Lecturer in Sociology
Lecturer in Sociology £12.40 per hour The Lecturer for Sociology is responsible to the Head of Department of Media, Arts and Science for providing the high quality teaching and learning, pastoral and academic support and programme leadership that will enable the College to meet these broad objectives. Team working and communications within an overall approach that values people will be of key importance. About the College Over 45 years Highbury College has become one of the most dynamic and successful College's in the South East with student success rates putting Highbury in to the top 3% of GFE Colleges in the country. Highbury has undergone extensive redevelopment and the new Highbury campus, opened August 2009, provides some of the most modern learning facilities in Europe. Description of duties Main duties and responsibilities: • To teach on a range of College programmes, providing high quality learning opportunities that meet the needs of individual students and groups in line with the College's strategic priorities and objectives. • To provide flexible assessment opportunities and closely plan, monitor, track and record student retention, achievement and success • To contribute to the development and delivery of high quality, relevant curriculum and programmes • To act as a Programme Leader for a designated programme • To provide academic and pastoral support for a group of students • It is essential that to occupy such a role, the post holder will have well developed organisational, communication and teamwork skills. S/he will also have an ability to meet targets and deadlines. • Reporting to the Head of Department the post holder must be self-motivated and capable of creativity and innovation. • Liaise with academic and business support staff within the College. • Act as an ambassador for the College in any external activities so that the College's good reputation is further developed. • Take part in liaison activities with schools, community groups, employers and other external organisations • Co-ordinate programme visits, events and any work placement activities, including liaison with the Work Related Learning Officer and the Safety, Health and Environment Manager over risk assessments For a comprehensive list of duties, please refer to the college job description. Essential criteria: • Degree in a relevant area or equivalent occupational qualification • Evidence of commitment to ongoing professional updating and development (30hr per annum min) • Relevant industrial experience • Experience of teaching/ training and assessing • Ability to work well in teams but also to work independently with the minimum of supervision • Ability to meet targets within set timescales • Good verbal and written communication skills • Motivated and able to motivate others • Good administrative skills • Effective interpersonal and presentation skills • Understanding of safeguarding in the context of education • Professional approach to work and appearance • Enthusiasm and drive • Ability to work under pressure • Commitment to excellence • Flexible attitude in the way he/she performs the job • Commitment to operating in a healthy and safe environment • Commitment to personal improvement • Commitment to high professional and personal standards of work and of conduct • A commitment to equality of opportunity and widening access to education for all Desirable Criteria: • Teaching Qualification • (Successful candidate must be willing to undertake Teacher Education Training. Full support from the College will be given for this) • Ability to travel between centres Hours: 4.5 hours per week Closing date: 05/07/12 Interview date: 17/07/12 To apply, please follow the job board application instructions. You will then be sent a web link to an online application form. Please note that this College does NOT accept CV's.
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