Health and Social Care Teacher - Further Education (FE)

Shipley College
Shipley [West Yorkshire]
£23,617 - £33,477 Per Year
13 Sep 2021 11:42
24 Sep 2021 12:00
Further Education
Job Level
Teaching / Lecturing
Health & Social Care / Counselling
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College

Health and Social Care Teacher - Further Education (FE)

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge” Albert Einstein

Ever considered a teaching career in Further Education (FE)? 

Working in FE really makes a difference to the individuals you are teaching. All sorts of students come through the door of an FE college: the 16 year old who senses that it’s time to leave school; the adult facing unemployment who wants to retrain to find a job; the non-native speaker looking to master English; or the individual who wants to follow a vocation rather than take a degree. They all have an eye on their future and this role helps them achieve their goals.

People continue to need quality teaching throughout their lives and as a FE teacher you would work with a broad cross section of people of different ages, abilities and circumstances. 

We are offering a new and exciting opportunity as a teacher at Shipley College, based in Saltaire, West Yorkshire.  

How does a teacher role work?

As a Health & Social Care Tutor you will provide supervision of your curriculum area, ensuring that you meet budget, quality and operational targets. The post combines delivery of high quality, learner-focused education and providing a secure and friendly environment in order for your students to succeed. The role will include planning, leading and developing  the curriculum area within the organisation to ensure compliance with the national curriculum framework, the integration of functional skills, best practice and quality targets

You must have:

  • A full teaching qualification 

  • Hold a UK degree or equivalent professional qualification/experience  

  • Hold Level 2 in mathematics and English

  • Complete a Satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check

  • Be eligible to work in the UK

  • Be experienced in delivering Health and Social and  Science programmes plus some experience of working within  the Healthcare industry in some capacity- range of benefits available to all staff at Shipley College, including:

  • Wages £23,617 - £33477 per year (assumes full time working) 

  • 40 days holidays per year (September to August) plus Bank Holidays (8) and College closure days (7)

  • Membership of the Teachers Pension Scheme 

  • Access to a free gym on site

  • Reduced cost train travel


As a teacher you will be an outstanding classroom practitioner who consistently demonstrates the highest standards of delivery, is fully committed to inspiring students and acutely aware of the strategies required to achieve those highest standards within your subject area.

You may, from time to time, be required to undertake other duties commensurate with the grade and level of responsibility defined in this job description at the initial place of work or at other locations in the College catchment area.


  • To provide the highest quality teaching, learning and assessment to learners using the most appropriate and innovative methods whilst celebrating difference and promoting diversity

  • To produce the highest quality learning and assessment materials and assignments and use the most up to date and appropriate resources to support learning and assessment 

  • To undertake formal assessment of learner achievement and offer clear and timely feedback on progress and opportunities for progression to learners

  • To ensure the smooth running of courses, including timely and accurate completion of student attendance records, retention and achievement records, end of course information etc

  • To maintain excellent classroom management and student discipline whilst observing College regulations

  • To have well-developed strategies in place to keep learners safe and to support them to develop their own understanding of the risks in order to keep themselves and others safe

  • To carry out a full evaluation of the course(s); maintain the course file, support the effective use of satisfaction surveys, complete the course review documentation as required, and act upon recommendations for course improvement as part of the College quality system

  • To establish, where appropriate, effective working relationships with examining and accrediting bodies, support correct registration and exam entries for learners on courses. To work with the Head of Teaching, Learning, Assessment Quality and follow the College’s Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) systems for internal verification, external verifier and moderator visits and to undertake Internal Verification duties as required

  • To assist the Head of Sector and team in the planning and costing of new programmes taking into account curriculum changes, labour market requirements and other relevant factors

  • To contribute to curriculum development and establishing a culture of continuous improvement and innovation

  • To provide learners with regular reports of progress and offer clear guidance on how to improve performance to reach their potential

  • To advise the Head of Sector/budget holder on any required equipment and materials

  • To maintain a current knowledge of the subject area, developments in further education and training, the regulations that apply to particular programmes and, where appropriate, industrial and commercial trends that may relate to education and training. To attend and take part in the College’s half termly Quality Improvement (QI) days as part of this process. 

  • To attend Course Team, Sector and College meetings and external meetings appropriate to the post

  • To represent the College on appropriate and agreed public occasions, such as recruitment events, and to promote the best interests of the institution by creating a positive impression of the College in the minds of potential clients

  • To contribute to the marketing and promotion of courses in the Sector

How to Apply

Application forms can be obtained from

Completed applications should be submitted to by 12 noon on the closing date of Friday 24th September.  

Shipley College  is an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

Employment offers are subject to pre-employment checks including DBS, references and right to work. 


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