Spice up your life!! We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Catering Lecturer to deliver Hospitality and Catering at our St Albans Campus in Hertfordshire. This is a bank role and will be required to assist the existing catering team when it’s busy.
We are looking for a committed individual with a proven track record in education and industry. This role will work alongside our students in the college‘s fully functioning restaurant, set on the outskirts of St Albans and in the heart of a 200 acre estate. Our restaurant that has been built to the highest standard to train the next generation of chefs, restaurateurs and hoteliers. We pride ourselves in offering our students invaluable experience in order to get them ready to take on the world.
The Catering Lecturer will teach across food and drink service and cooking in our restaurant and individual practice areas. The role will require experience of working in a hospitality and catering teaching environment and successful experience of designing and delivering learning in this area.
A level 3 food and drink service/professional cookery qualification is required. In addition a teaching qualification e.g. PGCE or equivalent is required or a willingness to achieve plus an Assessor Award D32/D33 or A1 or L3 Assessor Award.
Our staff put teaching, learning and assessment at the heart of everything they do, with a commitment to excellence and continuous improvement we respect and value all individuals and behave with honesty and integrity. As such we have a united staff culture where we seek and share best practice helping us to prioritise learners.
WHY CHOOSE US:
Oaklands College is a progressive, student-centred College supporting the vibrant community at through a broad, relevant and innovative portfolio of education and training.
Oaklands is a Further Education College based in St Albans and Welwyn Garden City – both campuses are well connected to public transport and motorways. A new campus in Borehamwood will soon be opening in September.
St Albans Campus is home to award winning facilities set within acres of wide open countryside. Discovery Centre and Sports Zone secured recognition from the Royal Institute of British Architects, a body that aims to recognise buildings that set the standard for great architecture in the UK.
At Welwyn Garden City, our Learning Resource Centre provides students with a modern, spacious environment, ideal for research and studying. We have a new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Centre housing the very latest cyber technology and bespoke science laboratories giving our students the best possible start for a career in the STEM sector.
Culturally, we have regular feedback sessions for employees called Staff Voice that are held with the Principal and key Senior Managers and offers the opportunity for employees to discuss day to day issues around the college and provides them with insights into future plans for the college.
We hold an Investors in People Award and pride ourselves on our strong ethos of inclusion and diversity. Our college community offers opportunities to become a meaningful part of the wider community through enrichment and extra-curricular activities.
WHAT WE OFFER:
• Automatic entry into the Teachers’ pension Scheme.
• A dedicated and friendly team of professionals who are keen to develop and learn.
• Excellent CPD opportunities to grow and development through mentorship and coaching.
• Free onsite parking.
• Subsidised onsite restaurant.
• A cycle scheme and discounted gym membership.
• Fantastic facilities to resource your ability to teach your students.
• Exciting, accelerated leadership development and early promotion opportunities for the right candidates.
THE RIGHT CANDIDATE WILL HAVE:
• A detailed knowledge of the curriculum and its means of delivery
• High standards of communication and interpersonal skills.
• The ability to work as a team.
• The ability to work towards deadlines.
• The ability to motivate both students and your peers.
• Highly motivated and enthusiastic.
• Excellent attendance and punctuality.
• Experience innovating to deliver the curriculum
Oaklands College 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.