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Writing Project Tutor (5251)

We are seeking to appoint a Writing Project Tutor on a term-time, permanent basis (38 weeks per year). The successful candidate will work 3 days a week in term time. The working days will be agreed with the successful candidate, but the anticipated working pattern is Monday to Wednesday.


About the Learner Development team:

Academic and study skills provision at Manchester Metropolitan University is provided by a dynamic team of over 20 learning development specialists, supported by a full-time administrator. The team undertakes diverse teaching and learning activities to promote academic success and an enhanced learning experience for all students. Ultimately, the team contributes to the innovative development and delivery of learning development provision that is designed to empower students to excel at Manchester Metropolitan University.


About the role:

The Writing Project Tutor will facilitate students' progression into becoming independent learners by helping them to develop learning strategies and transferrable skills to improve their academic writing abilities. The post holder will work with students across all disciplines at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The Writing Project Tutor is principally required to teach pre-prepared sessions on the Learner Development team's Writing Project short courses, both on campus and online. They also support other aspects of the team's central provision, including one-to-one appointments, workshops, and written feedback.


The ideal candidate will:
  • Be comfortable with teaching in online and on-campus environments, including in one-to-one tutorials and group settings.
  • Understand issues affecting students' learning experience in a diverse higher education environment, as inclusivity and accessibility underpin all our work.
  • Be educated to degree level or equivalent and have a good understanding of current practices in the field of English language and literacy development.
  • Have experience of successfully teaching academic writing to diverse learners.
  • Be committed to continuous professional development to support the enhancement of the provision.
  • Preferably hold a teaching qualification, such as in teaching English for academic purposes (e.g., CELTA/Trinity Cert or DELTA/Trinity Dip), a PGCE/PGCAP, or Associate Fellow of Advance HE.


Applying for this post:
  • Please make sure to upload a CV (no more than 3 pages), together with a letter clearly addressing how you meet the person specification.
  • In addressing the criteria questions (the final part of the application), please keep each response to no more than 250 words.
  • If you have any questions, informal enquiries can be made to Dr Chad McDonald (Senior Academic and Study Skills Tutor) by emailing


Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief, or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring. We particularly encourage applications from Black and Minority Ethnic candidates, who we recognise are underrepresented in this area.

Hybrid working is offered for this role. During term time you will be required to work predominately on campus to support the student experience and service demands.

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Manchester All Saints Campus
Oxford Road, Manchester, UK, M15 6BH
  • Location:
    Manchester All Saints Campus
  • Faculty / Function:
    Professional Services
  • Salary:
    Grade 6 (£27,929 to £31,411) until 31/07/23 additional 2% will be paid (£28,488 to £32,039) pro rata
  • Closing Date:
    21 August 2022
  • Contract Type:
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