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Lecturer - Performing and Production Arts

Wiltshire College and University Centre

Location: Trowbridge
Salary: £24,171 to £33,630 per annum
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 25th March 2021
Closes: 21st April 2021

Within our Creative Arts team based in Trowbridge we have a vacancy for a Lecturer in Performing & Production Arts. The role is full time (37 hours), but we would also consider applicants looking for a new position on a permanent part-time, job share basis.  This role will start in August to be ready for next academic year. 

You will be responsible for delivering outstanding teaching, learning and assessment on our UAL L1, L2 and L3 Performing Arts Diploma courses with skills and experience in any or all the following specialisms – acting, singing, and dancing. It is a great time to join our Grade 1 Creative Arts department working with a high-performing team in industry standard facilities.

About the role  

Acting as Course Lead with tutor responsibilities, you will prepare schemes of work, lesson and assessment plans, and contribute with active enthusiasm to the wider enrichment of students, including the production of performances and shows in our professional theatre.  This will also include supporting pastoral needs, participating in parents and open evenings, working with the community on live projects and and where relevant, organising study trips and where relevant, and supporting UCAS applications. 

Enabling learners to maximise their potential, you will ensure your resource materials and teaching reflect best practice contributing to the quality of provision as measured by retention, attendance, success rates, progression, final grades, and value added.  

About you  

With a degree and background in Performing Arts the successful candidate will hold a relevant qualification and have substantial, practical, experience in the Performing Arts industry.  

You will also have teaching and lecturing experience in a post-16 environment and hold a teaching qualification or be willing to work towards one.  You will ideally be experienced in working on or leading Performing Arts programmes, and alongside your experience and skills, you will also be a practitioner who is passionate about their craft.   

With an enthusiastic, motivated and engaging approach you will have the theoretical and practical skills to energise students and support them to realise their goals. We are interested in hearing from individuals who are effective team players, keen to build relationships that will enrich the student experience, participate in building networks for work placements, and have the desire to work collaboratively with the immediate and wider team and community.

About Us

Wiltshire College and University Centre plays a vital role in Wiltshire’s economy, inspiring people to develop the skills they need to achieve.  Our five campuses are learning hubs in their communities, and we aspire to be an outstanding, financially robust and commercially agile provider, achieving our clear social mission on behalf of leaners and employers across Wiltshire and beyond.  Our turnover is around £35 million per annum, we employ some 800 staff, and support around 13,000 students.

Our benefits include a competitive salary and 30 days annual leave (plus bank holidays and additional closure days over the Christmas period).  You will also be automatically enrolled into a generous pension scheme, have access to our employee assistance programme (EAP) and enjoy other benefits such as discounts with a wide variety of retailers, free car parking onsite and free access to gyms at our campuses. 

Closing date: 21st April 2021

Please note that vacancies may close early if sufficient applications have been received; therefore, we would encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. 

Interview dates: WC 3rd and 10th May 

Information

Should you be successful we will require you to provide evidence of your qualifications as part of the onboarding process, you will also be required to obtain and maintain a Disclosure and Barring Certificate (DBS), enhanced with children’s barred list check.    

At Wiltshire College and University Centre we value diversity, and we recognise that people with different backgrounds bring different perspectives, ideas, knowledge, and culture, and that this difference brings great strength. We are committed to the protection of young people and vulnerable adults and to safeguarding and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are proudly accredited to the Disability Confident Employer award, part of this means a commitment to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for a job vacancy and consider them on their abilities.

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