Job offer in Ireland Postgraduate Learning Development Support Officer at Queen’s University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the prestigious Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities in the UK and Ireland, combining excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos, for our 24,000 students and 4,200 staff, funded through an annual turnover of some £300m.  As a driver of innovation and talent, based on excellence and global strategic partnerships, we offer generous employment terms and underpinned by excellent lifestyle benefits including opportunities for family friendly working and support for wellbeing.

The School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences has been awarded a Renewal of Athena SWAN Silver award.

Our five core values – Integrity, Connected, Ambition, Respect, Excellence – are shared by our staff and students, representing the expectations we have for ourselves and each other, guiding our day-to-day decisions and the way we behave as individuals in an international organisation.

The School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences has over 560 staff and over 2000 students.

The University has invested more than £100 million in research and teaching infrastructure across the Health Sciences and Royal Victoria Hospital Campuses and will invest a further £350m in buildings and facilities across the University over the next ten years to support the University’s Vision 2020.

As an employee within the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences in Queen’s University you are part of a continuum which has survived successfully for more than one hundred and seventy years.

This contract is available until 30th September 2022.

You will provide academic study skills support and development opportunities that will enhance the learning experience of postgraduate taught and research students in the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences (SMDBS), particularly international students. The role is key to helping students develop as postgraduate learners and to ensure that cultural and pastoral support needs, as well as academic study skills requirements are met.  

The successful candidate must have:

  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent
  • Proven relevant experience to include:
    • Experience of providing support to students in health & life science subjects
    • Experience of supporting independent learning needs and developing relevant resources
    • Experience of providing language and literacy support to postgraduate students 

Further information about the School can be found at

Informal enquiries may be directed to Mrs Catherine McKeown via email to

Salary scale: £33,199 to £39,610 per annum

Closing date: Wednesday 4 September

Anticipated interview date: Friday 20 September or Tuesday 24 September

For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. We welcome applications from all sections of society and particularly from people with a disability.

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but, in particular circumstances, may be renewed or made permanent, subject to availability of funding.


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