Grade G: Senior Lecturer

(This role profiles builds on the demands, level of competence and responsibility expected of staff in the same job family at Grade F level.)

The role profile indicates the expectations and responsibilities of staff at this level. This does not mean that you will be expected to do all of the listed activities all of the time, nor does it guarantee that you will be given the opportunity to do all of these activities, although it does mean that the University can expect/require a member of staff at that level to do any of these activities, with reasonable notification and support.

Similarly, the role profile is not exhaustive, and you may be required to undertake other duties of similar level and responsibility. In some roles and disciplines, some of the activities detailed below will be essential requirements of the role.

Teaching and learning support

Appointments at this level may be required to:

  • Develop and apply innovative and appropriate teaching techniques and material which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students.
  • Contribute to quality assurance developments, eg for the validation and revalidation of programmes and modules and student admission and assessment.
  • Encourage the development of high quality teaching and learning.
  • Contribute to the development of academic policies across the Institution.

Research and scholarship

Appointments at this level may be required to:

  • Contribute to the development of research strategies.
  • Act as a referee and contribute to peer assessment – for example through membership of an editorial board or referee for Research Council research proposals.

Communication

Appointments at this level may be required to:

(Like all the elements, this builds on the demands in the profiles at lower levels. In this case there is no additional demand from Grade F level.)

Liaison and networking

Appointments at this level may be required to:

  • Lead and develop external networks for example with external examiners and assessors.

Managing people

Appointments at this level may be required to:

  • Provide academic leadership to those working within programme areas, as module leader or equivalent, by for example co-ordinating the work of others to ensure that modules are delivered effectively or organising the work of a team by agreeing objectives and work plans.
  • Contribute to the development of teams and individuals through the appraisal system and providing advice on personal development.
  • Act as a personal mentor to peers and colleagues.

Teamwork

Appointments at this level may be required to:

  • Lead teams within areas of responsibility.
  • Act to resolve conflicts within teams.

Pastoral care

Appointments at this level may be required to:

  • Provide first line support for colleagues, referring them to sources of further help if required.

Initiative, problem solving and decision-making

Appointments at this level may be required to:

  • Provide advice on strategic issues such as the balance of student recruitment, staff appointments and student and other performance matters.

Planning and managing resources

Appointments at this level may be required to:

  • Be involved in School level strategic planning and contribute to wider strategic planning processes in the institution.
  • Plan and deliver research, consultancy or similar programmes and ensure that resources are available.

Sensory, physical and emotional demands

Appointments at this level may be required to:

  • Exercise sensory and physical demands, varying from relatively light to a high level depending on the discipline and the type of work and will involve carrying out tasks that require the learning of certain skills.
  • Balance the pressures of teaching, research and administrative demands and competing deadlines.

(Like all the elements, this builds on the demands in the profiles at lower levels. In this case there is no additional demand from Grade F level.)

Work environment

Appointments at this level may be required to:

  • Be aware of the risks in the work environment and their potential impact on their own work and that of others.
  • Depending on area of work (eg laboratories, workshops, studios) take responsibility for conducting risk assessments, and take responsibility for the health and safety of others and reducing hazards.

(Like all the elements, this builds on the demands in the profiles at lower levels. In this case there is no additional demand from Grade F level.)

Expertise

Appointments at this level may be required to:

  • Be an externally recognised authority in the broader subject area.