Lecturer - Electrical

Bucks College Group
High Wycombe, UK
18 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Hours of Work - 35hrs per week

Salary - £competitive

Location - Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Interview date - 25/09/19

Other Benefits include:

Free Parking,
Pension Scheme,
Discounted Childcare in Aylesbury Day Nursery,
Discounted Treatments in Aylesbury salon,
35 days of Holiday (plus Bank Holidays)

Job Purpose:

To contribute to Buckinghamshire College Groups pursuit of excellence by delivering high quality, innovative teaching at all levels, appropriate to qualifications and experience.

Use own current professional and academic experience to deliver aspirational, engaging learning opportunities that motivate student satisfaction and increase attainment.

Promote high levels of student ambition leading to positive progression and excellent employer satisfaction. Work within identified team and elsewhere within the College as required.

Specific Duties:


1.1 Gain a full understanding of teaching role and the wider professional roles and responsibilities as specified in Bucks College Groups Professional Standards booklet. Take accountability and ownership for own role.

1.2 Plan and deliver high quality teaching in the subject areas required, using up to date vocational knowledge and expertise to ensure the curriculum delivered develops students employability, life and learning skills.

1.3 Plan and deliver high quality teaching with due recognition of the relevant syllabus and course specifications, given the resources available and within the agreed and approved timetable. Teach up to required levels on identified courses.

1.4 Plan and deliver highly effective learning programmes for diverse groups or individuals in a safe and inclusive environment, whilst also ensuring students are stretched and challenged to reach their full potential.

1.5 Value and promote social and cultural diversity, equality of opportunity and inclusion and be a positive role model for others.

1.6 Satisfy the administrative requirements of the College and examining, validating bodies including internal verification requirements.

1.7 Apply appropriate and fair methods of assessment to students to support progression and achievement.

1.8 Promptly provide high quality feedback to students. Ensuring that all marking, assessments and moderation that has been completed in a timely manner is recorded and tracked appropriately.

1.9 Build positive and collaborative relationships with colleagues and students. Liaise with other staff as appropriate to ensure that work is fully and effectively covered.

1.10 Direct Learning Support Assistant or technician in the teaching situation as required and where appropriate.

1.11 Address the English and Mathematics needs of students and work creatively to overcome individual barriers to learning, both within and outside of the classroom.

1.12 Regularly reflect upon own practice and the impact this has on students' learning; adopting creative and innovative approaches to teaching that support access to learning for all.

1.13 Use reflection, and feedback from others, to regularly take part in continuous professional development which develops own skills and knowledge of pedagogy and subject specialism.

1.14 Apply theoretical understanding of effective practice in teaching, learning and assessment drawing on research and other evidence.

1.15 Evaluate and challenge own practice, values and beliefs to meet the diverse needs of students.

Supporting students achievement

2.1 Motivate and inspire students and raise their aspirations through own enthusiasm, experience and up to date subject knowledge.

2.2 Support students to develop a growth mind-set which enables them to be ambitious for themselves, value hard work, effort, constructive feedback and set goals for themselves which stretch and challenge.

2.3 Motivate and inspire students to promote achievement and develop students knowledge, skills and understanding to assist progression.

2.4 Support students to be respectful and tolerant of different faiths and beliefs

2.5 Manage and promote positive student behaviour.

2.6 Help to ensure that College regulations and policies are upheld.

2.7 Initiate actions in a timely manner if misdemeanours or infringements of College policy occur.

2.8 Promote the benefits of technology and support students in its use.

2.9 Encourage students to take an active part in the corporate life of the College.

Curriculum Development

3.1 Maintain and update knowledge of your subject and or vocational area.

3.2 Keep abreast of developments within own areas of expertise and keep teaching material up to date to reflect current industry requirements and the requirements of examining/validating bodies.

3.3 Maintain and update teaching and training expertise and vocational skills through collaboration with employers.

3.4 Undertake training as may be required and requested to maintain subject currency.

3.5 Maintain and update knowledge of educational research to develop evidence based practice.

3.6 Be a member of relevant course teams and participate fully in their activities.

3.7 Participate in course and curriculum monitoring, reviews and evaluations.

3.8 Take an active and positive role as a team member of both team and cross-college teams as and when directed.

3.9 Act as a Course (Programme) Leader when required.

3.10 Contribute to new developments as appropriate participating in the development of course materials to meet the needs of new courses or changes to existing courses.

3.11 Assist in the development of workshop facilities to meet the requirements of existing and proposed courses.

3.12 Develop short courses in own specialist area as appropriate.


4.1 Ensure records of student achievements are maintained as required by the sector and relevant external bodies.

4.2 Keep accurate and up to date registers of classes taught, of student attendances, lateness and marks.

4.3 Advise the Curriculum Manager on material and equipment needs, from the revenue budget, for existing and proposed courses and produce requisitions as required.

4.4 Assist with student interviews and course enrolments.

4.5 Work within the team in liaising with local schools, employers and industry to identify their training requirements and promote the work of the College


5.1 Attend staff meetings.

5.2 Ensure the quality assurance standards, standardisation, internal verification and performance measures relevant to the curriculum area are met and facilitate continuous improvements in all aspects of the post.

5.3 Contribute to organisational development and quality improvement through collaboration with others.

5.4 Actively promote and market the College and present a positive image of the College and its activities both within and outside the College environment.

5.5 Undergo any self-development and training as necessary for success in the role.

5.6 Carry out any duties at all times in accordance with the Colleges policies including Prevent, Safeguarding, Equality and Diversity and Health and Safety Policies.

5.7 Incorporate into the role the philosophy, values and behaviour stated in the College mission and Strategic plan.

5.8 Be aware of and maintain within the College the Colleges approach to security and discipline.

5.9 The post will occasionally require working outside of usual working hours e.g. evenings or weekends when requested

5.10 Undertake any other responsibilities commensurate with the grade of the post, which the Principal or their senior management representative may from time to time require.

5.11 The post will be based at one of the College campuses, but the duties of the job will require the post holder to work at any College campus or other location connected with the work of the College. Travel between the College main campuses will form a requisite part of this post.

Job Type: Full-time

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