Free open Job in Wales Teaching Fellow – Institute of Coding at Swansea University

Salary: £29,515 per annum, together with USS pension benefits

Contract: 2 x Fixed term positions until 30 September 2021 

Location: Bay Campus, Swansea

The Institute of Coding (IoC) is a new national initiative, led by the University of Bath, which brings together a range of universities, industry, training providers and professional bodies to address the UK’s digital skills gap. The IoC in Wales is led by Swansea University, in partnership with Cardiff University.

Technocamps is a pan-Wales schools and community outreach programme based at Swansea University but with hubs at Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, Cardiff Metropolitan and Glyndŵr Universities and the Universities of South Wales and of Wales Trinity Saint David. Its aim is to encourage an increase in the number of pupils who opt to study computer science and its cognate STEM subjects.

Main Duties

Contributing to the teaching activities of the Computer Science Department, particularly within the context of the Degree Apprenticeship programme

Prepare teaching materials, communicate subject matter clearly, support students’ studies and encourage debate to develop rational thinking as appropriate to the module being taught.

Participate in the review of modules and programmes and contribute to programme review.

Take responsibility for setting and assessment of coursework and examinations, including marking and providing written and oral feedback.

Carry out course evaluation including facilitating student feedback, reflecting on own teaching design and delivery and implementing ideas for improving own performance.

Deal with student queries about the content and delivery of a module as well as provide advice and ideas to the where necessary.

Supervise the project work of undergraduate students.

Act as academic mentor to undergraduate students.

Contributing to the workshop activities of the Technocamps programme,

Prepare workshop material, and communicate subject matter clearly and in an engaging style.

Delivering professional training to both industrial audiences as well as to teachers.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria:

A first-class Honours degree in Computer Science;

Recognised teaching qualification or a commitment to achieving this.

Evidence of effective delivery of teaching and assessment

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Excellent interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to communicate with academics, teachers, businesses and other organizations as well as Primary and Secondary school children

Knowledge and experience of working with Primary and Secondary Schools and Further Education Colleges.

A thorough knowledge of ICT to include Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, E-mail and Power point).

Ability to work well as part of a team.

Proven ability to work independently using own initiative

Excellent personal organisational and time-management skills with personal drive, enthusiasm and commitment to success and an ability to work within deadlines

The ability and willingness to travel within Wales and the UK (where appropriate adjustments in line with the Equality Act 2010 will be taken into consideration).

For more general information about Technocamps: www.technocamps.com

Informal enquiries contact details and Further Information

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to the Director of Technocamps, Professor Faron Moller, at f.g.moller@swansea.ac.uk

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