Lecturer – Graphic Design and Illustration

We are looking for:

  • Lecturer in Graphic Design and Illustration (0.8 FTE)
  • UCO Grade 7

Package Staff Benefits and Discounts Generous Pension Scheme
Contractual hours 29.6 Basis Part Time

The Role:

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Lecturer in Graphic Design and Illustration who is able to contribute to the successful delivery of our BA (Hons) Graphic Design and Illustration degrees, with a particular focus on the delivery of digital design and printmaking.

As a Lecturer, the successful candidate will undertake a range of teaching, module leadership and student support duties across our growing provision at Levels 4, 5 and 6. A key part of the role will include contributing to the development and successful launch of new programmes in the Digital and Creative sector. Experience and knowledge of industry practice is essential for this role, and the ability to teach a range of technical skills 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 industry experience, a proven record in inspirational teaching at HE level and have a demonstrable commitment to teaching and learning excellence.

Helen Mathers, Vice Principal for HE, 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”

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 and The Grange Theatre

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. 

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.  

If you want to be outstanding, and want to help us achieve the same thing, then please apply.

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 students succeed and being inclusive to students and colleagues alike.