Lecturer in Foundation Studies

Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group

  • £30,000.00 - £40,000.00
  • Stoke-on-Trent / West Midlands
  • Permanent
  • Full Time, Part Time
Posted 2 weeks ago

Lecturer in Foundation Studies
Full-time and Part-time positions available:
Stafford: Permanent, Full time – 37 hours
Newcastle: Permanent, Part-time – 29.60 hours (0.8 fte)
Salary: £30,000 – £40,000 pro rata

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 6,000 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.

We are looking for individuals with the ability to deliver at foundation level.  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.

The successful candidate will have experience of teaching at entry level and level 1 and ideally experience of teaching students with a learning disability and or who are on the autistic spectrum. You will have an appropriate subject qualification to degree or equivalent and also hold or be studying for a relevant teaching qualification (DTLLS, PGCE or equivalent).

The main duties of the post holder are: 

  • To teach and assess on Foundation courses comprising entry 3 and Level 1 Vocational programmes, Level 2 work skills, and Level 1 personal growth and Wellbeing- SEN support focused courses.
  • If required, to teach and support English and Maths in contextualised and functional skills delivery, up to entry 3.
  • 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, contributing the EHCP monitoring, setting and marking of examination papers, developing and preparing flexible learning materials.
  • Undertake normal administrative duties required of lecturers including assistance with admissions, enrolment, induction and providing management information as required.
  • To participate in the Departmental Self Assessment Reporting process.
  • Be aware of, and maintain compliance with, all departmental and College requirements relating to Health and Safety.
  • To undertake such other duties that may be required from time to time and which are commensurate with the job title.

Required Skills and Experience: 

  • Has a relevant teaching qualification (PGCE (PCET) or equivalent) or willingness to train for one.
  • Has experience of teaching at entry level and level 1.
  • Ideally has relevant teaching experience within the FE sector.

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).
•           24 hours per week contact time (FTE) over 34 delivery weeks.
•           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 Lecturer in Foundation Studies, 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 2nd June 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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