Animal Management Lecturer
(Full time – Fixed term until July 2020 with potential future options to be made Permanent)
Located in the heart of the Thames Valley, BCA is an independent, land-based and Further Education College situated in a historic 400 acre listed estate which boasts a range of habitats and modern teaching facilities to support curriculum delivery. We are proud to have been graded Good by Ofsted in 2017 and also retain a financial rating of Good.
Our Animal Management Centre has undergone considerable investment which has transformed it into one of the UK’s best college learning environments to include Exotic, Zoo, British Wildlife, Livestock and Companion Animal sections. The Animal Management Department is a thriving working environment which, now, due to further growth and development, is seeking to appoint an additional Lecturer.
To provide a high quality learning experience that supports students with a diverse range of learning requirements to achieve success.
To prepare, deliver and assess high quality learning in subject specialisms on a range of Animal Management courses (predominantly at L3).
To undertake course management responsibilities (where necessary) to include tracking and monitoring of student progression.
The successful applicant will have relevant industry experience in the animal sector; will hold a subject appropriate degree (and preferably a teaching qualification) and have practical experience with a range of animals as you will be predominantly delivering the theory and practical elements of our animal handling module with some zoo/exotics teaching. It is essential that you are able to demonstrate up to date handling skills that are in keeping with the most current legislation/protocols.
Excellent communication skills are essential along with a passion for teaching and learning and the ability to work in a vibrant, large and very busy department. You will need to be highly organised, with the ability to work closely with students, parents, external agencies and colleagues to ensure students are achieving to the very highest of standards.
For further details and an application pack, please contact the Human Resources Department
Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 21st July 2019
Interview Date: 23/24th July 2019
Reasons to join us
● Generous holiday entitlement & pension scheme
● A wide range of learning & career opportunities
● Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
● Cycle to work and local business employee corporate discount schemes
● Free onsite parking
● Various health & wellbeing benefits (including free use of the College Gym)
Commitment to Safeguarding
BCA is committed to equal opportunities for all whilst safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students; all posts are subject to enhanced DBS checks.
BCA (Berkshire College of Agriculture) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.