Lecturer in Preparation for Life and Work

Lecturer in Preparation for Life and Work

Salary: £27,486 – £41,467 (per annum)

Contract Type: Permanent                        

Hours: 37 hours per week

Location: Ellesmere Port Campus

We are seeking a Lecturer in Preparation for Life and Work to join our team at our Ellesmere Port Campus.

This is an excellent opportunity for an innovative and inspiring Lecturer to provide learners with an outstanding learning experience.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and teach on a range of Preparation for Life and Work courses; 
  • Contribute to aspirational teaching, learning and assessment; 
  • Support learners in the workplace as required; and 
  • Keep accurate records for learners’ progress in College and the workplace. 

Key Person Specification Requirements:

  • Degree (or equivalent) in relevant discipline;  
  • Assessor/Verifier Qualification;
  • GCSE Grade C (4/5) in Maths and English; 
  • PGCE or commitment to work towards; 
  • Proven experience of supporting young people with a wide range of special educational needs and disabilities; 
  • Experience of supporting young people in achieving their outcomes in their Education Health Care Plan (EHCP); 
  • Understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion in work and the learning environment; 
  • Experience of working in Further Education; 
  • Up-to-date occupational experience; and 
  • Enhanced DBS check. 

We welcome applications from Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) and from current industry practitioners who do not have a teaching qualification. Anyone joining the College will be part of a Lecturer Development Programme which provides staff with a range of support and training based on previous experience and individual need. The programme will offer a range of support and development opportunities, including inductions related to all College systems and processes, an assigned curriculum mentor and regular 1-2-1 support from the Quality team. Industry experts who do not currently hold a teaching qualification will be supported to complete a L4 Certificate in Education and Training and will have opportunities to complete a L5 Diploma in Education and Training.

Please view the attached document for full details of the Lecturer Development Programme.

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification attached for further details.

If you’re interested in this new opportunity, you can apply by sending a completed application form to [email protected] by the 9am on 20 November 2023.

The selection process will take place on 30 November 2023.


  • Access to world-class facilities
  • Financial support offered to obtain your teacher qualification
  • Extensive upskilling and professional development opportunities
  • Competitive salary
  • Pension scheme
  • 35 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • College ‘Count Me In’ social platform
  • Onsite fitness and childcare facilities
  • Employee benefit platform
  • Onsite Costa, café, shop, restaurants, hair and beauty salon
  • Free onsite parking

If you wish to discuss any aspects of the role prior to making an application, then please email [email protected] where arrangements will be made for a discussion with the relevant department. 

Cheshire College South and West is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. Successful applicants will be required to provide a DBS Disclosure, Right to Work evidence and original qualification certificates. Online checks will be carried out and references will be sought.

We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the adverts should we receive a sufficient level of interest!