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Buxton & Leek College

Responsible to

Curriculum Leader


Buxton & Leek College (Buxton/Leek Campus)


£28,756 to £39,739 per annum

Closing date

Sunday 30 January 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 small and friendly team on our journey to becoming an outstanding provider and to help shape our exciting future curriculum. 

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated individual to teach on our T Level Early Years pathway plus a range of Education programmes which could include adult/online/blended provision at levels 1-5. You should be qualified to level 5 or above in an Education/Early Years related field and be able to teach a diverse range of topics.

Whilst this will primarily be classroom based, we also require you to have the digital skills to deliver effective lessons using a range of online resources and platforms (for example Microsoft teams or Blackboard). You will need to be adaptable, creative and resourceful in the face of the current challenges in education. You will be confident in collaborating with and supporting our Industry Placement employers and will be highly organised and flexible in their approach.

Experience of teaching in an FE environment would be desirable, however, consideration will be given to industry professionals with significant industry experience in an Early Years setting, who have good communication skills and 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 T Level programme/pathway that incorporates core and specialist knowledge, maths and English, enrichment, tutorial and any professional qualifications/additionalities required by the standard.
  2. To plan, deliver and assess the teaching and learning of knowledge, skills and behaviours in line with T level standards, including the learning taking place in class, online, in industry placement or via any other appropriate forum.
  3. To plan, deliver and assess the teaching and learning of knowledge, skills and behaviours on other related qualifications/programmes.
  4. To act as a personal tutor, course leader, and Lead IV as required.
  5. To take an active part in course team meetings and activities.
  6. To lead a team, if required.
  7. To develop and maintain high quality standards in line with the demands of the Education Inspection Framework.
  8. To engage with employers to support high quality learning outcomes, including but not limited to: Participating in monitoring visits for students on work placement, recording the “real world” learning taking place using designated tracking and monitoring systems, providing feedback for all stakeholders; Engaging and collaborate with employers in the planning and design of the T level curriculum/pathway including the employer led project; Preparing learners for their industry placement, working with the progress coach and industry placement team to ensure that learners are “work ready” and in a position to learn in a positive and safe way; Working with employers to set expectations regarding the knowledge, skills and behaviours to be gained/developed by learners whilst in placement and to ensure a positive experience from induction to completion; Supporting employers in setting and contributing to the employer led project.
  9. To take an active part in the University’s and the Education and Training Foundation’s Staff Development Programme to ensure flexible and responsive curriculum delivery.
  10. To take an active part in all extra curricula activities, including open days, recruitment events and external moderation processes.
  11. To develop and maintain positive collaborative relationships with internal and external partners (BLC/UOD academic staff, business support staff, parents, employers, external agencies/organisations)
  12. To prepare learners for internal and external assessments including examinations according to the requirements of the relevant standard.

Person specification

Essential Criteria



Skills, knowledge and abilities

Business requirements

Desirable Criteria



Skills, knowledge and abilities


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.

Find out how we are ensuring the safety of our staff, students and community

Further details

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