Programme Tutor- Computing

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.

Alun Francis, our Principal, says: “This is a very important appointment, our Digital Department 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 Faculty for Digital and Creative, says We are currently recruiting for the very exciting suite of Digital T Levels including Digital production, Design and Development and and Digital Business Support Services. We are seeking to build our digital team to support our delivery of T Levels as well as our level 2 and 3 courses. Our pioneering facility ensures students are both academically and practically prepared for work within technically driven industries. Our Digital department sits in our recently purpose built £9m Digital and Creative building that includes labs and workshops for our Digital technology students’

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. 

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
  • Support for PGCE & further training needs available

The Role:

We are looking for individuals who can inspire and deliver outstanding lessons for our T level and BTEC digital technologies students. The successful applicant will join our computing team of tutors and will be responsible for the delivery of our computing curriculum delivering modules on topics such as Project management, Network administration, Database design/administration, Cloud computing, Cyber security and programming. We are particularly interested in individuals who have good knowledge of cloud computing and virtual environments and Cyber security, but a general computing background is accepted as we can add a training schedule for those who need this. A teaching qualification is desired but we are willing to support applicants who are not teacher trained and are career changing from relevant industrial roles.

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 learners succeed and being Inclusive to learners and colleagues alike.

The closing date for this vacancy is 24th July

Interviews will be held  August but we are flexible according to your annual leave arrangements


programme tutor computing JD 28.6.22.docx

Programme Tutor Computing Advert 28.6.22.docx

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