Job title: Teaching Assistant
Date of advert: March 2019
Seasonal work: July/August 2019 (see below for specific dates)
Place of work: Cambridge University Colleges
Reporting to: Director of Curriculum (DoC)
Based in Cambridge, Reach Cambridge (est. 2004) specialises in offering a range of short residential academic programmes for 14-18 year olds from all over the world.
During our academic summer schools, students choose one subject course to study throughout the duration of their time with us.
Main purpose and scope of the job
To support the Director of Curriculum in the day-to-day running of our summer academic subject courses. To help facilitate a positive, memorable, safe, and supportive environment for all students and staff.
- Support the successful delivery of courses by ensuring all facilities (classrooms, equipment, supplies and materials) are available on time and to the required standard.
- Undertake core logistical and administrative responsibilities to help support the Director of Curriculum and teaching staff.
- Communicate regularly with teaching staff to ensure that all core messages and important updates are received and any changes implemented. Help facilitate any queries or requests from teaching staff.
- Play a proactive role in identifying potential problems and helping to resolve them in a manner commensurate with Reach Cambridge’s core goals and values. .
- Help to implement contingency plans for all academic teaching and learning resources.
- Undertake all other duties and responsibilities commensurate with the knowledge, skills and experience of this role as may be requested by the Director of Curriculum or one of their nominees.
Dates & Hours
The course dates are:
- 30th June – 13th July weekdays, 9am-1pm (Programme 1)
- 14th July – 27th July weekdays, 9am-1pm (Programme 2)
- 28th July – 10th August weekdays, 9am-1pm (Programme 3)
Students can also join us for 4 weeks and combine either programmes 1&2 or 2&3
Remuneration and benefits
- £350-£400 per week depending on experience. Half board accommodation may be available upon request.
- A problem-solver
- Articulate, engaging and sociable
- Hard-working and flexible
- Empathetic, supportive and positive
- High levels of energy, resilience and enthusiasm
Experience and Knowledge
- Current Undergraduate/First Class degree (2:1+) (Desirable)
- Cambridge city, its colleges and history (Desirable)
- Valid First Aid Certificate (Desirable)
- Experience working in an office (Desirable)
- Working with young people (Desirable)
HOW TO APPLY:
APPLY NOW. Successful applicants will be invited for interview. Interviews are available in Cambridge, London or exceptionally on Skype as a first interview.
Reach Cambridge promotes the safeguarding of young people. Should applicants be successful, we will contact at least one referee and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check will be required.
For a printable version of the job description please click here: Teaching Assistant 2019