Sport and Public Services Lecturer (Land Based Studies)

Central Bedfordshire College, are currently recruiting for a Lecturer of Land Based Studies at our Dunstable.

Lecturers at Central Bedfordshire College, play a pivotal role in the success of our students through:

  • Plan the most relevant learning programmes and schemes of work
  • Plan individual lessons and activities to ensure full coverage of the learning objectives of the syllabus to meet every learner’s needs
  • Prepare learning resources which will enhance learning opportunities
  • Plan work experience as required

Classroom Management

  • Manage the behaviour of learners negotiating ground rules and setting boundaries and a high standard of behaviour
  • Ensure health and safety environment for all learning whether in the classroom or workshop, carrying out risk assessments as appropriate
  • Manage the use of learning resources                   

Teaching and Learning Delivery

  • Carefully monitor learner attendance and follow up absence with relevant interventions
  • Set clear lesson objectives with learners
  • Provide a sequenced range of learning activities to engage learners and sustain their interest
  • Provide differentiated learning opportunities for individual learners
  • Maximise the use of time in each session
  • Facilitate learner contributions for example through demonstrations, presentations and group work
  • Provide learners with constructive feedback
  • Review lesson objectives with learners
  • Use learner evaluation feedback to adapt your teaching delivery to match your learners’ needs
  • Reflect on your practice to continually develop and improve teaching and facilitation of learning


  • Conduct effective initial assessments to select learners for the right course and plan their learning according to your findings
  • Prepare and set activities and assignments to assess learning, devising and using approved marking schemes and grading criteria
  • Set clear deadlines for learners to complete assignments and return assessed work on agreed dates
  • Keep accurate and up-to-date records of all learners’ assessments grades and achievements
  • Set and mark all course work, and set and mark tests and examinations where appropriate
  • Monitor and assess learners in the workplace where appropriate, liaising with placement staff
  • Liaise as required both internally and externally including Lead and Awarding Bodies and Higher Education where relevant

Duties Underpinning Teaching and Learning

  • Attend and participate in all your team meetings, providing information and data as required contributing actively to quality improvement
  • Contribute to the co-ordination and development of the courses you teach
  • Undertake all course administrative duties as required by your LAM and external bodies
  • Undertake all pastoral duties as required by your LAM
  • Supervise learner visits and outings where required
  • Contribute to the promotion and marketing of the Learning Area’s courses to include schools liaison
  • Signpost and/or refer learners on to specialist services, as required
  • Promote equality and celebrate diversity, confidently challenging prejudice and discrimination
  • Safeguard all learners within your responsibility and report any safeguarding concern about a learner to your LAM or Vice Principal

Professional Values

  • Embrace the development opportunities presented to you and seek out for yourself learning opportunities which will transform your teaching, keeping up-to-date with industrial developments in your field, so you meet and exceed the role requirements
  • Manage yourself to maintain a healthy work life balance
  • Keep updated and aware of national, regional and local issues which could impact on your role and the learning area provision
  • Carry out any other duties as required

Ideal candidates will have  the following experience and qualifications:


Degree level qualification in relevant subject area

Teaching qualification equivalent to Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (or willingness to work towards)

Level 3 or above qualification in maths or English related subject

Level 2 qualification in maths and English

Assessor Award (or willingness to work towards)

Internal Quality Assurance qualification

Skills & Experience

Up to date industry standard vocational skills and commitment to continue to maintain them

Experience working in the relevant industry

Minimum of 3 years teaching experience

Experience teaching in a Further Education environment

Skills to teach across a range of related vocational areas, and across learner levels

Ability to teach using a range of approaches in teaching and learning

Good personal and interpersonal and communication skills

To champion Quality Assurance procedures and have the confidence to work within a target driven environment

Data analysis skills

Deliver courses using variety of learning modes

Successful candidates must also be able to demonstrate alignment to our organisational VISION values:

  • Valuing Teamwork - We are one team who by working together can achieve great things, respecting the opinion and valuing the contribution each of us makes.
  • Improving Continuously - We challenge ourselves to always do better by trying new things, sharing knowledge, reflecting on practice and learning from others.
  • Student Centred - At our heart is always doing what is best for our students. We consider students in all of our decision making to create positive outcomes and memorable experiences for every student.
  • Inclusive - We celebrate differences and diversity, recognising that we can learn from each other.
  • Open and Caring - We care about the wellbeing of our staff, our students, our community and wider society, creating an environment built on trust where we listen, engage with and support each other.
  • Nurturing Education Excellence - We promote educational excellence by delivering programmes that challenge our students to achieve their ambitions.

About Bedford College

Central Bedfordshire College (CBC) operates campuses across Central Bedfordshire. Offering a wide range of modern and professional facilities to prepare students for their chosen career pathway.  CBC benefits from excellent transport links and town centre locations, enabling students to experience a high standard of education and training, alongside a thriving social experience.

About The Bedford College Group

The Bedford College Group was formed in 2017 following the merger of Bedford College and Tresham College and is now the largest provider of education in the South East Midlands, with over 15,000 students passing through our doors each year.

Today, the Group is made up of a family of colleges across Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire: Bedford College, Central Bedfordshire College and Tresham College in the towns of Bedford, Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard, Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough; Shuttleworth College, a specialist land-based college; The Bedford Sixth Form, (the only dedicated sixth form in Bedford); The Corby Sixth Form, (opened in September 2023); and the National College for Motorsport alongside Silverstone race circuit. To widen accessibility to education and training, the Group also has community-based Learning Centres in Bedford, Corby and Kettering which offer IT training.

Safeguarding our Students

The Bedford College Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to thorough vetting process which includes, an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975, provides information about which convictions must be declared during job applications and related exceptions and further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide. The Bedford College Group's policy on Employment of Ex-Offenders is attached to this vacancy.

Candidates who are barred from working with children are reminded it is a criminal offence to apply for this post.

Terms and Conditions - Bedford College

  • 37 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • 45 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Teachers Pension
  • Free on-site parking (subject to availability)
  • Retail and leisure discounts

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