Job vacancy details : Westminster Kingsway College

Westminster Kingsway College

Lecturer - Health Practitioner (0.4)

Job Ref: 40 (make a note of this number for the application form)

Location: King's Cross Centre

Salary: £26,478 - £37,719 pa qualified scale*

Contract: 0.4 fraction, Fixed Term for One Year

Live On Site Until: Friday,22 February 2013

Applications Close: Friday,22 February 2013

Start Date: asap


Job Details

£21,003 - £24,960 per annum (unqualified scale) pro rata

£26,478 - £37,719 per annum (qualified scale)* pro rata



*Academic employees will need to hold the relevant teaching qualification for their post.

Interview date: Thursday, 7th March 2013


Purpose of the Job:

The post holder will be responsible for providing effective teaching and tutoring mainly to age 19+ students on Level 3 Access to HE courses: Health & Human Science, Nursing and Midwifery Pathways



Adult Pathways Kings Cross Centre: ESOL and Access to H.E.


Reporting To:

The Programme Manager for Access to H.E. at Kings Cross and cross college Access co-ordinator


Main Tasks


Summary: -

The post holder will be expected to undertake any of the duties set out below, subject to appropriate training, although he or she would normally concentrate on a particular area.  However, in order to ensure a range of experience for the benefit of post holder and the College, duties may be rotated from time to time.


1.     To provide effective teaching and assessment to a range of FE learners.


2.     To act as a tutor to a group of students.


3.     To work to improve retention, achievement and progression.


4.     To contribute to appropriate administration tasks including writing references and reports on students for UCAS, HEIs and for any other purposes.


5.     To participate in the interviewing and enrolling of students and assisting in advice sessions.


6.     To contribute to the planning and development of the curriculum for Access and Adult Level 2 students wishing to progress to careers in the health professions.


7.     To develop resources for teaching in Nursing Studies, Midwifery Studies and Health Care Professions.


8.     To maintain accurate and up to date registers and prepare statistical returns.


9.     To comply with college quality monitoring policies and procedures.


10.   To attend course team/department meetings as appropriate.

The post holder will also be expected to:


1              demonstrate model behaviours that, at all times, are consistent with an open, inclusive and participative style;


2              be proactive in identifying and pursuing opportunities that are appropriate to maintaining his/her continued professional development;


3              demonstrate a commitment to the development and practice of equal opportunities in every aspect of the life of the College;


4              abide by the Collegeís data protection policy;


5              actively participate in the appraisal scheme;


6              participate in the implementation of and compliance with the provisions of legislation and good practice relating to health and safety;


7              carry out work in a manner and framework that is consistent with the Collegeís requirement to safeguard children and vulnerable people;


8              work within the College values.



The scope of this profile reflects the needs of the College at the present time:  it is not intended to be a fully inclusive or exhaustive list.  The post holder will therefore be expected to work flexibly and to undertake such other duties as may from time to time be reasonably allocated by the line manager.  The profile will be subject to continuous review as the needs and requirements of the College change over time.



Person Specification

Area to be assessed How this will be assessed
Qualifications Essential  
1.     A degree level qualification (or equivalent professional qualification) in a relevant subject.
2.  A full teaching qualification.



Professional development Essential      3. Experience of ongoing professional updating and development in relevant fields.  AF, I
Knowledge Essential  

4.     An interest in and an understanding of the learning needs of adult learners.

5.     An understanding of the range of career pathways and progression routes for adults joining the health care professions.

6.     An understanding of the reasons for an Equal Opportunities Policy and how it affects the immediate working environment and relationships with clients.
7.  An awareness of safeguarding and how it relates to the work of this post in a further education College.

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Desirable  An understanding of the assessment and grading of studentsí work on Access qualifications  
Experience Essential  

8.     Experience of teaching Health Studies effectively to adult learners at a range of levels.

9.     Experience of managing informal and formal assessment, leading to student success.
10. Experience of employment in a relevant health care setting, eg nursing, midwifery

AF, I, T




Desirable  Experience of supporting individual studentsí progress and achievement through tutoring, and supporting their progression to Higher Education.  
Skills and Abilities Essential  

11.     An ability to teach enthusiastically and professionally, with effective classroom management

12.     An ability to teach Nursing Studies, Midwifery Studies and Health Studies.

13.     An ability to design, develop and deliver high quality teaching materials.




AF, I, T



Desirable  The ability to teach a range subjects within the adult curriculum  


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