Lecturer in Functional Skills, English, Maths, ICT
A lecturer is required to teach Functional Skills English, Maths and ICT qualifications at Warwickshire College Group. This post would suit an individual who has a background in Functional Skills and would like to help students studying these subjects to achieve an English, Maths and IT qualification alongside their work based learning course (WBL). This post would be ideal for an individual with a degree/vocational qualification in English, Maths and IT or a related discipline that would be willing to undertake specific training as required for post-16 education.
Position in the Organisation and Job Purpose
The postholder will be responsible for Functional Skills English, Maths and IT delivery to WBLs. The post holder will report to Senior Curriculum Leader for WBL.
For the Functional English, Maths and IT delivery, the post holder is expected to contextualise the learning for the WBLs to engage students and help them to understand why the qualification is important for their future career. The post holder will be expected to adhere to the standardised delivery and quality models that are applied across Warwickshire College.
For the Function English, Maths and IT, the post holder will be supporting students who are undertaking Work Based Learning.
Teaching, Learning and Assessment
- To teach for an agreed number of hours. This will be up to 864 hours pro rata per annum. Teaching hours are reviewed annually in line with Warwickshire College Management Guidelines.
- Support the delivery of the Study Programmes across all centres of the College, by ensuring the English, maths and IT element of the programme is delivered to a high standard.
- To deliver Functional English, Maths and IT to WBL students.
- In conjunction with the Senior Curriculum Leader for WBL oversee entry assessments and ensure students are prepared for the relevant examination.
- In conjunction with the Academic Learning Support team, ensure all students have the opportunity to complete initial and diagnostic assessments which will inform their level of Functional Skill.
- In conjunction with the Team Leader for Functional Skills ensure all examination preparation is completed in line with College standard practice.
- To ensure all necessary paperwork, such as registers, schemes of work, lesson plans, assessments, examination preparation etc. is completed on time and is of high quality.
- To develop and produce contextualised materials for functional skills lessons to engage students who are on a vocational programme of study.
- To deliver excellent lessons for Functional Skills English, Maths and IT, ensuring that students gain the necessary knowledge, skills and qualifications to ultimately improve their employability.
- To undertake relevant professional development to continually improve own knowledge and teaching practice, and to learn about the vocational curriculum.
- To promote Equality & Diversity within an inclusive learning culture.
- To positively promote and comply with the College’s Core Values.
The list of duties is not exhaustive but outlines the main features of the post at appointment and may vary as the job evolves without affecting the nature of the duties or the responsibility level.
Hours of Work
The postholder will be expected to work such hours as are necessary for the proper performance of their duties and responsibilities, normally 37 hours per week (pro rata). The annual teaching hours are described under (1) of this job description.
The holiday entitlement is 35 days pro rata per annum plus 12 statutory days, pro rata.
Place of work
The principal places of work will be at any of the College’s premises, Leamington, Rugby, Trident, Moreton Morrell, Evesham, Malvern and Pershore. The postholder will be required to work at each of the College centres when required.
It is essential that all new lecturers gain their teacher training qualification within three years. The continuation of your Contract of Employment is subject to you acquiring your teacher training qualification. These qualifications are mandatory for all lecturers and/or trainers who teach on a publicly funded provision. (Full details of the qualifications are attached).
Protection of Children and Young Persons (The Children’s Act 1989)
Any offers of appointment will be subject to a criminal records bureau check, a certificate of good conduct if applicable, plus receipt of satisfactory references, Occupational Health clearance, an understanding of safeguarding and qualifications verification.