Monday, September 30, 2013

Peripatetic Lecturers in Animal Science

Peripatetic Lecturers in Animal Science (2 x roles, 1 maternity cover)
£18,303 to £32,837 (if qualified) plus £1,848.50 LW

Our client is looking to recruit both a permanent and temporary (maternity cover) lecturer to contribute to the teaching programme of the College, for a range of subjects related to Animal Science and GCE science subjects to appropriate examination body standards, including both centre- and work-based learning.

Both of these roles are peripatetic between centres (Enfield, Crystal Palace and Gunnersbury Park)

About the College

Capel Manor College in Greater London, is a vocational college delivering Arboriculture and Countryside, Animal Care and Saddlery, Floristry and Balloon Artistry, Garden Design and Horticulture.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Delivering and co-ordinating the assessment of a range of subjects related to Animal Science and GCE science subjects to appropriate examination body standards, including both centre- and work-based learning.  Competence in the care and management of a wide range of animal species would be an advantage. 
  • Acting as a Course Manager including minuting of meetings, carrying out tutorials with students, recording results and providing management information.
  • Providing specialist advice relating to animal care activities and developments.
  • Contributing to management of delegated budgets in accordance with College polices and procedures.
  • Supporting curriculum planning, development and support within the School.
  • Researching and the production of course materials.
  • Taking shared responsibility for health and welfare of the Colleges animal stock, including contribution to weekend, holiday and emergency cover rotas as required.
  • Liaising with animal care workers, other technicians and internal staff with regard to the provision of practical student activities.
  • Liaising with external bodies, visiting speakers and representatives of legal welfare organisations.
  • Ensuring that all requirements and regulations relating to health and safety are adhered to at all times.  Responsible for ensuring that the health and safety of students is maintained whilst undertaking practical sessions.
  • Providing specialist input into the development of new courses, modules, services or activities within the college.
  • Any other duties of a similar nature as required by the Head of Animal Care & Saddlery.

Experience/special knowledge/job requirements:

  • HND, degree or similar in a science or animal related discipline.
  • Teaching qualification (support will be given to gain accreditation.)
  • A commitment to and enthusiasm for the teaching and guidance of students at all levels.
  • Effective communication/organisation skills and ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Sound administrative skills.
  • Familiarity with Information Learning Technology applications.
  • To be able to instruct and assess practical skills.
  • An understanding of and commitment to Diversity & Equality as it applies to a supportive service and in the workplace.
  • An understanding of safeguarding and a commitment to creating a safe learning environment
  • Commitment to inclusive and comprehensive educational provision.

Hours: Full Time

Start date: January 2014

Closing date: 15th October 2013

These posts are subject to enhanced disclosure.

Capel Manor College aims to employ a workforce which reflects the community it serves. Therefore applications from minority groups are welcomed. The College is a Two Ticks Employer (Positive About Disabled People) and therefore where applicants indicate they have a disability and meet the essential criteria in the person specification, they will be short-listed for interview.

Capel Manor College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.

It is anticipated that candidates who progress from the application stage will be asked to attend the College for an interview within three weeks of the closing date. Therefore, if you do not hear from the College within that time you may assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

To apply, in the first instance, please send a copy of your CV along with covering letter to: Please note, if you are successful in the selection process you will be required to complete a College application form before the advertised close date. A CV will not be accepted on its own.

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