Lecturer – Professional Cookery

Merton College

  • £14,628 - £17,658 per annum
  • London / London
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 1 week ago

Permanent, Part Time (0.4)

Merton College are seeking a Lecturer to deliver outstanding quality in teaching, learning and assessment to adults and 16-18 year olds on Level 1 to Level 3 Professional Cookery courses.

Supporting the running of the commercial restaurant (TASTE), which is run by learners, you will provide academic tutorial support to students, to maximise achievement and continuous improvement. You will play a key role in supporting the development of the curriculum, with employer engagement, and learner skills development central.

We’re looking for someone who holds a degree in Hospitality and Catering and who has experience of teaching City & Guilds Level 1 to Level 3 Professional Cookery courses, in an FE College, School or for a private provider. With strong evidence of good-to-outstanding teaching, learning, assessment, and tracking, you will have a successful record of setting and implementing target setting, monitoring, and reviewing progress and be able to work under pressure as well as to strict validating body deadlines, providing evidence of assessment for Moderation. Experience of running a commercial kitchen or training kitchen is essential.

Subject to a cost of living review from 1 August, the successful candidate will be eligible for any subsequent increase in salary.

Closing date for the return of completed applications is 18th July 2024. 

The benefits package includes generous annual leave of 40 days plus up to 8 additional days over Christmas/New Year as well as an additional 5 days Wellbeing leave to enhance employees’ physical and mental health. There is an excellent pension scheme that receives a significant financial contribution from the employer (Teachers Pensions or Local Government Pension Scheme), subsidised sports facilities and professional development and training plus a salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme. The benefits package is to be pro-rated for part time staff.

South Thames Colleges Group is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.

As outlined in the Public Sector Equality Duty of the Equality Act 2010, we are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

As part of our due diligence checks on prospective employees, successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references, an online search and proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

The South Thames Colleges Group is made up of Carshalton College, Kingston College, Merton College and South Thames College, which merged on 1 August 2017. South Thames Colleges Group is one of London’s largest providers of post-16 education and training and is an ongoing and significant contributor to its local communities. We aim to put students’ success at the heart of everything we do.

We are looking for hard-working and collaborative people who can join our team and help challenge our students to progress and achieve.

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