Lecturer in Games Development

Hours of work: 37 hours per week 

Salary: £26,018 - £27,585 per annum (Unqualified)
             £30,136 - £33,911 per annum (Qualified)

Location: Wakefield City Campus

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Lecturer in Games Development to join our Computing and Digital Industries team.

About the role:

As a Lecturer in Games Development, you will teach across a range of provision and have ownership of your own programme. You’ll work with our Curriculum Managers to further develop our Games Development courses, potentially towards both our Further Education and Degree levels of study. Our Games provision has recently relocated to our exciting, open plan studio, offering a professional design environment for both our students and staff.

Your duties will primarily focus on the coordination of a single, Further or Higher Education programme, with a secondary focus on fostering external links with employers and the Games industry. We have a commitment to bringing an exciting and innovative curriculum into our studio.

Your role will be vital in delivering the training and assessment of vocational skills, ensuring that our students enjoy an exceptional learning experience, with employability and professional practice at its core.

About you:

You will have recent teaching experience or be able to bring relevant working Games Development industry experience into the classroom. You will hold a degree in Games / Media Design, as well as GCSE A* - C / 9 - 4 in Maths and English or equivalent.

We are also looking for the following:

-Confidence working with industry standard software including project management software, the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite and Unity.

-A working knowledge of C# programming (or willingness to upskill in this area) would be a distinct advantage.

-A creative or technical portfolio of work demonstrating practical experience in generating Games and/or Interactive Media related content.

-An understanding of the current and historic developments within the Games industry is beneficial, along with knowledge of roles and careers in the creative sector.

- Experience of teaching at a Higher Education level would be a distinct advantage.

Interested in getting into teaching?

We support all our new Lecturers through our teacher development programme “The Programme of Excellence”. Our teacher development programme is designed and delivered in a way that will ensure you obtain all the skills that are needed to become a teacher. In addition to providing theoretical and best practice knowledge, you will be assigned a mentor from our high-performance teaching team to support you through your early career with us. 

See what we have to offer and come and join us. You won’t be disappointed.

Benefits include:

-Generous Annual Leave (37 days annual leave + bank holidays + 5 College closure days)
-Personal and Professional Development opportunities, including teacher development programme
-Discounted Metro Card Scheme
-Good Pension Scheme
-Access to employee assistance programme
-Reduced price personal gym membership
-Access to a wide range of high street discounts (retail, supermarkets, and restaurants)
-Cycle to Work Scheme
-Annual Staff Recognition Awards and End of Year Celebration Event

For further details, please refer to the job description and person specification above.

Closing date: Monday 26 September 2022

Interview date: Wednesday 5 October 2022

Transforming lives through learning …

… by enabling young people, adults, and employers to fulfil their potential.

Wakefield College is committed to safeguarding the welfare of all students and this post will be subject to Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS. 

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve and positively encourage applications from all.