Background to the Post
As one of the largest further and higher education colleges in the UK, with unique colleges across two counties, we aim to deliver learning experiences which lead to the development of wider skill bases and improved destinations for all of our students.
The post holder will be a member of the Department for Arts, Media and Performance and will be responsible to the Subject Leader. The line manager for this post will be the Subject Leader for Performing Arts at Rugby College.
The person appointed will be a member of the Performing Arts teaching team and provide specialist teaching input to Level 4 to Level 6. The person appointed will be responsible for specialist aspects of the provision.
There is also a requirement to support the continuous development of the Performing Arts curriculum and to support the curriculum area’s program of productions and events.
The person appointed will also be required to take an active role in the recruitment of students, to teach a specified number of hours and complete all necessary planning and assessment processes associated with this post, as directed.
Our recent Ofsted inspection highlights our success and strong focus both on students and on meeting industry needs. We are also one of only five colleges in the UK to be granted Foundation Degree Awarding Powers by the Privy Council.
For candidates who are not teacher qualified, don’t be put off from applying as WCG will get you there through our Trainee Lecturer programme.
Why Work With Us?
Imagine working for an employer that has a positive impact on the lives of thousands of students every year. That could be you.
We offer careers in teaching, educational support and pastoral care and brilliant opportunities within our professional Corporate and Commercial Services departments. The opportunities here are almost endless and can be full time, term time only, part time.
We are one of the largest higher and further education colleges in the country with just under 15,000 students and around 1,300 staff. That’s a lot of people and people are our key to success.
WCG has a comprehensive staff training program, offering leadership training for those wanting to progress and an employee health and wellbeing programme to support our staff when they need it most.
- A Performing Arts degree or equivalent qualification at Level 4 or higher with Performing Arts as specialist subject.
- GCSE grade A-C or equivalent qualification in Maths and English or a willingness to achieve literacy and numeracy qualifications within the first 12 months of employment.
- The applicant should have a full teaching qualification. Alternatively it will be essential for all lecturers to gain the PTTLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) within one year of appointment, plus the Certificate or Diploma in Teaching within 5 years of appointment to the College. These qualifications are mandatory for all lecturers and/or trainers who teach on a publicly funded provision.
- A willingness to undertake continuing professional development.
- Previous successful teaching experience at L3 in Performing Arts.
- Evidence of previous or current professional experience within the Performing Arts.
- Previous experience of teaching at L1/L2 in Performing Arts.
- Working knowledge of information technology such as e-mail, the internet and other software applications.
Essential Skills and Attributes:
- Theoretical and practical knowledge/experience to teach a range of topics within the specified subject field.
- The vision, drive and enthusiasm to achieve targets
- Excellent organisational skills with an adaptable and flexible approach
- Good time keeping and time management skills with ability to work to deadlines and targets
- Excellent interpersonal skills to work as a team member and to communicate effectively with students and industry organisations
- Self-motivated with an ability to motivate others
- Ability to work effectively under pressure
- Enthusiasm and ambition for personal and College development
- A commitment to equal opportunities, inclusive learning, widening participation, and lifelong learning
- Ability to demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.
- Ability to demonstrate behaviours which support the Core Values of the College.
- Ability to demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of Equality & Diversity.
For a full job description including duties and responsibilities of the role, please see the job description attached below.
Warwickshire College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.