Foundation Studies Lecturer (MAT Cover)

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College

  • Up to £35,349.00
  • Bristol / South West
  • Fixed Term, Maternity Cover
  • Full Time
Posted 2 weeks ago

Foundation Studies Lecturer (MAT Cover)

Role Information:

Reference: REQ000995
Location:  Filton Campus
FTE Salary: Up to £35,349.00 (Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience)
Actual Salary: £24,839.84
Contract Type: Fixed Term Maternity Cover until February 2025
Working Hours: 26 hours per week

SGS is an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

Financial Rewards and Benefits:

  • Opportunity to make a positive impact within the community and on learners’ lives
  • Competitive Pension Scheme- Corporate and support roles have access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), a flexible and pension accessible from the age of 55, with generous employer contributions of 16%.
  • Generous Annual leave entitlement plus the 8 bank holidays- 25 days corporate and support functions, increasing to 30 days after 5 academic years’ service (Full-Time Equivalent).
  • Two weeks leave during the Christmas closedown period largely supported by the discretionary closure days provided by the College.
  • Extensive professional development with ongoing support for your personal & professional development, including 25% tuition discount for immediate family of SGS employees.
  • Family friendly policies and a proven commitment to supporting flexible working practices
  • Access to ‘My Lifestyle’ discounted shopping benefits, cycle to work scheme and a Technology Salary Sacrifice Scheme
  • Free Annual Eye test
  • All staff members can buy a TOTUM card(formerly known as NUS Extra cards), as part of being an affiliate member of the Students’ Union 
  • Staff have access and supported to be part of inclusive or sustainable staff networks and communities
  • Free car parking at all campuses (Except Queens Road Art School)
  • Access to a wide variety of external health and wellbeing resources
  • Subsidised onsite catering services including Starbucks Coffee

South Gloucestershire & Stroud College has an excellent reputation for delivering further education and work-based programmes in a range of subjects – from business to sport, construction to media, GCSE’s and A Levels to Honour Degree level programmes.

Our experienced and passionate staff work hard to help students and colleagues achieve their personal challenges and career goals. We are proud of SGS and committed to making the College the best it can be. We are currently working hard to achieve “Outstanding” status after being classified as “Good” in our last inspection. For more information, please visit

Foundation Studies at SGS College has an excellent reputation for delivering an outstanding curriculum of Life Skills and Employability to students who may have need more time to acquire the skills they need for independent living and employment.

To maintain the growth of provision within our department and to support various new projects, we are looking for a self-motivated individual who can confidently teach Entry to Level One across various subject areas including Employability, Life Skills and Vocational Studies.

Our learners need innovative and creative teaching methods to encourage and engage learning.  If you are passionate about teaching and learning, are able to translate this to your students using a range of effective strategies, you will enjoy being part of a committed team.  You should feel confident working with challenging behaviours, Special Educational Needs and disability and SEMH. 

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the Learning Area Manager, and working with the other tutors in Department, to plan and deliver a curriculum to include Life skills, social skills, vocational studies, employability, maths and English.
  • Coach, assist and support learners undertaking employability skills and qualifications within a full-time study programme via blended learning where necessary, to achieve their qualification successfully and within a reasonable time frame. This will require flexibility to deal with varying abilities within groups, and the sensitivity to identify particular learning requirements.
  • To maintain accurate records of learner’s baseline assessment, progress, tracking and achievement.
  • To communicate progress and provide feedback to the Learning Area Manager. This will involve regular and open discussion, advising on learner progress, any issues relating to the programme.
  • To undertake an annual teaching workload of contact hours for category ‘A’ duties of 828 maximum to 761 minimum (pro rata for part-time) as detailed in the College workload agreement.
  • Liaise with other tutors and support teams to ensure that learners achieve their qualifications by communicating progress, developments or issues and requirements that may arise, thus allowing timely intervention, support, adaptation or corrective action and ultimately completion.
  • Network with colleagues to promote best practice across the sector

Beneficial Skills & Qualifications

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent or have substantial relevant SEND experience.
  • Teaching qualification or willing to be working towards – You will be required to obtain a Stage 3 full professional qualification (PGCE in post-16 education or equivalent) within 2-4 years of commencing lecturing duties within the College
  • GCSE Maths and English grade C or above or Level 2 equivalent
  • Experience working with entry to level 1 learners with SEND and SEMH
  • Qualifications/CPD related to working with learners with learning disabilities
  • Experience of working in Further Education or schools supporting learners with learning disabilities
  • Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Experience of using Office software packages, email and web browsers

Please apply online by: Monday 27th May 2024

Expected Interview Date: To be confirmed

If you have any queries please contact

SGS College is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and any offer of employment will be subject to a number of conditions including a requirement for providing satisfactory references. In line with KCSIE and having regard to all relevant guidance, a range of checks and online searches will also be conducted for successful candidates, and a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure will need to be obtained as a requirement of the job.

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