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.
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 – meaning our higher education academic quality and standards are equal to any university.
Based at Moreton Morrell College, part of the Warwickshire College Group, the person appointed will join a team within the thriving and successful Veterinary Nursing department. The person appointed will hold appropriate qualifications, have experience within the veterinary industry, and will ideally have experience within a Higher Education context.
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. The successful post holder will move on to the Trainee Lecturer programme to achieve the required DET qualification (for posts of greater than a 0.5 fraction).
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.
Place of work: Moreton Morrell
Our Moreton Morrell campus offers a centre dedicated to veterinary nursing, as well as a large animal welfare centre. There is also a Construction facility with an open workshop area for brickwork, carpentry and multi-skilling. The working farm on site attracts members of the public to our lambing event that takes place every year.
Intercampus transport is provided with good links to and from Royal Leamington Spa College.
Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) or Veterinary Surgeon (MRCVS) status
Qualified to at least Level 6 either as a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) or Veterinary Surgeon (MRCVS), for example BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing, BVMS, BVetMed etc
GCSE grade A-C or equivalent qualification in Maths and English
Teacher Training Qualification or the willingness to undertake the courses required to gain this. Experienced HE staff should be willing to submit application to become a member of the Higher Education Academy.
A willingness to undertake teaching and vocational Continuing Professional Development, including secondment into the animal and veterinary industry.
Previous experience of teaching and assessing veterinary nursing and/or animal welfare and management at the relevant level
Previous experience of teaching at the relevant level and subject
Essential Experiences and Attributes:
Experience of working within the veterinary and/or animal industry
Theoretical and practical knowledge to teach a range of topics in veterinary nursing and animal welfare and management.
Demonstrable experience of teaching to a high standard and in a HE environment.
Availability to teach on days and times of the course
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
Desirable Experiences and Attributes
Working knowledge of information technology such as e-mail, the internet and other software applications
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.