Derby College

Lecturer/Teacher of Animal Care

Derby College
Derby, Derbyshire
£18,726 - £35,645 pro rata per annum
11 Jan 2019
13 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
GFE College

We are recruiting for a full-time Teacher in Animal Care for our Higher Education provision.  You will perform the role of Teacher of Animal Care, undertaking preparation, delivery and marking of our Higher Education (levels 4-6) Animal Management learning programme, ensuring the achievement of agreed performance and quality targets.  You will be expected to strive to maintain above average success rates in all areas, using innovation within your teaching and assessing and utilising e-learning opportunities where appropriate.

As part of the teacher role, you will deliver the practical and theoretical aspects of the Animal Care curriculum across levels 4, 5 and 6.  You will be required to deliver high quality, inspirational teaching which encourages students to reach their full potential, promoting progression on to higher level courses or preparing them for careers working with animals.  As part of the Animal Care team, you will be required to participate in the resourcing and preparation of the course delivery and assessment, undertake course administration including setting and reviewing academic targets with students.

You will take an active part in course-related trips and visits, recruitment of students and supporting the work experience that students undertake as part of their course as well as ensuring that all college and University awarding body standards are met.

The successful candidate will have proven experience of providing outstanding support for students and will be flexible, self-motivated and dedicated to student achievement and quality.  Up to date knowledge and experience of animal husbandry including exotics, small mammals, large farm animals and birds are essential. 

Module delivery may vary, however, experience in animal training, anatomy and physiology, animal breeding and research methods would be advantageous.  Prior teaching and assessing experience in a HE Animal Care curriculum are essential, alongside a Masters in a relevant specialism.  It is advantageous to have a teaching qualification.

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