Job description



The Academic Tutor role is a brand-new position within the Psychology Department. We are looking for an individual who is passionate about student wellbeing and keen to lead the student support provisions across our psychology programmes.

You will provide emotional support to our undergraduate and postgraduate students, ensure administration regarding continuation and retention are accurate, as well as help them to navigate our support network and services.

We welcome applications from individuals who are motivated and genuinely passionate about providing high quality support and guidance to our students to enable them to succeed within their academic studies.

The role might be of particular interest to people who have experience providing guidance and/or support on a range of difficulties that students may face, In addition, it might be of interest to recent psychology graduates or graduates from an equivalent field as it can offer an excellent steppingstone for for those who are keen to work within the field of psychology or social support roles.

The Role

The post-holder will be responsible for meeting the day to day needs of students who experience a range of difficulties including welfare and wellbeing issues. The interactions may be individual face to face or remote and may also include small group sessions where appropriate. You will also work closely with colleagues across the Psychology department, as well as the central Student Services at the university to ensure support as well as administrative aspects relating to students are accurate and up-to-date.

Additional Information

Canterbury Christ Church University is committed to equality of opportunity, supporting and encouraging underrepresented groups as well as valuing diversity. We promote wider inclusion through our policies such as the Race Equality Charter, StoneWall for LGBT+ groups and the Disability Confident Scheme, guaranteeing an interview to all disabled candidates which meet the essential criteria for our roles.

We aim to create an inclusive working culture in which all employees feel valued. We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, which are currently underrepresented throughout Canterbury Christ Church. We are committed to improving employment opportunities for ethnic minorities. We also welcome applications from LGB, Trans and Non-binary candidates. All applications decisions and progression opportunities through the University will be determined by personal merit only.


How to apply

Start date for applications: 8th of December 2022

Closing date for applications: 6th of January 2023

Interviews are to be held: To be confirmed shortly after closing

If you require further information regarding the post please feel free to contact Yvonne Bryant, yvonne.bryant@canterbury.ac.uk (strictly no agencies, thank you) quoting reference number REQ03678.

Please ensure you include contact details of two employment referees in your application, one of which must be your current/ most recent line manager.

Please note applications must be made online via the University website; details sent directly via email cannot be considered.

Prior consideration will be given to applicants in the University’s redeployment pool. No agencies, thank you.

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