, EC directives and the University’s Safety, Health and Environment Policies and procedures and to cooperate with the University on any legal duties placed on it as the employer.

Person Specification

IMPORTANT: Evidencing Criteria

It is CPE’s policy to use the person specification as a key tool for short-listing. Candidates should evidence that they meet ALL of the essential criteria as well as, where relevant, the desirable. As part of the application process you will be asked to provide this evidence via a supporting statement.

Please ensure when submitting the supporting statement document / attaching it to your application profile you name it with the vacancy reference number, e.g. 'Supporting Statement for 8074BR'
If candidates do not provide written evidence of meeting all of the essential criteria then their application will not be progressed.

Essential Criteria  

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Ability to present complex information professionally to a variety of audiences.
  • Evidence of excellent teaching skills (in particular course and lesson planning, group management, methods of assessment, and the use of technology in learning and teaching).
  • An understanding of continuing education and an appreciation of the complexity of teaching adults.
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to effectively manage and prioritise own workload alongside a flexible and adaptable approach to work.
  • Ability to work collaboratively.
  • Evidence of competence in standard office IT: word processing, presentations and email.
  • Evidence of appropriate knowledge in relation to the module and this area of teaching.
  • A first degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject.
  • Previous teaching experience (preferably with adults in an HE context) relevant to this subject area of expertise.
  • Desirable Criteria  
  • Experience of teaching adults in higher education.
  • A teaching qualification, preferably in adult or post-compulsory education.
  • A postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject.

  • Additional Information

    The Division of Continuing & Professional Education co-ordinates and delivers the University’s part-time level 3 and 4 courses for adults. The programme is diverse and courses are designed to meet the needs and interests of individuals whether in their personal or professional lives.
    Learning Counselling Skills 10 credits level 3 20 hours
    An introduction to counselling skills for use in personal and professional settings. The focus of the course is to improve communication skills and to raise self-awareness. A practical course, students will have the opportunity to develop their understanding of counselling skills.
    Counselling Skills in Practice 10 credits level 3 20 hours
    A follow-on course in counselling skills which expands and develops knowledge for individuals in their work and home environment.  Interactive, practical skills course.


    Job Category

    Academic - Teaching & Scholarship


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