Lecturer - Digital Art for 3D Games and Media

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 is one of the best performers in the region in the National Student Survey.

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:

  • Lecturer – Digital Art for 3D Games and Media (0.4 FTE)
  • UCO Grade 7 (£34,201 - £38,471 pro-rata)

This is a very important role.

Dave Fallon, Director of HE Curriculum, says “UCO prides itself on the welcoming and supportive environment we provide for our students. They consistently tell us that we provide an outstanding learning experience, and this is reflected in our NSS scores, which place as one of the best performers in the North West. 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
  • 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

The Role:

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Lecturer in Digital Art for 3D Games and Media who is able to contribute to the successful delivery of the BA (Hons) programme Digital Art for 3D Games and Media.

As Lecturer, you will be responsible 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 to maximise their academic potential and develop highly skills graduates equipped for the workplace. The ideal candidate will have a broad knowledge of games art and design 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 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.

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.