The VMG/ILM Level 5 Certificate in Veterinary Leadership and Management is our flagship course and the gold standard qualification for leaders and managers across the veterinary sector. We launched in 2021 and currently have 60+ participants studying with us. Information about the course is available here.
We are growing fast and are now looking to expand our part-time tutor team to support participants with their studies.
Our courses are delivered entirely online and all our tutors work remotely. The time commitment will be up to you, depending on how many tutees you would like to support, so could be anything from a few hours per month up to one or two days per week. If you want to only work term times, or on Wednesdays, or during the winter, we can make it work!
What you’ll do:
The purpose of this role is to support a small group of participants through a course of study with VMG. Specifically:
- Carrying out one-to-one tutorials with your tutees: discussing course content, answering questions, clarifying sticky topics, applying knowledge to practice, and advising on assessments.
- Supporting your tutees with their studies: providing advice on balancing the day job with their coursework, being a listening ear, and signposting further help and advice where appropriate.
- Monitoring your tutees’ progress through the course and advising on optional module choices and ongoing professional development, with the support of the Course Director.
- Marking assessments and providing timely and useful feedback to participants.
- Completing the appropriate admin tasks associated with the above, with the support of the VMG Office.
- Participating in ongoing tutor development activities and keeping your own knowledge and skills up to date.
What we’re looking for:
As VMG, we embrace veterinary leaders in a wide variety of roles and value the diversity of skills and experiences that different people can bring. If you are not sure if a tutor role is for you, we’d be very happy to discuss it with you.
All tutors will be required to support participants through the first two compulsory modules (Understanding Yourself as a Leader, and Understanding Your Organisation) which cover leadership models and leadership styles, workplace motivation, emotional intelligence, personal development planning, business structures, practice values and purpose, and PESTLE analysis of factors affecting how veterinary businesses run. If you have additional experience, interests or qualifications, then we’d love to hear from you if you’d like to also tutor on any of our optional modules.
Essential knowledge, skills and experience:
- Credibility in a suitable role. This is likely to incorporate a qualification in business, leadership, management, or a related subject; and/or solid veterinary management and/or leadership experience
- The ability to communicate effectively and explain concepts clearly to participants with a range of abilities and levels of familiarity with different topics
- Good organisational skills and the ability to meet marking deadlines
- The ability to deal appropriately with sensitive situations and confidential information
- Enthusiasm for your own professional development and supporting that of others.
Bonus knowledge, skills and experience:
- Teaching, assessing, or quality assurance qualifications or experience (D32/33, A1, TAQA, etc)
- Coaching and/or mentoring qualifications or experience
- Experience, interests or qualifications related to specific module topics: resource management, practice finance, QI and EBP, project management, recruitment, marketing and client experience, developing teams, and leading change.
We’d also love it if you were a positive advocate for both the course and for VMG.
What we offer:
- Pay rates pro-rata with the Standardised Universities Scale at spine point 32 (Lecturer grade plus three spine points), currently £36,382 (equivalent to £20 per hour), plus an uplift of 18% in lieu of paid holiday leave
- A wonderful, positive crew of colleagues: as a team, we do our best to provide excellent support to both our tutees and each other
- Extremely flexible working that fits around your existing commitments
- Free and/or heavily subsidised CPD and training to support your ongoing professional development
I’m interested! What next?
When you’re ready to apply, please send a one-page CV summary with a covering email explaining what you could bring to the role to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “VMG Course Tutor”. We look forward to hearing from you!
Application deadline: Friday 8th July 2022.