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Lecturer in Applied Science / Forensic Science (Biology)


Location: Newcastle and Stafford College Hours: Full-time position available Salary: £24,621 - £34,942

In November 2019 Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group (NSCG) became the first further education provider in England to achieve outstanding grades in every area of Ofsted's recently reformed Education Inspection Framework (EIF).

The inspection report praised all areas of the College's provision and acknowledged NSCG's ?positive, stimulating and safe learning environment', ?highly motivated staff', and ?learners' exemplary behaviour and attitudes to learning'. It also highlighted the fantastic partnerships the College has with industry.

To read the full Ofsted report for Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group, please visit the Ofsted Government website, select Find an Inspection Report and search for Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group.

The group is currently home to a population of over 5,000 full-time students and around 500 students on higher education programmes. We have over 4,000 part-time or adult learners and 2,000 apprentices where we work with over 800 individual employers.

We are looking for individuals with the ability to deliver Applied Science units across the full range of the department's provision, you will be an inspiring lecturer who is gifted in delivering varied and imaginative sessions and will have a record of good retention and success rates.

The successful candidate will have experience of teaching on Applied Sciences and/or Forensic Science courses and ideally experience of teaching Biology at A Level. Relevant industry experience would also be advantageous in this role.

As well as your relevant industrial experience and current knowledge, you will have an appropriate subject qualification to degree or equivalent. You will also hold or be studying for a relevant teaching qualification (DTLLS, PGCE or equivalent).

The main duties of the post holder are:

  • To teach on Level 2 and 3 in Applied Science and Level 3 Forensic Science. Where required, this may also involve teaching on other Level 3 Biology based programmes.
  • Play an active role in the marketing of the College and the Department through such activities as open days and through liaison with local employers and schools.
  • Engage in core duties including preparation, marking, monitoring student progress, preparing reports, setting and marking of examination papers, developing and preparing flexible learning materials.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Has a relevant teaching qualification (PGCE (PCET) or equivalent) or willingness to train for one.
  • Has experience of teaching on Applied Sciences and/or Forensic Science courses.
  • Ideally has experience of teaching A Level Biology.
  • Ideally has relevant teaching experience within the FE sector/post 16 sector.

What's in it for you?

The college offers and excellent benefits package which includes:

  • Teachers' Pension Scheme
  • Excellent Training and Development Opportunities
  • 37 days annual leave (plus bank holidays and Christmas closure period)

How to apply

To apply for the role of Lecturer in Applied Sciences/Forensic Science (Biology), please click ?Apply Now' to complete an online application form.
(If you are applying via a jobs board, you will receive an e-mail and link that will take you directly to our application form on the Newcastle & Stafford Colleges Group website).

The closing date for completed applications is 15th May 2022.

Interviews to be held week commencing 23rd May 2022

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. All college based positions are subject to enhanced DBS check and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

Newcastle, England, UK