Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education: Primary/Early Years

University of the West of England, Bristol - Education & Childhood

The University of the West of England, Department for Education and Childhood offers postgraduate programmes in Early Years Education, Primary Education and Secondary Education and an undergraduate Primary Education programme. These are thriving courses which we run in close partnership with schools and educational settings to train outstanding, transformational teachers.

This post in the Primary/Early Years team is a permanent, full-time role where you will work with the Associate Head of Department for Initial Teacher Education and the ITE teams to teach on, and support continuing development of our Primary and Early Years programmes. We are looking for a colleague who shares our enthusiasm for learning and teaching and who is committed to developing and supporting excellence in the teaching profession.

You will have experience in Primary/Early Years teaching, a relevant postgraduate qualification and experience of supporting trainee teachers as well as being able to employ innovative teaching approaches, including digital learning, as part of your role. In addition you will be able to enthuse and motivate students, be  flexible in your approach, have excellent interpersonal and facilitation skills, be highly organised, able to manage a varied and challenging workload and take a collaborative approach to your work. 

We would particularly welcome applications from those able to contribute one or more of the following:

  • Specialism in Maths and/or Science
  • Specialism in EY
  • Experience of management

Informal enquiries can be made to Andrew Evans, Associate Head of Department, Initial Teacher Education, Andrew10.Evans@uwe.ac.uk or Mandy Lee, Head of Department, mandy.lee@uwe.ac.uk.

Interviews have been scheduled week commencing 13th November 2017.

Informal enquiries can be made to Andrew Evans, Associate Head of Department, Initial Teacher Education, Andrew10.Evans@uwe.ac.uk or Mandy Lee, Head of Department, mandy.lee@uwe.ac.uk.

Other benefits, in addition to salary:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 35 days
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition;
  • flexible working;
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes;
  • cycle to work scheme;
  • family friendly policies;
  • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus;
  • option to purchase childcare vouchers.

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give our students access to everything they need to succeed – with £300m being spent on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation between now and 2020 to enhance our offer even further. Frenchay campus is within close proximity to excellent motorway links and within walking distance of two train stations, making UWE Frenchay Campus the ideal place to work for those wishing to commute to Bristol.

UWE Bristol is an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures. We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims.

We are a well-established university, with over 27,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,000 staff.

Bristol itself is a hub of social and cultural activity. A place with a strong, creative and fiercely independent mindset. A city with a buzzing music scene, great restaurants and interesting business ventures. It’s not surprising Bristol is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work in the UK.

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