Bury College

Trainee Lecturer in Computing and Digital

Bury College
Bury, Greater Manchester
£29,700 per annum
20 Feb 2024
14 Mar 2024
Job Level
Job Function
Academic Support
Contract Type

About This Position

Bury College are welcoming applications across A Level currently, if you are considering a career move into the education sector - our Trainee Lecturer in Computing and Digital position could be the opportunity for you!

As part of the Trainee Teacher programme, we are looking for people with excellent communication skills, drive and enthusiasm who would like to pass their knowledge and experience on to our students to ensure they receive the best possible learning experience, to join us on a Permanent basis. The programme has been developed to attract experienced industry professionals, with expert industry knowledge and skills, to work in FE. Their understanding of the latest skills, techniques, approaches and equipment has the potential to improve student outcomes.

What to expect

  • Joining Bury College as a Trainee Lecturer, you will be employed as a teacher in the classroom, whilst studying on campus towards a Level 5 Certificate in Education - Lifelong Learning or Level 6 Professional Graduate Certificate in Education.
  • The College may be able to fund the cost of the teaching qualification cost
  • The trainee programme is designed and delivered in a way that will ensure you obtain all the skills that are required to become a teacher. You will have a reduced timetable during the 3 days in college (approximately 10 hours per week) and extensive support, guidance and mentoring will be provided.
  • Candidates should hold a degree in a relevant Computer Science subject and experience of working in a Computing and Digital related role. Some experience or knowledge of classroom delivery would be desirable but is not essential. Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential, as is an ability to meet deadlines and to inspire, motivate and engage students.

This is a permanent position. Upon completion of the above qualification and your first year of employment, you will progress to the main pay band and terms of a fully qualified Lecturer!

The college offers a very generous holiday entitlement and an excellent pension scheme. You would be entitled to personal development days and staff wellbeing days. Please see the attached Terms and Conditions for further information along with our Benefits below.

About Us

Bury College is a Further Education College offering a wide range of courses to over 5,000 full time students and over 5,650 part time students each year.

Dedicated to providing the communities we serve with a broad choice of learning options, Bury College offers a range of A Level courses, vocational programmes, and apprenticeships. In addition to this, we have higher level courses available at Bury College University Centre, as well as courses for adults.

And the benefits of working for us?

  • 45 days annual leave plus bank holidays and Christmas closure
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Teachers or Local Authority Pension Fund
  • Flexible working
  • Foster Family Friendly Policy
  • Special Leave of Absence
  • Paid leave for religious festivals
  • Up to two weeks paid bereavement leave
  • Sabbaticals
  • Comprehensive induction and on-going training
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Occupational Health Service
  • Onsite gym
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Onsite nursery (places not guaranteed)
  • Free onsite parking (spaces not guaranteed)

NB: Successful candidates may be invited to interview before the closing date

Bury College is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity, celebrating diversity, safeguarding its learners and expects all staff to share these commitments.

Please note that new guidance in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 requires us to carry out an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates. This to enable us to identify any incidents or issues which have happened and are publicly available online which we might want to explore at interview. Once shortlisting has taken place, this search will be carried out for all candidates who will attend an interview.

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