Head of Subject (A Level Psychology)

Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group

  • £34,414 - £44,000
  • Stoke-on-Trent / West Midlands
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 3 weeks ago

Head of Subject – A Level Psychology
Full-time
Salary: £34,414 – £44,000 (Scale point L4 – L11)
Location: Newcastle & Stafford College

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.

Would you like to be part of a determined, progressive and ambitious college who strives to deliver an outstanding experience for its learners? Then come and join the Construction Team at Newcastle & Stafford Colleges Group.   

Based in our Academic & Creative Studies Department, we are looking for an enthusiastic, suitably qualified individual to lead on and teach on our A-level Psychology courses.  As well as being an inspiring lecturer with the ability to enable all learners to reach their true potential, you will hold an appropriate subject qualification to degree level along with a Level 5 teaching qualification such as the Diploma in Education and Training (formerly DTLLS) or equivalent. 

The ideal candidate will be able to teach A-Level Psychology. For further information and clarification in relation to available hours and site location please contact Jon Stanfield or Adele Richards on 01782 254320 or at jonathan.stanfield@nscg.ac.uk / adele.richards@nscg.ac.uk  

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

•    Organise, plan and monitor high quality delivery on the agreed courses. Including the coordination of other lecturers delivering on agreed courses.
•    Deliver excellent standards of teaching and learning across all areas within the curriculum area.
•    To lead on the Course and Departmental Self-Assessment Reporting process.
•    Play an active role in the marketing of the College and the Department through such activities as open days and through liaison with local employers and schools.
•    Engage in core duties including preparation, marking, monitoring student progress, preparing reports, setting and marking of examination papers, developing and preparing flexible learning materials.
•    Monitor retention, achievement and pass rates

Required Skills and Experience:

•    Teaching qualification (PGCE or DTTLS).
•    Has a degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.
•    Is well organised and able to manage the peaks and troughs of a varied workload.

What’s in it for you?

The college offers an excellent benefits package which includes:

•    Employer Pension contributions (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 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.
•    Staff parking available
•    On site restaurant facilities and FREE early morning coffee/tea and toast.

How to apply

To apply for the role of Head of Subject: A Level Psychology, 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 21st 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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