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Criminology, Psychology and Sociology Lecturer

To teach a range of units on Social Science related programmes within FE and to act as Programme Leader, as required for specific programmes.  

For an informal discussion please email Danielle Fox dfox@craven-college.ac.uk 

Employer
Craven College
Date Posted:
January 7, 2022
Post No.
A605
Location
Skipton
Rate of pay
Main Grade Lecturer Scale (Points 5-14) £22,443 - £32,552 per annum, pro rata to £13,465 - £19,531 per annum
Hours
22 hours
Responsible to
Head of Department – Animal, Science and Access to HE
Closing Date
January 23, 2022 23:59
Special Conditions

Temporary Maternity Cover 

A full enhanced disclosure check via the Disclosure & Barring Service will be required for this post

Key Duties

This job description is a guide to the duties you will be expected to perform immediately on your appointment. These may change in the future in line with the strategic direction and development of the College. 

  • To teach a range of Psychology and Social Science units, including Criminology, Health and Social Care, and Psychology at Level 3 to a range of learners,
  • To develop and design appropriate learning materials for a variety of learners;
  • To prepare, mark, assess and record students work as necessary to meet quality assurance and self-assessment requirements within deadlines;
  • To implement appropriate college quality assurance procedures and carry out relevant recording and administrative tasks to meet deadlines;
  • To meet quality standards with particular reference to retention and achievement and be responsible for monitoring and reporting on continuous performance and improvement within the provision;
  • To seek ideas, consult with colleagues and introduce innovative ways to embed the accurate and consistent use of English and Mathematics’ skills within planned learning and classroom environment as appropriate;
  • To ensure maximum engagement by your students in English and Maths, resulting in English and Maths success rates of at least the national average for 16/17;
  • To promote links with employers & external bodies and liaise effectively as required;
  • To support the Work Experience team in securing curriculum-relevant industry placements, in preparation of the move towards T Levels;
  • To participate in curriculum development and promotional aspects of the curriculum and School such s open evenings and parent evenings;
  • To attend relevant Department /college team meetings in line with college requirements;
  • To function as an effective team member within the Department and across the college, as appropriate;
  • To measure the success, retention, achievement and recruitment of your learners by different equality strands and put in place action plans to address any underperformance;
  • To ensure that interaction with learners is inclusive, fosters good relations between different groups of people, pays attention to specific needs identified through assessment, and being mindful of cultural or gender differences;
  • To work closely with parents, guardians and outside support agencies in agreeing strategies that overcome barriers to participation or learning progression;
  • To participate in the College’s Performance Review scheme and undertake professional updating/staff development as required to meet the needs of the Department and College;
  • To be fully conversant with the college’s equality and diversity aims and objectives; and take appropriate positive action in the promotion and delivery of equality & diversity targets:
  • To be fully conversant with and implement the college’s range of safeguarding policies and procedures, to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all students and staff;
  • To follow and implement Our College Behaviours
  • Any other duties commensurate with grade and status as may reasonably be requested.
Person Specific

OUR BEHAVIOURS

Our behaviours are not meant to be exhaustive but serve to illustrate and bring to life the range of aspects that contribute to being an effective Craven colleague. We need everyone to bring them to life. 

COLLABORATIVE

WORK TOGETHER TO OFFER ALL LEARNERS AND CUSTOMERS EXCELLENT OUTCOMES, BUILD STRONG WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

  • Connected - Work well with others
  • Innovative - Creative and solutions-focussed, work inventively, generate new ideas
  • Responsible - Takes ownership, completes work well and on time

ASPIRATIONAL

ABLE AND WILLING TO EVOLVE, ACHIEVE POTENTIAL, ADAPT TO CHANGING ENVIRONMENTS

  • Curious - Inquisitive and interested
  • Optimistic - Have a positive outlook
  • Progressive - Determined to succeed

RESILIENT

CAPABLE OF WITHSTANDING ADVERSITY AND ABLE TO TRANSCEND DIFFICULTY THROUGH CAPABILITY AND COMPETENCE

  • Adaptable – Flexible
  • Enthusiastic - Can do attitude
  • Pragmatic - Sensible and realistic

AUTHENTIC

HONEST AND OPEN IN ALL TRANSACTIONS AND RELATIONSHIPS, SELF AWARE, POSITIVE AND HELPFUL

  • Positive mindset - Committed and determined
  • Respectful - Inclusive and kind
  • Socially intelligent - Self-aware and employable

The person we are hoping to appoint will meet all the following essential requirements and some or all of the desirable requirements.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Degree or equivalent professional qualification in a relevant subject area; 
  • Current teaching qualification to Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training/PGCE/Cert Ed (or working towards);
  • Qualified to Level 2 (GCSE Grade A*-C or equivalent) in English and maths (or willing to work towards completion within a specified time frame); 
  • Recent relevant experience of teaching to a high standard in the FE and/or HE sector;
  • Good administrative skills with the ability to maintain accurate and relevant records in line with quality procedures;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and organisational skills;
  • Interest and understanding of current educational initiatives;
  • Ability to work flexibly and on own initiative to meet the needs of the college;
  • Ability to motivate staff and work effectively as a team member;
  • Ability to achieve consistently high standards under pressure;
  • Willingness and ability to liaise effectively with external bodies and agencies;
  • Willing to undertake professional development linked to the needs of the college;
  • Computer literate;
  • Driving licence and access to an appropriately insured vehicle.

DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS 

  • Experience of being a programme tutor;
  • Experience of BTEC programmes;
  • Experience of WJEC Criminology;
  • Experience of Access to HE;
  • Experience of delivering externally examined subjects;
  • Experience of delivering courses in teaching support in schools;
  • Ability to apply ILT techniques within teaching;, for example Microsoft Teams
  • Knowledge of current initiatives in FE/HE spheres;
  • Sound knowledge of quality issues in FE and HE;
  • Experience of IV;
  •  Assessor Awards.
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