Teaching Assistant (HE)

Eastern Colleges Group
Bury St Edmunds [Suffolk]
£3,710 - £3,849 Per Year
07 Jun 2021 08:37
21 Jun 2021 23:59
Higher Education
Job Level
Learner Support / Teaching Assistant
Health & Social Care / Counselling
Contract Type
Part Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College

Teaching Assistant (HE)

Teaching Assistant (Higher Education)

West Suffolk College, Bury St Edmunds

1 day per week, 52 weeks per year


Salary:  £3,710 to £3,849 (£19,610 to £20,346 FTE) per annum depending on experience



We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and experienced teaching assistant to aid the delivery of our new BA (Hons) in Integrative Counselling degree to continue the success of the counselling offer within University Studies at WSC.  You will join the Department of Health & Human Sciences and join a friendly and supportive team of Counsellors and colleagues, who play key roles in the delivery and on-going development of the courses in the Department.

You will take on the role of teaching assistant with support from the Course Leader, with whom you will work closely. You will be actively involved in curriculum delivery, creatively considering teaching and learning within a dynamic team, and assist with teaching across the years of the Integrative Counselling course. You will be involved in preparing students for professional employment and your role will include actively supporting skills sessions and to support and encourage students to achieve their potential. You will also supervise students and participate in admissions and recruitment events working collaboratively with wider College and outreach partners.

Role Responsibilities

  • To assist in the teaching and assessment, on a range of programmes as required by the Head of School and Course Leader for Counselling.
  • Participate in the development of existing and new course programmes and to assume responsibility for areas of work as appropriate.
  • Fully participate in the development of the provision’s Course portfolio within Health & Human Sciences related programmes.
  • Participate in course team meetings, curriculum planning and materials development as required.
  • Assist with marketing and promotion of all courses within the School as required.
  • Attend events, career functions and open days/evenings, some of which may be on a Saturday.
  • Participate in the development and delivery of short course programmes.
  • Liaise with school, moderators, assessors, industrial bodies and employers as appropriate.
  • Liaise with internal and/or external verifiers if appropriate.
  • Carry out general duties attached to the post on the College premises.

Required qualifications, skills and experience

  • A good honours degree (desirable).
  • A teaching qualification (desirable).
  • BACP/UKCP registration (essential), and BACP Accreditation, or working towards this (desirable).
  • Professional experience in, or related field.
  • Ability to assist in the delivery of teaching at levels 4, 5 & 6 of a degree course and at Level 3 (Access to HE).
  • Ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Ability to teach across a wide range of ages and ability.

Please ensure you familiarise yourself with our Character Strengths and Mission Statement to incorporate into your personal statement. You will find this very beneficial if you are invited to attend for an interview and it will help you to understand our expectations of you at an early stage of the recruitment process.



For more information please contact recruitment@wsc.ac.uk

Please send a completed application form to recruitment@wsc.ac.uk , if you have not heard from a member of the HR team within 14 working days, please presume your application has not been successful on this occasion.

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Closing Date: Monday 21st June 2021

Interview Date: Week Commencing 28th June 2021

 We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, gender, gender reassignment, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age in accordance with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.

The College is committed to safeguarding children and safer recruitment practices and will undertake all the required pre-employment checks on the successful candidate including an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

All data will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 For more information about how we access and use your information please visit our website – www.wsc.ac.uk/privacy-and-terms



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