the Job Description & Personal Specifications

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the Job Description & Personal Specifications
Job Description
JOB TITLE:
Advanced Learning Practitioner (of Lecturers)
GRADE:
Points 1 – 6 on the salary scale pro rata plus two additional
increments
FRACTION:
Full-time
Hrs/TEACHING Hrs:
37 hours per week of which 23 hrs per week is teaching – teaching is
remitted by 5 hours per week
RESPONSIBLE TO:
Head of Department
LOCATION:
New Bedford Road or Enterprise Way Campus
KEY ROLES:
1. The Advanced Practitioner will support Curriculum Managers in relation
to improvements in teaching and learning, particularly in mentoring new
teachers, co-observing teaching sessions, carrying out peer observations
and following up development identified in a teachers practice. Advanced
Practitioners will be responsible to the Head of Teaching Academy for
meeting targets relating to the quality improvement aspects of the role.
2. To teach allocated classes.
3. To act as group tutor as required.
4. To prepare, deliver and assess learners learning to the required high
standards and expectations of the College.
5. To market and promote courses and programmes to a range of
stakeholders.
6. To report on learners progress to parents and other stakeholders.
7. To act as an Advanced Learning Practitioner and actively promote and
monitor the development of outstanding pedagogic practices.
MAIN DUTIES
1.
To make an effective contribution to raising standards of teaching and learning
across the College through exemplary personal practice, coaching/mentoring other
teachers, and playing an active part in leading and developing a modern College
curriculum which meets the requirements of the learners, employers and funding
bodies.
2.
Preparation and delivery of lessons and courses; assessment, recording and reporting on
assessments of students.
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3.
Acting as group and personal tutor; delivery of tutorial programme; guidance to members of
tutor group; supporting and participating in curriculum development; accurate maintenance
of registers; preparation of tutor reports.
4.
Consultation and reporting with parents and colleagues as needed.
5.
Attendance at staff, department, team meetings and parents’ consultation meetings.
6.
Participation in examination arrangements including invigilation.
7.
Participation in learner admissions, learner trips and visits, enrichment and guidance of
learners.
8.
Participation in marketing and promotional events.
9.
Participation in the lesson observation process to the current college policy and procedures
10.
To coach and mentor lecturers to improve their practice.
11.
To lead in the development and adoption of outstanding teaching and lecturing practice in a
variety of learning environments.
GENERAL DUTIES
The postholder will be required to:
 Perform any other duties as may be reasonably requested by the Principal.
 Participate in appraisal and professional development as appropriate.
 Carry out their duties with due regard to the college’s policies on equal opportunities, health
and safety and quality assurance.
 Respond to the changing environment by participating in local regional and national events
for the development and adoption of outstanding pedagogic practice.
THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS SUBJECT TO NEGOTIATION WITH THE POSTHOLDER, AND TO
ANNUAL REVIEW
Person Specification
The following qualifications, qualities, skills and experience are considered necessary in this key
post. The essential criteria will be assessed in the following ways. A – application, T – test, I –
Interview.
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1. Essential Education and Qualifications
1. Degree in a closely related subject or equivalent professional
qualification at level 4 or above - A
2. Teaching qualification or obtaining a recognised teaching
qualification within the 12 first months of service – A
3. Maths and English qualifications to at least level 2 or a commitment
to achieve these qualifications within one ear of starting employment.
2. Desirable Education and Qualifications
1. Commercial experience of the subject required to teach of at least 3
years paid employment, or substantial experience of teaching the
required subject with evidence of high standards achieved – A/T
3. Essential Knowledge, Experience and Skills
1. Extensive knowledge of motivational and effective pedagogic
practices - T
2. Substantial knowledge and experience of the range of tutoring, and
learner tracking methods needed to ensure stimulating learning
experiences - T
3. Experience of working in a FE environment, particularly with students
aged 16 to 19 years - A
4. Well-developed written and oral communication skills – T
5. Knowledge of the relevant course content in a vocational setting – A
6. Ability to motivate students to maximise their potential - T
4. Desirable Knowledge, Experience and Skills
1. Good team player - I
2. Flexible and innovative approach to work - I
3. Proficient in the use of IT appropriate to this post - T
5. Essential Personal Characteristics and Aptitude
1. Commitment and enthusiasm for student learning in a variety of ways
-A
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2. Total commitment in delivering an outstanding learning experience to
students - I
3. Readiness to be involved with teaching and learning support
activities across the College - I
4. Commitment to equal opportunities in the delivery of the curriculum I
5. The ability to work flexibly and effectively as an individual and team
member – I
Attitudes - Essential
Commitment to the role of post-14 education and training in developing and improving people’s
lives - I
Determination to promote equality of opportunity throughout all aspects of College life, including
employment and service delivery - I
Commitment to ensuring a healthy and safe environment
-I
Commitment to continuous personal and institutional improvement - I
Commitment to high professional and personal standards of work and of conduct – I
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General Information on Terms and Conditions for Lecturers at
Barnfield College
Salary:
From £25,000 to £34,000 per annum plus two additional increments
(worth up to £3,600 pa) for this post
Tenure:
This post is offered on a permanent basis to start from ASAP
Hours:
Teachers are required to work up to and from 37 hours per week with 23
hours formal scheduled teaching. It is expected that teachers participate
in extracurricular provision as well as parents’ evenings and open days.
Annual Leave:
56 days annual leave per year including bank and public
holidays and efficiency closure days.
Probation:
Confirmation of appointment will be subject to satisfactory
completion of nine months’ probationary period.
Notice Period:
The notice period for this post is one term.
Trade Union
Membership:
Teaching staff have the right to belong to a trade union of their choice.
Pension:
Teaching staff are eligible to join the Teachers' Pension Scheme.
Holidays
Holidays can only be taken in specified times and never during academic
term times. Exceptional circumstances will be given due consideration by
the Principal.
Staff Development:
All teaching staff are required to participate in reasonable arrangements
for further training and development. If you are unqualified at the time of
appointment you will need to obtain a qualification appropriate to your
teaching duties within the first year of appointment.
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