Lecturer - Teacher Training and Education

Eastern Colleges Group
Bury St. Edmunds
06 Nov 2019
12 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Part Time
Lecturer - Teacher Training and Education

West Suffolk College, Bury St Edmunds

Permanent, 23 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

Salary: £21,544.17 - £24,039.07 (£32,784.60 - £36,581.19 pa FTE), depending on experience

We are seeking an experienced teacher and teacher trainer to join our established and high performing Initial Teacher Training team.

The successful candidate will be required to engage with trainees across a range of ITT programmes from level 3 to 6 and demonstrate an excellent ability to develop and promote high quality teaching and learning. This role primarily involves overseeing the AET/CET/DET courses, including course leadership, teaching and assessing on those programmes, with some teaching and assessment on our Cert. Ed. and PGCE courses.

The role will involve liaising with; internal and external candidates for the courses, placement providers or employers, course teams, external examiners, and a range of other professionals. The post holder should be willing to contribute to the dissemination of best practice within the institution and across the region.

Role Responsibilities
  • Teach and assess on a range of programmes including Award in Education and Training (AET), Certificate in Education and Training (CET), Certificate in Education (Cert Ed) or Diploma in Education (DET), Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), qualifications in Supporting Teaching and Learning, and any other associated degree qualifications as required by the Head of Department. These are delivered through both University of Suffolk and other Awarding Bodies.
  • Act as personal and academic tutor to initial teacher training students.
  • Participate in the development of existing and new course programmes and to assume responsibility for areas of work as appropriate. This includes development of the current curriculum for re-approval / revalidation and embedding best practice across the sector and advice from the External Examiner.

Required qualifications, skills and experience
  • A degree or equivalent level of qualification.
  • Teaching qualification and Professional Status (QTLS/QTS).
  • Maths and English qualifications at level 2 minimum.
  • Sound understanding of the requirement of teachers, trainers and tutors in the sector.
  • Sound understanding of relevant inspection frameworks.
  • An understanding of teacher training qualifications at all levels.
  • Ability to drive forward the wider application of IT in teaching and training.
  • Sound organisational, administrative and IT skills.
  • Commitment to sharing good practice and to continuous improvement of teaching and learning skills.
  • Relevant professional experience within education and training, particularly within initial teacher education.
  • Trained lesson observer with experience of observing and developing teaching and learning.

Please ensure you familiarise yourself with our Character Strengths and Mission Statement to incorporate into your personal statement. You will find this very beneficial if you are invited to attend for an interview and it will help you to understand our expectations of you at an early stage of the recruitment process.



For more information please contact recruitment@wsc.ac.uk

Please send a completed application form to recruitment@wsc.ac.uk , if you have not heard from a member of the HR team within 14 working days, please presume your application has not been successful on this occasion.

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Closing Date: 10th November 2019

Interview Date: 18th November 20019

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, gender, gender reassignment, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age in accordance with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.

The College is committed to safeguarding children and safer recruitment practices and will undertake all the required pre-employment checks on the successful candidate including an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

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