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Sessional Lecturer in Childcare

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Casual / Seasonal / Bank / Permanently Variable hours
Working Pattern:
As and when required
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 19/07/2019 12:00
£24,313 - £26,999
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Employment Location:
To cover across Northumberland
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Job details 

Closing date:
19 Jul

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This job is closed for applications.

Further information

The Council
Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across the largest county in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents, means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working

The Service
The Learning and Skills Service is externally funded through the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) grants and contracts or earned via the Apprenticeship Levy. The service also attracts a number of small grants for specialist work and is a sub-contractor for two large Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) programmes, the Work Programme and its successor the Work and Health Programme. It delivers the Northumberland element of the regional Generation North East programme which is funded through the Cabinet Office. The service provides:
• targeted careers guidance for school-age children and for 16-18 year olds who are not in education, employment or training (NEET);
• work related learning activities for school age children;
• supported internships, traineeships and apprenticeships;
• study programmes for young people and adult education including technical and professional education;
• employability support and coaching for young people and adults participating in Work Programme, Generation North East and Work and Health Programme.

The service is organised into the following areas:
• Quality and Organisational Development (including quality assurance and professional development, technology infrastructure, e-learning, exams and assessments)
• Programmes (providing entry routes into the service via careers guidance, employability, Apprenticeships and Traineeships, and Young People’s and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Coaches)
• Curriculum and Skills (delivery and teaching in health care and education, science and humanities, business technology and commerce, English, maths and languages, construction and engineering, leadership and management)
• Learner Support (covering additional learning support, student counselling, safeguarding and Prevent, equality and diversity and health and safety)
• Corporate Services and Business Development (including data and finance, marketing and communications, external projects and business development)

The Head of Skills and Employability leads the service and is supported by key management posts. Education Leads are responsible for a programme or subject area as well as the management of one of the service’s permanent delivery centres in Berwick, Alnwick, Morpeth, Cramlington, Bedlington, Ashington, Blyth, Prudhoe and Hexham.

The service uses its funding effectively to widen participation, target areas of deprivation, and reach under-represented groups in learning. It is mainly positioned as a provider of second chance education, professional and technical education. Provision is developed in line with national priorities, North East Local Enterprise Partnership, the ambition for the North of Tyne Devolution and Borderlands, as well as local priorities and need.

The role
The purpose of this Lecturing role, is to join a large team of teaching staff, delivering our programmes, courses and apprenticeships. The post will be involved in the delivery of an exciting new campaign across the county to train more young people and adults to work across the diverse and increasing numbers of roles in social care. You will specifically need to be able to deliver the adult social care curriculum to a high standard. The team cover a wide range of specialisms. You will need to be a qualified teacher, outstanding practitioner, and be occupationally competent to deliver this subject. You will need to participate in the planning and development of programmes, carry out teaching and learning activities, review and develop practice in the service. Providing effective end to end support to learners is essential: from initial advice, to enrolment, ongoing guidance, and planning their next steps at the end of the programme. The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

We are offering:
A starting salary of £24313 (Band 6)
Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme)
A wide range of staff benefits
An excellent programme of CPD throughout the year

Essential requirements:
Please note that successful applicants must be able to attend an interview and micro teach for this post. You must be able to independently travel across Northumberland, as teaching may take place at any of our delivery centres. You must have access to your own vehicle which is insured for business purpose: please note that it is unlikely you would be able to satisfy the requirements of this post travelling on public transport. For an informal discussion about this role please contact Carol Young on 01670 623688.

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; any concerns regarding the process can be discussed with Claire Coe (Trans HR Support Officer) claire.coe01@northumberland.gov.uk We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend interview please contact Jordan Liddell on 01670 623930 or email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk.

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