UNIVERSITY OF GLAMORGAN
Faculty of Advanced Technology
Part Time Lecturers - (Ref: FAT579)
Fixed-Term until June 2013
£31,798 - £36,862 per annum, pro rata
The Professional Academy within the Faculty of Advanced Technology is seeking to recruit a number of experienced
lecturers, with a degree (or equivalent) in the following areas:
Health & Safety Management
The appointments will be on a part time basis with specific hours to be discussed in interview
‘The Professional Academy is part of the Work Based Learning programme funded by the Convergence European
Social Fund, through the Welsh Government’.
CLOSING DATE: 15th January 2012
FURTHER PARTICULARS FOR THE POST OF PART TIME LECTURERS
ELIGIBILITY TO WORK IN THE UK
The University of Glamorgan has a legal responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the
For academic and research vacancies or those that require highly specialised skills and qualifications, we will often be
able to obtain a ‘Certificate of Sponsorship’ for a suitably qualified applicant who is not currently eligible to work in the
UK, if there are no suitable ‘resident’ candidates i.e. European Economic Area.
For vacancies that are not academic, research or highly specialist, however, it is extremely unlikely that a certificate of
sponsorship would be granted. It is an essential requirement that before submitting an application form you confirm
your eligibility by visiting the Home Office website http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/workingintheuk/. Here you will
find useful information on the Points Based Immigration System, along with a convenient Points Calculator.
Responsible to: Steve Thomas, Project Manager
Main purposes of job:
To contribute to the delivery of an effective teaching and scholarly experience for the University’s students, and to help
further its ambitions in research and knowledge transfer.
Principal responsibilities & duties:
To undertake module leadership as appropriate to level of experience in role (new starters maybe exempt from this
element until more experienced) and develop own teaching materials, methods and approaches with guidance where
To teach on established courses of study, including team teaching, engaging students with lectures, tutorials,
seminars, etc. and to contribute to the maintenance and development of existing modules and awards
To engage with modern methods of course delivery, for example, live video streaming.
To fully engage and comply with the concept of the ‘Glamorgan Academic’ . This will include:
i. Establishing a personal research portfolio and/or demonstrating scholarly practice which enhances teaching
and if possible enhances the research profile of the subject area. This might also include developing
proposals and submitting grant applications
ii. Reflecting on academic practice which develops teaching materials and/or methods of approach and delivery.
This will include engagement with the University’s Reflecting On Academic Practice (RAP) Scheme
To utilise effective assessment instruments and ensure adequate, detailed feedback to students is provided
To engage with quality assessments, eg Subject review, module evaluation
To supervise the work of students in areas such as projects, fieldwork and placements
To communicate effectively with colleagues and students through internal networks, and the sharing of ideas and
To attend field/subject/award boards as required
To participate in professional duties such as Faculty Open Days and other recruitment activities as appropriate
To undertake appropriate levels of pastoral care for students ensuring interpersonal skills are adequately developed
To undertake continuous personal and professional development which ensures full fitness to practice in the role of
To comply with University policies relating to health and safety, equality of opportunity and data management
Any other duties as maybe assigned from time to time commensurate with the grade and as required by the Head of
Division or Department or Dean of Faculty
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
a) Evidence of good interpersonal skills
b) Ability to work effectively as part of a team and on
c) A knowledge of Quality Management or
Construction Management or Carbon Management
or Health and Safety.
d) Experience in teaching at HE level.
e) Experience of the working practice of Quality
Management or Construction Management or
Carbon Management or Health and Safety
f) First degree in a relevant subject.
g) Relevant specialist training or experience.
h) A good team player with a willingness to assist
i) Desire to work flexibly and to respond
enthusiastically to challenges as they arise
j) Willingness to occasionally work unsociable hours.
k) A desire to embrace new technologies and practices
to enhance the learning experience.
When completing the application form candidates are required to highlight their suitability for the post by
referring their application details to the essential/desirable requirements set out in the Person Specification.
This information will be used in deciding those to be shortlisted.
CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
The successful applicant will be appointed to the post of part time Lecturer in the service of the University of
The Conditions of Service are those of the University of Glamorgan Higher Education Corporation.
Your continuous service will commence on your first day of employment at the University of Glamorgan. The
University does not recognise continuous service with other employers in any respect except in accordance with the
Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government, etc) (Modification) Order as amended.
STAFF APPRAISAL AND DEVELOPMENT
You will be required to participate in the Staff Appraisal and Development Scheme for Academic Staff.
This Scheme is the means by which your individual work objectives will be set, annually. It is also the means by which
your learning, training & development needs will be identified to support you, throughout your employment with the
University, in the achievement of your objectives. The University expects a commitment to such personal development
from all its staff, and it is intended that this should be planned, and effectively evaluated to assess its impact upon
performance. In February 1999, The University of Glamorgan became the first University in Wales to achieve
the prestigious Investor in People Award.
Staff Training & Development is therefore recognised as a fundamental part of the University’s Human Resources
Strategy and is an important key to the achievement of the University’s Vision and Strategic Goals.
The appointments will be on a part time basis with hours ranging from 0.2 to 0.6 FTE.
The University operates an extended teaching day. The make-up of duties will be determined from time to time by the
Head of School/Department, in consultation with the individual Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, and will be reviewed regularly
through the University’s Staff Appraisal System.
This post is graded Grade F and the range of this grade is £31,798 - £36,862 per annum, pro rata. Common practice
is to appoint people to the minimum of the grade.
CRIMINAL RECORDS BUREAU DISCLOSURE
As you will have noted from these further particulars, it has been assessed as one where, if you are appointed, you
will be required to obtain a Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure. Disclosures obtained with another organisation are
not accepted by the University.
Because the Disclosure will form part of the Recruitment Process, you will, if invited to interview, be requested to
provide details of any criminal record you may have.
This is a fixed-term appointment until 30th June 2013.
New appointees will have the option of joining the Teachers Pension Scheme (in which case contributions will be
made at 6.4% of gross salary), or of taking out a personal pension with an approved provider.
The appointments are terminable on either side upon three calendar months notice from the University and three
calendar months from the individual (other than in exceptional circumstances).
All posts in the University of Glamorgan are offered subject to medical clearance. If appointed, you will be required to
complete a questionnaire (confidential to the University's Medical Adviser) detailing your medical history, and you may
be requested to attend a medical examination.
New entrants to the service of the University of Glamorgan are appointed subject to a probationary period of not
normally more than 12 months, during which time we will seek to confirm their suitability for the post.
HEALTH & SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES
All staff are responsible for the health and safety of both themselves, and others upon whom they may have an effect.
All staff must co-operate with the University in achieving its Health and Safety objectives. More detailed generic
responsibilities are included in Appendix 7.3 of the University health and safety policy.
Candidates should note that the University normally contacts referees for those shortlisted without further advice to
If you do not wish a referee/s to be contacted, prior to interview, you should state this clearly.
Internal candidates should supply details of one referee only, being their Head of Department or Line Manager.
External candidates will be asked to supply three referees.
PROGRESS OF APPLICATIONS
If you are successful in being selected for interview for the above post, you will be notified within 6 weeks of the
closing date. If you have not heard by this date, then you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful
on this occasion.
In the meantime, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in the University of Glamorgan, and
to wish you luck in your application.
CLOSING DATE: 15th January 2012