Lecturer in Animal Care (Dog Grooming & Canine specialism)

About the Role

We are seeking a dog grooming specialist that is wanting to share their expertise to enable others to become qualified dog groomers and teach canine health and training related topics for the full-time courses.

This lecturer will be responsible for planning, delivery and assessment of Level 2 in Dog Grooming programmes within the Animal Wellbeing Centre at DVC, in addition to Canine specialist units across the L1 – L3 full time study programmes.

The successful post holder will also be involved in the development of the new HTQ’s (Higher Technical Qualifications) in the Animal Trainer and the design of the outdoor training centre within the grounds at DVC.

The role of lecturer is to equip our students with skills for their future through the delivery of outstanding education and training and inspire students to achieve their potential. This role offers you the opportunity to do this every day. It is the job satisfaction that comes from this that makes a teaching role special.

The key roles of a Lecturer are to deliver excellent teaching each year, completing the relevant preparation and marking that supports this, and to set SMART targets to enable students to reach their potential.

You will…

hold a dog grooming qualification at level 3 or above, and a teaching qualification is desirable. We are seeking an individual that is passionate about teaching and wishing to share their knowledge and expertise whilst we offer training and mentoring alongside a teaching qualification.

It's essential that you have experience of teaching/training Dog Grooming and have vocational experience in the Further Education sector. You will need to be passionate and engaging with the ability to bring the subject matter to life and make it a positive experience with a wide variety of learners.

You will hold a Level 2 (or equivalent) qualification in English and Maths or be willing to work towards.

Department Info

The Animal Care Curriculum Area opened in September 2020 and offers courses from Level 1 to Level 6 in Animal Care and Animal Management. With a wide variety of animals housed in our modern facilities, now is a very exciting time to join our team!

Your line manager will be the Curriculum Director and/or Curriculum Manager.  You will regularly report on your objectives to update your Programme Leader / Curriculum Leader regarding a range of KPI’s including (but not limited to) student recruitment, retention, anticipated achievement, attendance and punctuality.

Our excellent benefits and rewards package:

  • Access to teachers pensions scheme
  • Up to 50 days annual leave per year (35) including closure during Christmas period
  • Access to our gyms, restaurants and salons
  • Staff health & wellbeing and benefits schemes including in-house Occupational Health service
  • Full, part time and flexible working hours available in many roles
  • Parking available at all of our sites
  • Fantastic career development opportunities including funding for teacher training, apprenticeships and various other industry recognised qualifications

What is the RNN Group?

RNN Group’s main goal is to be an ‘outstanding’ education and training provider and this is at the heart of everything that we do. To help us achieve this we are looking to recruit highly motivated, innovative and enthusiastic individuals to join our existing teams. To be a part of the team at RNN Group we will expect you to be committed to our values too;

  • We are Inclusive,
  • We have Integrity,
  • We Deliver,
  • We are One Team.

We are OFSTED ‘Good’ (November 2022)

We celebrate diversity and are proud to have been recognised as Investors in Diversity for our work on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.  This means that you’d be working in a supportive environment that encourages, recognises and celebrates effort, achievement and cooperative attitudes. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, faith or disability. We are also proud to be part of the Disability Confidence Scheme.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, vulnerable adults and young people. All new employees will be required undertake a DBS check and other associated checks in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education Guidance.

All candidates must have the legal right to work in the UK.

Closing date: Monday 04th December at 12:00 Noon – if you are shortlisted for this post you will be contacted within a week of the closing date.

Provisional Interview Date: 

If you require further information about this vacancy please contact the HR department on 01709 722750 or recruitment@rnngroup.ac.uk

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.