Subject Leader for Science

Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group

  • £34,414.00 - £44,000.00 Per Annum
  • Stoke-on-Trent / West Midlands
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 4 weeks ago

Salary:                        £34,414 – £44,000 pro rata (subject to agreement)
Benefits:                     Up to £10,560 Employer Pension contributions
                                    Up to £5,000 golden hello payment
                                    52 Days Annual Leave (incl. Bank Holidays & Christmas Closure
Location:                    Newcastle & Stafford College site
Hours:                         Full-time 37 Hours per week

In November 2019 Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group (NSCG) became the first further education provider in England to achieve outstanding grades in every area of Ofsted’s recently reformed Education Inspection Framework (EIF).

The inspection report praised all areas of the College’s provision and acknowledged NSCG’s ‘positive, stimulating and safe learning environment’, ‘highly motivated staff’, and ‘learners’ exemplary behaviour and attitudes to learning’.  It also highlighted the fantastic partnerships the College has with industry.

To read the full Ofsted report for Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group, please visit the Ofsted Government website, select Find an Inspection Report and search for Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group.

The group is currently home to a population of over 5,000 full-time students and around 500 students on higher education programmes. We have over 4,000 part-time or adult learners and 2,000 apprentices where we work with over 800 individual employers.  Our Sixth Form provision has a reputation for high academic achievement and excellence.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, suitably qualified individual with relevant experience to lead and deliver Applied Science across the full range of the department’s provision currently BTEC Applied science (and in development HNC Applied science and T level Lab science). You will be an inspiring lecturer who is gifted in delivering varied and imaginative sessions and will have a record of good retention and success rates.

You will have an appropriate subject / professional qualification to degree or equivalent and be competent in the use of a variety of industry standard business software packages.  You will also hold a relevant teaching qualification (DTLLS, PGCE or equivalent).

The main duties of the post holder are:

Deliver a flexible and innovative curriculum that is responsive to feedback from current learners and anticipates likely changes in demand from future learners.
Deliver excellent standards of teaching and learning across all areas within the curriculum area.
Undertake the day-to-day co-ordination of staff within the course team so that the College can achieve its overall objective of being excellent in all areas.
Monitor retention, achievement and pass rates
Required Skills and Experience: 

Has a degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, or has recent and relevant industrial experience.
Ideally has relevant teaching experience within the FE sector.
Experience of planning/ development of new qualifications (Currently in development are HNC and T level Lab Science)
Is an outstanding teacher who achieves excellent levels of success
Has a detailed knowledge and understanding of current teaching practice within the curriculum area
Able to communicate effectively with students and peers.
Previous experience of managing a team would be an advantage.
 What’s in it for you?

The college offers and excellent benefits package which includes:
£5,000 Golden Hello payment (paid in the first year of employment).
Employer Pension contributions – up to £10,560 (Teachers’ Pension Scheme).
52 Days Annual Leave (including Bank Holidays & Christmas Closure).
Electric Vehicle Scheme (Salary Sacrifice).
Cycle to Work Scheme (Salary sacrifice).
Subsidised Gym Membership.
Health-related benefits including a subsidised Health Scheme.
Excellent Training and Development Opportunities (supported with a dedicated budget).
Dedicated Teaching & Learning Coaches for New Staff.
Remission provided for your first year in post.
Free Parking
On site restaurant and FREE early morning tea/coffee and toast.

How to apply

To apply for the role of Subject Leader in Applied Science, please click ‘Apply Now’ to complete an online application form.

(If you are applying via a jobs board, you will receive an e-mail and link that will take you directly to our application form on the Newcastle & Stafford Colleges Group website).

The closing date for completed applications is 14th April 2024.

This college is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All college based positions are subject to enhanced DBS check and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

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