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 – Science
• Competitive Salary
This is a very important role.
Alun Francis, our Principal, says, “This is a very important appointment, Science 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”.
Deborah Allen, Head of Faculty for Caring Professions, says “There has never been a more exciting time to join the Faculty of Caring Professions. You will be joining a team of experienced technical and professional staff to deliver a diverse curriculum offer that provides our learners a clear progression route into Apprenticeships, higher levels of study and job roles within the science sector. We will be enhancing this offer in 2020/21 with a range of T levels within the Health and Science route and as a Programme Tutor you will be at the forefront of developing and delivering this new curriculum.
ldham 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
You will become part of the Faculty of Caring Professions, which includes Health, Social Care, Early Years, Science and Access to H.E. We are looking to strengthen the science team with an individual with a knowledge of the applied science curriculum and in particular with a chemistry background.
You will have broad experience within further education and enjoy the challenge of bringing science to life within the laboratory/classroom. You must be able to teach range of subjects at level 2 and 3; with the ability to apply theoretical models and be well versed in all current initiatives and practices within the sector.
You will be required to provide a supportive and professional environment that will aid the development of individual and groups of students. You will be expected to be organised with excellent time management and administrative skills. You must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and show a flexible and professional attitude.
You will be educated to at least degree level and possess a relevant teaching qualification and have a minimum of 2 years’ experience of teaching within FE.
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 to firstname.lastname@example.org before the closing date of Friday 14th August 2020.