Document 400106

NCG is a £186 million organisation, which brings
together over 90,000 learners and 3,500 staff across
five divisions at over 100 sites, to form one of the
largest educational, training and employability
organisations in the UK.
School of Education
Course Leader for Teacher Education (2 posts)
Ref: NSED 8060
Salary: £25,078 - £33,613 per annum (pro rata)
Newcastle School of Education is keen to recruit highly motivated and dynamic teaching
specialists to join the team within our rapidly expanding School of Education. The successful
applicants will join a department which leads a Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training in the
Further Education and Skills Sector and provides teacher training and professional development
for both the FE and compulsory sectors. The School also supports training for NCG staff based
in Colleges, work-based learning, youth and street engagement and Higher Education and the
successful candidate will be able to adapt and work productively with teaching and training staff
across these settings.
All applicants must have extensive teaching experience. We would prefer the candidate to have
teacher development/training experience but will train and develop the successful applicants.
The successful candidate will hold a degree level specialist qualification or equivalent and a
teaching qualification.
We are looking for applicants with teaching experience in one or more of the following areas;
• Maths, Science or Technology
• English, literacy or ESOL
• LDD/SEN
The successful candidate must be prepared to work flexibly, working in the evening and be
prepared to travel as part of their work to support professional development for NCG colleagues
across England.
There are two posts available: one full-time (37 hours per week) and one part-time (18.5 hours
per week) position.
NCG is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and
vulnerable adults. We expect all staff to share this commitment.
Strictly no agencies or canvassing.
Application forms and further information about these and all current externally advertised
vacancies are available on the College Website www.newcastlecollege.co.uk or by calling 0800
3280942 or by e-mailing [email protected] Please quote the reference number of the
post in which you are interested.
Closing Date: 24 November 2014
Interview Date: 9 December 2014
Promoting Equal Opportunities
Job Description
Job Title:
Course Leader (School of Education)
Reports to:
Head of School
Grade:
Lecturer B
Pension:
TPS
Teaching Role Category:
Full
Key Tasks:
To plan and lead the development and delivery of specialist teacher education
provision, including programmes for NCG staff
To contribute to the day to day operation associated with course delivery.
To carry out teaching and learning on ITE and professional development programmes.
To collate quality data and contribute to quality processes.
Summary of Responsibilities:
1. To deliver high quality teaching and learning (including tutorials) and undertake
the full range of associated administration, quality, preparation and assessment
processes.
2. To advise, guide and support learners to identify and achieve their learning
aims.
3. To write learner subject reports which clearly articulate how improvement can
be made and sustained.
4. To actively participate in the learner recruitment and selection process.
5. To fully comply with NCG processes
6. To use, access and update MIS data, including registers
7. To contribute to business planning and performance monitoring
Lecturer B Course Leader specific:
1 to 7, plus:
1. To effectively manage a series of courses ensuring high levels of learner
satisfaction, retention and achievement and progression (employment or
further/higher study)
2. To review and undertake curriculum development in terms of quality, such as
attendance, retention, achievement and progression, and modes of learning,
such as unitisation and e-learning.
3. Through use of college systems and processes, to lead on quality assurance
and improvement in: teaching and learning; assuring schemes of work; the
assessment process, including internal verification; self-assessment report
documentation; learner attendance, retention, achievement, progression both to
employment and further/higher study
4. To lead the assessment process for the courses and liaising, as appropriate,
with internal and external verifiers, moderators and other relevant external
bodies.
5. To timetable at course/curriculum team level including organising learner
groups and sub groups, staffing and accommodation, as appropriate.
6. To secure and contribute to a wide range of enrichment activities including
visits, placements, visiting speakers and other activities.
7. To effectively track and document learners’ progress including individual
learning plans
8. To maintain course files, course handbook and other course documentation.
9. To manage and participate in the learner recruitment and selection process.
10. To organise, chair and keep records of course meetings
11. To liaise with external agencies/organisations, with parents/guardians and
others as appropriate to the learner group.
12. To undertake the requirements associated with the recognition service
13. To collate and write learner reports and references.
14. To oversee and contribute to learner enrolment and registration including the
production and maintenance of course information sheets
15. To identify and order resources for the planning and delivery of the teaching
and learning experience.
16. To liaise with the appropriate manager over staff absences, inducting new staff,
learner disciplinary matters and complaints.
