Arts University Plymouth

Pre-Degree Lecturer

Plymouth, Devon
£16,308 (FTE £27,181) with annual, incremental progression up to £20,379 (FTE £33,966)
24 May 2024
09 Jun 2024
Job Level
Job Function
Academic Support
Contract Type
Part Time

Part Time - 22.2 hours per week (0.6 FTE)

Arts University Plymouth’s Pre-Degree campus is a dynamic, creative and holistic learning environment. An independent university with a dedicated Pre-Degree & Sixth Form centre for 16 to 19-year-olds, Arts University Plymouth is a significant provider for the arts in the South West of the UK. The University consistently exceeds national benchmarks for vocational education as well as English and Maths GCSEs.

The purpose of the Pre-Degree Lecturer role is to ensure a strong and high quality delivery of the University’s UAL Level 3 qualifications across a range of Extended Diploma specialisms, including but not limited to Fashion Design, Textiles, Art, Painting, Film, Graphic Design, Photography or Illustration.

You will work across the Extended Diploma team as part of an academic community of highly experienced and professional educators under the line management of the Assistant Head of Pre-Degree.

This role will require a flexible and innovative approach from an individual who is excited by the idea of contributing to the development in an institution where everybody’s voice is heard and valued.

About You:

We’d love to hear from people that consider themselves to be:

● A confident communicator with excellent interpersonal skills.

● A collaborative team player, who enjoys varied work in a friendly and supportive environment.

● Hard working and self-motivated, with the flexibility to work with initiative and deliver high quality results in a busy environment.

● Exceptionally organised and able to manage multiple projects and tasks at one time.

● Good at listening to others, empathetic and have good problem solving skills.

About The Role:

As a Pre-Degree Lecturer you will:

● Support and encourage Pre-Degree learners to develop their creative and professional practices.

● Provide high quality learning and teaching and to assist in the strategic and creative development of the work of the subject area in supporting the achievement of the university’s Strategic Objectives.

● Be part of a dynamic Pre-Degree team committed to the student experience with particular focus on vocational learning, academic skills and building transferable skills.

● Ensure excellence and innovative delivery of the curriculum to promote learning and progression.

● Contribute to the further development of traditional and contemporary curriculum design within the FE sector.

In return you’ll receive:

● 21 (FTE 35) days annual leave per annum plus bank holidays, and closure efficiency days

● Access to a supportive Employee Assistance Programme

● Enrolment onto a generous Teachers Pension scheme

● Additional benefits such as a cycle to work scheme and discounted bus tickets

Closing date: Sunday 9th June 2024 at 11:59pm - however AUP reserves the right to end the advertisement window early in the event of high levels of interest. Please apply early to avoid disappointment.

For more details, please view the Role Profile attached: 

Arts University Plymouth requires all applicants to be eligible to work in the UK with no restrictions, as we are unable to offer sponsorship/work visas at this moment in time. You will be required to provide proof of Right to Work at interview stage.

If you are interested in the role and would like to find out more, please feel free to contact Steven Forsyth, Head of Pre-Degree, via email:

Arts University Plymouth has a strong commitment to the safeguarding & welfare of young people & vulnerable adults. A satisfactory DBS disclosure at Enhanced Level will be required from successful candidates as a condition of appointment.

We celebrate equality, diversity and difference, and welcome candidates from all communities. In the event that the University has employees eligible for redeployment at the time of shortlisting, for example due to the end of a fixed term contract, these candidates may be entitled to a priority interview.

Creative Education for a Changing World

Arts University Plymouth will set a vision towards 2030 based upon sustainable growth, solution focused teaching and research, and a commitment to impactful social justice and ecological change through its people, culture and place. Our strategy Creative Education for a Changing World will ensure that our work is energised and designed to meet the ambitions of its students and staff while acknowledging the shifting realm of creativity through new technologies and the workplaces of tomorrow.

Our strategy is built upon three pillars, Creative Endeavour, Sustainable Futures, and People & Place. Through this, we have set a critical path towards a holistic and embedded pedagogical approach under the title Teaching for our Time, that will guide all of our creative endeavours. We believe that authenticity, fulfilment and kindness are indexical qualities in the process of thinking, making and living.

Strategic Vision

Our vision for Arts University Plymouth is a new kind of arts university for the 21st century, preparing graduates who are uniquely placed to provide creative solutions to the complex global challenges of our times.

We will champion our people, place and pedagogy at the heart of our mission, delivering sustainable growth and impactful change in terms of creative economies, civic engagement and cultural ambition in Plymouth and the wider region.

We will enhance our reputation as a catalyst for individual, societal and ecological transformation, delivering innovative and distinctive learning, teaching and research through its interdisciplinary ecosystem of materials, processes, technologies and knowledge exchange.