Head of School
PRINCIPAL JOB PURPOSE
Support excellence in learning through the preparation and delivery of high quality learning, teaching and assessment materials, and by supporting learners.
JOB DIMENSIONS & CONTROL OF RESOURCES
The post holder is a lecturer who produces high quality learning, teaching and assessment materials within agreed curriculum area(s).
Report directly to the Head of School and work closely and supportively with Senior
Lecturers, other lecturers, assessors, technicians, and administrators, to deliver excellence in learning.
The post holder has a duty of care for people who are disadvantaged or vulnerable and therefore demand special attention, care and consideration.
Maintain curriculum delivery of normally 22 hours per week or 850 hours per academic year.
Could be requested to take evening and /or twilight classes as outlined in the conditions of service.
Works mainly in a classroom and/or workshop setting.
Potential UK and overseas travel on College business.
Vice Principal (L&T)
Head of Faculty
Head of School
Senior Lecturer Lecturer
MAIN DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Teaching and Assessment
Provide high quality learning and assessment opportunities that enhance learning and have a strong learner focus.
Prepare and deliver high quality teaching and assessment materials.
Ensure up to date recording and processing of student attendance, absence, withdrawals, academic progress and results, and other relevant College processes.
Ensure accurate recording of moderation / verification activities.
Work with others to develop new approaches to teaching, making optimum use of learning technologies.
Ensure that the curriculum is relevant and up to date; the post holder will contribute to the development of elements of provision.
Quality & Standards
Where appropriate, contribute to student selection and recruitment processes and advise potential learners.
Lead and contribute to internal verification groups.
Where appropriate participate in team teaching and learning observations.
Contribute to School and Faculty self-evaluation and operational planning.
Enhance retention and achievement by providing high quality subject support to learners.
Undertake a Guidance Tutor role as appropriate.
Contribute to learner induction as required.
Continuing Professional Development
Ensure that skills and knowledge are kept up to date, by undertaking regular
Continuing Professional Development, including industrial placements, and where appropriate, the Professional Development Award for teaching, within a specified timescale. Undertake other duties appropriate to the scope and grading of the post.
Key Performance Indicators
Successful delivery of agreed activities in line with College targets and quality standards.
Work closely and supportively with Head of School, Senior Lecturers, other lecturers, technicians, and administrators, to deliver excellence in learning.
Support and advise students appropriately.
Advise on health and safety and resource.
DECISION MAKING AUTHORITY
Autonomy within a standard lecturing position which works within published guidelines, standards and procedures.
Will report unlikely events, problems to next levels of management.
HEALTH & SAFETY
The post holder has a duty of care for their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their actions. Refer to H&S intranet reference document
Procedures 7.1.1 which applies to the position.
Good interpersonal skills.
Able to use own initiative
Able to provide a customer
–focused, responsive, quality service.
Open to new approaches.
Prepared to develop own skills and qualities through staff development, specific training and self evaluation.
Willingness to contribute as part of the academic team.
Head of School
Attributes Essential Desirable
SCQF Level 8 or relevant professional equivalent in the specialist area, or significant relevant experience in the specialist area*
Good knowledge of one or more curriculum areas.
Experience of developing innovative teaching practice.
Evidence of appropriate IT skills*
Good understanding of quality standards.
Excellent oral and written
SCQF Level 9 and above.
TQFE or D32/33/34 or
Other relevant teaching qualification
Experience of developing teaching materials.
Where appropriate significant industrial experience within the curriculum area*
Familiarity with internal verification processes.
Have teaching experience in
This profile will be reviewed continuously and adapted to meet the changing needs of the college.
* Applicants with a disability will be interviewed if they meet the minimum criteria for the post.
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