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LECTURER – BUSINESS (0.5FTE)
A lecturer is required to teach in the Business, Finance and Management department of the College. The lecturer will plan and provide high quality teaching, as well as taking shared responsibility for the administration of a range of courses and levels delivered throughout the business provision. Full-time and part-time learners study from a range of business related qualifications such as those awarded by BTEC, Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
AIMS AND PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
The Lecturer will plan and provide high quality teaching as well as taking shared responsibility for the tutorial and pastoral support of at least one group of learners. The area provides courses to full-time and part-time professional learners and offers a full range of business and management related qualifications.
The area requires a dynamic and enthusiastic lecturer to inspire all learners and to be part of a forward thinking team.
1. The post holder will report to a Programme Leader.
TEACHING AND LEARNING:
1. Plan, prepare and teach lessons at all levels appropriate to qualifications or experience in accordance with the agreed contract.
2. Plan, develop and deliver appropriate learning plans for individual students and groups of students.
3. Contribute to the development, implementation and review of policies and schemes of work.
4. Monitor and assess the achievement of students, and to record and report the development, progress and attainment of students in accordance with the College’s assessment policies and in line with the principles of Assessment for Learning.
5. Make use of current technology to enhance teaching and learning.
6. Implement the College’s inclusion and equal opportunity policies.
7. Ensure that teaching assistants or other support staff and visiting speakers are used effectively in the learning environment.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
1. Ensure all materials for all live courses such as handouts, assignments, specifications, resources to be available to students and staff online using GCFE’s defined Virtual Learning Environment.
2. Increased technology in classrooms, such as cameras, iPad, apps, websites etc.
1. Implement the College assessment, recording and reporting procedures.
2. Keep an accurate register of students in accordance with the College’s policy.
3. Participate in appropriate meetings with colleagues, parents and agencies for the benefit of the learners.
4. Participate in exhibitions/conventions/open days as required.
5. Substitute for absent colleagues as required.
6. Liaise with employers and other outside agencies.
1. Participate in the Performance Review and Professional Development Scheme.
2. In conjunction with the line manager, take responsibility for personal professional development, keeping up-to-date with research and developments in teaching pedagogy and changes in the curriculum, which should lead to improvements in teaching and learning.
3. Take full advantage of any relevant training and development available and undertake any necessary professional development as identified in the College/programme self-assessment review and action plans and the performance management process.
4. Contribute to programme area/college development by sharing professional learning, expertise and skills with others in the team.
5. Be a reflective practitioner, evaluating and improving own practice in order to take teaching and learning forward.
6. Maintain a professional portfolio of evidence in line with the Institute for Learning requirements.
HEALTH AND SAFETY:
1. Comply with procedures on all matters concerning health, safety and welfare.
2. Undertake risk assessment strategies for the programme area in relation to teaching and learning.
3. Take responsibility for personal health, safety and welfare and that of others who may be affected by your actions or inactions.
1. A suitable professional qualification and experience in either business, finance or management.
2. Teaching qualifications to at least level 3.
3. Experience of teaching within Further Education or in a commercial training environment, a range of modules within business, finance or management programmes.
4. Ability to make effective use of ICT to enhance teaching and learning.
5. Evidence of recent vocational continuing professional development.
6. Evidence of planning, delivery and evaluation of high quality lessons and courses.
7. Effective communication skills to a wide range of people (staff, parents, students and wider community where appropriate).
8. Proven team work skills.
9. Evidence of good organisational, time management and administrative skills.
10. Proven ability to work on own initiative.
11. Experience in creating and delivering short courses or seminars in business, enterprise and entrepreneurship which has led to income generation and business development.
12. Experience of teaching a range of modules within the BTEC suite of qualifications.
This job description may be reviewed and subsequently amended or modified in negotiation with the post holder and should be read in conjunction with the Conditions of Service.