Vacancy – Classroom Assistant Staffordshire Campus

Join as a Classroom Assistant at the Staffordshire Campus

Job Title               Classroom Assistant

Pay scale              £100 a day

Purpose of the role:

To assist in the delivery of the undergraduate programme.  Teaching takes place over 18 weekends per year.


Role Specific Responsibilities

  • To assist and support senior teaching staff to prepare and deliver lectures as prescribed within the curriculum.
  • Be prepared to give active involvement and participation in joint lecture sessions with intermediate / senior lecturing staff as required.
  • To undertake regular staff development and professional updating and participate in the College Peer Observation Scheme
  • To be aware of the learning objective of the syllabus in the relevant module, as set out in the course documents
  • To provide feedback for students, to enable them to overcome any areas of difficulties.


In addition:

  • To embrace and promote the ethos and philosophy of the College as set out in its Mission Statement, and Strategic Plan.
  • To display appropriate interpersonal and communication skills which, by example, students will follow and adopt in professional life.
  • Ensure that all the relevant professional standards are demonstrated and upheld.


This is not intended as an exhaustive list of duties or a restrictive definition of the post but rather should be read as a guide to the main priorities and typical areas of activity of the post holder. These activities are subject to amendment over time as priorities and requirements evolve and as such it may be amended at any time by the line manager following discussion with the post holder.


Key Competencies:

Personal Effectiveness 

  • Is courteous professional when interacting with students and colleagues
  • Shows integrity and fairness when dealing with students
  • Presents a positive and professional image of self and the College
  • Consistently acts in a way that promotes equality and diversity
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude and approach to work


  • Demonstrates a commitment to own personal development and learning
  • Volunteers to take on new challenges and learn new skills
  • Actively seeks and acts on feedback on own performance

Working in Partnership

  • Shares information with colleagues to deliver objectives
  • Contributes to a positive team spirit and healthy working environment



  • In order to assist the teaching and clinical teams in supporting students on a part-time programme, there may be occasions when you will be required to attend at weekends to participate in e.g. Staff Student Liaison Meeting (SSLM) and student clinical assessments. Such duties, however, will fall within the scope of the post, and be at the appropriate level.


Health and Safety

  • To support clinical teams in ensuring safe and efficient delivery of service by adhering to health and safety protocols within the clinic and reducing risk.


The College’s Commitment to Equality

  • To support the College’s commitment to equality of opportunity in the provision of the service the College delivers to students, patients and the public.


Information Security (including use of IT)

  • In order to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information, employees will comply with the College’s policies to cover IT use, electronic communication & government legislation on data storage & protection.


Safeguarding of Students Patients and the Public

  • The College is committed to safeguarding students, patients and the public. Safe recruitment of staff is central to this commitment, and the College will ensure that its recruitment policies and practices are robust, and that selection procedures prevent unsuitable people from gaining access to students, patients and the public. All staff employed to work at the College must be competent.




Qualifications Required 

Essential – A practicing registered Osteopath (if teaching osteopathic subjects).



Essential – A first degree

Desirable – A recognised teaching qualification.


Technical / Knowledge Requirements

Knowledge & Experience     

Experience of dealing with part-time and mature students is desirable.

Experience of using a virtual noticeboard or learning platform such as Blackboard.

An awareness of the importance of the student experience demonstrated through external scrutiny (e.g. NSS).

Experience of responding to students effectively and provide resolution of queries including signposting to colleagues is desirable

Experience of assisting in the delivery of lectures is desirable.


Information Technology              

Ability to use Microsoft office – Word, Excel and Outlook and the College’s virtual learning environment (VLE).



Personal Effectiveness

  • Explains facts and expresses views and opinions with clarity and conviction
  • Challenges the views or actions of others in a constructive but firm manner
  • Uses a range of communication styles to influence the decisions and actions of others
  • Ensures students communicate effectively with each other
  • Respects others’ time by being punctual
  • Challenges unethical or disrespectful behaviour in others
  • Copes effectively with work-related pressures and setbacks
  • Is flexible and adaptable to changing goals and circumstances
  • Acts quickly to deal with potential problems


  • Is clear about The College of Osteopaths’ strategic priorities
  • Understands how own work contributes to The College of Osteopaths’ goals
  • Actively seeks and acts on feedback on own performance

Working in Partnership

  • Appreciates the demands on team colleagues and willingly provides them with support


For a complete job description and application form please email: or call us on 01782 294261


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