Programme Tutor- Art & Design

The Role:

We are seeking an outstanding tutor to teach Art and Design to our Level 1 - 3 & Foundation art and Design, UAL Art & Design students. You will lead the Foundation art and design course as well as other art courses, planning and delivering an exciting curriculum including live project work, visits and trips and engaging with opportunities for developing students personal development. Our learners develop a depth and range of skills that allows them to progress to their next steps in a range of creative practices including Creative Degrees and employment. You should be able to deliver lessons in traditional visual communication skills such as painting, printmaking, observational and experimental drawing, digital image making. You will have a high level of knowledge and skill in areas of creative project management and will understand and be able to guide students through their project work using creative research and development processes involved particularly in the area of Fine Art. The role will see you responsible for a Foundation art and Design course and another art and design group(s), monitoring attendance, providing progress reviews, assessments and supporting their progression plans towards a career in the Creative Industries. This will include supporting their applications to Universities and producing CVs for employment.


  • Our tutors are dual practitioners and demonstrate expertise in teaching and learning as well as having recent experience and track record of working in the Creative Industries. You should have expertise in one or more creative technical skill such as painting or illustration or print. We are happy to welcome industry specialists who have some experience in teaching and working with young people and as a result are keen to continue to develop their teaching skills. If you have not taught previously please state in your application why you feel you would like to work in education.
  • Qualifications could include BA Hons (Creative subject)
  • PGCE Secondary or FE
  • Creative Industry experience

Joining our Journey:

When you join our college, not only will you benefit from an annual reviewed salary but have access to numerous benefits and facilities: 

  • Generous Pension Scheme  
  • Fantastic Staff Benefits and Rewards platform
  • Very generous holiday entitlement
  • Employee Assistance Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity provision
  • Staff Development days/week (Jan, July, Aug)
  • Free confidential counselling service
  • Staff recognition awards
  • Car Scheme
  • Subsidised car parking
  • On-site Day Nursery
  • On-site hair and beauty salon

Oldham College is a great career choice for ambitious professionals. With a “good” Ofsted rating, one of the best apprenticeship programmes in the region, excellent 16-18 results and truly outstanding GCSE English results, we are already a high performer.

But we want to deliver much more than this.  Our ambition is to be “The Best Place to Learn and Work” and we have a clear Strategic Plan which sets out what this means and what we will do to deliver it. We will keep on improving and innovating, and we are investing in new provision, new facilities, and new technology; including our state-of-the-art clinical simulation suite.

We expect a lot from you, so we want ambitious, open minded candidates, who are ready to give their best. But we give a lot in return, from training to pensions, our own benefits package, and one of the best and most helpful group of colleagues you could ever wish to meet.  

The role will require you to embed and work to the college’s values; working with Integrity, having Ambition to help our learners succeed and being Inclusive to learners and colleagues alike.

At Oldham College, our mission is to welcome everyone and create inclusive teams. We encourage everyone to join us, as we create a workforce that is as diverse as our wonderful student community. We do monitor responses to our diversity questions in our application, to ensure that we can continue to build a workforce that is representative of the community that we serve.

We understand that not everyone works to the same timetable, and offer a range of flexible working options, including flexible start and finish times, part-time, term-time only or hybrid options, where the role permits.

We will do everything we can to support you during your application.  If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, contact our HR team who will be happy to advise.

If your application is successful, your personal data may be used for a pre-employment screening check by a third party as permitted by applicable law. Depending on the vacancy and applicable laws, a pre-employment screening could include, employment history, education and other information (such as media information) that may be necessary for determining your qualifications and suitability for the role.

Oldham College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

Any appointments will be subject to enhanced DBS checks and a check of the DfE Barred List

Further details including a Person Specification are included within the attached Job Description.

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation Act 1974. It is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children and vulnerable adults.

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