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Research Assistant: English Language teaching for low income mothers - University of Manchester

Closing Date: 25/05/2017
Duration: From 1 July 2017 until 30 June 2018
Faculty / Organisational Unit: Biology, Medicine & Health
School/Directorate: School of Health Sciences
Division: Human Communication, Development & Hearing
Hours Per week: 21
Salary: £26,052 to £30,175 per annum pro-rata
Location: Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference: BM&H-09996

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant position working on an exciting new English Language teaching programme for low income, non-English speaking mothers.

This is a 12-month 0.6 FTE post to work on the creation and implementation of this new English Language teaching programme for low income, non-English speaking mothers. The aim of the programme is to deliver functional language skills in combination with health and parenting information within the format of a ‘stay and play’ mother and baby group. The first phase of the project will involve the creation of the materials and implementation of the project at 10 venues across the Manchester area. Following this we will begin the online roll out of the programme across the UK.

You will work closely with the project lead (Dr Thea Cameron-Faulkner), a qualified English language teacher, health care professionals and early years practitioners to create and implement a 12 week programme.

We are looking for a highly motivated, proactive candidate with a background in teaching English as an Additional Language (EAL) and experience of working with some or all of the following groups: learners from low income backgrounds, women’s groups, parent groups, young children, community groups / centres. You should have demonstrable experience of successful project management, ideally within an educational setting. You must also have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to present information in a clear manner, both verbally and in written form. In addition you should be IT literate and have experience of creating robust evaluation procedures. You will be proactive and prepared to work flexibly including undertaking occasional out-of-hours work. A qualification in English Language teaching is essential with education to degree level in a relevant subject desirable.

For full details, including how  to apply, see the University's recruitment page.




Closing Date : 08/05/2017
Employment Type : Permanent
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
School/Directorate : School of Health Sciences
Division : Human Communication, Development & Hearing
Hours Per week : full time
Salary : £34,956 to £48,327 or £49,772 to £59,400 per annum
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : BM&H-09774

The Division of Human Communication, Development and Hearing, within the School of Health Sciences, seek to appoint a full time Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in Language and Communicative Development. You should hold a relevant PhD or equivalent, and have research interests and high quality publications in the study of typical language and communicative development in young children with an interest in extending this to one or more atypical groups.

The purpose of the post is to deliver high quality research in children’s language and communicative development and to make a substantial contribution to teaching activities in relevant key areas. You will lead and contribute to the research group themes and provide excellent teaching. There will be a requirement to attract significant research income, to produce high quality, high impact outputs and to develop the profile of our research on a global scale.

For full details see the University's recruitment page.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Elena Lieven


Tel: 0161 275 2580


Name: Professor Anna Theakston


Tel: 0161 275 2600