RBC Postgraduate Int Student Mentor (Music)

Birmingham City University
West Midlands, Birmingham
Up to £8.91 per hour
Closing date
5 Aug 2021

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**this role is for BCU students only**

PLEASE NOTE: This post is only open to continuing international postgraduate Royal Birmingham Conservatoire music students.

Salary: £8.91 per hour

Days/Hours: Average of 2-3 hours per week (during term-time)

Duration: 1st September 2021 to 1st October 2021 (contract to be reviewed and extended at the end of September 2021)

Location: Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Selection Date: Week commencing 16th August 2021

A Job Description

1 Purpose of the Post

The post holder(s) will offer advice and guidance to international postgraduate students studying at the Conservatoire to support their progression, retention and achievement at the University. This may include academic and pastoral support and may require an awareness of and liaison with additional student support services available across the University.

2 Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To provide advice, support and resources to international postgraduate students at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire to help them achieve their educational, professional and personal goals and address specific needs for their programme of study. This support and guidance may be made available through individual and group based mentoring sessions.
  • To demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the needs of international students coming to study in the UK at postgraduate level.
  • To liaise and negotiate with the academic or departmental teams to ensure that appropriate advice is provided to mentees.
  • To understand the role of the student mentor and to make referrals to other departments should that need arise.
  • To maintain records of student engagement and mentor activities to demonstrate impact of the role.

2.6 To undertake any other duties, commensurate with the nature and grading of the post, that may be required.

3 Supervisory Responsibility


4 Supervision Received

The post holder reports to the Director of International Student Support Programme at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

5 Key Contacts

Students, academic and administrative staff of the University, external organisations and the general public.

6 Other Requirements

The actual responsibilities and duties undertaken by the post holder will be defined in the context of the location and working pattern of the post holder by the line manager.

Some flexibility with regards to hours worked will occasionally be required to meet the needs of the University with advance planning and notice.

The University reserves the right to vary the duties and responsibilities of staff under conditions prescribed in national agreements. The above duties may be altered to suit the future needs of the service. Staff are liable to serve at any of the University's places of employment as may be required.

Person Specification


Essential - Professional approach to the working environment

How Identified - Application Form/ Interview


Essential - Undertaking postgraduate study (music) at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Desirable - Able to speak another language other than English

How Identified - Application Form


Essential -

  • Experience of studying in the UK as an international student
  • Demonstrable experience of full engagement in a Conservatoire education

Desirable - Some previous mentoring / teaching experience

How Identified - Application Form/ Interview


Essential - Good standard of spoken and written English, and of English comprehension

Desirable - Good understanding of the breadth and distinct nature of what Royal Birmingham Conservatoire offers students

How Identified - Application Form/ Interview


Essential -

  • Good IT skills including use of Word and Excel
  • Ability to be organised, flexible and to deploy effective time management skills
  • Ability to use own initiative and problem solving skill
  • Ability to remain calm and professional when under pressure
  • Ability to complete tasks with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail

How Identified - Application Form/ Interview


Essential -

  • Excellent and effective communication skills
  • Works effectively in a team and independently

How Identified - Application Form/ Interview


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