Lecturer in Computing (Games Design/Software Development/Programming)

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
£23,597 - £31,710 plus opportunity of scarce skills allowance*
13 Jul 2018
30 Jul 2018
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Kirklees College is a large successful FE college, currently Ofsted graded as Good. Operating across Kirklees with centres based in Huddersfield and Dewsbury.  

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work within a modern building, with excellent on site facilities, such as a fully equipped gym, hair & beauty salons and fine dining restaurant.

Due to the ever growing demand for creative and digital technical skills, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a well-qualified and experienced individual with excellent communication and organisational skills to join the Creative & Digital Industries (CDI) Department within Kirklees College.

Experience of teaching Web/Mobile Application Development, Software Development, Games Programming and/or substantial industrial experience would be an advantage, the College is willing to support applicants with relevant technical skills combined with excellent interpersonal skills who wish to become teachers, raising the aspirations and ambitions of our learners. The ability to communicate effectively with staff and students at all levels is essential.

The department offer includes higher education, apprenticeships, as well as 16-18 provision which forms the core of our work. Courses are delivered at both centres, and are well resourced. Dewsbury has a brand new build with an excellent infrastructure which opens to learners in September 2018.

The overall purpose of this post is to make a significant contribution to the effective delivery and development of the Computing & ICT Curriculum within the Creative & Digital Industries, in line with the College’s Quality Improvement and Growth Strategy and to ensure a high quality and relevant learning experience for all students on the course/s.

The post holder will also be responsible for co-ordinating the course/s, monitoring and supporting students and ensuring that quality improvement strategies are implemented and complied with, along with ensuring the course/s meet the needs of students/employers and local community groups.

The qualifications deemed essential for the post are a minimum of a Level 2 qualification in literacy and numeracy (e.g. GCSE English and Maths at grade A*-C), a BA/BSc (Hons) Degree or above in related subject area (or equivalent) and a Level 5 teaching qualification or a willingness to achieve one within an agreed timescale.

*There is an opportunity of obtaining a scarce skills allowance. This means that the salary for this position can be up to £36,025 depending on current salary, industrial skills, and specialist skills. 

If you have supplied an e-mail address, should you be shortlisted for interview, we will contact you via your e-mail address. Please ensure that you check your 'Spam' or 'Junk' mailboxes, as sometimes emails can be diverted to these folders.

Kirklees College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As a College we are committed to Equality & Diversity inclusion and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Closing date: Friday 30th July 2018, at 12pm (midday).