Advanced Industry Skills Coach - Animal Management & Veterinary Care

Dearne Valley College, Rotherham

About the Role

If you are a qualified veterinary specialist wanting to pass on your knowledge and skills this may be the role for you! You will be responsible for delivering high quality of education across the Animal care provision at DVC from Level 1 to Level 5, including T Levels and Higher Technical Qualifications.

The key role of an Advanced Industry Skills Coach is to provide up to date industry knowledge, and deliver strong practical teaching, training and assessment, ensuring students reach their potential through high-quality self-guided learning. You will work collaboratively with students, Animal Care technicians and external stakeholders to ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of the animals, reptiles, amphibians, arachnids, insects and nocturnal animals.

We want to support our local economy to restart and meet the needs of our employers by developing highly skilled local talent. To do this we need to work with industry experts, as an Advanced Industry Skills Coach, you will be imperative in coaching and tutoring our students to ensure they develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours they need to be successful in the future.

You will…

hold a relevant veterinary qualification at level 3 or above in animal care and for our higher education learning programmes you should hold a degree.

You must hold a relevant teaching qualification, or be willing to work towards.

You will have the ability to deliver a quality teaching, learning and assessment experiences across a range of levels in Further Education. 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.

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
  • New FE teachers can also apply for grants of up to £6,000 in STEM subjects (conditions apply) through the levelling up premium payments initiative
  • Recruitment Referral Scheme for all employees worth by to £200 per referral made

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 and innovative 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 commitment to the FREDIE (Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement) Model. 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 3rd June 2024 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: Tuesday 11th June 2024 (AM)

If you require further information about this vacancy please contact the HR department on 01709 722750 or

For further information about the role please apply via the link.