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Transitions Lecturer

To teach a range of units on the level 1 Personal Social and development programmes across a range of vocational areas within the Department of Transitions and to act as Programme Leader, as required for one or more Transitions courses.

Craven College
Date Posted:
March 18, 2024
Post No.
Rate of pay
Main Grade Lecturer (Points 5-14) £24,272 - £35,205 per annum
37 hours per week
Responsible to
Head of Department – Jemma Crozier
Closing Date
April 7, 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
  • To teach a range of units from Foundation Learning & Access to FE programmes within the Department of Transitions and a range of learners, including 14-16 year olds;
  • To develop and design appropriate learning materials for a variety of learners;
  • To act as Programme Leader within the Department and provide support and guidance to students and staff, as necessary;
  • 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 participate in curriculum development and promotional aspects of the curriculum and School;
  • 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 Appraisal scheme and undertake professional updating/staff development as required to meet the needs of the Division 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 a relevant subject area; 
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, policy and guidance relating to Children and Young People’s Services and SEND;
  • Experience of working with young people with SEND; 
  • 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;
  • 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 NOCN/ NCFE programmes;
  • Ability to apply ILT techniques within teaching;
  • Knowledge of current initiatives in FE/HE spheres;
  • Sound knowledge of quality issues in FE;
  • Experience of IQA;
  • Assessor Awards
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