Programme Tutor- Performing Arts (Maternity cover)

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.

 This is a very important role. 

Alun Francis, our Principal, says: “This is a very important appointment, The Faculty of Performing Arts is a valued department 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 Performing Arts, says ‘’ We are keen to encourage individuals that can offer our students excellent training in Performing Arts. Working with our Performing Arts team and technicians you will support our students to achieve the highest standards in their productions and performances. We are able to consider in addition to experienced teachers, new teachers or for an industry specialist who is willing to undertake an in service teaching qualification in addition to their full time work.

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.  The Music area sits in this main campus area and has performance and recording studios. 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  
  • 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

The Role:

We are looking for a multi skilled highly committed and inspiring acting tutor. You will have experience of working with young people and show an understanding of how to support students to achieve their best in the context of Further Education. The role requires you to teach acting and wider performance techniques. Our Performing Arts team have a reputation for excellence and for their work with students in contemporary and innovative performances involving local writers and industry specialists. You will be a key part of the team in the production and preparation for our students performances the ability to team work and collaborate with others is central to this aspect of the role. Our students perform in a wide variety of venues across Greater Manchester including Theatre in Education projects and events. Our students achieve prestigious places in Universities and conservatoires and you will support students preparing applications and audition materials. You will be the progress tutors for at least 2 groups of students and support them in meeting their targets and monitoring their progress.

You should have the following:-

With a relevant degree/industrial experience and a teaching qualification or willingness to work towards this, you will have a broad range of skills relating to Performance in particular acting 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. We are currently working with Tom Sherrington on a Teach to Distinction programme of training for Teaching and Learning.

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