Course Leader - Psychology
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.
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 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.
If you want to be outstanding, and want to help us achieve the same thing, then please apply.
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 Lecturer in Psychology who is able to contribute to the successful delivery of the Psychology BSc is validated by Sheffield Hallam University.
As Course Leader, the successful candidate will lead the course and undertake a range of teaching, module leadership and student support duties across our growing and established course at Foundation level, level 4, 5 and 6.
Experience and knowledge of teaching at this level in the subject of Psychology is essential for this role, and the ability to teach a range of current modules related to this discipline is also important. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to develop their academic career in a small and friendly environment, whilst utilising strong student support and employer engagement skills to drive a key area of growth for the campus.
The successful candidate will have a proven record in inspirational teaching at HE level and have a demonstrable commitment to teaching and learning excellence.
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”
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