Fircroft College of Adult Education | Birmingham, West Midlands

Social Science Tutor with Responsibility for Progression

Salary £28,715 - £32,303 per annum

37.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per annum

Fircroft is a residential college occupying a former Cadbury family home, set in six acres of beautiful grounds in Selly Oak, Birmingham. We were originally founded to provide educational opportunities for some of the most disadvantaged and excluded members of society. One hundred years on from the birth of Fircroft College, its mission of ‘social justice’ is more relevant than ever. Fircroft is a thriving and ambitious College with a vast and diverse community of learners and a strong ethos.

Fircroft is currently in an exciting phase of improvement and development, we are now in a position to appoint an experienced Social Science Tutor. We anticipate you would spend half your time teaching our Access to HE programme in areas such as Sociology, Social Policy, Psychology or related areas of expertise. Your other teaching would primarily be on Study Skills across the college, and you would support your colleagues to embed these in their own teaching 

As a member of the Education Team, you will contribute to the development of our curriculum.  You will be required to meet the targets and criteria set by the college for Outstanding teaching, learning and assessment.  As part of the role, you will collaborate with staff across the college to ensure an excellent learner experience and progression and will participate fully in the college’s quality improvement activity, including moderation and learning walks. You will contribute to the continued development of our courses, and will be integral to increasing the proportion of learners progressing to further/higher study and employment. You would have specific responsibility for liaising with relevant HEIs and helping Access students with their UCAS choices.

To be considered for this role you must have a relevant degree or professional qualification and a recognised teaching qualification, a track record of curriculum innovation and materials development and the ability to teach relevant subjects across the college, including Access. You must also have the ability help others develop their practice in relation to study skills and employability and to provide relevant progression advice. You will have a personal commitment to reflection and CPD.

The right person will be someone who enjoys working at a fast pace with a variety of different tasks, who is self-managed with a strong work ethic, who has a positive outlook and a ‘can do’ attitude and is a completer / finisher.

Benefits at Fircroft include free parking, free cooked lunch, free hot drinks, 37 days annual leave, a relaxed, friendly and unique working environment, 6 acres of beautiful grounds, childcare voucher scheme, pension scheme and a passion for education, social justice and community improvement.

Closing date for this post is: 17 March 2017

Interviews to take place on 30 March 2017

This College is committed to equality of opportunity, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to share this commitment.

We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

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