Kirklees College

Lecturer in Animal Care /Agriculture

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
£25,468 - £35,187 pa
01 Jun 2023
12 Jun 2023
Job Level
Job Function
Academic Support
Contract Type
Full Time

Predominantly based at the Taylor Hill Centre , Huddersfield (with ability to travel to other sites if required)

At Kirklees College we are always looking for new talent, and welcome applications from all sectors.

Whether in a teaching & learning role or in one of our specialised Business Support functions, you’ll be involved in nurturing and developing the next generation of construction workers, engineers, health workers and countless others.

We’re already a successful college, but we’re continually striving to be better and do better - be part of our story!

The Animal Care & Land-based department at Kirklees College is a high performing section. Learning and assessment in animal care takes place at the award-winning specialist animal care and environmental centre, Taylor Hill. The centre houses over 80+ species and includes aviaries, indoor and outdoor mammal units, reptile unit, aquarium, dog grooming unit and a small area housing livestock.

Hours: 37 hours per week  Weeks: 52 weeks per year

Actual salary range: £25,468 - £35,187 dependent on qualifications & experience

The successful candidate will have the ability to teach animal care to L3 and agriculture to L2. In your role you will be responsible for the effective teaching and management of a class and/or classes of students and to undertake other student contact activities, non-contact activities as required by the post. The post holder will also contribute significantly to the ongoing development of the curriculum and teaching in the section.

You’ll have a minimum Level 4 qualification or higher in Animal Care and demonstrable experience in the Animal Care /or industry and/or within an FE college. It’s important that you’re able to communicate effectively, engage with young people and demonstrate our College values of Kindness, Unity and Excellence in your role.

Due to the nature of our work, it’s essential you’re committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

We believe learning is not just for our students: it’s an important part of working here too. Staff development opportunities include a mentoring scheme, financial contributions for external qualifications and skills development for current and aspiring managers. You’ll also have access to a range of staff benefits including an employee assistance programme, retail and leisure discounts and reduced Metro travel.

We want people who believe in the value of education, and who can contribute to our culture of supporting and challenging one another. We do reserve the right to close this advert early should we receive a high volume of applications. 

Please remember to remove all personal details (name, date of birth) from your CV.

If you have any queries about the role or the application process please contact Please check your emails regularly during the recruitment process (including spam and junk folders) as this is how you will be contacted once you have applied.

As an employer we are committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of an individuals’ sex, age, religion, race, marital status, disability status, sexual orientation, maternity or care leaver status. We are committed to exploring opportunities for flexible working and ensuring the work-life balance and wellbeing of our workforce. Please note that any job offer is subject to pre-employment checks including a DBS check, online searches and references from former employers, in line with guidance from Department for Education.

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