Programme Tutor- Graphic Design
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.
If you want to be outstanding, and want to help us achieve the same thing, then please apply.
We are looking for:
- Graphic Design Tutor
- Salary- £24,705 to £31,257 per annum
Alun Francis, our Principal, says: “This is a very important appointment, The Faculty of Digital and Creative 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 pedagogical 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”.
Joanne Manship, Head of Digital, Creative and Performing Arts says
‘We are really excited to release this role as it will be key for the continued success of our Graphic Design courses and teaching our students the most up to date and relevant digital skills they need to progress in todays design industry. Our students are highly successful recently achieving a Silver and Bronze in World Skills National Finals. We are eager to attract individuals from the Creative industry who have up to date skills and knowledge they can share with our learners. We would also like you to be able to the ability to provide an outstanding learning experience for our students to enable them to achieve the highest standards in their design practice.’
You will join our highly experienced creative teaching team to teach Graphic Design while providing pastoral support for our level 2 & 3 students supporting their UCAS applications and career development plans. You will be able to use and teach the technical skills involved in the design. Including studio and digital design and creative process skills. This is a highly rewarding role which will see you apply a variety of remote and face to face teaching methods. We welcome applications from industry specialists who have some experience in teaching young people and are keen to continue to develop their teaching skills.
Our UAL level 1,2 and 3 courses ensure students are both academically and practically prepared for work within technically and creatively driven industries. Our Creative study programs offer students pathways in Graphic Design, Fashion & Textiles, Photography, Art & Design and Games Design. Our students regularly take part in employer led projects and competitions to improve their professional skills.
The Creative department sits in a purpose built £9 million creative and digital skills building. This new facility houses;
- Creative teaching spaces for Fashion Design, graphics, games art, digital & 3D design, art, photography and textiles.
- Digital Design studios.
- A new media suite, complete with animation and recording studios; radio and TV studio.
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.
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
With a relevant degree and a teaching qualification or willingness to work towards this, you will have a broad range of skills relating to photography. An understanding and experience of the commercial design industry demands is required. You will have good organisational skills and be able to advise and support students through their career development and planning. Ongoing staff training and support is available as part of our professional development for curriculum staff. An interest and passion for continuing professional development in industry and education is essential. We are currently working with Tom Sherrington on a Teach to Distinction programme of training for Teaching and Learning.
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.