Teacher of Animal Care Maternity Cover

Maternity Cover to May 2025

Specific Hours: 7.4 hours per week (1 day per week)

Derby College Group (DCG) are looking for an enthusiastic part-time Teacher to join our excellent Level 3 Animal Care department at our Broomfield Hall Campus on a maternity cover basis.

The Opportunity

You’ll be delivering high quality, inspirational teaching which encourages learners to reach their full potential, promoting progression on to higher level courses or preparing them for careers working with animals.

As part of the Animal Care team, you’ll participate in the resourcing and preparation of the course delivery and assessment, undertake course administration including setting and reviewing academic targets with learners. You’ll also take an active part in course related trips and visits, recruitment of students and supporting the work experience that learners undertake as part of their course as well as ensuring that all college and awarding body standards are met.

About you

The successful candidate will have proven experience of providing outstanding support for learners and be flexible, self-motivated and dedicated to student achievement and quality. Up to date knowledge and experience of animal husbandry including the handling, feeding and behaviour of animals is essential, and you’ll have a strong background in animal health, nutrition and biology, specifically for small animals. Experience of teaching and delivering C&G Technical in Animal Management at Level 3 is desirable.

To see the full job description and requirements, please click the link below.

The Benefits

  • 49 days holiday (inclusive of 8 bank holidays and 6 closure days where these occur)
  • Membership of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme with a 28.68% employer contribution
  • Free onsite parking
  • Discount at our Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ onsite Little Explorers Nursery
  • TOTUM discount card (aka NUS/Student Discount Card) / discounted Tastecard
  • Discounts on East Midlands Railway Annual Season Tickets
  • Microsoft Office for FREE with 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage
  • Discount on treatments at SENSI our onsite salon at the Roundhouse
  • Flint Bishop Solicitors - free will writing, 1-hour free consultation with family department, 10% discount on Conveyancing services
  • Continuous development and progression opportunities

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace which promotes and values diversity. We welcome all talent irrespective of age, disability, neuro-divergence, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion, belief, sexual orientation or other personal circumstances. We ensure that our policies and procedures treat all applicants consistently and fairly during our recruitment process.

If you have any questions about the recruitment process, reasonable adjustments, or about the role, please contact us at hrrecruitment@derby-college.ac.uk.

Safeguarding statement

DCG is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and all successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  An online search of the preferred candidate is completed to help to identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which the college may need to explore with the candidate further. Please be advised that it is an offence to apply for this position if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

Recruitment Agencies - We have a PSL of trusted partners to assist us when required and do not acknowledge any speculative CVs or unsolicited candidate introductions from agencies not on this list.

Job Description

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