Animal Management Lecturer and Course Manager
We are an ambitious, forward looking college with high aspirations for our learners. We are currently seeking to appoint an Animal Management Lecturer and Course Manager to join our busy, thriving Animal Management and Science Department.
The successful applicant will have the ability to deliver a range of practical and theoretical disciplines, teaching predominantly on our L3 BTEC programmes (although the ability to teach across a range of abilities and levels within the curriculum is very desirable). Key subject areas that you will need to be confident in delivering are practical animal husbandry skills (covering a range of animals), animal health, biology, genetics, animal metabolism. We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and versatile lecturer with a proven track record at further education level. In addition to teaching responsibilities you will also be required to take on course leadership, student recruitment, quality assurance, progress tracking, planning and assessment of students.
You will need to hold a degree in a relevant subject area (particularly if delivering at L3) and have demonstrable experience working with animals in industry. We teach progressive husbandry techniques based on positive reinforcement, so a strong understanding of learning theories is essential as well as exceptional knowledge of animal diets and housing needs. You will ideally hold a teaching qualification but this is not essential, however the ability and commitment to work towards one is highly desirable.
BCA is a popular and expanding FE college with a strong land-based heritage inclusive of a licensed BIAZA accredited zoo and an excellent Animal Education Centre. We have an outstanding record of academic and pastoral achievement and pride ourselves in creating a caring and respectful ethos where every student is important.
We are looking for an adaptable, resourceful, excellent communicator, who will be able to work effectively as part of our team. If you have great organisational skills, can prioritise your workload and are an active listener who encourages development and champions achievement, you’ll thrive in this role.
How to Apply
To apply for this exciting opportunity, please head to the careers page on The Windsor Forest College Group website and complete the online application form.
Please ensure you pay particular attention to the supporting statement of the online application form making sure to include details of how you meet each of the essential criteria listed on the person specification.
Closing Date: Midday on Tuesday 12th July 2022
Interview Date: tbc
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.
It is proposed that the Berkshire College of Agriculture will merge with The Windsor Forest College Group on 1st August 2022. All appointments from this date will be made on The Windsor Forest College Group terms and conditions of employment.