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Buxton & Leek College

Responsible to

Curriculum Leader


Buxton & Leek College (Buxton/Leek Campus)


£28,765 to £39,739 per annum

Closing date

Sunday 6 February 2022

Contract type


Post type




About the role

Buxton and Leek College was recently graded as a "Good" college by OFSTED and has a team of dedicated staff who take pride in supporting learners towards their study and career goals. Our students have access to industry standard facilities, comprehensive support services and benefit from extensive links with the University of Derby. This is a fantastic opportunity to join our team on our journey to becoming an outstanding provider.

Buxton and Leek College is located in the heart of the Peak District with access to unique resources and opportunities and our students benefit from participating in a wide range of outdoor activities. We are seeking an individual who will continue to provide our learners with fantastic opportunities to learn new skills, knowledge, and behaviours for future success in employment or further study.

We are a small and successful team looking to recruit a highly motivated individual to teach across a range of NCFE FE Sports Programmes, specifically including our Adventure Sports pathway. The ability to teach/instruct several adventure activities would be highly advantageous. You should be qualified to level 6 or above in a Sports related field and will be able to teach a diverse range of topics.

Whilst this will primarily be classroom/outdoor based, we also require candidates to have the digital skills to deliver effective lessons using a range of online resources and platforms (for example Microsoft teams or Blackboard). Our tutors will need to be adaptable, creative, and resourceful in the face of the current challenges in education.

Industry experience and experience of teaching in an FE environment plus the ability to deliver units on the public services qualification would be desirable, however, consideration will be given to recent graduates with good communication skills and qualifications in outdoor pursuits, who are looking to pursue a career in teaching. A financial contribution towards a Cert Ed/PGCE will be available to the right candidate.

Principal accountabilities

  1. To be responsible for developing and co-ordinating a specific programme or development within a programme area or across the University.
  2. To act as a personal tutor, course leader, and Lead IV as required.
  3. To take an active part in course team meetings and activities.
  4. To lead a team, if required.
  5. To develop and maintain high quality standards in line with the demands of the Common Inspection Framework
  6. To participate in monitoring visits for students on work placement.
  7. To take an active part in the University’s Staff Development Programme to ensure flexible and responsive curriculum delivery.
  8. To take an active part in all extra curricula activities, including open days, recruitment events and external moderation processes.

General Duties

  1. To undertake such class contact duties for the grade as are laid down in the University FE Academic Contract.
  2. To teach effectively (including the necessary preparation) using a variety of methods on appropriate programmes as directed by the subject Curriculum Leader.
  3. To maintain currency with and operate within the demands of the Common Inspection Framework.
  4. To assess and record students’ progress on a regular basis by appropriate means e.g. marking, profiles, learning agreements, action plans, records of achievement etc.
  5. To respond to the personal and social needs of students in the learning situation.
  6. To prepare programmes of work and lesson plans, set assignments, tests, examinations, marking schemes.
  7. To ensure that all appropriate administrative records are accurately completed and maintained in accordance with University procedures, e.g. enrolment forms, attendance registers, student Individual Learning Agreements or training plans.
  8. To ensure that students behave in a responsible manner to a high standard of safety in classrooms, practical areas and around the University campus.
  9. To ensure relevant links with outside agencies, education support services, parents and employers.
  10. To undertake any other administrative and teaching duties which may, from time to time, reasonably be required within the general level of responsibility of the post, as agreed with the Curriculum Leader.
  11. To comply with the requirements of Health & Safety, other relevant legislation and University documentation.
  12. To understand and comply with the University’s Equality and Diversity Policies.
  13. To comply with copyright and software licensing legislation and related University procedures.
  14. To undertake appropriate training and Continuing Professional Development activities as requested by the Curriculum Leader.
  15. To work with support staff, programme and course teams as appropriate.
  16. To participate in and contribute to curriculum development.
  17. To ensure that the College’s Quality Assurance Procedures are completed and actioned.
  18. To contribute to the marketing activities of the College.
  19. To comply with the requirements of Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults, Prevent, Health and Safety, Quality and other University policies including Equal Opportunities, Risk Management and Equality and Diversity.

Person specification

Essential Criteria



Skills, knowledge & abilities

Business requirements

Desirable Criteria




As well as competitive pay scales, we offer generous holiday entitlement. We also offer opportunities for further salary progression based on performance, and the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme.

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How to apply

You can apply by submitting an online application. Once you have signed in or registered with us you will be able to begin your application. If you are creating an account for the first time, please ensure you provide an email address that you access regularly as this will be our main means of contacting you regarding your application.

If you require any assistance, including the provision of any documentation in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment team at

Please note all applications must be submitted online by Midnight GMT on the closing date of the vacancy.

Important information

Please note that unfortunately, this role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored Skilled Worker visa under the UK Visas & Immigration points based immigration system; however, applications are welcome from candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a valid visa via another route..

Please consult the Home office website for further information.

DBS check

Buxton and Leek College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. An enhanced DBS check will be required, depending on the nature of the role. Any information you provide will be treated in confidence and only used when considering your suitability for the post.

To enable us to process your DBS check please ensure you are able to supply the documentation listed on the DBS website at interview stage.


Our number one priority is to keep our staff, students and community safe as we continue to work through the pandemic. Upon appointment, full training will be given on the Health and Safety processes we follow.

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Further details

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