Children and Young People Lecturer

University Campus Oldham is seeking to appoint an experienced Children and Young People Lecturer to cover a range of key topics and themes on the L4, L5 and L6 Children and Young People degree course and related courses, including part-time provision and with a possible evening session. You will need to have a proven record in inspirational teaching with excellent subject knowledge.

University Campus Oldham has an ambitious strategy to develop its Higher Education and Professional Development portfolio and to maximise its economic and social contribution to Oldham and the wider City Region. Our focus is on ensuring that we continue to address widening participation, to provide relevant and dynamic experiences which prepare our students for either employment or further study.                       

Main Purpose of Role

Delivering excellence in teaching and learning in Children and Young People and related disciplines. Contributing to the development of a dynamic, innovative and high quality Higher Education and Higher Level Skills portfolio in Children and Young People for Oldham in partnership with our awarding bodies.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

a)      To plan, design and deliver educational programmes in Children and Young People and related disciplines.

b)      To undertake a range of academic management duties associated with the delivery, assessment and the student experience.

c)      To support course management and link tutor responsibilities as required.

d)      To actively engage in subject, professional and scholarly development activity in line with our strategic objectives.

e)      To plan and deliver internal and external partnership activities to support transition, recruitment, employer engagement and curriculum development activities. 

1          Preparation and Teaching

1.1           To contribute to the delivery and management of student learning within the Children and Young People curriculum area and related disciplines.

1.2    To support subject specialists in relation to programme delivery, assessment  review, evaluations and development opportunities.

1.3       To develop innovative and stimulating teaching, learning and assessment materials for use in a range of delivery modes.

1.4      To be proactive in curriculum development including maintaining familiarity with the changing demands of the curriculum, assessment and customer needs and reflect these changes in the design, delivery and assessment of taught  programmes.

1.5       To maintain up to date programme specifications, schemes of work and course  materials for all courses/classes taught and prepare suitable teaching materials  for delivery of courses.

1.6       To maintain current and appropriate resources for all course units on the University Campus Oldham Virtual Learning Environment and develop flexible opportunities for delivery and catch up.

2.         Student Progress & Achievement

2.1       To ensure that all administrative records, systems and support requirements e.g.  exam entries are accurately maintained to meet the requirements/standards set  internally and by external agencies.

2.2       To ensure preparation for assessment boards in a timely manner

3          Curriculum Development and Quality Assurance

3.1        To lead curriculum development initiatives, including full cost provision, in  Children and Young People and related disciplines.

3.2       To act as subject/personal tutor to a group or groups of students and fulfil the associated responsibilities regarding target setting, reviewing progress, guidance and counselling, action planning, feedback and progression guidance and support.

3.3       To facilitate student engagement in all processes associated with course delivery  and management.

3.4    Improve quality in area of responsibility through actions following feedback of  students, line manager, peers, stakeholders and quality processes. 

3.5       Participate in faculty and cross-campus development initiatives including, as required, showcasing teaching and learning materials/methods used within own  courses.

4          Team Responsibilities

4.1       To maintain professional and vocational currency through CPD, professional  updating & contribute to the development of others as required.

4.2       To establish effective communication internally and externally across all range of  stakeholders.

4.3       To monitor student recruitment, retention and achievement and take remedial action where necessary, including provision of briefings for recruitment colleagues.

4.4         To establish progression pathways for internal and external students and support  associated activities.

4.5       To support the provision of an adequate counselling, careers and educational guidance service within the framework of College policy.

4.6       To undertake any duties that may be specified and agreed commensurate with the level of the post.

 5       General

This job description is a summary of the key areas of responsibility.  It is not a definitive list.  You are required to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service and along with your line manager, make suggestions to vary the scope and application of your responsibilities within a reasonable framework appropriate to this level of post.

You will need to ensure that equal opportunities are promoted and developed in all areas of responsibility and also be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children, young persons and/or vulnerable adults for whom you are responsible or come into contact with as part of your role.  You will be expected to share the College’s commitment in this respect.

Students should be enabled to express their views ‘in all matters affecting them’ either directly or through appropriate representation.

You will also be required to promote and provide excellent customer service internally and externally in all areas of the role.

Oldham College Commitments

All employees of Oldham College Corporation are required to actively promote and work within the policies, procedures, regulations and codes of conduct of the Corporation.

All employees of the Corporation are required to work within and contribute to the achievement of the College’s strategic plan.

All employees of the Corporation are required to undertake such professional development and skills updating as required by the Corporation and/or required by the changing demands of their role.

The post holder may be required to undertake any additional, reasonable duties in order to progress the needs of the organisation.

The College is committed to providing a safe environment in which children, young people and vulnerable adults can develop educationally, socially and emotionally, free from abuse, and expects all members of staff to share this commitment.