Oldham College is a great career choice for ambitious professionals. With a “good” Ofsted rating, a Silver “TEF” assessment for our higher education provision, one of the best apprenticeship programmes in the region, excellent 16-18 results and truly outstanding GCSE English results, we are already a high performer.
But we want to deliver much more than this. Our ambition is to be “The Best Place to Learn and Work” and we have a clear Strategic Plan which sets out what this means and what we will do to deliver it. We will keep on improving and innovating, and we are investing in new provision, new facilities and new technology.
We expect a lot from you, so we want ambitious, open minded candidates, who are ready to give their best. But we give a lot in return, from training to pensions, our own benefits package, and one of the best and most helpful group of colleagues you could ever wish to meet. That’s true, by the way – ask almost anyone who has been here. Or come and see for yourself.
If you want to be outstanding, and want to help us achieve the same thing, then please apply.
We are looking for:
• Programme Tutor of Sport and Academies
• Qualified Teacher: £24,221 to £30,644
This is a very important role.
Alun Francis, our Principal, says, “This is a very important appointment, Sport and Academies is central to our plans for the future, and we are looking for high calibre candidates. We want people who love their subject area, are committed to keeping up to date, but also want the professional challenge of developing outstanding pedagogical practice. We are investing in the facilities, employer relationships and the skills and knowledge of our staff. We are looking for people who will respond to this, love their learners and enjoy the challenges and benefits of working at Oldham College”.
John Pietrzak, Head of Sport and Financial, Professional and Public Services, says “We are excited to advertise this post, in our search for a dynamic and ambitious tutor who can become an integral part of a newly established team, supporting our journey towards to becoming the best to work and the best place to learn. This is an exciting time within our journey; we are a growing team in terms of student recruitment, we are soon to be moving into a new premises gaining a new gym facility, whilst the college has recently released our new strategic plan providing the team with a clear direction of travel. If you feel like you are able to add value to our team and support this journey, we very much look forward to receiving your application”
Oldham College is a medium sized general further education college, with a turnover of almost £25m. It has one main campus in the centre of town, and this in the third phases of a £40m redevelopment which began in 2012. Higher education is taught on a second, dedicated campus, a short walk away. The College delivers a full range of work related education and training, including 16-18 programmes of study, T levels, apprenticeships, adult learning and higher education. It has over 5000 full-time students and 600 undergraduates.
The College is in the top quartile for 16-18 programmes of study and English GCSE resits, and in apprenticeship provision, but is the second highest performing provider Greater Manchester. The quality of its higher education provision is better than many established universities.
Joining our Journey:
When you join our college, our colleagues have access to numerous benefits and facilities:
• Generous Pension Scheme
• Employee Assistance Scheme
• Enhanced Maternity/Paternity provision
• Staff Development days/week (Jan, July, Aug)
• Free confidential counselling service
• Staff recognition awards
• Subsidised car parking
• On-site Day Nursery
• On-site hair and beauty salon and The Grange Theatre
The job role involves the delivery of teaching, learning and assessment across Level 1, 2 and 3 BTEC Sport courses, Level 2 and 3 Football Academy courses delivered in partnership with Manchester City in the Community and potentially on our Fitness Instruction and Personal Training courses through ActiveIQ.
As well as the delivery of units across varied levels, you will also be tasked with providing pastoral care to a minimum of 2 cohorts of students. In which you will be required to form strong working relationships with students and parents alike driving good attendance to all components of our study programs in the pursuit of outstanding student outcomes. You will be expected to play an integral part of improving the teams ALPs outcomes.
Further details including a Person Specification are included within the attached Job Description.
The role will require you to embed and work to the college’s values; working with Integrity, having Ambition to help our learners succeed and being Inclusive to learners and colleagues alike.
To apply for this vacancy please email an up to date CV and covering letter before the closing date of Sunday 16th August 2020. Interviews will take place on Monday 24th August 2020.