Course Lead/Lead Lecturer - Manchester

Manchester, Greater Manchester
£40,000 - £50,000 pro-rata dependent on relevant experience.
11 May 2021
31 May 2021
Job Function
Academic Support
Contract Type

Exciting opportunity to join us as a Course Lead / Lead Lecturer for our Manchester hub. If you are inspired by our mission and energised by the chance to play a key role in establishing Ada in Manchester from the ground up please apply now.

Nature of the role: Full time and/ or part time roles are available (we will consider job-share arrangements for the right candidate).

Responsible for: Leading on the delivery of our degree apprenticeship courses in Manchester (Tech Consultant, Software Developer initially)

Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 pro-rata dependent on relevant experience.

Location and travel: the post holder will be required to lead face-to-face delivery in central Manchester on a regular basis, and will be based in our Manchester office. Some overnight travel to London will be required, for which travel and accommodation will be covered.

Start date: September 2021, or sooner

Closing date for applications: 31st May 2021. We reserve the right to remove the advert should an excellent candidate be identified before this date so early applications are recommended.

Welcome to Ada!

We are a specialist digital skills college training and developing diverse higher-level apprentices into fantastic roles in the tech sector and transforming their lives in the process. We work with over 35 of the most cutting-edge companies who choose us because of the amazing quality of our teaching, learning and support.

In London we have nearly 250 apprentices on roll from a wide range of backgrounds: 75% are recent school leavers, a third are young women, one third third ethnic minority backgrounds and many come from tough backgrounds. They represent over 15 different nationalities. They are united by their passion and enthusiasm for tech.

We are at an exciting time in the development of Ada. We have recently launched a hub for Ada activity in Manchester, with our first cohort of apprentices starting in February this year.

We are now building our team in preparation for further growth this Autumn. We are looking to recruit someone inspired by Ada’s mission and energised by the chance to play a key role in establishing Ada in Manchester from the ground up.

Your role will be integral in adopting and adapting Ada’s current apprenticeship programme to a regional specific context, and you will work closely with our academic team in London on the development and delivery of course material.

You will have experience of teaching or skills development in the tech sector, and an understanding of what good teaching and learning looks like. The ideal candidate will also have either direct industry experience or recent knowledge of a range of the skills and tools needed to be successful in entry-level roles such as Software Engineer, Developer or Data Analyst. While you won't be expected to have expertise in every topic, you will have a strong grasp of how a range of areas in the teaching of advanced digital skills fit together.

You will be an enthusiastic professional who is keen to take on a new challenge and share your expertise with the next generation of digital pioneers. We will invest in your development so that you can build your skills and change the lives of thousands of young people.

Longer-term, the appointed candidate will have the opportunity to play a significant part in shaping a new education institution for the North West that has a unique model designed to support a young person with an interest in technology all the way through to a good quality entry-level job in the tech sector whilst equipping them to lead a successful career and life.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Act as the course delivery lead our apprenticeship delivery in Manchester
  • Directly deliver substantial portions of the curriculum, deploying both face to face and remote delivery, and ensuring teaching style and learning materials are differentiated for a range of abilities and prior experience
  • Work closely with consultants and colleagues to ensure effective delivery of the full curriculum
  • Adapt and develop existing and new course materials in collaboration with consultants and colleagues in London
  • Create and mark assignments and exams
  • Provide feedback to apprentices on their progress and provide additional support where necessary
  • Work collaboratively to ensure that individualised support programmes are in place for learners from diverse backgrounds
  • Support the programme management team to review work-based evidence and ensure that apprentices have the best possible chance of success in all aspects of their course

Equal opportunities

Ada, the National College for Digital Skills recognises that equality of opportunity and the recognition and promotion of diversity are integral to its strengths. The following principles apply in respect of the College’s commitment to equality and diversity:

All appointments are subject to satisfactory references and where required overseas police checks.

Thank you for your interest and good luck with your application

Please apply via the link