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English Lecturer

To teach across GCSE and Functional Skills English from entry level to level 2.

For an informal discussion please email Wendy Newell

Craven College
Date Posted:
July 4, 2024
Post No.
Rate of pay
Main Grade Lecturer (Points 5-14) £24,743 - £35,205 per annum
37 Hours per week
Responsible to
Head of Department
Closing Date
July 28, 2024 23:59
Special Conditions

This post is subject to a probationary period of 6 months, upon successful completion of which will become permanent. 

A full DBS Certificate via the Disclosure and 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 on GCSE and Functional Skills English Language to a range of learners including 14-16 year olds, 16-18 and 19+;
  • 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 resulting in English and Maths achievement rates of at least the national average;
  • To promote links with employers & external bodies and liaise effectively as required;
  • To participate in curriculum development and promotional aspects of the curriculum and School such as 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

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


  • Degree or equivalent professional qualification in English or a related subject area
  • Current teaching qualification to Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training/PGCE/Cert Ed (or be willing to work towards);
  • Qualified to Level 2 (GCSE Grade A*- C or equivalent) in English and maths; 
  • Recent relevant experience of teaching English to a high standard in the FE or school sector ;
  • Experience of working with young people with SEND;
  • 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;


  • Experience of being a programme leader;
  • Experience of teaching on GCSE and Functional Skills programmes;
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, policy and guidance relating to Children and Young People’s Services and SEND;
  • Ability to apply ILT techniques within teaching;
  • Knowledge of current initiatives in FE/HE spheres;
  • Sound knowledge of quality issues in FE and HE;
  • Experience in standardisation of functional skills;
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