Course Leader and Lecturer – Counselling and Psychotherapy (0.8 FTE)
Oldham College is a great career choice for ambitious professionals. With a “good” Ofsted rating, 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. Our higher education provision has a Silver “TEF” assessment and our most recent (2020) NSS results place us in the top 10% of providers nationally for student satisfaction.
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:
- Course Leader and Lecturer – Counselling and Psychotherapy (0.8 FTE)
- UCO Grade 7 (£33,530 - £37,717 pro-rata) plus £2,000 annual course leader enhancement
This is a very important role.
Alun Francis, our Principal, says :” This is a very important appointment, Counselling and Psychotherapy 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 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”.
Dave Fallon, Director of HE Curriculum, says “UCO prides itself on the welcoming and supportive environment we provide for our students. Our TEF Silver award is recognition of the quality of our provision and the TEF panel noted our exceptionally high levels of student satisfaction with assessment, feedback, and academic support. We are a small and dedicated team, with every member of staff playing an important role in the success of our students. If you are looking to develop your career in a supportive environment which strives for excellence in all that we do, then we would welcome 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 is in the third phase 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 in 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
- Fantastic Staff Benefits and Rewards platform
- Very generous holiday entitlement
- 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 both offering staff discounts
We are seeking to appoint an experienced Course Leader and Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy who is able to contribute to the successful delivery of the FdSc and BSc (Hons) top-up programmes in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Skills.
As Course Leader and Lecturer, you will be responsible for the academic leadership of the courses and for teaching a range of modules within the discipline. You will be an enthusiastic and friendly professional with excellent communication and interpersonal skills coupled with a commitment to providing an excellent student experience. As a practice-experienced professional, able to apply your experience in teaching your students, you will be registered with the BACP, UKCP, HCPC or equivalent. The ideal candidate will have a broad knowledge of counselling and psychotherapy and be confident teaching undergraduate students at Levels 4-6. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to develop their academic career in a small and friendly environment, whilst utilising their background in practice to enrich the student experience.
The successful candidate will have a proven record in inspirational teaching at HE level and have a demonstrable commitment to teaching and learning excellence.
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.
Closing date: 14th December 2020
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