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ICE Teaching Officer - Coaching (Part Time, Fixed Term)

The University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education has ambitious plans to develop its professional, work-relevant, educational offer and substantially grow in emerging fields, including coaching, to support the lifelong learning of adult, post-experience, students.

The Institute seeks to appoint a Teaching Officer in Coaching (part-time 60% FTE) for a fixed term of two years in the first instance.

The successful applicant will have responsibility for leading, shaping and expanding the portfolio of award-bearing and non-award-bearing coaching courses, whilst maintaining and further enhancing the University's international reputation for excellence in evidence-based teaching.

The role will focus on the strategic academic leadership of the coaching programme, engagement with stakeholders from across the field, identifying and fostering new student audiences, directing existing and new courses, and teaching using contemporary approaches to the theory and practice of coaching.

In addition to the direction and oversight of the current coaching courses, which includes online short courses and year-long courses at undergraduate level, the successful candidate will develop a progression route to the study of coaching at a taught postgraduate level. They will also support the growing demand for continued professional development courses in coaching and explore opportunities around the new apprenticeships agenda.

The successful candidate will have a higher degree, preferably a PhD in a relevant specialist subject area. The candidate will be able to demonstrate extensive experience of curriculum design up to and including master's level. They will also exhibit the ability to deploy effective student-centred approaches to teaching and assessment. The candidate will keep up-to-date with the latest research in the specialist subject area in order to inform their teaching. They will be an active practitioner in the field and, preferably, engaged in academic or practitioner-relevant scholarship. An interest in associated fields such as organisational psychology, counselling, mentoring or facilitation would be advantageous.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated and have strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills. They will be able to engage with other experts and professionals (e.g. to build practitioner-academic teaching teams) as well as with an internationally diverse cohort of adult students. They will also have a demonstrable commitment to the principles and delivery of continuing education; working collaboratively with students as peers and forming lasting communities of learning and practice.

Through collaborative partnerships across the Collegiate University the Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) develops and delivers high-quality, differentiated, academic courses for professional development and personal enrichment to a diverse range of adult learners. Based in the magnificent setting of Madingley Hall, four miles west of Cambridge, our staff of c. 150 consists of academics, administrators and the Hall team. ICE's teaching is further supported by c. 300 part-time tutors and examiners.

We currently offer c. 600 courses a year which include day schools, residential weekend courses, fully online courses, intensive summer programmes for international students, bespoke courses, award bearing sub-degree courses and part-time Master's degree courses. At present there are approximately 4,500 student enrolments each academic year.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until July 2019 in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Full details of the role, together with details of the knowledge, skills and experience required can be found at the link below. Informal enquiries are encouraged and can be made to Dr James Gazzard, Director of Continuing Education at: Other questions about this vacancy or the application process may be directed to

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter (the length of which must not exceed two A4 sides) together with the details of three referees in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please include details of referees who you are willing for us to contact before an interview if invited.

The closing date for applications is 23 May 2017. Interviews are expected to be held in the week commencing 05 June 2017.

Please quote reference EA11962 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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