Art & Design Tutor
With a relevant degree and a teaching qualification or willingness to work towards this, you will have a broad range of skills relating to Art and Design but will be able to teach 3D in our workshop. An understanding and experience of the Creative industry demands is required. 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. An interest and passion for continuing professional development in industry and education is essential. We are currently working with Tom Sherrington on a Teach to Distinction programme of training for Teaching and Learning.
Further details including a Person Specification are included within the attached Job Description.
This is a very important role.
Alun Francis, our Principal, says: “This is a very important appointment, The Faculty of Digital and Creative 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 Digital, Creative and Performing Arts says
‘We are really excited to release this role as it will be key for the continued success of our Art & Design courses and teaching our students the most up to date and relevant creative skills they need to progress in today’s Creative industry. We are eager to attract individuals from the Creative industry who have up to date skills and knowledge they can share with our learners. We would also like you to be able to show experience in teaching and learning.
You will join our highly experienced Creative team to teach Art & Design mainly across levels 1, 2 with some level 3 teaching, while providing pastoral support for students at level 1 and 2, supporting their progression to their next step and career development plans. You will provide students with the knowledge and skills to progress in a range of creative practices including traditional visual communication skills such as observational drawing, digital image making or printmaking. We are particularly keen to attract applicants with 3D making and or craft skills but will accept applications from other specialist practitioners. You will have a high level of knowledge and skill in areas of creative project management and will understand and be able to guide students through their project work using creative research and development processes. We welcome applications from industry specialists who have some experience in teaching young people and are keen to continue to develop their teaching skills. If you have not taught previously please state in your application why you feel you would like to work in education.
Our UAL level 1,2 and 3 courses ensure students are both academically and practically prepared for work within technically and creatively driven industries. Our Creative area sits in a recently purpose built building with specialist studios and industry standard suites of equipment and resources. We are supported by a team of specialist technicians who create an exciting and well resourced environment for teaching staff and students.
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
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 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.
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. 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.
Oldham College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.
Any appointments will be subject to enhanced DBS checks and a check of the DfE Barred List
If your application is successful, your personal data maybe used for a pre-employment screening check by a third party as permitted by applicable law. Depending on the vacancy and applicable laws, a pre-employment screening could include, employment history, education and other information (such as media information) that may be necessary for determining your qualifications and suitability for the role.
This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation Act 1974. It is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children and vulnerable adults.
For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.