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Lecturer in A Level Biology

  • Location: Tonbridge
  • Salary: £24,202 - £32,463 per annum pro rata, £12.101 - £16,231 per annum for the hours stated
  • Hours: 18.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per annum, to be worked on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Closing date: 20 Sep 2019

About the role

We are looking for a Lecturer in A-level Biology to join our A-level team.

As a Lecturer in A-level Biology, you will be required to deliver A-level Biology to A-level students ensuring that learners receive a high quality learning experience and achieve success.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience of teaching Biology at A-level along with a teaching qualification e.g. DTTLS, PGCE, Certificate of Education or equivalent or the desire to achieve a teaching qualification along with experience or a subject specialism in Biology. It is essential that candidates have a degree in a relevant subject and graduates with a desire to work towards a teaching qualification are encouraged to apply. You must have Level 2, or equivalent, Literacy and Numeracy qualifications.

About the team

The A-level department is based at our West Kent Campus and comprises a dedicated team of professionals delivering 14 different A-level subjects to approximately 160 students.  As a department, we aim to support students to achieve the best possible outcomes.  Our students progress to university, apprenticeships and employment following the completion of their studies.  All students follow a linear A-level pathway.

Working with us

In return, the College offers many benefits including access to competitive pension scheme, generous annual leave entitlement and Childcare Vouchers.

West Kent and Ashford College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our users and expects all staff to share this commitment, in order for all to achieve their full potential. Successful applicants will be required to undertake satisfactory pre-employment checks including a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check and provide proof of their right to work in the UK. Where applicable a prohibition check will be carried out.

To apply for this job, please complete an application form.

You are required to complete an application form, as we do not accept CVs.

Please return completed application forms to hrrecruit@westkent.ac.uk    

When applying for this role, please reference West kent College as your application source when asked.

Due to the volume of applications we receive it is impossible to inform all applicants if they have been short listed:  therefore if you have not heard from us within 14 days of the closing date you can assume that you have not been successful.

West Kent and Ashford College recognise talent and wants to encourage applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds.

If you have been working in industry, you may have just the skills, experience and expertise we are looking for to teach the next generation. As such, we want to help you develop your teaching career and will support you in doing so.

We want to ensure the best quality of teaching for our students and we expect all unqualified Lecturers and Assessor to complete a Diploma in Education and Teaching (DET) (or equivalent) and we ask that new staff enrol on the first available course.

As well as offering excellent training facilities, the College will support you with a reduced teaching commitment in your first year, generous annual leave entitlement, access to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme. On top of this, the College offers financial support when you complete Initial Teacher Training course via West Kent and Ashford College. You will receive £600 at the end of your first year of employment at the College as a fully qualified teacher and £750 at the end of the second year of employment.

West Kent College is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.