Lecturer in Animal Care (Maternity Cover) - Shipley Campus

North Shropshire College
08 Jul 2017
26 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Purpose

Under the direction of the relevant Curriculum Manager to deliver high quality teaching and learning.

  • Teaching and assessing on a variety of programmes
  • Liaising with the Curriculum Manager to develop study programmes in the curriculum area
  • Taking part in the Internal Performance Inspections and quality assurance procedures at the College
  • Liaising with the Curriculum Manager in dealing with management information data
  • Pastoral activities

Generic Duties and Responsibilities

Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Development

  • Formal scheduled teaching/learning duties using a variety of appropriate strategies up to 840 hours (pro rata for fractional appointments) per academic year.
  • Preparation of learning and assignment materials, using a variety of resources, including ILT.
  • Assessment of students' work (formative and summative, as appropriate, in accordance with Awarding Body regulations) and the provision of constructive feedback.
  • Organisation of learning programmes.
  • Using the College referral system to provide learning, behavioural and pastoral support.
  • Working with the Curriculum Manager to develop the curriculum.
  • Ensuring the health and safety of the teaching environment.
  • Research and other forms of scholarly activity to maintain subject knowledge and up to date approaches to learning.

Pastoral Support

Taking part in the student admissions process and providing advice and counselling in relation to subject choice to potential students.

Providing educational guidance and counselling to students on course.

Organisation and supervision of student visit programmes and work experience where appropriate.

Administration / Management of Quality

Marketing activities, including promoting courses via Open Evenings/Events/workshops etc.

Administration including maintaining records of assessment, enrolments, withdrawals, registers etc. Liaising with the Curriculum Manager to ensure timely and accurate returns to MIS.

Participating in the College's Quality Assurance Self-Assessment process, including the annual Internal Performance Inspection.

Personal Development

Attending personal professional development, College CPD activities and external training events. Updating professional, teaching and training qualifications where appropriate.

Participating in appraisal and identifying development needs.

Taking part in secondment, placements or exchanges within an industrial or educational context where appropriate

Joining professional bodies where appropriate.

Team Membership

Regularly attend subject, curriculum area, senior tutor, school and other meetings.

Working collaboratively within a teamwork environment.


Undertake any other duties commensurate with the post as requested by your Line Manager.

The postholder is expected to act at all times in manner that encourages equality of opportunity for all Students, Staff and Visitors to the College and also to adhere to their responsibilities as required to ensure a safe and healthy environment in which to work and study.

Further details on both these issues can be found in the College Equal Opportunities Policy and Health and Safety Policy which are widely available including in College libraries and on the College Intranet.

A Disclosure check with the Disclosure and Barring Service will be a requirement of employment and positions are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Please note that a record of a conviction may not automatically prevent a candidate from receiving an unconditional offer of employment.


The College full-time contract is for 37 hour week (pro rata for fractional appointments) with maximum of 25 hours per week (currently 840 hours per year) designated as class contact time.

The College offers 50 days per year holiday together with all public holidays. Sixteen days per year are designated as staff development or administration days in the current academic year.




  • A post-16 teaching qualification
  • Professional Standing
  • Willingness to undergo professional development as required.



  • Relevant academic degree and/or
  • Vocational qualification and/or
  • Professional qualification
  • A1 AssesSors Award
  • L2 qualifications in English and Maths
  • V1 /IQA Award

Experience and Skills

  • Ability to teach on a range of courses within the subject area.
  • Commitment to Equality and Diversity
  • Highly skilled tradesperson with a successful track record in the industry.
  • Successful personal teaching experience in the curriculum area
  • Experience of embedding Functional Skills in curriculum delivery
  • Ability to use ILT effectively

Personal Qualities

  • Committed to continuous improvement in Quality
  • The ability to encourage the use of ILT in curriculum delivery
  • Enthusiasm for working in the lifelong learning sector
  • Ability to maintain and develop effective communication, liaison and relationships
  • Ability to drive and use of a car.

*Newly appointed non-teacher qualified lecturers must work towards achieving an appropriate teaching qualification within the appropriate statutory period.

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