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Professional Development Lecturer (22.2 Hours Per Week Maternity Cover)

SALARY: £32,000 – £34,000 (Pro rata)

JOB TYPE: Part time 22.2 hours per week, fixed term up to an year

LOCATION: Stevenage and working across Group sites in North Herts

Closing Date: 5th October 2021

JOB PURPOSE

Do you have a passion for great teaching and learning and are you keen to help others develop their practice?  If so, a great opportunity has arisen to lead on our teacher training and professional development programmes.  This role will work as part of our Teaching, Learning and Quality team, supporting colleagues from across the organisation and external trainee teachers to improve and strengthen their teaching practice.

If you have experience of delivering high quality teacher training and development and have a strong track record in delivering exceptional teaching, then we want to hear from you.

You will be involved in some exciting activity including:

  • Co-ordinating and delivering our teacher education offer
  • Supporting new teachers in their role
  • Providing coaching to teachers
  • Supporting our organisation wide professional development activity

MORE THAN JUST A SALARY

  •  £32,000 – £34,000 (Pro rata)
  • TPS Pension Scheme
  • Participation in the Group’s performance related pay scheme
  • For a full outline of benefits, click here

PERSON SPECIFICATION

  • A strong track record of good or better teaching and learning delivery, whilst achieving high levels of student success and progress
  • Experience of curriculum, course design and assessment that meets awarding body requirements
  • Experience of delivering high quality teacher training or teacher development in an FE or school setting
  • Experience, or strong interest in, the use of coaching to support teacher development
  • Strong experience in assessment processes and the use of assessment to support improvement
  • Up to date knowledge of safeguarding, equality and diversity, health and safety and child protection legislation, as it impacts on learning
  • Good analytical skills with proven ability to use management information to identify issues and opportunities to drive quality and performance
  • Well-developed organisational, communication and teamwork skills
  • A degree and/or professional qualification in a relevant subject area
  • A relevant teaching qualification (minimum of Level 5)
  • Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy and experience of using IT applications
  • Assessor and verifier qualifications (desirable)

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead, deliver and assess on our teacher education programmes to internal and external audiences (including Award and Diploma in Education & Training, Level 3 and Level 4 TAQA)
  • Lead on recruitment of internal and external participants to our teacher education programmes
  • Provide group and one-to-one coaching support to teachers
  • Support the design and delivery of professional development sessions, staff conferences and organisation wide development on a planned and ad hoc basis
  • Support curriculum areas with their delivery of professional development programmes
  • Work with the E-Learning Co-ordinator to improve the digital skills of teachers
  • Work with members of the Teaching, Learning & Quality and Student Experience teams on quality improvement projects and activity

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    WHO ARE WE

    North Hertfordshire College (NHC) is a further education college with over 3,000 full-time students across a wide range of areas of learning.

    Everything we do at NHC is about helping students achieve what they want to be in life. That means helping them to develop both the knowledge and skills they need to progress in their chosen occupational area and the employability skills that we know employers require of young people when they enter the world of work.

    NHC is part of the Hart Learning Group which also includes Hart L&D, a progressive learning and development business that helps business clients of all sizes to engage with emerging talent, and the Hart Schools Trust – a burgeoning multi-academy trust which sponsors a small number of schools in our local community.

    We are currently working towards an ambitious five-year strategy. We want NHC to be Outstanding by 2023. To realise our strategy, we need the best people around. We’re building an amazing team, all of whom share our passion, pace, and commitment to helping our students achieve what they want to be in life.

     

    OUR MISSION 

    We believe passionately in the power of education to enrich lives, raise aspirations and create prosperity for individuals, businesses and the communities we work in.

    By 2023, we want to be known as an exceptional place to study, where we provide students with an inspiring curriculum that develops the skills, knowledge and behaviours they need to be successful in their lives and future careers.

    We will help provide a skilled workforce that powers the regional economy and meets the current and future needs of employers.

    We will be a valued and visible part of our community, making a positive contribution and working with a diverse range of community organisations to improve the lives of residents.

     

    OUR VALUES

    RESPECT: We value the contribution that each member of our community makes. We ensure that we are an inclusive, welcoming and open organisation that encourages and values different thinking and perspectives.

    AMBITION: We have high expectations about what we, our colleagues and our learners can achieve. We are a true learning organisation that is eager to continue to improve and develop.

    PROFESSIONALISM: We conduct ourselves in a professional way. We commit to developing our knowledge, skills and experience to better do our jobs.

    INSPIRATION: We motivate and instil a sense of belief in ourselves, our colleagues and our learners. We have a strong ‘can do’ ethos and believe that enjoying what we do is important.

    INTEGRITY: We act in an open and honest way. We see trust as central to the way that we work, we do what we say we will do.

    COMMUNITY: We are committed to building a community where everyone has a voice, feels supported and can thrive. We are committed to being an active and responsible part of our local and wider communities.

    EXCELLENCE: We strive for excellence in everything we do. We encourage and challenge ourselves and each other to do the very best for our learners, colleagues and community.

     

    SAFER RECRUITMENT STATEMENT

    North Hertfordshire College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and provide proof of their right to work in the UK.

    To view our fair recruitment forms, please click here for equality and diversity declaration.

    Please note these vacancies may close at any time once sufficient applications have been received. Early submission of your application is therefore encouraged.

    “We are always looking for ways to improve and deliver excellent customer service. Jobs are challenging at times, flexible, rewarding and allow you to meet a range of people from across the group. Most importantly I have fun and enjoy working in my team and for the company.”

    Kathy Levy - Curriculum Administrator