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Lecturer - Pool

  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: 1155
  • Published: Sat 13/04/2024, 7:00 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 17/04/2024, 1:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: GBP 26.75 - 36.36 per hour;GBP 22,760.00 - 31,849.00 ;GBP 30.88 per hour
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: To be confirmed

Organisation: London Borough of Waltham Forest

Directorate: Stronger Communities

Salary: £26.75 - £36.36 (pro rata salary £22,760 - £31,849 including London Allowance). Fully qualified lecturers will receive minimum £30.88 per hour.

Contract Type: Part-time, Permanent

Working hours per week: TBA

Weeks per year: TBA

Application Deadline: 17/04/2024

Proposed Interview Date(s): 23/04/2024& 24/04/2024


About Us:

Bursting with culture, energy, and opportunity, the London Borough of Waltham Forest is a fantastic and exciting place to work.

We are a highly ambitious borough. Driven by culture and the innate creativity of our residents, we have developed new and innovative ways to build our communities. Our Council is relentlessly resident-focused, insight-led, digitally driven and commercially minded; a Council focused on meeting the needs of our existing and future residents.

London Borough of Waltham Forest is one of the Mayor of London's Good Work Standard employers. This accreditation is a proof of our commitment to creating a healthy, fair and inclusive workplace. This includes fair pay and conditions, workplace well-being, skills and progression and diversity and recruitment.

Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service is the local authority's direct provider of adult education and work-based training. Officially rated as "Good" following our OFSTED inspection in December 2022, we are on a journey to "Outstanding."

About the role:

We have an exciting opportunity for a well organised and self-motivated expert to join the Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service as a Food Hygiene - Safety Lecturer.

To ensure we are successful in the next stage of our journey we are seeking experienced and qualified Food Safety lecturer to become part of our team. We are looking for part-time lecturers who are passionate about their subject and can raise achievement through motivating, challenging and inspiring our students. In return we can offer a flexible programme to meet your work/life balance needs with plenty of support, and mentoring if required, within a friendly and welcoming team.

If you have the expertise to help students develop their skills in this area and you are committed to being an outstanding practitioner, focused on achieving the best outcomes for your students then this is the role for you!

Can you inspire and motivate a diverse range of learners?

Are you:
  • An adult learning lecturer with industry experience
  • If not qualified as a lecturer willing to complete an initial teaching qualification with this Service.
  • Looking for Part time, daytime hours
We want to recruit an innovative pool lecturer for the coming academic year. The post will sit within Community Learning. The post holder will be expected to work flexibly and efficiently and to maintain the highest professional standards in the delivery including the associated organisational, coordination and administrative responsibilities',

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Key Responsibilities:

Refer to the Job description
  • Develop plans for programmes / activities, based on specialist knowledge and stakeholder feedback.
  • Contribute to learners' individual learning plans as appropriate.
  • Ensure implementation and delivery of programmes/ activities.
  • Provide specialist advice and support to colleagues, learners and stakeholders. Respond to escalated or complex queries /issues within the area of responsibility.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of programmes, activities and / or individual progress.
  • Ensure all required records and information are maintained accurately and in a timely fashion. Produce reports and recommendations as required.
  • Create specialist documents and other materials to support learner achievement and / or promote the service.
  • Carry out all duties with an awareness and understanding of the Safeguarding requirements within the area of responsibility.
  • Proactively develop professional knowledge, skills and behaviors.
  • Identify, access and deploy resources to meet learning and development needs.
  • Monitor and report on performance indicators within area of responsibility as required.
  • Contribute to service / business planning as required.
  • Ensure the successful implementation of health and safety legislation, policies and practices.
  • Act in accordance with all policies and procedures that apply to the job and understand the reasons for this.
Role-specific Accountabilities
  • Reduce inequalities by closing the gap between learners' achievements and outcomes.
  • Undertake interviews of learners, initial assessment for appropriate placement and participate in the identification of learner needs.
  • Prepare, mark and evaluate learners' work, including records of assessment and examination preparation, where appropriate.
  • Actively promote progression opportunities and offer information on progression and accreditation.
  • Attend and participate in curriculum team, course or other appropriate meetings and contribute to curriculum development.
  • Participate in the service's classroom observation and performance appraisal scheme.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Relevant teaching or training experience
  • Experience of actively developing equal opportunities
  • Experience of working effectively as a team
  • Experience of teaching mixed ability learners in a range of client groups
  • Substantial subject specific experience
  • Able to plan and deliver training sessions to meet external quality standards including required record-keeping
  • Able to prepare high quality teaching materials
  • Able to communicate well, orally and in writing
  • Good level of organisational and planning skills
  • Able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends
  • Able to work in a range of different venues within the borough
  • Ability to relate to a wide range of client groups
  • Ability to adapt educational or training provision to meet the needs of people with learning difficulties, disabilities and/or additional learning support needs
  • Computer literacy, ability to use a range of e-learning technology
  • Awareness of the quality assurance requirements of Ofsted
  • Understanding of how to promote inclusive learning and widening participation objectives

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • To have achieved English and maths qualifications at level 2 or above or be committed to achieving these qualifications within the first year of teaching for the service
  • To have or to be prepared to work towards achieving am introductory level 3 post 16 teaching qualification within one year of start date

Terms and conditions:

The below terms and conditions apply to this role:

  • Satisfactory employment references and CIFAS identity checks;
  • Satisfactory declaration of interest;
  • This role is subject to safer recruitment practices as it involves work with children and/ or vulnerable adults;
  • Satisfactory DBS check;

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications online by pressing the 'Apply' button below. This includes a supporting statement that outlines to us how your skills and experience make you a good candidate for this vacancy.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy.

We are keen to support employees to balance their working life with other commitments. Therefore, wherever possible, we will consider working arrangements that suit an individual's personal circumstances whilst still meeting the needs of the Council. If you would like to discuss the possible flexible working options that might be applicable to this role, please contact the person named below or feel free to discuss this during your interview.

For more information on the benefits of working for the Council, please visit https://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/find-jobs-and-other-opportunities/working-us.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Sindi Hearn, Programme Manager, Employment Business and Skills

at sindi.hearn@walthamforest.gov.uk

If you have any technical issues when trying to apply for this post, please contact our Recruitment Team via email at recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk.

The Council's preference is for online application. However, if you have a disability and are unable to complete an online application, please email recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk so we can arrange an alternative application method.

Click here for further information on the Human Resources recruitment privacy notice.

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  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: 1155
  • Published: Sat 13/04/2024, 7:00 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 17/04/2024, 1:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: GBP 26.75 - 36.36 per hour;GBP 22,760.00 - 31,849.00 ;GBP 30.88 per hour
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: To be confirmed