Peterborough Regional College

HE Curriculum Leader - Criminology

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Starting salary of £28,855 rising to £33,437 with experience in role.
08 Aug 2018
21 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
Public Sector Organisation

Peterborough sits within a Higher Education Cold Spot and is one of the largest conurbations in the UK without a university. The creation of a University in the City is a longstanding aspiration which forms part of the devolution deal for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

The establishment of the proposed University is a long term undertaking, which will be built on the current activities of the University Centre Peterborough (UCP). Our vision is for Peterborough to establish a thriving, independent, campus-based university with an undergraduate population of students, which will become a powerhouse for economic and intellectual growth, outward looking but rooted in the ingenuity and diversity of its people.
A crucial contributor to the realisation of this vision is the establishment of an innovative and inspiring curriculum offer. UCP therefore seeks to appoint an HE Curriculum Leader in Criminology who will drive the development of an exciting curriculum for the students of today and tomorrow. The Curriculum Lead will play an integral role in both shaping and implementing the University for Peterborough Curriculum Strategy.

Within this role you will be responsible for the BA (hons) Criminology and teach mainly on Higher Education Programmes as well as developing future provision that meets the needs of the probation, justice and policing sectors. The key duties of our Higher Education Curriculum Leads include:


  • To be responsible for meeting recruitment targets and conversion of applicants for the area, including engaging in interviews, open days and outreach activities, and specific curriculum events as well as regular contact with potential students
  • Teaching innovation
  • Student experience and satisfaction
  • Adherence to Academic Regulations

The working hours per week will be 37 per week.
Essential requirements are a Level 7 (Masters Level) or above qualification or equivalent in the relevant area, and suitable industrial experience. A teaching qualification at Level 5 or above is essential for this role and if applicants do not hold it they will be expected to gain this.  Experience within the justice, probation or policing sector is highly desirable.

You will be a professional, who can quickly build relationships, with excellent organisation and planning ability.

The College offers many good employment benefits including 37 days holiday (Pro Rata) entitlement plus Christmas close down (or additional payment for hourly employees) and access to the Teachers’ Pension scheme. This position will be based at our Peterborough Park Crescent site.