School Specific Responsibilities
1. To support the development of training programmes for Divisional staff.
2. To work on HE, commercial and in-house training programmes .
3. To liaise with Divisional managers, and external agencies as required.
The following are standard responsibilities for all positions within the College:
1. Participate in any College staff review/performance management processes
involving the identifying and meeting of training needs for self and others.
2. Take appropriate responsibility to ensure the health and safety of self and
others.
3. Pursue the achievement and integration of equal opportunities throughout all
College activities.
4. Undertake any other tasks and responsibilities appropriate to the level of this
post.
5. Newcastle College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of
children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff to share this
commitment.
Technical Person Specification
Category
Criteria Description
Method of
Assessment
(e.g. Interview (I)
Application form (AF),
In-tray Exercise (EX),
presentation (P),
Micro-teach (MT))
1. Skills & Abilities
Essential
Desirable
1.1
Ability to teach consistently to a grade 1 standard
Micro-teach
1.2
Ability to use a variety of teaching methods in order to
ensure effective differentiated learning in a specialist
area.
Application Form/
Interview
1.3
Ability to use technology to enhance the learning
experience
Application Form/
Interview
1.4
Excellent inter-personal, administrative and
organisational skills.
Application Form/
Interview
1.5
Ability to establish effective working relationships at all
levels across the College, across NCG and with outside
agencies to ensure that our programmes are in
compliance and to support business development.
Interview
1.6
Ability to use IT skills to a high standard in a teaching
and learning and administrative environment
Application Form
1.7
Ability to respond effectively to innovation and change.
Application Form/
Interview
1.8
Ability to work in collaboration with managers to solve
problems.
Application Form/
Interview
1.9
Ability to monitor the quality of programmes through the
collation of a number of sources.
Application Form/
Interview
1.10
Ability to teach on initial teacher development/training
courses at a variety of levels
Application Form/
Interview
1.11
Ability to observe and appraise staff performance in
teaching and learning.
Application Form/
Interview
2.1
Experience of successful course leadership across a
variety of programmes
Application Form/
Interview
2.2
Extensive and varied teaching experience.
Application
Form/interview
2.3
Experience of collating information from different sources
to feed into the quality process
Application Form
2.4
Experience of working in more than one sector e.g. Adult
Skills, FE College, school sector, community, WBL etc
Application Form/
Interview
2. Experience
Essential
Desirable
2.5
Experience of delivering teacher training/development
and observation of teaching and learning in an HEI,
school and /or FE setting
Application Form/
Interview
2.6
Experience of designing and writing interactive
programmes to support learning
Application Form/
Interview
In-depth knowledge of the own curriculum area
Application Form/
Interview
3.2
Some knowledge of the teacher education curriculum
area
Application Form/
Interview
3.3
Familiarity with codes of practice for HEIs and Ofsted
Application Form
3.4
Knowledge of current government priorities, the national
agencies used to promote the government agenda and
protocols for dealing with these agencies
Application Form
3. Knowledge
Essential
3.1
Desirable
4. Qualifications & Training
Essential
Desirable
4.1
A relevant graduate qualification or equivalent.
Application Form
4.2
Qualified Teacher Status / QTLS
Application Form
4.3
Broad portfolio of professional and personal
development.
Application
Form/interviw
4.4
Suitable qualification in e-learning, web design etc
Application Form
4.5
Postgraduate studies in education or a subject
specialism
Application Form
4.6
Level 5 subject specialism in numeracy/maths,
literacy/English/language or LDD/SEN.
Application Form
4.7
Verifiers award or similar quality certificate
Application Form
5. Attitude/Disposition
Essential
5.1
NCG is committed to safeguarding and promoting the
welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
We expect all staff to share this commitment.
Application Form/
Interview
5.2
Staff will always strive to achieve 1 during lesson
observation to demonstrate excellence in Teaching and
Learning
Application /micro
teach
5.3
Self –directed and participative with a high level of
personal drive.
Application Form/
Interview
5.4
Commitment to achieving excellence through continuous
curriculum and personal development.
Application Form/
Interview
5.5
Ability to be sensitive to the needs and predicaments of
others and to respond appropriately.
Application Form/
Interview
5.6
Ability to work under pressure.
Application Form/
Interview
5.7
Keen to embrace and deliver change.
Application Form/
Interview
6. Other Requirements
Essential
6.1
Able to obtain a satisfactory DBS clearance.
DBS form
6.2
Willingness to work in the evening and on Saturdays as
required
Application form
6.3
Willingness to travel to support business needs,
including national and international travel if required
Application form
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