Learning and Teaching Coach - Northampton

Hours: 37hrs/39 Weeks


  • 35 days annual leave (plus public holidays)
  • Peoples Pension
  • Retail and leisure discounts

About the role:

An exciting opportunity for experienced teachers or advanced practitioners who have a passion for exploring, researching and sharing teaching pedagogy to drive educational excellence.

With positions available in both College and Sixth Form settings we are looking for individuals with a depth of knowledge and experience in the different streams of FE delivery: A Levels, T Levels and AAQs

Northamptonshire – Posts available for: Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough, Corby Sixth Form College

You will play a pivotal role in the success of the College through:

  • Working effectively as a member of the Quality Improvement team.
  • Role model best practice in learning, teaching and assessment.
  • Coaching, inspiring and developing all teaching staff to outstanding quality of education.
  • Promoting high standards of learning, teaching and assessment to support TBCG towards excellence in the quality of education for all.
  • Assisting new teaching staff through personalised development activities as part of am impactful induction process.
  • Teaching and assessing on the Teacher Education programmes across the group, including undertaking observations to support trainee teachers.
  • Researching and implementing innovation in learning, teaching and assessment.
  • Supporting and delivering appropriate professional development to enable outstanding quality of education.
  • Maintaining and further developing curriculum and subject specialism(s) and champion the implementation of TBCG’s Learning and Teaching Strategy.
  • Carrying out all aspects of the role in line with The Bedford College Group’s (TBCG) culture and values.
  • Ensuring the student experience is kept at the heart of everything your Directorate does.

About you:

  • Full teaching qualification (PCGE, Cert Ed, QTS)
  • Degree and/or vocational training at an equivalent level in a relevant subject
  • English and Maths GCSE (A-C) or equivalent (Level 2)
  • Commitment to work towards a Masters degree
  • History of outstanding and innovative teaching practice
  • Experience of effective coaching and mentoring of staff to effectively improve teaching practice
  • Experience of undertaking observation of learning, teaching and assessment, making accurate judgement and utilising the information to improve teaching practice
  • Proven record of experience of raising student retention and achievement rates
  • Substantial recent experience of teaching and assessing on a range of levels
  • Willingness to undertake further professional development
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal and influencing skills

Planned Interviews on Monday 8th July 2024.

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

Bedford College has a number of sites across the town and surrounding areas, these include our main Cauldwell Street campus in the heart of the town, our hair and beauty salon on the High Street, the advanced automotive centre on Brunel Road and the gas and technology plumbing centre in Kempston.

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.

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