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DMZAA Regional Co-ordinator - Northern England

Location
Human Resources Office, Sparsholt College, Sparsholt, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2NF
College
Sparsholt College Hampshire (inc Andover Campus)
Hours
Casual
Salary
£24.26 per hour
Posted
25th November 2022
Start Date
To be confirmed
Expires
13th December 2022 12:00 AM
Contract Type
Permanent
Job ID
1290690
Job Reference
V2673
Start date
To be confirmed
  • Contract type: Permanent
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£24.26 per hour (including multiplier, admin time and holiday pay) for student tutorials

£16.18 per hour (including holiday pay) for administration work

You will assist Sparsholt College with the organisation and delivery of the Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals and Volunteer Programme courses.

This will include the following key duties:

• Being the supportive and responsive point of contact for students in the region.

• Conducting face to face and remote tutorials for students in the region.

This involves travel to 5+ collections across the region.

• Conducting one tutorial per term, per student in the region, as a minimum to provide suitable guidance and support.

• Recording student tutorials and progress on the college electronic systems (a laptop is provided).

• Responding to student enquiries and need for support.

• Communicating effectively with the Curriculum Leader for Zoo Animal Studies regarding student progress and grade tracking.

• Carrying out communication between students and Assessors in the region.

• Operating ‘Ledge’ - the virtual learning environment - for students in the region.

• Administering the process of recruitment of students onto courses from collections within the region.

• Assisting with annual induction day(s) by communicating with students.

• Administering for the annual Test in the region – including invigilation and access arrangements as authorised by the college.

• Grading and providing feedback for Unit 31 (Husbandry Portfolio) for students in the region, within a three-week turnaround timeframe.

• Attending two Coordinator’s meetings a year and provide feedback to the college.

Requirements

The post holder will:

• Have considerable experience and understanding of working in the zoo or aquarium industry.

• Be based in the North of England area geographically as to be able to support students in person.

• Be able to promote the college values as well as those of this BIAZA led training provision.

• Hold an appropriate academic or professional qualification in a relevant subject at a minimum of level 3.

• Ideally have attained the DMZAA qualification themselves or have other specific experience of this course.

• Ideally, have experience of assessing on vocational programmes.

• Hold, or being willing to gain, relevant qualifications for assessing.

• Be expected to be self-motivated and a good communicator.

The specific hours involved in this role depend on the student intake each year. Currently there are 8 students with each student requiring 3 tutorials per year (one per term), lasting between 30 minutes – 1 hour max. Portfolios take approximately 45 minutes to an hour to mark, and each student is required to create one portfolio during the two-year course – which is graded at the end of second year. Additionally, there would be approximately 1-2 hours of admin time per week to enable communication with students to facilitate adequate support. The Summer term is the busiest time in this role where tutorials, support and portfolio marking are completed. There are also two meetings to attend per year (typically November & May).

Please read the accompanying documents:

• Job description and Person Specification

• Further information for the role.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Closing Date: 12 December 2022

Attachments

Safeguarding Statement:

The College is committed to safeguarding and promotes the welfare of all learners and expects all staff to share this commitment. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check and to provide proof of their eligibility to work in the UK.
Sparsholt College Hampshire (inc Andover Campus)

Sparsholt College Hampshire (inc Andover Campus)