Vacancy – Lecturer in Foundation Studies

16 November 2023

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Location: Bury, Greater Manchester
Salary: £33,211 – £39,325 pa (ECT £30,542 – £32,295 pa)
Expiry date: 19/11/2023
Hours: 37
Contract Length: Permanent

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About This Position

Bury College is now on the look out for a Foundation Studies Lecturer to join the team on a Permanent basis, to ultimately deliver excellent and inclusive teaching and learning in the classroom ensuring learners are inspired to succeed and progress.

As a Foundation Studies Lecturer you will be an enthusiastic expert in your area, you will integrate appropriate and inspirational curriculum resources including ILT into lessons and plan delivery so that schemes of work and lesson plans support achievement. Undertaking ongoing high quality formative and summative assessment of learners’ work, both in class and through regular out of class activity to monitor progress, you must aim to ensure that learners succeed through progress reviews and initiate and respond to new curriculum developments and plan resources as appropriate.

Applicants must hold

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in certification / training.
  • Previous experience of successful teaching (or teaching practice for NT’s) within this area or related courses.
  • A full teaching qualification or professional recognition in learning and skills.
  • The role requires an individual with the ability to deliver exceptional teaching and learning and inspire, motivate and engage learners. Capable of producing effective schemes of work and lesson plans, you should demonstrate a background of inclusive and challenging teaching strategies and of supporting students to attend by meeting their individual needs.

Knowledge and Skills 

  • The ability to mentor and support disengaged young people is essential.
  • Knowledge of the ‘Preparing for Adulthood’ agenda is essential.
  • Knowledge of R.A.R.P.A is desirable.
  • The ability to deliver exceptional teaching and learning and inspire, motivate and engage learners in learning is essential.
  • Knowledge of appropriate curriculum resources for subject area is essential.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with parents is essential.

About Us

Bury College is a Further Education College offering a wide range of courses to over 5,000 full time students and over 5,650 part time students each year.

Dedicated to providing the communities we serve with a broad choice of learning options, Bury College offers a range of A Level courses, vocational programmes, and apprenticeships. In addition to this, we have higher level courses available at Bury College University Centre, as well as courses for adults.

And the benefits of working for us?

  • 45 days annual leave plus bank holidays and Christmas closure
  • Occupational sick pay (up to 6 months full pay followed by 6 months half pay)
  • Teachers or Local Authority Pension Fund
  • Flexible working
  • Foster Family Friendly Policy
  • Special Leave of Absence
  • Paid leave for religious festivals
  • Up to two weeks paid bereavement leave
  • Sabbaticals
  • Comprehensive induction and on-going training
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Occupational Health Service
  • Onsite gym
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Onsite nursery (places not guaranteed)
  • Free onsite parking (spaces not guaranteed)s.

Bury College is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity, celebrating diversity, safeguarding its learners and expects all staff to share these commitments.

Please note that new guidance in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 requires us to carry out an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates. This to enable us to identify any incidents or issues which have happened and are publicly available online which we might want to explore at interview. Once shortlisting has taken place, this search will be carried out for all candidates who will attend an interview.