Friday, December 5, 2014

Lecturer in Animal Science

Peripatetic Lecturer in Animal Science
Salary: £18,523 to £33,231 plus £1,871 LW

Capel Manor College is looking to recruit a Peripatetic Lecturer in Animal Science. The vacancy is peripatetic but primarily based at Crystal Palace and/or Gunnersbury Park and is full time.

About the College

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

Key Duties:

  • 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 College’s 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.

For a comprehensive list of duties, please refer to the College Job Description.

Essential Criteria:

  • 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.
  • Willingness and ability to work outside of normal office hours on occasion (time off in lieu will be granted).

Desirable Criteria:

  • Knowledge of presenting animals for the education of students and public.
  • Experience in handling and managing animals for educational purposes.
  • A background in the animal care industry, together with the commitment to put animals’ needs first.
  • Sound experience of teaching and assessing in a college or training environment.
  • Experience of teaching A level Biology and/or Chemistry.
  • Clean driving licence.
  • Assessor awards(training will be provided to achieve these).
  • First aid certificate.

Start date: ASAP
Closing date:  02.01.15

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and barring list check as it is within regulated activity due to Capel Manor College being defined as a ‘specified place’.

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.

If you are interested in this vacancy, please send an e-mail to You will then be sent the full Job Description, Person Specification and College application form, to be completed and returned before the advertised close date. Please note that the College will not accept CV's in place of completed applications.  

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