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Lecturer in Sport and Leisure

The Bedford College Group

Location: Kettering
Salary: From £31,000 DOE and Qualifications
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 10th July 2024
Closes: 15th July 2024
Job Ref: TBCG177124

Benefits: 45 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, Teachers Pension, Retail and leisure discounts

Hours/Weeks: 37 hours /52 Weeks

About the role:

We are seeking a Lecturer who is a committed individual and has the vision and skill to make a substantial contribution to developing the curriculum of Sport, Public Services and Travel.  As Lecturer you will play a pivotal role in the success of the students through:

  • Preparing, delivering and assessing subject specialisms on a range of courses and levels.
  • Supporting and guiding students to achieve success and realise their potential.
  • Managing students’ learning and provide a high-quality learning experience.
  • Undertaking course administration as necessary.
  • Contributing pro-actively to developments within the Programme Area regarding curriculum and innovative teaching.
  • Participating in marketing and promotion activities for the Programme Area.

About you:

  • Degree in Sport or a related subject
  • English and Maths or similar at GCSE grade A-C or equivalent
  • Certificate in Education or equivalent or willingness to work towards
  • Successful experience of providing training, assessing and/or education to young people and/or adults
  • Recent experience of working in the Sport industries
  • Recent experience of teaching and assessing on Level 1,2,3 programmes and adapting approaches accordingly
  • Experience of using Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience of working effectively with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to make a positive contribution to the team, valuing and respecting others’ expertise and contribution
  • Ability to communicate effectively and confidently face to face, on the telephone and in writing
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent organisational skills and work effectively to deadlines

Successful candidates must also be able to demonstrate alignment to our organisational VISION values:

  • Valuing Teamwork - We are one team who by working together can achieve great things, respecting the opinion and valuing the contribution each of us makes.
  • Improving Continuously - We challenge ourselves to always do better by trying new things, sharing knowledge, reflecting on practice and learning from others.
  • Student Centred - At our heart is always doing what is best for our students. We consider students in all of our decision making to create positive outcomes and memorable experiences for every student.
  • Inclusive - We celebrate differences and diversity, recognising that we can learn from each other.
  • Open and Caring - We care about the wellbeing of our staff, our students, our community and wider society, creating an environment built on trust where we listen, engage with and support each other.
  • Nurturing Education Excellence - We promote educational excellence by delivering programmes that challenge our students to achieve their ambitions.

About Tresham College

Tresham College has three main sites in Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough, each with impressive modern buildings.  Across our sites we offer a range of subjects including art & design, construction, engineering, motor vehicle, hairdressing and beauty therapy and more in support of our local communities.

About The Bedford College Group

The Bedford College Group was formed in 2017 following the merger of Bedford College and Tresham College and is now the largest provider of education in the South East Midlands, with over 15,000 students passing through our doors each year.

Today, the Group is made up of a family of colleges across Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire: Bedford College, Central Bedfordshire College and Tresham College in the towns of Bedford, Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard, Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough; Shuttleworth College, a specialist land-based college; The Bedford Sixth Form, (the only dedicated sixth form in Bedford); The Corby Sixth Form, (opened in September 2023); and the National College for Motorsport alongside Silverstone race circuit. To widen accessibility to education and training, the Group also has community-based Learning Centres in Bedford, Corby and Kettering which offer IT training.

Safeguarding our Students

The Bedford College Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to thorough vetting process which includes, an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975, provides information about which convictions must be declared during job applications and related exceptions and further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide. The Bedford College Group's policy on Employment of Ex-Offenders is attached to this vacancy.

Candidates who are barred from working with children are reminded it is a criminal offence to apply for this post.

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