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Nail Technology Lecturer

To deliver a defined range of units/modules to meet curriculum requirements and quality assurance procedures.

Craven College
Date Posted:
June 11, 2024
Post No.
Rate of pay
£24.27 per hour
Responsible to
Head of Department
Closing Date
June 30, 2024 11:59
Special Conditions

Teaching is dependent on timetable requirements and student numbers in line with College funding.

Pay claims for the actual hours worked are submitted on the last working day of the month, for payment on the last working day of the following month.

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

Contractual requirement to obtain relevant teaching qualifications

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 prepare for and teach on a range of courses to full and/or part-time students within relevant curriculum areas;
• To develop and improve appropriate teaching and learning materials to support curriculum delivery including flexible learning programmes;
• To develop and carry out appropriate assessment of students’ work, in accordance with College and awarding body standards and be involved in internal verification and/or moderation if required;
• To promote, develop and evaluate a range of provision within the curriculum area;
• To keep abreast of new developments in the field and evaluate new approaches to curriculum delivery;
• To be responsible for marking and monitoring students progress throughout the programmes of study;
• To carry out administrative and recording tasks relating to your course(s) in line with Quality Assurance procedures, self-assessment, and awarding body requirements and to maintain necessary records and documentation;
• 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 be proactive in raising standards on the courses taught in relation to retention and achievement rates;
• To be proactive in developing links with industry and organisations active in the vocational area;
• To liaise effectively with management and staff within the School and cross College;
• To attend mandatory team meetings and staff development as requested by the Head of department and to be an effective team member;
• To participate in the College’s appraisal scheme in line with College Policy;
• To undertake and record continuing professional development (CPD) in line with College Policy and legal requirements (with effect from 1st September 2007, 30 hours per year on a pro rata basis);
• To provide guidance, advice and counselling support to students in accordance with College Policy and in conjunction with the Head of Department;
• To assist with the marketing function of the School if requested;
• To be responsible for updating the subject specialism;
• You will be expected to be fully conversant with and implement the College’s range of equality and diversity and safe guarding policies and procedures, to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all learners and staff;
• 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 measure the success, retention, achievement and recruitment of your learners by different equality strands and put in place action plans to address any underperformance;
• 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.


• Recognised Nail Technology Qualification
• Level 3 or equivalent professional qualification in a relevant subject area;
• Vocational experience in Nail Technology; must have relevant experience of working within the industry and be competent and current in all aspects of acrylic nails including applying acrylic nails, using pink and white, maintenance and removal of nails. A trade test will be required.
• 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 math
• Recent relevant experience of teaching to a high standard in the FE sector, including 19+ age range;
• Enthusiasm, passion and desire to teach others the skills involved with Nail Technology;
• Ability to plan and deliver all sessions practical and theory to a high standard
• 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;


• Recognised Beauty Qualification
• Ability to apply ILT techniques within teaching;
• Experience of teaching VTCT qualifications
• Knowledge of current initiatives in Nail Technology spheres;
• Sound knowledge of quality issues in FE;
• Experience of IV;
• Assessor Awards
• Driving Licence and access to an appropriately insured vehicle.

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