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Travel, Tourism and Aviation Lecturer

To teach a range of units from Travel, Tourism & Aviation programmes within the Department of Aviation & Travel

Craven College
Date Posted:
June 7, 2024
Post No.
The Aviation Academy Leeds Bradford Airport
Rate of pay
Main Grade Lecturer Pay Scale points 5 – 14 £24,743 - £35,204 per annum, pro rata to £14,712 - £20,932 per annum
22 hours per week
Responsible to
Head of Department
Closing Date
June 26, 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 enhanced disclosure check via the Disclosure & Barring Service will be required for this post.

Contractual requirement to obtain relevant teaching qualifications necessary for the post.

Split site - Craven College, Skipton & Aviation Academy, Leeds Bradford Airport

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 units from Travel & Aviation programmes (e.g. NCFE levels 1-3 or degree programme) 
  • To use industry knowledge and experience to bring lessons to life with real examples
  • To develop and design appropriate learning materials for a variety of learners
  • To act as Programme Tutor 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; this is outside classroom contact hours
  • 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 Level 1-3 provision or degree programme
  • Represent the course as appropriate at exam boards and similar events
  • 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
  • Ensure maximum engagement by your students in English and Maths, resulting in English and Maths success 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 Department
  • 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 Department and College
  • To complete initial mandatory training within an agreed timeframe
  • 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 
  • 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.


  • Level 3 qualification or equivalent professional qualification in a relevant subject area
  • Experience of working in Travel, Tourism & Aviation job roles
  • Current teaching qualification to Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training/PGCE/Cert Ed (or willing to work towards within the first 2 years of employment – this will be included within contract) 
  • 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)
  • 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 Department and 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 Department and College including industry updating placements as required
  • Computer literate 


  • Degree or equivalent professional qualification in a relevant subject area
  • Various positions in all aspects of travel & aviation sectors
  • Ground operations experience
  • Flying or PPL experience or flying instructor experience
  • Experience of course tutorship
  • Experience of FE/HE programmes
  • Ability to apply ILT techniques within teaching
  • Knowledge of current initiatives in Aviation and Travel spheres 
  • Experience of IV/IQA planning and assessment
  • Assessor Awards


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